De-unifying a digital library
From the new issue of First Monday:
The University of Tasmania decided to explore using a unified digital library for all its research output: journal articles, conference papers, higher degree theses, and other types. This decision is in advance of the state of the Australian national indexing systems. The digital library also uses OAIâ€“PMH protocols for harvesting, which one of the national repositories does not as yet. The paper describes the context, reasons for the Universityâ€™s decision, consequences and outcomes, and the development of software to talk to the Australian Digital Theses Program.