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Penn State and DPubS Educause 2006 Eric G Ferrin Senior Director Digital Library Technologies October 19, 2005. Pattee Library and Paterno Library: A New Century Begins. Ranked 13th in North America 4.5 million volumes

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Penn State

and DPubS

Educause 2006

Eric G Ferrin

Senior Director Digital Library Technologies

October 19, 2005

pattee library and paterno library a new century begins
Pattee Library and Paterno Library: A New Century Begins
  • Ranked 13th in North America
  • 4.5 million volumes
  • Penn State University Libraries comprises 36 libraries at 24 locations throughout the Commonwealth
collections
Collections

Traditional Materials

E-Books

  • $16 million/year for collections and electronic resources
  • Added 1 million volumes since 1997
  • 25% spent on online resources
  • Access to remote collections as important as local collections

Historical Collections

Databases

why dpubs at penn state
Why DPubS at Penn State?
  • Increasing cost of providing scholarly information to the research community
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Why DPubS at Penn State?
  • Need to make emerging research more easily accessible
office of digital scholarly publishing
Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing
  • Partnership between:
    • University Libraries
      • Reports to the Provost
    • Penn State Press
      • Reports to the VP for Research
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Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing
  • Use new media technologies to advance scholarly communication
    • -- At Penn State and beyond
goals of the odsp
Goals of the ODSP
  • Move existing print journals and monographs to a digital environment
  • Provide Print On Demand for appropriate paper copies
  • Give access to library collections too delicate to handle
penn state s role in dpubs
Penn State’s Role in DPubS
  • Alpha test of DPubS “Open Source” installation procedures
    • Installed on RedHat Linux: Sept 2005
    • Installed on Solaris 10: Oct 2005
  • Alpha test of DPubS “Open Source” production and maintenance
    • Loaded Pennsylvania History: Oct 2005
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Penn State’s Role in DPubS
  • Improve DPubS “Open Source” installation time
    • Verify prerequisite software installation
    • Streamline configuration and maintenance of system information
    • Improve installation documentation
  • Assist in building an “open source” DPubS
    • Licensing, Maintenance, User Base
penn state s role in dpubs2
Penn State’s Role in DPubS
  • Establish a Penn State DPubS production environment
    • Pennsylvania History: Nov 2005
    • Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography: End of 2005
    • Conference Proceedings
the future
The Future
  • Encourage the adoption of an open source publication management system
  • Use DPubS to provide a general purpose publishing platform for scholarly literature in diverse fields
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