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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Delaware IR gets its first faculty books

On February 19, the University of Delaware's institutional repository deposited its first books by a faculty member. From the press release:

The University of Delaware Library announces the electronic full text availability of two books by John S. Boyer, E. I. DuPont Professor of Marine Biochemistry/Biophysics Emeritus of the University of Delaware. The two Boyer books,Water Relations of Plants and Soils (co-written with Paul Kramer) and Measuring the Water Status of Plants and Soils, are available in the University of Delaware Library Institutional Repository and are a landmark first for the library's Institutional Repository.

The library encourages UD's faculty to consider placing their research in digital form for which they hold the electronic rights in the Institutional Repository.

Boyer is the first faculty member from the University of Delaware to sign his electronic rights for his two books over to the UD Library for inclusion in the Institutional Repository. The books were published in print format by Elsevier. ...