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September 30, 2016

Rutgers University. Rutgers University Libraries launch open and affordable textbook project to provide relief for soaring textbook costs. Rutgers University has become the first of New Jersey’s institutions of higher education to formally take action against the rising cost of textbooks by launching the Open and Affordable Textbook Project (OAT). The initiative includes a grant program administered by Rutgers University Libraries that will give incentives to faculty or department groups that replace a traditional textbook with a free, low-cost or open alternative. This program has the potential to save students across the university as much as $500,000 within its first year. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2011

Rutgers University. OpenWMS: a web-based workflow management tool for managing digital objects available for download. The Rutgers University Libraries announced the availability of OpenWMS, a web-based workflow management tool for managing digital objects and their associated metadata. OpenWMS is the open-source release of the Rutgers University Libraries’ RUcore repository workflow management tool and will be maintained on the RUcore annual release schedule. Releases will include fixes for known problems and recommendations for enhancements received from internal projects and the user community at large. OpenWMS can be used as a standalone metadata creation tool or it can interact with any repository software for a complete digital object management solution. [Full Announcement].

May 13, 2010

Rutgers University. OpenETD, web-based ETD Management Utility now available. The Rutgers University Libraries announced the availability of OpenETD, a web-based software application for managing the submission, approval, and distribution of electronic theses and dissertations. OpenETD is the open source release of the Rutgers University Libraries. RUetd application and will be maintained on the RUetd annual release schedule. Releases will include fixes for known problems and recommendations for enhancements received from internal projects and the user community at large. OpenETD can be used as either a standalone ETD submission system, or it can be implemented as a component of an institutional repository by using its METS/XML export functionality. Using the METS/XML export functionality, native to OpenETD, implementers can export acquired ETDs to their local institutional repositories for preservation and presentation purposes. [Full Announcement].

July 13, 2009

Rutgers University. Open MIC METS-based bibliographic utility available for download. The Rutgers University Libraries announced the availability of OpenMIC, a METS-based bibliographic utility for describing and managing resources. OpenMIC is the open source release of the Rutgers University Libraries' RUCore repository bibliographic utility and will be maintained on the RUcore annual release schedule. [Full Announcement].