The University of Iowa has several currently published journals scattered across the institution, many on out dated simple html sites. We also have a small but growing group of digitized older titles. We are beginning to implement bepress, are continuing to use CONTENTdm, and are a partner in the Hathi Trust. Each of these tools will play a role in our local serials. We are trying to bring some order to the chaos by pulling the titles together, using appropriate tools. We will work closely with campus partners to encourage serials will be most effectively discovered, linked to and archived. We are migrating existing electronic content as well as adding new electronic content (through digitization and hopefully new publication). In addition, our Digital Library Services staff is working closely with our subject specialists and our scholarly communication task force members. This presentation will cover how we are moving this content, working with content providers and choosing the most appropriate display and structure for each title. We began work with bepress in late fall and are moving several titles there as quickly as possible. We are also in the process of loading our student newspaper, a railroad journal and some legislative serials into CONTENTdm. At this point, we don’t know if the Hathi Trust will present serials well, but we need to keep this in mind as the CIC/Google partnership progresses.
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