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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

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


Why dpubs at penn state1
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


Office of digital scholarly publishing1
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


Penn state s role in dpubs1
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