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The Library as Digitorium: New Modes of Information Creation, Distribution and Access

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 6: Electronic Publishing
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 14:00 - 14:30

Cathrine Harboe-Ree

University Librarian, Monash University
http://www.lib.monash.edu.au

Michele Sabto

Manager, Monash University ePress, Monash University
http://www.lib.monash.edu.au

Andrew Treloar

Project Manager, Strategic Information Initiatives, Monash University
http://www.monash.edu.au

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Abstract

Libraries have always been creators or publishers of information. Digital technology, combined with library expertise in bibliographic control, distribution and access, provides new opportunities for libraries to create and publish material in support of teaching, learning and research. Monash University Library, as an early adopter of new technologies, has developed digital services to support more effective and creative learning and teaching. More recent initiatives are specifically intended to support research, and to work towards the transformation of scholarly communication. The word coined to capture the newly expanded role for higher-education libraries is digitorium, a play on scriptorium.

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