For Release: June 21, 2005
CONTACT: David Ruddy, DPubS technical manager, (607) 255-6803; [log in to unmask]
Ithaca, NY--Cornell University Library is pleased to announce two new
electronic resources now published online using the Digital Publishing
System (DPubS) software, an open source publication delivery and management
system Cornell developed collaboratively with Pennsylvania State University
** Indonesia, http://e-publishing.library.cornell.edu/Indonesia, a
semi-annual journal published by the Cornell Southeast Asia Program, offers
more than 700 articles and reviews devoted to the timely study of
Indonesia's culture, history, government, economy, and society from 1966 to
** Pennsylvania History, a quarterly journal that publishes the best of
current scholarship on the history of the Commonwealth and the region.
Published since 1934, Pennsylvania History is the official journal of the
Pennsylvania Historical Association (PHA), http://www.pa-history.org. The
on-line archive of this journal (featuring all issues published prior to
2000) and the DPubS system delivering it, will soon be managed and operated
by the PSU Libraries. The first volume is now electronically available from
Cornell University Library at http://dpubs.org/PennHistory.
These new resources result from an initiative to generalize the DPubS
software, supported by a $670,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation. Cornell University Library originally created the DPubS
software for Project Euclid http://projecteuclid.org, a Mellon
Foundation-supported initiative that utilizes mutually beneficial
strategies to support both academic libraries and independent publishers of
mathematics and statistics journals.
Working together, the libraries at Cornell and Pennsylvania State are now
enhancing and extending DPubS to create an open source, general purpose
platform to facilitate the publishing of on-line scholarly literature in
diverse disciplines. DPubS will support peer review, have extensive
administrative functionality and will provide interoperability with other
open source repository systems such as Fedora and DSpace.
This flexible online publishing tool will aid institutions of higher
education and research in managing and disseminating the intellectual
efforts of scholars and researchers. Several partner institutions will
begin testing an alpha version of DPubS in fall 2005, with beta testing
scheduled for early 2006 and final release in mid-2006.
For more information and to sign up for an email update list, please visit
http://dpubs.org. Institutions and organizations interested in DPubS should
contact David Ruddy, the project's technical manager at Cornell University,
(607) 255-6803 or [log in to unmask]