Institutional repository presentations on October 28th

Written by Greg Anderson, Reference Librarian
andersong@unk.edu

Are you curious about how research and creative activities are being made available on the Web? Would you like information on providing worldwide access to the best work by UNK students? Have you heard about institutional repositories and wondered what they are?

Informational meetings designed to answer these sorts of questions will be held in the library, on Wednesday, October 28th. Making the presentations will be Mr. Tim Timminga from Digital Commons, of Berkeley Electronic Press, the most widely-used, hosted institutional repository (IR) in the world. UNL’s Digital Commons, now the second largest IR in the world, uses this software platform.

Join us in learning how an IR can be used to build a digital collection of research and creative work by faculty and students, along with other institutional documents and resources, which can be made available for long-term preservation and world-wide electronic accessibility. Anything that can be digitized, from peer-reviewed journal articles, to graduate theses, to undergraduate posters, to music recitals, can be placed in an IR.

Mr. Timminga’s presentations will be at 10 a.m., 12 Noon, and 3 p.m. in the library’s conference room. Please contact Greg Anderson – andersong@unk.edu or 8593 – for more information.