The next 25 years: arXiv looks to the future

« As the arXiv repository of scientific papers celebrates its 25th year as one of the scientific community’s most important means of communication, the site’s leadership is looking ahead to ensure it remains indispensable, robust and financially sustainable.

Changes and improvements are in store, many in response to suggestions received in a survey of nearly 37,000 users whose primary requests were for a more robust search engine and better facilities to share supplementary material, such as slides or code, that often accompanies .

But even more important is to upgrade the underlying architecture of the system, much of it based on « old code, » said Oya Rieger, associate university librarian for digital scholarship and preservation services, who serves as arXiv’s program director. (…) »