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Washington, DC Please join Michele Kimpton, Chief Business Officer of DuraSpace, for a WebEx web seminar sponsored by the Library of Congress (LOC) NDIIPP on Sept. 30, 2009. She will present an overview of the DuraCloud platform, currently in development. Her presentation will include details about the current DuraCloud pilot program in progress with New York Public Library and Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-25 11:50

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA While many savvy information managers and developers know that DSpace (http://dspace.org/), part of the DuraSpace (http://DuraSpace.org) product line, is the software of choice for academic, non-profit and commercial organizations that are building open access repositories, there are still some who may wonder about what DSpace is, and what’s “under the hood.” DSpace, with over 700 installations [1] worldwide, is an out-of-the-box repository software package for creating open repositories focu

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-18 15:47

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA If you been a part of establishing or maintaining a unique digital repository that provides open access to a collection, or showcasing your repository’s content  DuraSpace wants to hear your story. Please consider sharing your passion and knowledge of collecting, curating, managing and sharing digital repository resources by entering the DuraSpace/SPARC Open Access Week Contest and telling your short or long story: http://duraspace.org/contest.php.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-18 12:21

Ithaca, NY If you are a business, small or large, or an individual consultant doing business having to do with software integration of any kind with Fedora Commons repository software, we would like to list you in our registry so that members of our community can find you. We are asked all the time about who is available to work with projects and organizations.
The current list can be found at
http://fedora-commons.org/confluence/display/SVCPROV/Home. Get in touch

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-17 15:52

San Francisco, CA The Public Library of Science (PLoS) has announced that PLoS journals will now provide online article-level metrics for published articles. PLoS is a a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-17 11:39

Baltimore, MD The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) i2 Working Group surveyed repository managers and developers to determine the current practices and needs of the repository community regarding institutional identifiers. Results from the survey will inform a set of use cases that will be shared with the community, and that are expected to drive the development of a new standard for institutional identifiers.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16 14:45

Edinburgh, UK The Repository Fringe Festival was held from July 30-31 and was attended by repository managers and developers from the UK and beyond. The event, sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and hosted by Edinburgh University’s school of Informatics, was informal and the agenda was definitely “unconference” style. Presentations focusing on hybrid paper/digital deposit repository systems and streamlined scholarly workflows were presented by attendees who had self-selected to be part of the RFF program.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-15 16:03

Lincoln, Nebraska The centerNet (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/centernet/) steering committee has received a Digital Humanities Start Up Grant from the U.S.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-09 17:02

Ithaca NY, Boston, MA Don’t miss the Fall 2009  “All About Repositories” free web seminar series kick-off event on Sept 9. These highly successful webinars provide overviews of best practices, technology updates, and  key trend analyses for academic resources directors, IT managers, digital librarians, repository managers and developers, and curators.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-31 13:19

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Have you been a part of establishing or maintaining a unique digital repository that provides open access to a collection that was previously not used or under-used? Do you enjoy showcasing your repository’s content and the cool tools that encourage use of the materials? Do you have anecdotes about how access to resources from your repository changed someone’s life, or their thinking on an issue, or contributed to a breakthrough idea?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-27 15:16