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Ithaca, NY The Geek Feminism blog ( supports, encourages, and discusses issues facing women in geek communities, broadly defined to include science and technology, gaming and more. Authors include women (and men) who are actively involved in software development or technically-related fields and have an interest in geeky discussions about feminism, feminist discussions about geekdom and/or geek feminist discussion about other things.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2011-02-14 11:16

From Molly Kleinman, University of Michigan Library

Ann Arbor, Michigan I am pleased to announce the launch of Open Attribute, a suite of tools that make it simple to copy and paste the correct attribution for any Creative Commons licensed work on the web.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2011-02-08 11:55

Ithaca, NY  DuraSpace, a not-for-profit organization providing open source software and services, announced today that Michele Kimpton will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2011.  Kimpton is currently the Chief Business Officer of DuraSpace, and formerly the Executive Director of the DSpace Foundation.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2011-02-03 11:49

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 (, 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 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 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