[OAI-eprints] Instructional Materials Repositories

Gerry Mckiernan gerrymck at iastate.edu
Tue Jul 8 13:55:36 EDT 2003

                                 Instructional Materials Repositories

     I am greatly interested in learning of Any and All efforts or plans by libraries/librarians 
in establishing or contributing to an Instructional Materials Repository such as
DLIST [ http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/information.html] or to one that has been/will be established 
locally using the GNU EPrints archive-creating software [ http://www.eprints.org/software.php ]
or similar software package.

NOTE: The GNU EPrints software is widely used to create e-print repositories 
[ http://www.eprints.org/ ] in standard document formats (e.g., .doc, pdf, .ps) but can  also 'archive' a variety of other formats (e.g., PPT, etc.).

   While most institutional repositories in general 'archive' primarily  traditional  publications/pre-publications/presentations, DLIST in particular explicitly notes a focus on Instructional and Help Materials and Pathfinders as well [ http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/information.html#Materials ]

   While I am aware of the LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction 
              [ http://www.emich.edu/public/loex/loex.html ], 

its Collections  [ http://www.emich.edu/public/loex/collect/collect.htm ] are but a fraction of relevant library instruction resources that exit electronically. A deposit of instructional materials in a centralized repository such as DLIST [ http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/information.html]  ] would enable material to be indexed and/or at least categoried for subsequent browsing or searching.

  As Always, Any and All Contributions, Suggestions, Questions, Queries, Comments or Cosmic Insights are Most Welcome!


Gerry McKiernan
Deposited Librarian 
Iowa State University 
Ames IA 50011

gerrymck at iastate.edu 

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