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Washington, DC The May/June 2011 issue of D-Lib Magazine contains four articles, several short pieces in the 'In Brief' column, excerpts from recent press releases, and news of upcoming conferences and other items of interest in 'Clips and Pointers'.  This month, D-Lib features the the American-Rails.com web site, courtesy of Adam Burns.

http://www.dlib.org/
The articles include:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-05-16 17:09

Washington, DC The ninth installment in the Berlin Open Access Conference Series, which convenes leaders in the science, humanities, research, funding, and policy communities around The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, will take place at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute on November 9 & 10, 2011 outside Washington, DC. The conference theme will focus on the impact of open access in research and scholarship.

Watch the B9 web site for information about speakers, registration and schedule as it becomes available:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-05-16 16:44

Ithaca, NY This month's issue highlights new web site launches for DuraCloud and DuraSpace; the 2011 Sponsorship Campaign and the DuraSpace Google Summer of Code project line-up along with news and information from the DSpace, Fedora and DuraCloud projects and communities.

http://137.149.200.17/duraspacedigestv3i4.php

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-05-12 14:07

New York, NY Sixteen problems, sixteen sessions. That's the theme of this year's smaller, more focused Open Video Conference, which takes place Sep. 10-11 in New York City. Apply now through May 31, 2011 to lead a session.

Do you have ideas about how to make web video better? Do you want to convene the smartest people working in technology, policy, and the creative arts to solve a big problem?

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-05-10 15:59

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:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-05-06 12:45

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.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-05-06 10:37