Projects

These are the major public facing projects Scott has either lead or had a significant role in:

Vireo

Vireo is a turnkey solution for Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) management from the initial point of submission, through the approval workflow, and to publication. Originally the project was built upon DSpace digital repository. Scott led the team of developers from multiple institutions in refreshing the project (Vireo 2.0) using an independent technology stack. This proved to be a more scalable, robust, and feature rich direction for the project.

Publication: Large-scale ETD repositories: a case study of a digital library application

Manakin

Manakin is a framework for the DSpace repository system providing a highly modular framework for building user interfaces.The primary feature is the ability for the interface to be adapted to the specific needs of the whole repository, or individual interfaces for particular communities or collections within the repositories. Manakin has been incorporated into the base distribution of DSpace, as of version 1.5.0, and has seen wide adoption with in the community.

Publication: Manakin: A New Face for DSpace

Texas Digital Library

The Texas Digital Library is a state-wide initiative of academic libraries providing the digital infrastructure to promote and facilitate scholarly communication at institutions of higher education. TDL currently offers several services to the faculty of Texas: Scholarly Blogs, Research Wikis, Peer-Reviewed Journals, State-wide Faculty Directory, Repository Services, Training Services,  and hosts the annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries.

Website: Texas Digital Library

Journal of Digital Information

The Journal of Digital Information was first publishing in 1997 as an electronic-only, peer-reviewed journal covering the broad topics related to digital libraries, hypertext, hypermedia systems, and the issues of digital information. In 2004 Texas A&M University took over technical stewardship of the journal and began the process of migrating the journal to the Open Journal System’s platform.

Publication: Preserving the Scholarly Side of the Web