Yale University Library
IT staff are hard at work on new projects including:
A repository for scholarly publishing
Further development of the enhanced special collections management system, already in place at Beinecke and for MSSA, and soon to be expanded at YUL. Features include tracking for both materials and patrons.
A new e-reserves management system.
A Digital Collections Infrastructure, including:
Open source support for long term storage, access and preservation of digital materials. Yale will be a contributing partner to the Hydra community (projecthydra.org) as well as implementing the software and structural design elements. Collaboration opportunities with peer institutions such as MIT, Stanford and Columbia are part of participation in this effort.
An open source interface for search of digital repositories and library catalogs. Blacklight (projectblacklight.org) is another open source project that provides a discovery interface for any database with a Solr index. (Demo available on laptop)
A Serials Solution product, Summon will provide faster, enhanced article searching of our subscription e-resources. Summon also works well with Blacklight, fitting nicely into this next phase of enhanced and integrated resource discovery at YUL. (Demo available on laptop)