Dspace Why Should you Care?

  • Becoming a big issue for Law – Open access to scholarly publishing.
  • An institutional repository for documents.
  • Loading it, creates a perminant URL, includes metadata on loading (dubin core).
  • Google began indexing Dspace servers in 2004
  • Jointly developed by MIT and HP labs.
  • At University of New mexico… Comp Sci set it up, then turned it over to the library for policy development.
  • Http://lawschool.unm.edu/lawlib/index.htm
  • Dspace is an end state repository… not typically for documents that will change.

  • Libraries and Researchers wanted to get out of purchasing expensive repositories. Prices were rising by 20 to 30% per year. Looked to online journals for publishing.
  • What about peer review?  Universities and sometimes prof’s will pay for peer review.
  • Articles are much more likely to be cited if they are in open access journals than if they are in a paid journal; by an extremely large margin.
  • Open Archives Initiative’s Protocol for Meta data Harvesting. Provides for application – independent framework for meta data transfer for federating searching.
  • Before you pay for a closed source IR, check out the open source options.

  • Peer review becomes more feasable in the law setting, because the in house law journals become more readily available.
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