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Registration Available for Final Four “All About Repositories” 2009 Web Seminars

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Registration for the final four DuraSpace/Sun/SPARC 2009 “All About Repositories” web seminars is open. Topics include DuraSpace solution communities, open storage SAM architectures, DuraCloud Pilot Project information and how to make open scholarship happen with Creative Commons liscensing (Jan. 2010). You may register for any or all of these free web seminars at where you may also download past “All About Repositories” web seminars.
Take a New Look at DuraSpace Solution Communities
Monday, November 23, 2009
Time: 10:00am PT, 1:00 ET

DuraSpace Community leaders, developers and users leverage open technologies to implement more than 1,000 repositories worldwide.  All together they face tough issues within the context of the open source development process.  DuraSpace Solutions Communities bring tech savvy decision-makers together around critical community questions to establish the conditions — resources, knowledge and skills — in which collaboration can flourish.
Join Thorny Staples, Director of Community Strategy and Alliances, and Val Hollister, Director of Community Development, DSpace Project, to find out about new tools and resources that are now available for Solution Communities, and how to get involved in grassroots efforts to meet the rapidly changing challenges in knowledge organization environments during this 60 minute free web seminar.
Open Storage SAM Architectures
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Time: 8:00am PT, 11:00 ET

Experts will review Sun Open Archive technologies and Storage Archive Manager (SAM)-based architectures for repositories.  This webinar will cover the needs for industry standards-based products, managing technology for a long-term archive, planning for disaster recovery, and key solutions that are optimized on Sun open storage.  This webinar is targeted at repository and preservation project managers just starting to explore the present and future IT needs of their repository.
Repositories in the Cloud: How to Participate in the DuraCloud Pilot Program
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Time: 10:00am PT, 1:00 ET

The DuraSpace organization is conducting a pilot program to test a new cloud-based service, DuraCloud. Cloud technologies use remote computers to provide local services through the Internet. DuraCloud lets an institution provide data storage and access without having to maintain its own dedicated technical infrastructure. Attend this web seminar presented by Michele Kimpton, CBO DuraSpace, to find out how your organization can participate.
Enabling (Open) Scholarship
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Time: 10:00am PT, 1:00 ET

Institutional/Discipline Repositories providing the world with scholarly work in an Open Access fashion is the solid foundation on which we can build a fully open scholarship community.  Greg Grossmeier, Community Assistant, Creative Commons will provide the background of Creative Commons, and what it is doing to enable the open scholarship community.