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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

Charlottetown, Canada  The Robertson Library Islandora Team at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has announced that Islandora beta release 2009-04-03  has been made available. This version of Islandora is compatible with Drupal 6.x and Fedora 3.x.
Find more information and download this release from the Islandora Fedora-Drupal website

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-05-04 11:03

Truro, UK  What will it take to establish global repository infrastructure to create an interoperable system of repositories for research outputs? The aim of the International Repositories Infrastructure group is to determine where work needs to be done to ‘fill in the gaps’ to meet this objective. Current efforts are focused on journal articles.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-23 15:12

Atlanta, Georgia To find out more about the broad range of OR09 topics spanning repository implementations for education, research, science, and cultural heritage browse the OR09 program now available here:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-22 18:06