Here’s an interesting development in the world of NH libraries…
Student research from Southern New Hampshire University is now available worldwide in the SNHU Academic Archive, an online repository of student achievement, faculty research, and university archival material. It may be accessed from http://academicarchive.snhu.edu. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
"The Academic Archive was created to make previously inaccessible faculty and student scholarly output freely available to anyone anywhere in the world," said Alice Platt, digital initiatives librarian. "Making papers and presentations from SNHU faculty and students available online is a great benefit for individuals conducting research; particularly those in rural areas who do not have research libraries nearby.”
The flagship collection is a selection of student thesis projects and dissertations from Southern New Hampshire University’s Community Economic Development program. Dating from 1983 to the present, the projects tackle a range of issues such as housing, local agricultural development, child care, and HIV/AIDS. Previously, the projects were only available from the Shapiro Library on SNHU’s campus.
Read more in the press release, http://www.snhu.edu/10081.asp
Way to go SNHU, and Alice in particular!