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Publishing Platform, Not a Repository

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 1/26/10 (6:57pm)

Somewhat late to the game, but I'm impressed with where the California Digital Library is heading -- the digital arm of California's extensive university system. They've repositioned themselves, they say, moving from a static "repository" where old files go to die to a proactive "publishing platform" for their faculty.

Some of this is semantics, I'm sure, but I think it's the right direction for any academic library. In fact, the smaller the institution, the greater the need on the part of faculty.

In any case, see Roy Tennant's two posts on this: