Archive for July, 2008

JulyAP 2008 Workshop: Introduction to Company & Industry Research for Engineers & Scientists

Posted July 29th, 2008 by Ryan Gray

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WHERE: 14N-132, DIRC

WHEN: Friday, August 8, 12noon – 1pm

You may be a skilled investigator on the topic of science or engineering, but what do you know about business research? This session will introduce you to library-supported databases that cover company and industry information. We will use hands-on exercises to demonstrate strategies for researching two key components of a business plan: competitors and industry trends.

Contact Stephanie Hartman with any questions.

Full schedule of JulyAP 2008 information workshops

DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons Form Working Collaboration

Posted July 29th, 2008 by Heather Denny

DSpace logoToday two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, the DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons, announced plans to combine strengths to work on joint initiatives that will more closely align their organizations’ goals and better serve both open source repository communities in the coming months.

This advance comes as institutions such as universities, libraries, museums and research laboratories worldwide are focused on utilizing open source software solutions for the dissemination and preservation of scholarly, scientific, and cultural heritage digital content into the future. Making books, articles, films, music, large and small data sets, scholarly works, multi-media, learning objects and mash-ups from all parts of the globe discoverable and accessible is at the core of the DSpace and Fedora collaboration.Fedora Commons logo

The collaboration is expected to benefit over 500 organizations from around the world who are currently using either DSpace (examples include MIT, Rice University, Texas Digital Library and University of Toronto) or Fedora (examples include the National Library of France, New York Public Library, Encyclopedia of Chicago and eSciDoc) open source software to create repositories for a wide variety of purposes. Read more…