Perpetual Access to Millions of Open Research Publications From Around The World


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Fatcat is a versioned, user-editable catalog of research publications including journal articles, conference proceedings, and datasets.

Features include archival file-level metadata (verified digests and long-term copies), a preservation coverage visualizer, work/edition grouping, an open API, and public metadata dumps.  Read more...

Our goal is to ensure long-term access to research content on the "scholarly web" by tracking holes in preservation coverage across digital preservation efforts

This service is hosted at the Internet Archive, a US non-profit digital library dedicated to providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. Donations welcome!

Development for this project funding comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, specifically to capture "long-tail" open access works on the public web which might otherwise be lost.

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Internet Archive Scholar is a sibling service, built on the Fatcat catalog, providing end-user access to and full-text search over research content across the Internet Archive's various holdings.

Project Status: Beta   API schema is not stable, and all edits must be manually reviewed.

Explore Works In The Catalog So Far ... and help us find what is missing!


Entity Type Actions Examples Lookup
Release
journal article, pre-print, book
published version of a Work
Search
Create
Paper

Other Identifiers
Container
journal or serial
Search
Create
Journal

Other Identifiers
Creator
authors, editors, translators
Create Author

Other Identifiers
File
specific digital blobs (immutable)
Create PDF

Other Hashes
File Set
datasets, suplementary materials
Create Dataset
Web Capture
HTML and interactive articles, blog posts
Create D-Lib
Blog Post
Work
for grouping Releases
Create Paper