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Ithaca, NY Thank you everyone for contributing to the wealth of information that is exchanged in the Fedora Commons community. Whether you write an email, post an article to the Wiki, contribute code, register your project, present at a user group meeting, offer a webinar, or contribute articles to the quarterly HatCheck newsletter your participation is appreciated.

Here is an overview of current Fedora Commons Internet “spots” you might want to tune in:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-08 12:53

Nottingham, UK  The way that research is communicated around the world is changing rapidly, opening access for more people to more research than has been available before. This brings change, challenges and exciting opportunities for authors, investigators and others in the research process.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05 10:45

Ithaca, NY From strategies for managing and disseminating big data to end-to-end repository solutions, eResearch platforms, lightweight technical strategies and new concepts for making culturally significant multimedia durable and accessible the recent OR09 Conference in Atlanta was host to a lively 4-day exchange of far-reaching ideas in hallways, general sessions, user group meetings, during a developer challenge and even after hours.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-04 14:32

San Francisco, CA Digital preservation is considered broadly as a continuum of intentions and activities leading to long-lived digital assets that can be used, re-used, and re-imagined in conventional and novel contexts now and into the future. The theme of the iPRES 2009 conference is “Moving into the mainstream, enabling our digital future. The deadline  for receiving abstracts for iPRES 2009 has been extended to June 12. See the website for more information:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-03 10:34

London, UK Download a fact sheet, “Useful tools from recent JISC projects” ( ) for details about nine new and interesting repository tools and services–IncReASe, Data Audit Framework, WRAP: Warwick Research Archive Project, FeedForward, SNEEP, VIF, AIR, MR CUTE, ART–resulting from JISC-sponsored research and rapid prototyping events.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-02 11:18

Atlanta, GA BibApp developer Tim Donohue won the $2,000. Open Repositories 2009 Developer Challenge prize with his entry “Mention-It” which is a simple javascript library that collects “mentions” of content held within an institutional repository (or personal blog) from anywhere on the Web. The “Mention-It” code is available on Google Code.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-05-20 17:05

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA — Fedora Commons and the DSpace Foundation, two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, have announced today that they will join their organizations to pursue a common mission.  Jointly, they will provide leadership and innovation in open source technologies for global communities who manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-05-12 13:06

Ithaca, NY Chris Wilper, Technical Lead for Fedora Commons Repository software, and the entire Fedora Commons Repository development team are pleased to announce the release of Fedora 3.2. This release includes many useful features and fixes, and should prove to be a major boon to your repository installation. With the help of the Fedora community in identifying defects, contributing patches, and providing valuable input in driving the direction of new development, this release is a reflection of the dedication and effort of many willing hands.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-05-11 10:08

Rotterdam, Netherlands Infrae (, a company that builds software on request and provides integration, customization, and support services for public and private sector customers throughout Europe, is pleased to announce the first public release of the MOAI Server ( MOAI is a platform that aggregates input from disparate sources and republishes it via the Open Archive Initiatives protocol for metadata harvesting.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-05-06 11:34

Ithaca, NY The Physics ePrint Archive ( was developed by Paul Ginsparg at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1991. Ginsparg is now a Cornell University faculty member where continues to provide Open Access to 534,588 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-05-05 10:33