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Libraries Launches Texas Data Repository in Support of Campus Research

“The University of Texas Libraries announces the launch of the Texas Data Repository (TDR), a new option for publishing and archiving datasets and other digital data products developed or used in support of research activities at the University of Texas at Austin.TDR complements Texas ScholarWorks, a digital repository that was established by the Libraries to provide open, online access to the products of the University’s research and scholarship and to preserve those works for future generations.” (via University of Texas Libraries)

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Where books (and more) go to wait

“I still walk in here and say, ‘Wow,’ ” said Steve Bertino. Bertino is part of the team that runs the Harvard Depository, a high-density, high-security, off-campus facility that houses a staggering amount of materials from Harvard’s library collections — representing much of human knowledge accrued since the dawn of civilization. This is patron service and stewardship at a massive yet precise scale. The depository holds about 10 million volumes on 30-foot-tall shelves, and industrial lifts are used to retrieve items for patrons. Each lift travels only about 200 feet, yet passes 300,000 books on 2,000 shelves. About 880,000 manuscripts, films, maps, University archives, and photographs, as well as books, flow through the facility a year, about the number of breaths the average adult takes in the same time period.” (via Harvard Gazette)

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ALA creates institutional repository

“The American Library Association in collaboration with the University of Illinois is creating its own institutional repository ALAIR.  An institutional repository by definition is a digital repository for collecting, preserving and disseminating the informational, some say intellectual, some research, output of an organization.  The University of Illinois was chosen because of the expertise of its archives and IR staff and that the University currently houses the ALA print archives.” (via ALA)

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