Preservation and archiving

AVAILABLE NOW: May 2011 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter

Washington, DC Download the May 2011 issue of The Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter:

http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201105.pdf

In this issue:

• An overview of Personal Archiving Day at the Library of Congress
• A recap of the Newspaper Archive Summit

New reports available:

Launch of Institutional Repository seen as “Milestone in the access and diffusion of information on Africa”

From Bram Luyten @mire.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) launched a unique Institutional Repository on Monday during a workshop on Open Access Publishing at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The SWORD Course at Open Repositories 2011

Have you ever wondered quite what SWORD is, how it works, and what is can do for you and your repository?

If you are attending the Open Repositories 2011 conference taking place at Austin Texas next month, then register for 'The SWORD Course' - a free half day course that will give you an overview and understanding of SWORD.  It will cover the following topics:

- An Introduction to SWORD: Gives an overview of SWORD, the rationale behind its creation, and details of the funded SWORD projects

New DuraCloud Web Site Launches

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Ithaca, NY Today the DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce the launch of the DuraCloud web site. DuraCloud is an open source platform and managed service of DuraSpace that provides on-demand  storage and services for digital content in the cloud.

Presentations from PASIG at the British Library Available

From Art Pasquinelli, Solutions Specialist, Digital Libraries, Repositories, and Preservation, Oracle

Redwood City, CA Presentations from the recent PASIG held at the British Library April 4-5 are posted at: http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/h2fy11/71193-presentations-362639.html. They may also be accessed via the www.sun-pasig.ning.com website.

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