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Blacksburg, VA The strength of the Fedora open source repository platform software lies in its flexibility and extensibility which in turn allows developers and service providers to customize solutions to meet specialized needs. Vishesh Chachra, VP, VTLS (http://www.vtls.com/), is convinced that allowing potential customers experience the power of streaming media with the VTLS' new VITAL Media solution integrated with Fedora will help to promote the use of both VTLS and Fedora.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2011-01-31 12:05

Ithaca, NY The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is not only the home of the popular Islandora repository software ("...uniquely combines the Drupal and Fedora open software applications to create a robust digital asset management system that can be fitted to meet the short and long term collaborative requirements of digital data stewardship"), but is also home to many interesting digital collections.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2011-01-31 12:03

Ithaca, NY On January 20-21, 2011 the DSpace community held an online discussion using email led by Alice Platt, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University. Participants sent messages to dspace-general@lists.sourceforge.net or responded to emails sent by others in the discussion that went to the entire list.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2011-01-27 14:15

Ithaca, NY On January 20-21, 2011 the DSpace community held an online discussion using email led by Alice Platt, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University. Participants sent messages to dspace-general@lists.sourceforge.net or responded to emails sent by others in the discussion that went to the entire list.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-27 14:15

Ithaca, NY The Fedora committer team has announced the release of Fedora 3.4.2.

This is a bugfix release that addresses several memory and stability issues with the core repository service.

Many thanks to those in the community who contributed to this release; particularly Janna Wemekamp (FCREPO-774 and FCREPO-823), Jörg Panzer (FCREPO-774), Nigel Thomas (FCREPO-846) and Mark Roy (FCREPO-820). Your help in identifying bugs, submitting patches, and road-testing fixes is very much appreciated.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-27 12:39

Ithaca, NY On January 18th the Washington, D.C. Area Fedora Users Meeting was held at the National Museum of the American Indian, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. Despite icy conditions, about 25 participants attended the all-day meeting. Thornton Staples, Director of Research and Scientific Data Management, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution led the meeting.

Following introductions and a welcome from Thorton Staples presentations about Fedora-related projects–anywhere from pilot phase to mature, production installations–were offered.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-20 13:45

Santa Cruz, CA The west coast based Armada Group focuses on understanding and taking advantage of cloud computing, virtualization, SOA and web services to provide optimal, cost effective, scalable services for their customers. A recent whitepaper by Haresh Parekh and Vasa Dasan gives an overview of hybrid enterprise-open source cloud-based solutions that are making technical and business model innovations possible for industry and professional service providers.

You may read an overview or download the whitepaper here:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-19 13:17