The Baylor University Libraries are using the DSpace (developed by MIT and Hewlett Packard) open source software to build and maintain a repository of research that has been produced by scholars at Baylor University. This service has been named BEARdocs (Baylor Electronically Accessible Research Documents)
Some basic features of BEARdocs include:
The support of multiple communities and collections to fit the needs of any departments on campus.
The support of tailored submission processes for each collection so that submissions can be reviewed (if appropriate) and metadata assigned before the item becomes available in BEARdocs.
The support of a wide variety of digital formats.
The long-term preservation of specified digital objects in BEARdocs.
The use of metadata to provide rich descriptive information for each item held in BEARdocs.
The ability to both browse or search the BEARdocs collections.
The accessibility of BEARdocs to research harvesters, such as OAIster.
Accessiblity options, including complete open access to documents or limited access, depending on the needs of the individual authors.
Projects currently being maintained in BEARdocs include:
If you are a Baylor researcher who wants to contribute content to BEARdocs, or if you are a member of a Baylor Department that is interested in setting up a community in BEARdocs, please contact Billie Peterson-Lugo (Billie_Peterson@baylor.edu or 254.710.2344).