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"Discover DSpace" at ACRL 2013: Indianapolis, April 10-13

This year's ACRL 2013 (Association of College and Research Libraries) will be held in Indianapolis, April 10-13. Early registration discounts are available until Feb. 22 (http://conference.acrl.org/).

Fedora—A Repository for the Future: New Fedora Initiative Underway

A group of stakeholders from the Fedora community have come together to begin the process of planning a three year software development project that will direct new resources toward a major Fedora overhaul, adding capabilities that will make Fedora the repository platform of choice for the future.  The group anticipates that improvements will include features such as greater scalability, data management support, storage flexibility, and others the community has been requesting. This new initiative is being called Fedora Futures.

Happy Open Access New Year!

From Heather Morrison, Simon Frasier University

Vancouver, BC  2012 was yet another awesome year for open access growth. To illustrate just how far we've come: a BASE search of over 2,400 repositories now searches over 40 million documents. The DOAJ article search is inching up to the 1 million article mark, demonstrating that the growth in gold OA is not just in OA journals, but more importantly, in articles published in open access journals.

The numbers:

Research Data Management Implementations (RDMI) Workshop, Mar. 13-14, Arlington, VA

From the RDMI 2013 Workshop Organizing Committee

Washington, DC  A Research Data Management Implementations (RDMI) Workshop funded by NSF will be held March 13-14 at the Westin Hotel in Arlington, VA in conjunction with the Spring Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) Meeting (http://www.casc.org).  Registration information and a call for position and experience papers will be available soon.

DSpace-CRIS, Alpha release available

From David Palmer, Associate University Librarian (Digital Strategies & Technical Services), The University of Hong Kong Libraries

Hong Kong  CILEA and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) are pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of the first alpha release of the DSpace CRIS module.

https://github.com/CILEA/dspace-cris

VIDEO AVAILABLE: "Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change"

From Diane Goldenberg-Hart, Communications Coordinator,  CNI

Washington, DC  Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change by Lynne O'Brien of Duke University, a project briefing session presented at CNI's fall 2012 membership meeting (http://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2012/), is now available on CNI's two video channels: 

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