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Ithaca, NY Achieving a balance between available resources and creative initiatives is a long-standing task for colleges and universities. Educause has released a brief, “7 Things You Should Know About Cloud Computing” that aims to inform university IT managers about how to plan and budget for leveraging cloud technologies to provide local services through the Internet.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-18 12:09

Ithaca, NY Paul Gearon, DuraSpace Technical Lead and Developer, has announced the release of Mulgara 2.1.3. Mulgara can be downloaded from: http://mulgara.org/download.html.
Some of the major changes in this release:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-18 10:56

Chicago. Ill Paul Gearon, DuraSpace Technical Lead and Developer, is the technical guru behind the Mulgara project (now available in version 2.1.2), a DuraSpace- sponsored technology focused on providing highly scalable semantic technologies. His semantic Web experience extends from data storage to ontology modeling and rules systems. In a recent interview Gearon referred to a quote from Tim Berners Lee on the Semantic Web and his ideas around “linked and open data:”

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-07 15:39

Lisbon, Portugal Source code is now available from RODA, Repositório de Objectos Digitais Autênticos, an initiative of the National Archive Institute of Portugal (IAN/TT) supported by the eGovernment of Portugal which has been established to support its activity in information and communication technologies to improve the efficiency, productivity and quality of public services.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-07 10:43

Charlottetown, PEI, Canada The Ann of Green Gables hat (with braids) was in short supply in local gift shops as Fedora Commons developers and repository managers converged on Charlottetown, PEI, Canada for the second Red Island Repository Institute (RIRI).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-05 11:18

Rome, Italy This fall the IADIS–International Association for Development of the Information Society–will hold it’s annual conference in Rome, Italy from November 19-21, 2009. Conference organizers have announced that the keynote speaker will be Daniel Schwabe, Professor, Department of Informatics, Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil. The call for papers is available here: http://www.internet-conf.org/cfp.asp. The deadline for submissions is September 21, 2009.
* Conference background and goals

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-04 20:36

Washington, D.C. Code{4}lib (http://www.code4lib.org/) fosters community and shares information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future. The Maryland and Washington, D.C. area code{4}lib group is hosting a joint meeting (http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/MDC) with the DC Fedora Users Group on Aug. 5, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the National Agricultural Library.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-31 17:03

by Thornton Staples, Director of Community Outreach and Alliances, DuraSpace Now that DSpace and Fedora have combined forces, we are beginning to bring together our community outreach activities to take advantage of both of our efforts. Chris Wilper and Brad McClean are working together on the developer community side of things, and Valerie Hollister and I are working on the user community.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-24 16:33

By Chris Wilper, Technical Lead and Developer, DuraSpace Fedora Commons hosted a very successful Developer Open House at OR09 earlier this summer. Thanks to all who attended and participated. Through this formal session and in on-the-fly hallway discussions we got some great ideas on how to improve developer participation. As the developer-community around Fedora and DuraSpace continues to grow and evolve, it makes even more sense to create communications channels that enable broad involvement.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-24 16:12

A recent study by Anne Gentil-Beccot, Salvatore Mele, and Travis Brooks, “Citing and Reading Behaviours in High-Energy Physics: How a Community Stopped Worrying about Journals and Learned to Love Repositories” argues that physicists are well-served by depositing their papers in ArXiv early and often. ArXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University. This analysis of key points made by Gentil-Beccot et al is from Stevan Harnad, University of Southampton:
“This is an important study, and most of its conclusions are valid:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-21 10:55