Abstract published in Proceedings of the Third ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries: Houston, TX, May 27, 2003, pages 397-.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Anna Gold was affiliated with the University of California - San Diego. Currently, August 2008, she is Associate Dean of Public Services of Robert E. Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo.
Institutional repositories are being constructed today to address the needs of scholarly communication in a digital environment. The success of such institutional infrastructures as knowledge collections depends in part on offering low barriers for participation and on supporting heterogeneous knowledge inputs and outputs. The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in partnership with CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research), the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Science & Engineering Library, has modified CERN’s CDSware software to initiate the process of creating a local low barrier repository.
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