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Ithaca, NY In introducing the Digital Preservation Pioneers feature the Library of Congress's Digital Preservation Program notes that the program itself has only been around since 2000 when stewards of our nations cultural and scientific heritage became aware that the scholarly enterprise was moving towards being all digital, all the time. Who would ensure that our collective scholarly record would be available for future generations?

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-18 13:19

Ithaca, NY Social networks as engines of hyper communication, recommendation, and annotation have come of age. With Facebook (now the size of a small country with more than 500 million users [1]) and Twitter (more than 190 million users [2]) leading the pack it seems that most of us want to feel connected, linked in, friended, re-tweeted, heard, seen, and paid attention to because, darn it, we matter.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-14 16:53

Ithaca, NY Collection digitization is a key aspect of preserving the traditionally analog, paper-based scholarly record as societies move towards learning how to preserve and make accessible an increasingly all-digital, all-the-time cultural heritage. The Google Books Project and other partnership efforts are part of a strategy that many academic libraries have adopted to ensure that analog materials are accessible far into the future.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-13 12:17

Ithaca, NY This month DuraSpace Digest features the release of DSpace 1.7; updates from DuraCloud pilot parters at MIT, Rhodes College and the University of Michigan; highlights from the IDCC conference and the CNI fall meeting, and; "A Wind Music Library."

http://duraspace.org/duraspacedigestv2i9.php

Announcements

· DSpace 1.7.0 is Available Now!
· Thank You to Our 2010 DuraSpace Community of Supporters

Submitted by Anonymous on 2011-01-12 14:18

On behalf of the DSpace Committers, we would like to formally announce that DSpace 1.7.0 is now available!

DSpace 1.7.0 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

SourceForge
Subversion

In addition, you are welcome to try out DSpace 1.7.0 on http://demo.dspace.org/ and continue to provide any early feedback you may have.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-12-17 12:46

On behalf of the DSpace Committers, we would like to formally announce that DSpace 1.7.0 is now available!

DSpace 1.7.0 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

SourceForge
Subversion

In addition, you are welcome to try out DSpace 1.7.0 on http://demo.dspace.org/ and continue to provide any early feedback you may have.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-12-17 12:46

Austin, Texas What is the role of social interactions within repository technical communities in developing strong, distributed services and cyberinfrastructure to create open access to and preservation of our shared digital heritage? The Sixth Annual International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) communities will address that question in the state capital of Texas, Austin, often billed as "The Live Music Capital of the World,” from June 8-11, 2011 at the AT& T Conference Center.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-12-14 17:04

Ithaca, NY Before continuous tone photography, and way before there were instant digital capture devices for recording and processing digital images, there were engravings. The process of using sharp tools (gravers) to incise an image on a metal or glass plate so that a reverse print of that image could be created by spreading ink on the plate and pressing paper into the inked design is known as engraving. This method of recording images was used extensively in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to illustrate the news stories of the day.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-07 16:32

Nairobi, Kenya A three-day workshop on how to use DSpace to showcase and share broad agricultural knowledge was offered by @mire and held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Nairobi earlier this week.

DSpace user Peter Ballantyne, Head of Knowledge Management and Information Services at ILRI organized the workshop to help others learn how to leverage this out-of-the-box, open source repository technology to spread information and share agricultural information.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-03 16:17