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Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Mulgara, a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java, version 2.1.4 can be downloaded from: http://mulgara.org/download.html. This version now allows users to configure Mulgara to load up any XPathFunctionResolver class and use the functions it provides within SPARQL queries. By default, Mulgara is now including the EXSLT functions, along with several custom functions.
Several significant bugfixes have also been included:
• XML and JSON results are now correctly encoded with UTF-8.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-08 13:31

Ithaca, NY Today’s web seminars will also be made available online.
DuraSpace Updates from Fedora Commons and DSpace: Web Seminar, Sept. 30
The next Sun/DuraSpace/SPARC “All About Repositories” web seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:00am PT. Register at http://www.education-webevents.com/.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-30 08:55

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA While many savvy information managers and developers know that DSpace (http://dspace.org/), part of the DuraSpace (http://DuraSpace.org) product line, is the software of choice for academic, non-profit and commercial organizations that are building open access repositories, there are still some who may wonder about what DSpace is, and what’s “under the hood.” DSpace, with over 700 installations [1] worldwide, is an out-of-the-box repository software package for creating open repositories focu

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-18 15:47

Mountain View, CA The next Sun/DuraSpace/SPARC “All About Repositories” web seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:00am PT. Register at http://www.education-webevents.com/.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-17 17:40

Oxford, UK After the successful Fedora-EU meeting in Aarhus, September last year, we invite you to join us this year in Oxford, on December 8, 2009. Numerous people were calling for this event, and we are particularly grateful for the support of Fedora-UK&I and the local team in Oxford (http://www.dresnet.net) who are sponsors of the meeting.To minimize travel, particularly for international participants, the meeting is set to coincide with:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-10 11:03

Lincoln, Nebraska The centerNet (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/centernet/) steering committee has received a Digital Humanities Start Up Grant from the U.S.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-09 17:02

Ithaca NY, Boston, MA Don’t miss the Fall 2009  “All About Repositories” free web seminar series kick-off event on Sept 9. These highly successful webinars provide overviews of best practices, technology updates, and  key trend analyses for academic resources directors, IT managers, digital librarians, repository managers and developers, and curators.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-31 13:19

Mountainview, CA Save the date! You are cordially invited to join Sun Microsystems Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) and host George Washington University–Sept. 24, 2009 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm with a networking reception to immediately follow–for a day focused on open computing solutions and best practices in the digital preservation and archiving space. The event will be held at George Washington University, Melvin Gelman Library.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-28 11:15

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Have you been a part of establishing or maintaining a unique digital repository that provides open access to a collection that was previously not used or under-used? Do you enjoy showcasing your repository’s content and the cool tools that encourage use of the materials? Do you have anecdotes about how access to resources from your repository changed someone’s life, or their thinking on an issue, or contributed to a breakthrough idea?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-27 15:16

Ithaca NY, Boston, MA DuraSpace is pleased to announce that Tim Donohue will be joining the DuraSpace organization as technical lead and developer for the DSpace Project in mid-November.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-26 09:58