An Encouraging Note on Research Showcase

Carnegie Mellon’s new Research Showcase uses bepressTM (Berkeley Electronic Press)’s DigitalCommonsTM software.  In addition to Research Showcase being used to store open access copies of the literature of Carnegie Mellon authors, the university can use it to host their own journals or to publish the proceedings of workshops and conferences.  The software even assists with handling the peer review process.

Perhaps some examples of what other universities are doing with the software might serve to pique your interest.  Some examples of electronic journals are:

The Electronic Green Journal published by the University of California, Los Angeles

http://escholarship.org/uc/uclalib_egj

The Energy Studies Review of McMaster University

http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/esr/

The Mathematical Journal of Okayama University

http://escholarship.lib.okayama-u.ac.jp/mjou/

Here is a conference proceedings example:

Proceedings of the 50th Annual Adult Education Research Conference

http://digitalcommons.nl.edu/ace_aerc/1/

At Carnegie Mellon, we’re using the software to publish technical reports from the Parallel Data Laboratory.  See:

http://repository.cmu.edu/pdl/

Soon we’ll have the proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Universal Digital Library published in the Research Showcase.

So, to the Carnegie Mellon community … if you’re ready to give the software a try in whatever capacity, we’re willing to assist in whatever way we can.

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About matthewm53
I'm a Senior Engineering & Science Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University.

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