November 4th, 2009
The University of Texas at Arlington Library is pleased to announce the establishment of the University of Texas at Arlington ResearchCommons, a repository to house electronic versions of important university research, primarily (but not exclusively) in the sciences. This will include papers, books, images, recordings, and other data. This ResearchCommons is easily available to all university users and the public.
A commons is an Old World term referring to a space that is publically owned and available for use by all for the public good. In these days of heightened copyright awareness and expensive access to scholarly publications, it was important to the Library and to other university departments and administrators that the work of our talented faculty and student body be retained locally and available for use by the community as well as the campus.
If you have visited campus to listen to a Focus on Faculty lecture about nano-engineering, astrophysics, pain control research, the mechanics of race car engines, particle colliders, linguistic research, the lives of scientists and mathematicians, the smart hospital on campus, AIDS research, or many other topies, or have met one of dozens of academic authors who are tops in their fields, you may be interested to read about their work as well.
UT Arlington is one of 18 Texas universities that have established stable and secure digital environments in which scholars may deposit their completed work. Early UT Arlington adopters to establish communities in the ResearchCommons include the Department of Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Psychology, Mathematics, Architecture, and the Library.
Curious to see what’s in there? Visit https://dspace.uta.edu/ and take it for a spin. Kick the tires, open a few doors and take a look around. It’s yours to read and use and enjoy.
March 6th, 2009
The Texas Digital Library is a multi-university consortium providing the digital infrastructure to support a fully online scholarly community for institutions of higher education in Texas and the widespread availability of their enormous intellectual capital. This meeting will be a demonstration and conversation about UT Arlington’s publications in this medium.
UT Arlington is a member of the Texas Digital Library (TDL), and resources in the Institutional Repository can be made available through this consortium. TDL staff will make an open presentation on Tuesday, March 10, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm in the Rady Room, 6th floor of Nedderman Hall. Registration is not required. See http://www.tdl.org to learn more.
Mark McFarland from UT Arlington and John Leggett from Texas A & M will be presenting. UT Arlington’s Institutional Repository staff will be on hand to answer questions.