Archive for November, 2008

The Tower and The Cloud

November 14th, 2008  |  Published in Mentions

John Unsworth, Dean and Professor at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, writes about the BibApp in University 2.0, his chapter of the new open-access Educause e-book: The Tower and The Cloud.

Unsworth describes the BibApp as a “flexible and innovative information service”, which helps to “seam” together university data in a new way. Ultimately, he concludes it is the re-imagination of currently accessible data that will lead to exciting new University 2.0 applications: “What we need more than big science or big servers are good ideas about interesting things that faculty, staff, and students could do with the information produced in, by, and about universities”.

We here at the BibApp definitely agree. Thanks for the write up!

BibApp.org launches in time for SPARC-DR

November 11th, 2008  |  Published in Uncategorized

The BibApp development and planning team welcomes you to bibapp.org! We’re excited to unveil the software and the site. Please look around!

BibApp developer Tim Donohue of Illinois will be attending the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 in Baltimore on November 17 and 18, as will planners Sarah Shreeves of Illinois and Dorothea Salo of Wisconsin. If you will be there, please stop any of us for a chat or a quick demo—and keep your eye out for BibApp stickers!

We are looking for early adopters and additional developers. If you might be one, please let us know!