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SAVE the dates: “All About Repositories” Webinars on Creative Commons and Internet Archive

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA In January the “All About Repositories” Webinar series sponsored by Sun Microsystems, DuraSpace and SPARC continues with two events focused on tools and systems that enable open access to digital content.
• On January 13, 2010 join Greg Grossmeier, Creative Commons, as he explains how to better understand Creative Commons liscences that are designed to offer open content providers and users practical tools that enable open access.
Scholarship is embodied in many forms: books, journal articles, data sets, and classroom materials. All of these works can be easily shared and preserved using online tools such as institutional repositories. But enabling the sharing of these materials at low costs to the user, both monetarily and in amounts of time consumed is important in order to encourage increased sharing of scholarly works.
Creative Commons ( helps lower the transactional costs associated with sharing works with colleagues from all over the world, students, and unknown researchers by providing a suite of tools that include legal licenses, waivers, and metadata standards. In this presentation, Greg will give some examples of the ways these tools help researchers do their work more efficiently.
More information and free registration available here:
• On January 27, 2010 join Kris Carpenter Negulescu, Director, Internet Archive ( Web Group, who will share the vision behind a recent Sun open storage server and software technology upgrade that enabled the IA to double the storage capacity of its old system while using up to 50 percent less power than other servers would use. Negulescu will discuss the initial effort, where technology seems to be headed in general, and what this means for the future of Internet Archive’s digital repositories.
More information and free registration available here: