[adlsngreenstone] Why Repositories?
Evan Mungai Njoroge
evan.njoroge at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 28 12:14:08 EEST 2011
Ernie Ingles: Why Repositories?
by Open Access Videos http://bit.ly/hxpHgW
Ernie Ingles, Vice Provost and Chief Librarian at University of Alberta,
says that institutional repositoriy development “brings [libraries] right
back into the mainstream of providing services to our faculty and graduate
students.” During this period of tight budgets, libraries must decide
whether supporting a digital repository is an “add on” or an “instead of” in
their resource allocations. “In my opinion, institutional repositories are
here to stay," says Ingles. If new funds cannot be found to support them,
"they have to be considered an 'instead of' because…it’s all about [the
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On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Renate Morgenstern <rmorgenstern at iway.na>wrote:
> Greetings from Namibia!
> We are working on the Digital Namibian Archive (DNA) housed at the
> Polytechnic of Namibia. It is a cooperative digitisation project between
> the Polytechnic of Namibia, the National Archives of Namibia and Utah Valley
> University in the USA.
> We have created collections in Greenstone of old photographs (6600 until
> now), scanned images of the log book of the photographer of these pictures,
> the diary of Hendrik Witbooi, and a very small collection of oral history
> recordings, to be expanded in the future.
> You can read more on the project and view the images on the DNA web page:
> Renate Morgenstern
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