From MIT News Office
Hundreds of scholarly articles are now freely available online thanks to MIT’s landmark Open Access policy.
A year after the MIT Libraries began implementing the faculty’s landmark open access policy, hundreds of scholarly articles are now freely available online — and the effort to democratize access to published research is gaining momentum inside the Institute and beyond.
Ithaca, NY This week the American Libraries Magazine “Inside Scoop” blog features reports from the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2010, 76th IFLA General Conference (http://www.ifla.org/ifla76) being held in Gothenburg, Sweden posted by Leonard Kniffel: IFLA in Gothenburg, Day 1: The American Agenda; IFLA in Gothenburg, Day 2: Opening Event, Swedish Style, with Jan Eliasson
Today we’d like to announce the official release of DSpace 1.6.2!
DSpace 1.6.2 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:
Peter Kosewski, Director, Publications and Communications, Harvard University Library
Ithaca, NY The Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive Project (IVRLA, http://www.ucd.ie/ivrla/main.html) is an Irish government funded project based in University College Dublin. The Project is a component of the research program of the Humanities Institute of Ireland (UCD HII, http://www.ucd.ie/hii/). Its aims are to support leading-edge research by enabling access to digitized content, and to undertake direct research on digitization and digital repositories.
Ithaca, NY Having been in and around a few archaeological “digs,” and experienced the painstaking amount of effort that goes into documenting bits and pieces of objects uncovered “in situ” it was a pleasure to browse data from the Fedora-powered Archaeology Data Service (ADS):
Ithaca, NY Library exhibits are a valued cultural tradition that began as a way to call attention to significant, new or notable library books and objects on tables and in exhibit cases. As more collections are born digital, and as libraries put more collections online, library displays have moved online to showcase masterpieces that were often previously hidden from regular public view.
Ithaca, NY The New Jersey Digital Highway (NJDH) offers visitors an “on ramp” to views of the Garden State in historical photographs, mysteries (http://www.njhm.com/index.htm), diners (http://njdiners.com/) and much more. This highly collaborative web site is self-described as a “One stop shop for New Jersey history and culture, from the collections of NJ libraries, museums, archives and historical societies.”
Madison, WI The long-term goal of migrating their digital collection, currently in production at University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, to an all-Fedora enabled repository system, mapped onto production workflows with many moving parts and pieces inspired the development of prototype site. Fedora’s scalability was tested by ingesting about 30,000 digital objects from representative collections: