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Why Preservation Matters: "We Need to Remember, Period."

Winchester, MA  Digitization of fragile film and video resources is the first step towards making sure they are preserved into the future. Yale University's department of Manuscripts and Archives published an example of a video from The Fortunoff Video Archive Holocaust Testimonies, a historic collection of over 4,400 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust, to demonstrate how important it is not only to digitize video resources, but to do it as soon as possible.

CALL: ALCTS Metadata Interest Group at ALA Midwinter Meeting

From Maureen P. Walsh, Vice-Chair, ALCTS Metadata Interest Group, Associate Professor / Institutional Repository Services Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries

The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group invites proposals for
presentations at its meeting at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington, on Sunday, January 27th from 8:30 to 10:00 am.
 

OA Week 2012: For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure Visit the Centers for Disease Control "Stacks"

To celebrate Open Access Week 2012 Oct. 21-28 DuraSpace will post a new "For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure" each day (and beyond) to highlight the "splendid stuff in YOUR repository".

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an open access repository "CDC Stacks" at http://stacks.cdc.gov using the Fedora repository platform hosted in the cloud.

WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE: “The Features and Updates of Fedora 3.6"

Winchester, MA  On Oct. 18 Edwin Shin presented “The Features and Updates of Fedora 3.6". This webinar is part of the DuraSpace Solutions Series. Learn more about Fedora 3.6 here: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORA36/Fedora+3.6+Documentation.

A recording of the webinar presentation along with the presentation slides is available at http://duraspace.org/duraspace-solutions.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) Announces Registry Launch

ORCID  (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) has launched its Registry (http://orcid.org), where researchers can distinguish themselves by creating a unique profile and personal identifier for themselves.

Announcement: http://about.orcid.org/news/2012/10/16/orcid-launches-registry

WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE: "A Case Study on General Repository Applications using Hydra"

Winchester, MA  On Oct. 16 Rick Johnson and Richard Green presented “A Case Study on General Repository Applications using Hydra". This webinar is part of the Hot Topics Community Webinar Series, “Get a Head on Your Repository with Hydra End-to-End Solutions,” curated by Tom Cramer, Chief Technology Strategist at Stanford University Libraries. 

DURASPACE SOLUTIONS WEBINAR: Find Out What's New in Fedora 3.6

Winchester, MA  You are invited to attend a DuraSpace Solutions Webinar focused on the recent release of Fedora 3.6 on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET. Edwin Shin, Fedora Release Team Leader and Managing Partner and Technical Director, MediaShelf, will be presenting an overview of what's new in Fedora Repository 3.6.

Dell and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Create Preservation Archive with Open Source Fedora Repository Software

From Dell Global Education Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and DuraSpace

• One of the largest public university libraries in the country uses open source software on Dell DX Object Storage Platform to manage and protect digital assets
• University lowers storage total cost of ownership with scalability to support archive growth

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