IDEAS now hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

June 24, 2011

IDEAS, one of the main RePEc services, is now hosted at the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. It is running on new and efficient hardware also sponsored by the St. Louis Fed, and for the first time has a contingency plan in place in case of disruptions. There is also local system administration support. Other services, such as EDIRC (a directory of Economics institutions) and the RePEc Input Service are moving as well. All of them were hosted for the last 8.5 years by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of Connecticut.

The Federal Reserve bank of St. Louis is committed to providing a range of information services to the Economics profession and others interested in the economy. The flagship service is FRED, which disseminates over 20,000 data series in various formats (including customizable graphs). Other services are ALFRED (vintage data), GeoFRED (geographic representation of data), CASSIDI (banking data), FRASER (digital library of historic US banking and economic publications) and Liber8 (an economic information portal for students and librarians).

RePEc in May 2011

June 6, 2011

There has been much behind the scenes work at RePEc, which will become visible over the next weeks, stay tuned! In the meanwhile, we surpassed 400’000 working papers listed in our services, of which a third of a million are available online. We counted for the month of May 769,517 file downloads and 2,608,098 abstract views. Also, we welcomed 9 new participating archives: Bremer Energie Institut, Université Nancy 2-Metz, Universidad de la República (Uruguay) (II), Universität Freiburg (II), Universidad de Cantabria, London School of Economics (III), Titu Maiorescu University, Conference Master Resources, Bank of Thailand.

Finally, these a the threshold we passed over the passed month:
600’000 paper announcements disseminated through NEP
400’000 listed working papers
333’333 listed online working papers
12’000 listed books