Digital Libraries

Institutional Repository Conference (Free!)

The Digital Commons @ Kennesaw State and the Horace W. Sturgis Library arepleased to announce “Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice:Institutional Repositories as Publishers,” a free one-day conference oninstitutional repositories and their place in undergraduate education. Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011Location: KSU Continuing Education The keynote speaker will be Nancy Hensel, Executive Officer for the Councilon Undergraduate Research. This free event includes continental breakfast,lunch, and ...

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Learning in an open access world (free conference)

from apple & maclearning.org — sounds interesting! http://edseminars.apple.com/event/2610—-Learning in an open-access world. Join colleagues from across the country in exploring how open access is transforming learning in higher education. Apple and MacLearning.org invite you to AcademiX 2010 for a look at open access, the new teaching methods that are evolving with it, and the Apple technologies that help make it all simple. Six 20-minute talks ...

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85 reasons to love your librarian

heh heh… some of these are actually well thought, while others are clearly humorous… 1. Librarians take care of libraries, which are still invaluable today.2. Not all information is on the internet.3. Older books still hold great cultural significance.4. Libraries are still repositories for some of the most valuable works of literature in the world.5. Even with the internet, the library is still the best ...

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The Opensource model, what it is and how it works

Excellent article and overview of opensource, covering everything from licensing (yes, opensource has it), its evolution, security, issues, & more. Raymond has compared the development of OSS to a bazaar, where large numbers of interested individuals congregate to contribute (code contributors are called committers) or to provide peer review of the wares in the market (in this case, testing and new feature recommendations for the ...

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Library news roundup: nexgen catalogs, institutional repositories, and more

Well, since I have so many little library related tidbits floating around in my reader, I’m just going to do a roundup: Over at the shifted librarian, she has a nice blog post about the new startup project, bibliocommons @ the Oakville, Ontario library, to build a library catalog interface from scratch. The interface includes things like reviews, tagging, faceted searching, etc. Looks very drupalesque ...

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Opensource ILS projects and how I learned to love the library catalog

okay, pardon the bad pun on dr. strangelove… I’ve been following some of the opensource ils projects with interest. evergreen (launched by the Georgia Public Lib System), is still in heavy development. From my understanding it originally launched without acquisitions or serials checkin (eeks!) ; however from an upcoming presentation flyer it appears that acquisitions will launch or has launched very soon.Anyhow, it’s an interesting ...

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