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Sep 6, 2017

Retiring rchiveit and its rchive.it domain

Four years have passed since the launch of rchiveit and its domain rchive.it. For those who did not know, rchiveit is (used to be) a modern frontend to SHERPA/RoMEO, for discovering how and when to self-archive academic articles and make them openly accessible to everybody in the worlds.

Rchiveit running on rchive.it

I developed rchiveit mainly for two reasons: to refresh my JavaScript knowledge (and tryout Bootstrap), and to show how SHERPA/RoMEO could benefit from a modern interface for enabling a better user experience. I believe that the experiment succeeded, at least back at the time. Now, rchiveit would require a massive rewriting for keeping up with current expectations in terms of user experience and graphic design. I am not planning of doing that, because I am missing the time for it but also because of a lack of interest among users. I am, however, extremely grateful to the few users it had, for their feedback and their compliments about it.

Effectively 2017-09-25, the rchive.it domain will not be renewed, and the service will be retired.

The project is open source and forkable.

written by dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

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