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Meaning Making

“A place-name, then is a word, or word-complex, that withing one particular community– no matter whether great or small, but of a certain stability-instantly evokes the idea of one particular place through an association of contiguity.” (Olsen, 1928) What happens … Continue reading

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Unit 13: Most Important Concepts and Lessons Learned

Principles of a Good Digital Collection In Unit one, we were introduced to the Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections, (2007) a document created initially by a “A Digital Library Forum convened by the IMLS and working in … Continue reading

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IRLS Unit 12: Virtualization and Pedagogy

This week we were asked to discus whether or not we would like pre-configured virtual machines to work with  instead of building our own virtual machine to work with different repositories. I googled the words “virtual machine and pedagogy” and … Continue reading

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IRLS 675 Unit 11: Repository Homesites

This week we were asked to discuss our impressions of the home websites such as drupal.org of the repositories we have looked at so far. I decided to use some principles for good navigation and other  user- friendly principles from … Continue reading

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IRLS 675 UNIT 10: Open Access Harvesting Services

Open Access Harvesting: Service Providers Review My task this week is to review the list of service providers at http://www.openarchives.org/service/listproviders.html and also http://gita.grainger.uiuc.edu/registry/services/ and examine three service providers. I am primarily interested in what features could be used for a … Continue reading

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IRLS 675 Unit 9: Subject Listings, Keywords, Tags, Categories and Facets.

My collection is a collection of Physics and Astronomy material that is composed of  papers and research data that students and faculty of the Physics department in my college will be using for their work. They will be both uploading … Continue reading

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IRLS675 Unit 8: DSpace, Drupal, and Eprints Compared

Eprints Installation Compared to Drupal and DSpace A number of ways to install Eprints 3 are listed on the http://wiki.eprints.org/w/EPrints_Manual website. The class used the install Eprints 3 via apt with Debian Linux using an Ubuntu server. See http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Installing_EPrints_3_via_apt_%28Debian/Ubuntu%29 The … Continue reading

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IRLS 675: Unit 7: New Features for Repositories

New Features for Repositories? This week our blog topic is optional so I decided to examine possible new features for my repository collection. I tried to examine questions such as what does the scholarly community require in a repository collection … Continue reading

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IRLS 675 Unit 6: DSpace Installation

This week I installed DSpace. The process for DSpace installation is different than a Drupal installation and our particular installation of DSpace used a Tomcat server. The general steps to do the install are outlined in the graphic and the … Continue reading

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IRLS 675 Unit 5: Drupal Modules

This week I configured Drupal 7 and installed fields from my application profile. I have worked with Drupal before but I have never used or configured Drupal for a digital collection. For instance, I have used the Views module before … Continue reading

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