The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a network of libraries and related agencies pioneering innovative uses of information technologies and community expertise to extend collections and services. THATCamp Publishing is held in conjunction with the 2011 DLF Fall Forum, a working meeting where the DLF community and those interested in joining come together to do better work through sharing and collaboration.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is where content publishers, libraries, and software developers turn for information industry standards that allow them to work together. Through NISO, all of these communities are able to collaborate on mutually accepted standards — solutions that enhance their operations today and form a foundation for the future.
MPublishing is the primary academic publishing division of the University of Michigan. It creates, promotes, distributes and preserves scholarly, educational and regional materials in digital and print formats. By bringing together the talents and resources of the University of Michigan Press, the Scholarly Publishing Office, Deep Blue (the University’s institutional repository service), the Copyright Office, and the Text Creation Partnership, MPublishing builds upon the traditional publishing strengths of the University of Michigan while creating and shaping sustainable publishing models for the future.
The striking, 12-story Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, designed by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster, is the flagship of the New York University Libraries: a nine-library, 5.1 million-volume system that provides students and faculty members with access to the world’s scholarship and serves as a center for the University community’s intellectual life. The Bobst Library houses more than 3.7 million volumes, 58 thousand serial titles, and over 5.4 million microforms; and provides access to thousands of electronic resources both on-site and to the NYU community around the world via the Internet. The Library is visited by more than 7,400 users per day, and circulates almost one million books annually.
Penn State founders believed in the importance of higher education for students from all classes of society. Today that tradition endures, supported by collections and resources in the Penn State University Libraries that connect students and scholars to the world of information and ideas. Our traditional collections of books and journals, a host of electronic materials and databases, and the expertise of librarians and staff combine to rank us among the top ten research libraries in North America and to make Penn State a truly great public university.
The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University created PressForward to explore and produce the best means for collecting, screening, and drawing attention to the vast expanse of scholarship that is currently decentralized across the web or does not fit into traditional genres such as the journal article or the monograph. The web beyond academia has had to develop mechanisms for filtering for quantity, on sites such as Techmeme and The Browser; the academy has honed a set of methods of filtering for quality, through peer review. PressForward aims to marry these old and new methods to expose and disseminate the very best in online scholarship.