Dean Barbara Dewey and DLT Senior Director, Mairéad Martin, appear in the upcoming edition of STREAM talking about libraries, IT and other related topics. Here's a short excerpt from their conversation.
Penn State's secure repository service enabling the Penn State community to share its research and scholarly work with a worldwide audience is now available! Faculty, staff, and students can use ScholarSphere to collect their work in one location and create a durable and citeable record of their papers, presentations, publications, data sets, or other scholarly creations. Through this service, Penn State researchers can also comply with grant-funding-agency requirements for sharing and managing research data. Learn more.
In an era of digital scholarship, academic libraries around the world have been tackling challenging questions related to the storage, maintenance, and curation of digital data. To meet this need at Penn State, librarians and technologists have begun working together to create a digital repository, called ScholarsSphere, that will better house, prevent the deterioration of, and improve the accessibility of electronic resources for decades to come.
Over the past two years, Digital Library Technologies (DLT) has made significant infrastructure changes to improve the overall quality of our services. These changes have enhanced DLT’s service availability, reliability, redundancy and performance.
From desktops to tablets, Al Williams has seen it all. In 1979, Penn State hired him to convert the mainframe system for Academic Computing to the latest IBM operating system, and by the late 80s, he’d helped to introduce the concept of student desktop computing. For the past four years, Al has worked in ITS’ Digital Libraries Technology (DLT) group, and recently helped to mastermind the technology behind Penn State’s new Knowledge Commons space.