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San Francisco, CA The Topaz Project hosted developers from Mulgara, Fedora Commons, and Topaz on March 5-6, 2008 for a series of design meetings and discussions based on Mulgara’s XA2 Storage Layer.

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Paris, France The Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BnF) with it’s novel architecture based on the visual concept of four open books standing upright and facing each to make an interior square in downtown Paris, is built on seven centuries of history and scholarship in five locations. Vast collections include rare and ancient texts as well as audio visual collections, image banks and interactive services.

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Stockholm, Sweden The National Library of Sweden will host a Scandinavian Fedora Users Group Meeting on June 24-25, 2008. Meeting details and a call for proposals will follow. Contact Eva Müller for more information.

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Ihtaca, NY A paper by Dean B. Krafft, Aaron Birkland, and Ellen J. Cramer that provides details about NCore—an open source architecture and software platform for creating flexible, collaborative digital libraries—is now available. This paper will be presented at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Ithaca, NY Neil Beagrie, a leading expert on digital preservation and curation with an international reputation across the archive, library, science and research sectors in the long-term management of digital assets, will join Sandy Payette, Executive Director, and Eddie Shin, Senior Software Developer, Fedora Commons, in delivering plenary lectures at “Fedora Day”—the Fedora User Group Meeting—at OR08

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By Sandy Payette, Executive Director, Fedora Commons


Welcome to the first issue of HatCheck, a quarterly newsletter published by Fedora Commons. Our goal is to make HatCheck a great place for news from our growing community, progress reports on our open-source software development, special features stories, and upcoming events. Kudos to Jim Blake for the double entendre embodied in our newsletter name!

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By Thornton Staples, Fedora Commons Director of Community Strategy and Outreach

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By Dan Davis, Fedora Commons Chief Architect

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Santa Clara, CA “Text” was common repository digital content during the last decade. Now repositories are being designed to manage many kinds of “data”—and lots of it. Companies and organizations need mass quantities of accurate and detailed information to enable fast analysis and trend-spotting. From satellite that transmit terabytes worth of astronomical and weather data, to financial and demographic data, managing data just became easier.

Submitted by Anonymous on February 27, 2008

Berlin, Germany Last month HatCheck spoke with Matt Zumwalt, MediaShelf—a company that works with businesses and organizations to create digital asset management solutions with Fedora—as he was settling into a flat in Berlin. Currently Matt is on what he calls a worldwide “Listening Tour.”

Submitted by Anonymous on February 27, 2008