retiring rchiveit and its rchive.it domain

2017-09-06

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.


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