We launch RePEc Author Service on new software
March 21, 2004
The name and the service
RePEc Author Service (RAS) replaces HoPEc, both as a project name and as a web service. Old HoPEc software was rewritten from scratch to make it more flexible, more general, easier to use.
Quite a lot, if we compare with HoPEc. Important differences:
- New service employs a common login/password approach to secure user accounts. No need to confirm your profile changes through email anymore.
- Users have full control of their profiles: now you can change your email address, your name and so on.
- Different approach is used to identify works of a person. Almost every personal name can be spelled in a number of different ways. We call these ways “name variations”. It is used to find works of a person in the bibliographic database.
Every personal profile registered in HoPEc will be imported into new service. Users will receive an email message from the system with login details and a password. We expect this process to take about a week.
We greatly appreciate critical and constructive feedback from our users. Let us know if you have any difficulties while using the service.