Ithaca, NY On Wed., February 18, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. PT; 12:00 p.m. ET DSpace and Fedora Commons will offer an overview of their current collaborative activities and initiatives as part of a free webinar series All About Repositories sponsored by the DSpace Foundation, Fedora Commons, Sun Microsystems and SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition). Pre-registration is required at http://www.education-webevents.com/. Please contact Corrine Cho-Beaulieu with questions.
In 2008 the DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons came together to work on joint initiatives that would better serve both open source repository communities. Several directions have emerged. Both organizations are working together to improve interoperability of the software, forming joint collaborations with other organizations that offer value to both communities, and developing joint programs for advocacy, education and outreach. In addition, Fedora Commons and the DSpace Foundation are collaborating to investigate the prospect of jointly developing new technologies. Both organizations received a grant from the Mellon Foundation to design “DuraSpace”, a service that will allow users to replicate and access their digital content in the cloud. Join Michele Kimpton, Executive Director, DSpace Foundation, and Sandy Payette, Executive Director Fedora Commons for a 60-minute update on the multiple dimensions of this dynamic collaboration between two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content.