OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives: Volume 24 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Open access and scholarly communication: part 1

Harvard, NIH, and the balance of power in the open access debate

Norm Medeiros

This paper seeks to highlight the recent open access initiatives of Harvard University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

From cuneiform to digital text encodings

Robert Fox

This column aims to examine the role of text encoding, specifically Unicode, in modern digital library applications. It also seeks to examine the technical aspects of…

Thinking outside the library box: Considerations in contextualizing digital repositories for the local environment

Frank Cervone

The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction to the emerging concept of local contextualization in digital repositories.

Creating the virtual map drawer: Bridging the gap between spatial data infrastructures and map libraries

Marcy M. Allen

The paper aims to report on a project that was a unique collaboration between a map librarian and a geography faculty member which resulted in the successful creation of…

Using faculty focus groups to launch a scholarly communication program

Martin P. Courtois, Elizabeth C. Turtle

This paper aims to explore the benefits of using faculty focus groups as an early component of a scholarly communications program with suggestions for planning and…

Emerging alternatives to the impact factor

Marcus A. Banks, Robert Dellavalle

This paper aims to document the proliferating range of alternatives to the impact factor that have arisen within the past five years, coincident with the increased…

Where IR you?: Using “open access” to extend the reach and richness of faculty research within a university

Plato L. Smith

This paper aims to clarify the relationship between researcher, digital librarian, and cataloger supporting collection building in institutional repository (IR). It also…



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