Today’s Indianapolis Star includes an article by Stephanie Wang on academic libraries’ move in the direction of focusing on digital resources. The article mentions me, as I spoke with Ms. Wang on the phone the other day. She had heard from our dean of libraries, whom she also interviewed for the article she was working on, about the fact that I was considering sharing a conference paper in our digital repository even without it being published (yet) as an article. I mentioned that paper here recently, and indeed, it was this conversation that made me decide it was time to take the plunge at share it.
On a related note, do see Bob Cargill’s video about the digital humanities and other related topics.