I've been meaning to blog about this for a while. DLIST, the Digital Library of Information Science and Technology, maintained by the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science, has been down for at least three months. Any URL formerly part of DLIST gets automatically redirected to an announcement page that reads as follows:
Aging hardware and conversion issues following a system crash have taken their toll on DLIST, the University of Arizona's Digitial Library of Information Science and Technology. We are currently exploring choices and alternatives both to short term recovery and long term sustainability. The resources and metadata are fully recovered, and we hope to put them back online in a new repository soon.
If you or your institution would like to assist with the DLIST project, please contact us at email@example.com. Thanks for your support!
While I feel for the difficulties they've had in maintaining it, I have to admit that it's a bit frustrating for me from the standpoint of someone who submitted material to DLIST.
On the eve of teaching my first class of my course (LIS901-08, or, Building Digital Libraries: Infrastructural and Social Aspects) at LIU's Palmer School of Information and Library Science, I'd like to remind you of the following.
The syllabus is available on online, if you're curious.