Texas Universities Join to Create a Digital Library for Scholars and the Public, from the Chronicle

Four Texas university systems and Rice University will collaborate on a digital repository whose goal is to offer online resources, such as teaching aids, dissertations, and practical information, although not books.

The repository will be called the Texas Digital Library, but it will not resemble the California Digital Library — not initially, at least. While the California Digital Library — which provides books, journals, and databases to California libraries — provides an inspiration, says Fred Heath, vice provost of the University of Texas Libraries, “this would be closer to the DSpace collaborative at MIT.”

The article also says that UTopia is a model for the Texas Digital Library. On a personal note, I love seeing news of this sort of thing. Experiments in what a DL should be. Fabulous!