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Cambridge, MA Mark R. Diggory is a software engineer who is on the DSpace 2.0 development team. He provides observations and details about combined DSpace/Fedora collaborative efforts and opportunities in a recent blog post that reports on “new synergies between DSpace and Fedora.” Diggory’s blog is entitled “Sapere Aude!” which means “Dare to Know.”

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-24 11:35

Ithaca, NY  A cash prize of $2000, sponsored by Microsoft Research, has been awarded to Ross McFarlane, University of Liverpool, for his “OREsome” entry. The challenge prototypes were to focus on OAI-ORE functionality at the end-user level (e.g. in a browser) and the potential for the prototype to promote ORE within and beyond the repository community.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-19 17:44

Amazon’s web services customers have been alerted to early details about a new content delivery service that is currently in development and expected to be widely available before the end of the year
This new service will provide a high performance method of distributing content to end users, and will give customers low latency and high data transfer rates when they access objects. The initial release will help developers and businesses who need to deliver popular, publicly readable content over HTTP connections. The goal is to create a content delivery service that:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-18 11:33

Ithaca, NY Fedora Commons has grown since the non-profit organization, home of popular Fedora open source software, launched in August of 2007. To keep pace with users and developers who are participating in innovative initiatives leading to groundbreaking technical releases, as well as with those who are creating community-sponsored meeting and events, Fedora Commons is pleased to announce the release of a new homepage and a new collaborative Wiki.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-15 17:32

London, UK  The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) will lead a Members Meeting November 6-8, 2008 at King’s College London hosted by King’s College and the Center for Computing in the Humanities. The meeting is open to all and free of charge for the TEI consortium subscribers, institutional members, and invited guests.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-15 12:35

By Sandy Payette

It’s been an exciting summer with the release of Fedora 3.0, Mulgara 2.0, and the kickoff of the new collaboration of Fedora Commons and the DSpace Foundation.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-11 12:47

Edinburgh, Scotland Those interested in the likely future development of repositories will be interested in video and PowerPoint presentations of the event which are now available at http://www.repositoryfringe.org.

Repository Fringe 2008, funded by JISC and hosted by the University of Edinburgh, was held from August 31 - September 1. Researchers were on hand to exchange ideas on the best way’s for repository data to be collected, stored and made accessible.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-10 17:24

Read HatCheck online here. Subscribe to HatCheck RSS  here. Back issues are available here.  HatCheck is a quarterly newsletter published by Fedora Commons by and for communities of Fedora users, developers, vendors and decision makers provided to facilitate the exchange of news, events, information and achievements.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-09 14:09

The first Fedora EU User Group meeting will be held in conjunction with the ECDL conference in Arhus, Denmark on September 19, 2008.
Highlights of the all-day meeting include a talk by Sandy Payette, Executive Director of Fedora Commons, and an early morning session for Fedora newbies, to help them with setting up and running Fedora. If you have an interesting Fedora-based project, we have some time slots available for short(!) presentations.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-09 11:11

This update release addresses an issue that appeared in 2.0.4 when building from source on Windows. A new default configuration file for mulgara-core is included allowing it to start a basic server without any manual configuration.
Fixes:

  • Removed a symlink that documented javacc as version 4.0. A poorly written task was trying to pick up this link as a real file, which doesn’t work on Windows.
  • Fixed the namespace map in the RDF/XML writer so it can’t accidentally use a generated URI in an export.

Cleanup:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-08 10:14