The Digital Commons-Heartland User Group (DC-HUG) met at MSU on Thursday October 24th and Friday October 25th for their third annual meeting. Digital Commons is the software platform that BearWorks, MSU’s institutional repository, runs on. The meeting drew attendees representing eleven institutions from six states for presentations and discussion of Digital Commons, institutional repositories, and open access to journal literature.
Shandon Quinn, vice president, and Ann Connolly, director of product for Digital Commons, represented bepress, the software’s vendor. Both made presentations about recent and future developments in Digital Commons and took part in discussions of improvements and enhancements attendees would like to see in the system.
Next year’s DC-HUG meeting will be at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma.