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Meet the People Behind eCommons

We provided a short history of eCommons in a previous post. Now we’d like to introduce you to the staff who keep things running! I should note that we also get occasional help on special projects from other folks in Metadata Services, CUL-IT, and the UX group, but this is the core “all the time” team. […]

Updates from Digital Consulting & Production Services (DCAPS) – January 2018

News Your idea + our technical expertise = a great digital collection Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts & Sciences We are pleased to announce the ninth round of the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, a program funded by the College and coordinated by the Library. The goal is to […]

arXiv Update

We are pleased to post our annual arXiv update to report on our 2017 accomplishments and share plans for 2018. During 2017, we witnessed another important milestone as arXiv logged its one billionth download. We recently added Electrical Engineering and Systems Science (EESS) and Economics (Econ) as new subject domains. During 2017, the repository saw 123,523 new submissions and over 187 million downloads from all […]

A Brief History of eCommons

A lot of eCommons history is ingrained in institutional memory, so I thought I would take a stab at documenting it a bit. Much of what follows was gleaned from a 2008 white paper by the CUL IR task force, whose members included Terry Ehling, Peter Hirtle, Eileen Keating, George Kozak, Mary Newhart, Joy Paulson, […]