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Key issue: IESR: promoting use of academic e-resources in the UK

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Charlie Rapple ,

TBI Communications
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Jo Lambert

Mimas
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Abstract

What is IESR?

Many valuable collections of academic e-resources are under-utilized simply because potential users are unaware of their existence. The JISC-funded IESR1 based at Mimas2, The University of Manchester, aims to address this by providing a ‘Yellow Pages’ for the academic internet. Its purpose is to capture essential metadata about online publications, resources and research collections in order to encourage greater awareness and use. IESR is a freely accessible source of structured, curated and standardized data about e-resources. It aims to deliver a convenient, central source of information, providing easy access to high-quality learning resources. Data in IESR can be contributed, dis- covered, accessed and re-used in flexible ways by humans or by machines via its machine-readable interfaces.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/23163
How to Cite: Rapple, C. and Lambert, J., 2010. Key issue: IESR: promoting use of academic e-resources in the UK. Serials, 23(2), pp.163–165. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/23163
Published on 01 Jul 2010.
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