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Thank You to Our DuraSpace Community of Supporters

Winchester, MA  Earlier this year the DuraSpace organization launched its third annual Sponsorship Program, encouraging all institutions using the DSpace and Fedora open source technologies to contribute financially to the not for profit entity which provides leadership and support for these platforms. Thanks to our community we raised $417,750 in this year's campaign, with $223,750 coming from the DSpace community, $173,000  from the Fedora community and $21,000 from institutions who do not use either DSpace or Fedora, but who recognize the critical role DuraS

Last week to register for the E-Science Institute

This is the final week to register for the DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute!  There are just a few openings available for the fall 2012 offering, which runs from September 6 through December 13. To register, visit http://duraspace.org/e-science-institute

OCLC Webinar: "Improving discovery and use of your institutional repository materials"

From Geri Bunker Ingram, Manager of User Services for Digital Collection Services, OCLC Online Computer LIbrary Center, Inc.

Join us to learn how the University of Hawaii at Manoa is organizing their digital library and increasing its visibility by incorporating the newest features of OCLC’s WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway into their workflow. Hear how this free tool can help you increase readership of your digital materials by exposing them through WorldCat.org and WorldCat Local.

SPARC 2012: DSpace User Group

From Bram Luyten, @mire, a DuraSpace Registered Service Provider

Last week's DSpace User Group Meeting took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City (MO). 25 enthusiastic participants were welcomed by Valorie Hollister, the Duraspace Director of Community Programs.

SPARC Open Access Meeting and DSpace User Group Meeting Summaries

For anyone who was unable to attend SPARC's first Open Access Meeting or the DSpace User Group Meeting held in Kansas City last week there are many useful resources available to learn about what was presented and discussed.

SPARC Meeting

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Contribute to the New KnowledgeBase in March and Win Amazon Gift Cards

The March KnowledgeBase drawing is on!

Contribute to the DuraSpace KnowledgeBase get a chance at a $100 Amazon gift card! Yep, that's right, the drawing has increased this month to $100!

Contribute to the New KnowledgeBase and Win Amazon Gift Cards

Do you have experience using DSpace or Fedora? Could you write a description of the Fedora Digital Object Data Model? Could you record a short screencast on how to maximize DSpace’s batch metadata editing feature? If so, you could win a $50 Amazon gift card!

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