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This summary of key findings from the Core Data Service Fiscal Year 2008 Summary Report was provided by Jarret Cummings, Special Assistant to the President, EDUCAUSE. Traveling to the EDUCAUSE Conference in Denver Nov. 3-6, 2009? Please visit DuraSpace at the Sun booth and plan on attending the DuraSpace, JA-SIG, Kuali, Sakai reception.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-28 13:10

Ithaca, NY Cornell University Library is pleased to announce a $12.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish and support the national networking of biomedical researchers. The two-year grant is led by the University of Florida, with Cornell University and Indiana University as major partners.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-21 08:58

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Small archives represent the long tail of cultural heritage. Most of us are coping with inadequate resources available for addressing our primary missions, and lack the time, staff, skills, and other resources to address long-term access to that cultural heritage. This includes the challenge of locating and securing tools and resources to address the long-term preservation required to assure that access.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-14 10:55

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CA The latest version of Islandora Virtual Box Image and Demo (version 1.0) is now available from UPEI Robertson Library. These documents and files allow users to install the complete Islandora stack running in a VirtualBox environment. The most recent VirtualBox version will always be available from this page:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-14 10:22

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Mulgara, a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java, version 2.1.4 can be downloaded from: This version now allows users to configure Mulgara to load up any XPathFunctionResolver class and use the functions it provides within SPARQL queries. By default, Mulgara is now including the EXSLT functions, along with several custom functions.
Several significant bugfixes have also been included:
• XML and JSON results are now correctly encoded with UTF-8.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-08 13:31

Ithaca, NY The very active, global, Fedora Commons Repository community of software developers contribute to the core software development process. In addition they also develop complete applications on top of Fedora that address particular use cases or application areas. The “Getting Started with Fedora” Guide is designed to offer new users, or potential users, a basic understanding of the Fedora architecture and the core repository management software, along with some general ideas about how to use it.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-08 11:03

The DSpace platform now has over 700 instances in over 70 different countries worldwide.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-01 23:34

Ithaca, NY The SciencePipes ( team has announced a new release of the system. In this version the new pipe (workflow) editor has been deployed. See a demo of that functionality at

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-29 15:29

Ithaca, NY How do institutions decide what to save, and who makes those decisions? What are some current ideas around establishing review processes? What are the interrelated implications for long-term sustainability? These are some of the questions that come up when knowledge management groups, organizations and institutions reflect on which parts of their heritage of science and culture they will keep, and for how long.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-29 12:01