Tag Archives: digital repositories

Institutional Repositories (IR)

Does your institution have an institutional repository? If not, should you? Routledge has made some great new scholarship on institutional and subject repositories freely available until September 30, 2016. These articles provide a great look at many of the issues (practical and otherwise) surrounding institutional repositories in higher education.

Preservation Ecosystem

One of the many ways that libraries help to preserve the memories, documents, and other artifacts that sustain human communities is through preservation. In an increasingly digital world, issues of digital preservation are vital. Here’s one way that several universities are working together to help preserve our collective heritage.

Colonial North American Project

Harvard Library is in the process of digitizing and releasing all known archival and manuscript materials in the Harvard Library that relate to 17th and 18th century North America. More information HERE.

Digital Liberal Arts Exchange


Digital Humanities Books

A group of colleges and universities are exploring ways to share expertise and services through a Digital Liberal Arts Exchange (DLAX). The DLAX is currently seeking participants.

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Google is not a library.


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Many folks don’t understand that libraries are not simply repositories of information, but rather function as collective memories of cultures and communities. Google, on the other hand, does not function under these values and ethics. Andy Baio offers a timely reminder that Google is not a library.