From Mark Leggott, University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PEI Canada The Islandora team is pleased to report that plans for the upcoming Islandora Camp Europe are coming along nicely. With the new Islandora 6 and 7 releases due in the coming weeks we are sure to have a lot to talk about when we gather in March. The current agenda is available:
Mountain View, CA On February 12 8:30am PT "Digital Preservation in Theory and Practice" PASIG will offer the first in a series of monthly webinars aimed at sharing PASIG content and insights beyond the annual meeting (the next meeting will be held May 22-24 in Washington, DC).
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.
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.
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.