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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: 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 ( 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 ( 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

College Station, Texas Repositories are being deployed in a variety of environments (education, research, science, cultural heritage) and contexts (national, regional, institutional, project, lab, personal).  Regardless of setting, context or scale, repositories are increasingly expected to operate across administrative and disciplinary boundaries and to interact with distributed computational services and social communities.  The many repository platforms available today are changing the nature of scholarly communication.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20 15:32

New York, London Tens of millions of dollars, pounds and euros are invested each year by government agencies and private foundations to develop and support digital resources in the not-for–profit sector.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-15 17:27

Washington, DC, Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA How long is long enough for our collective national digital heritage to be available and accessible? The Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and DuraSpace have announced that they will launch a one-year pilot program to test the use of cloud technologies to enable perpetual access to digital content. The pilot will focus on a new cloud-based service, DuraCloud, developed and hosted by the DuraSpace organization.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-15 10:25

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Join this live web event on Wednesday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m. PT; 12:00 p.m. ET. DSpace and Fedora are two of the largest open source software platforms for managing and providing access to digital content, with a combined global community of more than 700 instances including national libraries, research projects, businesses and universities. What are the natural strengths of each repository platform? What circumstances and requirements would dictate using either one or the other or both?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-11 12:07