From Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program Office of Strategic Initiatives, The Library of Congress
Washington, DC The Levels of Preservation National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) project has posted a draft of their work for public comment on The Signal bog. We would like to invite you and your colleagues to provide feedback on this draft.
Winchester, MA The DuraCloud team will host the sixth in a series of web events to familiarize customers and the general public with DuraCloud on Wednesday, September 26th at 12:30pm ET. Wednesday's brown bag session will detail the ways in which DuraCloud can help you solve problems around preserving and/or providing access to content, enabling scheduled distributed off-site backups, ensuring the health of your content once it is stored in the cloud, working through the business/contractual side of choosing a cloud vendor, and much more!
New York, NY The Kaltura Education Video Summit is taking place on December 6, 2012 as a virtual conference. More than 500 attendees will be tuning in to listen to the conference sessions on the hot topics related to video in education and learning. If you are interested in reaching this audience, this is your opportunity to do so.
We are looking for suggestions for session topics, speakers and panels.
Washington, DC IS&T (the Society for Imaging Science and Technology) is pleased to announce the 10th Archiving Conference which will be held April 2-5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts is November 15, 2012.
A post by James A. Jacobs in Free Government Information (FGI), a web site that raises public awareness about the importance of government information, explains advances in access and preservation practices at Colorado State Publications Library Digital Repository.
Washington, DC This inaugural meetup of the Digital Cultural Heritage Meetup Group (http://www.meetup.com/Digital-Cultural-Heritage-DC/) will be on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 pm at the upstairs room at Stetson's, 1610 U St. NW, Washington, DC. We'll start with three quick lightning talks, followed by spirited conversation for as long as it lasts.
Winchester, MA The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an international consortium of about 700 academic institutions and research organizations housing the largest archive of social science data (500,000+ files) in the world. With the gravitas of more than 50 years of leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis, ICPSR continues to paint an evolving picture of social trends and ideas across the Unites States and the world by making demographic, social and geographical data available.
Winchester, MA The Fedora Repository committers have announced the release of Fedora 3.6.1. This minor release is primarily focused on reducing the memory footprint of Fedora. All 3.6 users are recommended to upgrade to 3.6.1.