October 30, 2014

Guggenheim Museum Receives Grant to Plan an E-Repository

From the Guggenheim Foundation: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently awarded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives a grant to begin work to establish an electronic records repository. Starting in early 2013, the 18-month project will develop a comprehensive plan to create and manage a repository of electronic records related to the […]

Digital Preservation: Chronopolis Earns High Marks as “Trustworthy Digital Repository” in CRL TRAC Audit

From the University of California, San Diego: The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has certified Chronopolis, a large-scale data preservation network, as a “trustworthy digital repository” that meets accepted best practices in the management of digital repositories. Chronopolis is led by the UC San Diego Libraries and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC […]

A DSpace Powered Digital Library Opens in India With Four More Launching Soon

From the The Times of India: Society was in need of youths who were ready to take the reins of the nation and transform themselves into global leaders, D Purandeswari, minister of state for human resources and development, said on Thursday. She was inaugurating the Dspace digital library at St Albert’s College, Ernakulam. [Clip] The […]

Europe: Final Report: Authors and Users vis-a-vis Journals and Repositories

The final report was made available online by PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research). From the PEER Web Site: The PEER Behavioural Research Team from Loughborough University (Department of Information Science & LISU) has completed the behavioural research commissioned by PEER. The research which consisted of two phases adopted a mixed methods approach […]

New White Paper from ProQuest: Scholarly Publishing: “Extending the Reach and Impact of Graduate Works”

The focus is on dissertations. “Extending the Reach and Impact of Graduate Works” (PDF) by Austin McLean, Director of Scholarly Publishing at ProQuest Included in the 16 page white paper is a discussion about alternative sources for dissertations, digital repositories, and open access on pages 11-15.

University of Virginia's New "Libra" Digital Repository Debuts

From a UVa Announcement: Libra, a new digital repository, is designed to archive U.Va. faculty articles and scholarship from any discipline in a searchable database, said Martha Sites, deputy university librarian. The service will also host student theses and dissertations, as well as research data sets. “It provides a way for scholars to ensure the […]

Now Online: Presentations from the Open Repositories 2011 Conference

The conference took place from June 6-11 in Austin Texas. You can find links to some of the presentations (more to come) here. We will post direct links to several of the presentations individually during the next few weeks. Carol Minton Morris has posted links to tweets and pictures on the DuraSpace Blog