09 October 2006

Texas Agricultural Experiment Station digitizes content for institutional repository

Ithaca, 9 October. At the USAIN Conference today, Rob McGeachin of the Texas A&M University presented his experiences setting up an institutional repository of Texas Agricultural Experiment Station documents - specifically the Bulletin of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.

The project aims to develop agricultural content for the planned US National Digital Library for Agriculture and make Texas agricultural content available to the world. As part of the project, Rob and his colleagues are scanning, converting to PDF, and indexing early issues of the Bulletin and making them available through a Dspace application. In addition to the search functionality of TxSpace the metadata records are harvested and included in search engines such as Google or OISTER.




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