July 2nd, 2009 | Published in Mentions
Alma Swan, in her keynote at this year’s SCONAL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) Conference, namechecked BibApp as one of several services helping to define where repositories will go next. Alma’s talk, entitled “Remember repositories? They were all the rage”, asks all the right questions and points out many of the real life problems being faced by repository managers every day. How do we communicate with the researchers on our campus? How do we promote the services offered by repositories in a way researchers will comprehend? How do we provide the features that are of real interest to these researchers?
Although we’d never go as far as to say BibApp alone is the answer to all these problems, we appreciate being named as one of the services helping to define the future of repositories. One of our goals is to provide easier (and hopefully more useful) ways for researchers to discover and interact with their local repository (and each other). We’re hoping that the upcoming BibApp 1.0 release will be a step in the right direction.
Thanks again for the confidence, Alma!