From the 2006 News Archive
Thurgood Marshall Law Library Launches Electronic Scholarship Repository
In an effort to consolidate the School of Lawís growing Faculty Scholarship, the Thurgood Marshall Law Library has launched a new Electronic Scholarship Repository
. According to Pamela Bluh
, Associate Director for Technical Services and Administration it provides "a stable, perpetual archive for the intellectual output of the faculty of the School of Law."
Repositories typically consolidate an institutionís intellectual capital, "serve as tangible indicators of an [institutionís] quality and %85 demonstrate the scientific, societal, and economic relevance of its research activities, thus increasing the institutionís visibility, status and public value" (The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper). Brought online in March 2006, the new E-Scholarship Repository has received over 100 submissions from Law School faculty. Though the system is currently text-based, it will eventually include a variety of multimedia files.
The Repository is accessible to the public through the TMLL website