Monthly Archives: June 2010

Digital repositories in the Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Chronicle of Higher Education provides an update on the state of institutional repositories in US higher education in the article “Digital Repositories Foment a Quiet Revolution in Scholarship.”

The article chronicles some of the disappointments of IRs, but also highlights some successes —

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University of Houston adds new collection to digital library

The University of Houston has added a new collection to their digital library: the Gladys Ewing Debutante Scrapbook.

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Texas Digital Library presents at ETD 2010

Representatives of the Texas Digital Library attended the 13th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2010). The conference took place in Austin, Texas, on June 16-18.

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Journal pricing standoff at UC system

The University of California system has taken the bold step of threatening to boycott the Nature Publishing Group, after the publisher hiked journal subscription prices by 400%.

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Journal of Virtual Worlds Research releases latest issue

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, a journal hosted by the TDL Electronic Press, has released its latest issue entitled “The Metaverse Assembled.”

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Member Story: Baylor Libraries and Open Access Week 2009

Baylor Libraries participated in OA Week in 2009 with a number of events designed to engage faculty about Open Access and promote services offered by the TDL.

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Registration for ETD 2010 extended until June 10

Conference organizers have extended the registration deadline for ETD 2010 until Thursday, June 10. The conference will take place June 16-18 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin.

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New ETD resource from Texas A&M

The Texas A&M Thesis Office has released a set of online tutorials on the steps graduate students must take to format and submit their theses online.

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Vireo Users Group holds inaugural meeting

The Vireo Users Group met for the first time on May 19, 2010, to discuss how the group can meet the needs of campuses using Vireo ETD software.

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