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,, 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 
the present.

** 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), 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

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, 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 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]