London, UK "Strategically Digital" is the theme for the UK Museums Computer Group’s annual Museums on the Web Conference (UKMW12). The Conference will be held at the Wellcome Collection in London on November 30, 2012.
Washington, DC The 2013 NAGARA annual meeting will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 10-13, 2013. NAGARA will not be jointly meeting with any other associations in 2013. This year, the program will feature the following tracks: electronic records preservation, records management, management and policy, and access (social media, description, etc.). Session proposals are being sought.
Winchester, MA You are invited to attend a DuraSpace Solutions Webinar focused on the collaboration between DuraSpace and San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) cloud services to offer SDSC cloud as part of the DuraCloud SaaS. This offering provides additional preservation services and storage for researchers, students, academics, and industry users.
We thank you all for your great feedback during the first round of the DSpace 3.0 Test-A-Thon! You have helped discover many bugs, some of which we have already fixed. Since we have so many great new features in 3.0, we decided to give it another round of public testing to help make it to the final 3.0 release without any significant bugs.
Winchester, MA On October 17 Sayeed Choudhury and James L. Mullins presented “E-Research Support at Johns Hopkins University and Purdue University” to participants in the DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute. In this webinar, the presenters discuss their progress towards developing a data management plan and service at their institutions. This pre-recorded webinar is part the DuraSpace Hot Topics Community Webinar Series on "Research Data Management Support" curated by E-Science Institute faculty.
Winchester, MA Digitization of fragile film and video resources is the first step towards making sure they are preserved into the future. Yale University's department of Manuscripts and Archives published an example of a video from The Fortunoff Video Archive Holocaust Testimonies, a historic collection of over 4,400 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust, to demonstrate how important it is not only to digitize video resources, but to do it as soon as possible.
Boston, MA Since 2009 when the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy went into effect more than 7,000 MIT faculty papers have been made openly available from DSpace@MIT. The articles have been downloaded over 630,000 times by visitors from all over the world.