Event Title

Choosing the Right Platform for UL Lafayette

Location

Thad Cochran Center 216

Presentation Type

Full Concurrent Session

Start Date

26-4-2019 9:00 AM

Description

As institutional repositories have become a vital space for collecting, promoting, and preserving scholarship, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette felt it was time to adopt its first platform. With the creation of Digitization Archivist position, Edith Garland Dupré Library began its search for the most accommodating platform based on the University's needs and resources. The Library decided on a unique solution, a hosted service based on an open-source platform. This presentation will chronicle the path the Library took to reach its decision on the chosen platform, show what the Special Collections department has been able to do with its repository, and how the Library is planning to go forward with building its digital collection, exposing University scholarship to the masses, and performing outreach to faculty and University research centers for contributions.

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Apr 26th, 9:00 AM

Choosing the Right Platform for UL Lafayette

Thad Cochran Center 216

As institutional repositories have become a vital space for collecting, promoting, and preserving scholarship, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette felt it was time to adopt its first platform. With the creation of Digitization Archivist position, Edith Garland Dupré Library began its search for the most accommodating platform based on the University's needs and resources. The Library decided on a unique solution, a hosted service based on an open-source platform. This presentation will chronicle the path the Library took to reach its decision on the chosen platform, show what the Special Collections department has been able to do with its repository, and how the Library is planning to go forward with building its digital collection, exposing University scholarship to the masses, and performing outreach to faculty and University research centers for contributions.