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Introducing the Scholarly Communication Awareness Program

It is a great pleasure to announce a new program that we’ll be piloting this fall to provide discussion and awareness building forums for CUL’s liaisons in regard to scholarly communication and digital scholarship. One of the CUL Priority Objectives (III.1) has been formalizing the network of library liaisons to departments and academic programs across […]

HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp 2012

The HathiTrust repository currently contains about 10.5 million items, ~30% of these in the public domain and available for reading in full text.  Having such a large corpus online is certainly a great resource for scholars looking to read materials, but it also opens the door to another kind of “reading”, namely, the non-consumptive processes […]

Figuring out the Public Domain

(by Peter Hirtle) The chart on copyright duration is consistently one of the most-popular web pages on the Copyright Information Center’s web site.  In many cases, the chart can help people determine if a work is in the public domain in the US.  But there are lots of potential minefields in the public domain.  I […]

Working Group on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

For the past several months a group of CUL staff have been meeting to discuss issues related to the management of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). ETDs are one of the important core collections within eCommons, and there are a variety of issues in play, including matters related to processing and cataloging ETDs (which are […]

arXiv Sustainability FAQ and Work Ahead of Us

You may have already seen the press release announcing that Simons Foundation will support arXiv’s transition from an exclusive initiative of Cornell University Library (CUL) to a collaboratively governed, community-supported resource through a generous gift. During 2013-2017, the Simons Foundation will provide up to $300,000 per year as a matching gift for the funds generated […]