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Smithsonian Institution to Host DC Fedora Users Meeting Jan. 18

Washington, DC Thornton Staples, Director of Research and Scientific Data Management, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution, has announced that the Smithsonian Institution will host the next Fedora Users Meeting as part of an occasional series of Fedora Users meetings for the Washington DC region, which includes Maryland and Virginia. All of you in Charlottesville and Baltimore, please take note! Anyone else is welcome as well, but the goal of these meetings to bring people from the greater DC region together to see if we can get some collaboration going.

The meeting will be held on January 18, 2011 at the National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall, room 4018-4019. The nearest subway stop is L'Enfant Plaza; use the 600 Maryland Ave. exit. The meeting will start at 10 am and run until 4 pm, with a break for lunch on your own. The NMAI has an excellent cafeteria that serves Native American food.

Anyone who would like to talk about what they are doing with Fedora, what they would like to do with Fedora, or related topics, please contact Thornton Staples who will discuss how Fedora will be used at the Smithsonian to support the research and scientific activities of the Institution. A full program will be available after the holidays. Val Hollister and Andrew Woods from DuraSpace will give updates on DuraSpace and DuraCloud, respectively.

The group has a mailing list which you can join at