So why call the JAX Library Repository, “Mouseion”?
Perhaps Carl Sagan, the late American astrophysicist who hosted the popular educational series, Cosmos, may have explained it best while strolling through his reconstruction of the Mouseion.
"This legendary library was the mind and glory of the greatest city on earth, and was the first center for scientific research in the history of the world, in this Mouseion lived a community of scientists who discovered the sciences of physics, linguistics, medicine, astronomy, geography, philosophy, mathematics, biology and geology. Here scientific studies reached adulthood. Here genius flourished. Here in the Library of Alexandria were the first serious trials to understand the world."
About Institutional Repositories
Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.
IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.
To learn more about Institutional Repositories, please visit our IR research page.