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MAGIC - shining a new light on a grey area


Paul Needham


The MAGiC project aims to provide the UK engineering community with a greater awareness of, and access to, key collections of technical reports in the UK. MAGiC has laid the foundations of a National Reports Catalogue and created a web-based demonstrator service (METReS) by employing the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. The system raises the visibility of technical reports and removes the need for libraries to catalogue reports themselves. OAI metadata harvesting can be employed in a wide range of contexts beyond grey literature, and represents a new approach to exposing resources and making them available at low cost and with minimal effort.
How to Cite: Needham, P., 2003. MAGIC - shining a new light on a grey area. Serials, 15(3), pp.201–206. DOI:
Published on 14 Nov 2003.
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