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Washington, D.C. If your department, college or university is looking for ways to encourage students to express ideas, enthusiasm and understanding of Open Access (OA), the 2009 SPARKY Video Contest may be a good fit. The competition showcases student videos, promotes library services and offers instructors a fun and thought-provoking class assignment.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 9, 2009

Sydney, Australia The Muradora Team at Macquarie University has announced that Muradora 1.4.0-beta1 is now available. This is the first version of Muradora that is compatible with Fedora 3.0. The release includes authorization support for new Fedora API’s, but not the experimental REST interface as yet. The installation instructions remain the same for this version as the previous.
The software packages may be downloaded from the Muradora Software Repository.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 9, 2009

Ithaca, NY This month’s brief survey aims to learn more about how the community uses workflows. Look for April QuickCheck results next month in the Fedora Commons HatCheck newsletter.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 8, 2009

Aberystwyth, UK Hear directly from many of the people who are engaged in developing repository architectures and implementations in a new series of podcasts from The Repositories Support Project (RSP).  RSP is a JISC initiative that supports the development and growth of the UK repositories network. The podcast series is designed to help you keep up with evolving information, best practices, and discussions.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 2, 2009

Ithaca, NY, Boulder, CO The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is pleased to announce the premiere release of NSDL EduPak 1.0. Specifically designed for education, EduPak packages technology for digital storage, access and workflow into a convenient bundle designed to to jump start the essential “behind-the-scenes” framework that enables innovation in teaching and learning. Download EduPak 1.0 here: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/nsdl-core/edupak-1.0-rc1.zip.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 31, 2009

The Digital Humanities Observatory will hold a symposium in Second Life, “The Idea of an Irish Digital Scholarly Imprint,” on Tuesday March 31, 2009. The day-long event will feature talks by John Fitzgerald (UCC), Ruth Hegarty (RIA), John Lavagnino, (NUIG), and Brad Scott (Publishing Consultant).
Full details can be found here: http://dho.ie/irishimprint

Submitted by Anonymous on March 30, 2009

Ithaca, NY This issue of the Fedora Commons HatCheck newsletter features overviews of technical and community developments as well as trends and information about how new kinds of projects are using Fedora.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 27, 2009

Ithaca, NY, Boulder, CO  NSDL EduPak, an open source digital library services platform for education, is a publicly available, lightweight version of NCore (http://NCore.nsdl.org), established in 2008 as an open-source digital library platform of technology and standards that create a dynamic information layer on top of library resources. The NSDL EduPak 1.0 release is set for March 30, 2009 and may be downloaded here.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 26, 2009

By Chris Wilper The development team is working hard to finalize Fedora 3.2 and has now set a release date of May 5th.  Highlights for this release include a new, web-based GUI for repository administrators and improved storage pluggability, including Amazon S3 support.  Many other improvements and bug fixes will be included.  For a complete list, please visit this page: https://fedora-commons.org/jira/browse/FCREPO/fixforversion/10132.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 25, 2009

By Sandy Payette, Executive Director Fedora Commons Welcome to the first issue of HatCheck in 2009. We hope that you have found our quarterly newsletter interesting and informative, and we encourage you to contact us if you have interesting Fedora news to report or events to announce!

Submitted by Anonymous on March 25, 2009