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Volume 1, Issue 2 -- August 2009

The DuraSpace Blog Digest from DuraSpace highlights news, events, releases, opportunities, and tweets of interest from the past month. Subscribe to the DuraSpace Blog RSS here:

Wordle visualization of content of top ten DuraSpace tweets and re-tweets from August 2009. This visualization was created by the application:


CALL for Entries for the DuraSpace SPARC Open Access Week Contest: "Highlighting Repository Stories Worth Sharing"Share your passion and knowledge of collecting, curating, managing, and sharing digital repository resources from every corner of the globe by entering the DuraSpace SPARC Open Access Week Contest and telling your story. Read the post. Related link.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tim Donohue to Join the DuraSpace TeamDuraSpace is pleased to announce that Tim Donohue will be joining the DuraSpace organization as technical lead and developer for the DSpace Project in mid-November. Read the post. Related link.

Mulgara 2.1.3 Available With "Jena" Interface and Variable Assignment in SPARQLPaul Gearon, DuraSpace Technical Lead and Developer, has announced the release of Mulgara 2.1.3. Read the post. Related link.

Cloud Computing for Higher EducationEducause has released a brief, "7 Things You Should Know About Cloud Computing" that aims to inform university IT managers about how to plan and budget for leveraging cloud technologies to provide local services through the Internet. Read the post. Related link.

Mulgara and the Semantic WebThis DuraSpace-sponsored technology focuses on providing highly scalable semantic technologies. Read the post. Related link.

Source Code Available from RODA "Repository of Authentic Digital Objects"Source code is now available from RODA, Repositorio de Objectos Digitais Autenticos, an initiative of the National Archive Institute of Portugal (IAN/TT) supported by the eGovernment of Portugal. Read the post. Related link.


Fall Sun PASIG Meeting in San FranciscoThe Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) meeting will be taking place October 7-9, 2009 in San Francisco immediately after iPres. Read the post. Related link.

CALL for Posters: Digital Repository Federation International Conference (DRFIC) 2009The DRFIC Steering Committee is welcoming poster submissions in all areas relevant to digital repository and open access. Read the post. Related link.

CALL: "Shaping the Information Paradigm" - International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL)India TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), New Delhi, India will host the International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) "Shaping the Information Paradigm" in New Delhi February 23 - 26, 2010. Read the post. Related link.


Community Interest in DuraSpace News and InformationTop Ten Tweets Ranked by Highest Number of Clicks over Time, August 2009

  • 78 Clicks, 2 days8/26 Tim Donohue will join DuraSpace as technical lead & developer for the DSpace Project:
  • 64 Clicks, 4 days8/17 The 5th Intnl Conf on Open Repos (OR10), will be held at Palacio de Congressos, Madrid, Spain, Jul 6-9 2010. Stay tuned:
  • 59 Clicks, 1 dayMulgara and the Semantic Web: "People have different ideas about what the Semantic Web really is:"
  • 56 Clicks, 1 day8/20 CALL for posters: Digital Repository Foundation International Conf. Dec. 3-4, 2009 Tokyo:
  • 50 Clicks, 8 daysRT@FedoraRepo Source Code Available from RODA "Repository of Authentic Digital Objects:"
  • 33 Clicks, 3 days8/25 Got Open Access? Tell everyone with an OA Week T-shirt:
  • 31 Clicks, 4 days8/5 RT@FedoraRepo RIRI wrap-up--hands-on instruction in using OS Fedora Commons repo software--did you get "the" hat?
  • 29 Clicks, 9 days8/17 Subscribe to news & information from the Fedora Commons, DSpace, & Mulgara communities at:
  • 27 Clicks, 2 days8/18 Achieving balance btwn resources & initiatives w cloud computing in highr ed: from Educause "7 Things Abt Cld Computng:"
  • 27 Clicks, 6 days8/5 RT@DuraCloud@adrianstevenson @PaulMiller Linked Data--Connect Distributed Data acrss the Web" London Meetup 9/9/09:


Follow @DuraSpace; @DuraCloud; @FedoraRepo; @DSpacetweetsPlease send news, comments and questions to Carol Minton Morris, Marketing and Communications Director, DuraSpace, 607 255-2702.