Adam Patterson has been working at the forefront of the Library’s software developments for the past couple of years.
First starting in the Library in the summer of 2006 while a student, Adam developed the Library’s popular study room booking system and UW’s electronic repository for theses, UW Space. Now working full time as a Systems Software Developer, he has turned his attention to developing an e-print server for engineering called Engine.
“Engine will make research available that could have normally taken up to 2 years to publication,” Adam explains. He adds that, in addition to curbing the academic publishing bottleneck, Engine will make research available in an open access format that is freely accessible and discoverable on the web.
Engine is a project initiated by the Library and Engineering faculty member, Weihua Zhuang. Once completed, it will make research in the fast-paced wireless technology area almost immediately available to the research community.
Adam has initiated development of Engine using the open source Open Journal Systems created by the Public Knowledge Project. Engine will be used initially to publish e-prints from the Transactions of Vehicular Technology, the journal for which Zhuang is Editor-in-Chief, with the intention of expanding to include other engineering disciplines in the future.
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