Tuesday, September 16, 2008

UMass Amherst Libraries now host and maintain Digital Commonwealth Servers

The Digital Commonwealth of Massachusetts (DigiComm) and the UMass Amherst Libraries are pleased to announce that the libraries now host and maintains the Digital Commonwealth servers.

As the Massachusetts Land Grant institution, UMass Amherst supports the mission of DigiComm. The library will house, maintain and back up the portal's servers.

"Digital Commonwealth is pleased to announce this new relationship. We know that UMass Amherst Libraries are an appropriate home for our servers and we appreciate the robust nature of the support that the library will provide," said President Carolyn Noah.

About The Digital Commonwealth of Massachusetts (DigiComm)

The Digital Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a portal to the rich cultural heritage held in museums, historical societies, colleges, libraries and other cultural repositories in Massachusetts. From it site you can search or browse the digital collections of member institutions throughout the state for manuscripts, images, historical documents, and sound recordings. The portal provides you with enhanced access and retrieval of information to the digital assets of eight archives with holdings from over 35 cultural institutions (see:
http://www.digitalcommonwealth.org ).

About the UMass Amherst Libraries

The UMass Amherst Libraries (www.library.umass.edu) include the 28-story W.E.B. Du Bois Library (including the Learning Commons), the Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library, the Image Collection Library, and the Music Reserve Lab. The system is the largest public academic research library in Massachusetts. Present holdings include over 3 million volumes. Together, the books, periodicals, government documents, maps, sound recordings, and microforms make up a collection of over 5.9 million items, with 2.5 million in microform format, and thousands of electronic resources. The Library provides access to nearly 45,000 online journals, over 300,000 e-books, 260 online indexes, and 350 open access indexes. The UMass Amherst Libraries are open to all. Borrowing privileges are extended to all adult residents of Massachusetts, UMass alumni, and to secondary students under 18.

  • Carolyn Noah, President, Digital Commonwealth
  • MJ Canavan, Coordinator of Library Systems & Web Management, W.E.B. Du Bois Library

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