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CALL for Proposals to Host Open Repositories Annual Conferences, 2013 and 2014

Dublin, Ireland The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks proposals from candidate host organisations for the 2013 and 2014 Open Repositories Annual Conferences. Preference will be given to North American hosts for OR2013, and to European hosts for OR2014. Proposals from all geographic areas will, however, are given consideration.

Important Dates

The Committee is accepting proposals to host OR2013 through October 28, 2011. Please submit initial expressions of interest by October 7, 2011.

September 28: An Introduction to DuraCloud Webinar

Winchester, MA Please join Michele Kimpton, CEO of DuraSpace and Project Director of DuraCloud, and Carissa Smith, Partner Specialist, for a free introductory webinar detailing the DuraCloud service on Wednesday, September 28th at 1pm -2pm ET (for compatible times around the world, please visit: http://bit.ly/p6gwir)

Welcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Kevin Van de Velde

From Tim Donohue on behalf of the DSpace Committers Group

Ithaca, NY The DSpace committers team are delighted to announce a new member to the group: Kevin Van de Velde from @mire. Please join us in welcoming him!

2011 DuraSpace Sponsorship Program Update


2011 Sponsor Program as of September 8. Graph shows percentage of Sponsor dollars versus goal.

Ithaca NY A few months ago, DuraSpace, an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, launched its 2011 Sponsorship Program to engage leaders from university and library communities in supporting the common goal of ensuring that our scholarly record of digital content and data is saved and accessible for future generations.

CALL: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012)

Limerick, Ireland Submissions are invited for the the Fourth Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012), to be held May 22 - 25, 2012, in Limerick, Ireland. The Fifth QQML 2013 International Conference will be organized in Rome, Italy.

Conference web site: http://www.isast.org/

DuraCloud at the 2011 DLF Forum

Baltimore, MD Please mark your calendars for the 2011 DLF Forum that will feature a hands-on demonstration of the DuraCloud service. DLF will take place in Baltimore, MD at the Hyatt Regency Monday, October 31st through Wednesday, November 2nd. More details and the complete schedule will be posted shortly.

DuraCloud at EDUCAUSE 2011

Philadelphia, PA If you are planning to attend EDUCAUSE 2011 to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia October 18-21st, please save a spot in your schedule for the DuraCloud session entitled "Using the Cloud to Archive and Preserve the Scholarly Record: Experiences from the DuraCloud Pilot." The session will take place on Wednesday, October 19th from 2:30-3:20pm and will be held in meeting ro

Online DSpace and Fedora Workshop from EIFL

Utrecht, Netherlands On Sept. 9, 2011 EIFL-FOSS and EIFL-OA are hosting an online workshop to focus on methods for setting up DSpace and Fedora repositories for open access research literature, scientific data, theses, reports and multimedia. This free online workshop "Open Access Repositories with DSpace and Fedora" will be held: Friday September 9, 10.00 - 11.00 UK time (11.00 – 12.00 CEST). Program and registration details are available here:

How “Big” are DSpace Repositories?

Ithaca, NY Determining how many resources will be managed in an institutional repository is a key point in determining how to set it up and which technologies to use. A discussion on the DSpace users list provided information about DSpace repositories with large numbers of items. The discussion began with the simple question, "Anyone know what is the largest repository of DSpace and how many items it has?"

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