Library Seeks Participants for Pilot Phase of Digital Repository
This fall, the Library and CITES plan to launch the pilot phase of IDEALS, a digital repository for the scholarly works of campus faculty, staff, and students. The Library currently seeks assistance from faculty, departments, and other academic units for the initial phase of the project.
IDEALS, the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship, will provide many benefits for faculty and the campus as a whole:
IDEALS will include a variety of digital materials, such as publications, reports, working papers, presentations, and symposia proceedings. While Library staff currently are focusing on increasing content through the addition of materials in text, image, or audio format, they also are exploring the collection of research data. Interested parties are invited to contact IDEALS coordinators Sarah Shreeves (4-3877) or Cindy Ingold (3-7998).
IDEALS is funded by the Library with support from the Office of the Provost.