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Fostering Open Access at CUL by the Use of Open Access Repositories (OARs)
Ross Atkinson and Marcy Rosenkrantz
Libraries in general, and CUL in particular, have always been committed
to providing free, open, and unimpeded access to information. But as the
cost of peer-reviewed scholarly literature, especially in the sciences,
continues to increase, we find ourselves forced to make difficult decisions
about how to allocate our limited resources. How do we strive to meet
this commitment in the face of declining budgets and increasing costs?
Digital Solutions—A New Joint CUL/CIT Initiative
Since the introduction of Digital
Consulting and Production Services (DCAPS) in 2003, a small CUL/CIT
group called Digital Synergies Planning Group has been discussing how
to harmonize digital content development services between the two organizations.
The group has focused on addressing the need for a common “front
door” for requests from the Cornell community for such services.
Mann Library Launches LanTEEAL,
Improving Access to Scientific Literature in Developing Countries
Zimbabwe’s Africa University was the venue for the recent
launch of LanTEEAL. The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL)
is a system developed by Mann Library to make more than a hundred important
agricultural journals available on CDs to low-income countries. Now
Mann has condensed ten years (1993-2003) of journal literature—that’s
1.8 million pages, valued at about $1 million in subscription fees—onto
one external drive that can be uploaded to a server and used by researchers
and students directly from their computers over a local area network
From the University Librarian
In preparation for a meeting to be held by the Mellon Foundation, Sarah
Thomas recently held a brown-bag lunch to discuss with staff some of the
questions that might arise in considering the future relationship between
university libraries and schools of library and information science (LIS).
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