From Art Pasquinelli, Director Digital Libraries, Repositories, and Preservation, Oracle
Redwood City, CA The next Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) webinar will be held on May 15 at 11:30am EST. The webinar is free for ASIS&T members and $20 for non-ASIS&T members.
Winchester, MA Institutional collections of digital video and audio continue to grow in size and significance. To curate video and audio files and manage workflows for generating video and audio content university libraries and archives need a complete and scalable system. To meet that need Indiana University and Northwestern University are pleased to announce release 1.0 of the Avalon Media System.
Montpellier, France The upcoming "Jailbreaking the PDF" hackathon (http://scholrev.org/hackathon) will be held Monday, May 27 in Montpellier, France at the Agence Bibliographique de l'enseignement Superieur (ABES):
Winchester, MA Today the DuraSpace organization announced the launch of the 2013 Sponsorship Program encouraging users of DSpace and Fedora technologies for durable access to invest in our digital future by becoming DuraSpace sponsors. The annual campaign raises funds to support the continued advancement of the DSpace and Fedora open source software which is available free of charge. DuraSpace relies on financial support from the organizations that directly benefit from using DSpace and Fedora to continue to meet the changing needs of our communities.
Washington, DC Launched in 2010, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) is a collaborative effort among 145 government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and businesses to establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation's digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations. The NDSA supports activities which advance digital stewardship in all its forms.
Dryad recently launched a redesigned web site powered by DSpace at http://datadryad.org with lots of new content. The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable providing a general-purpose home for diverse datatypes.