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By Chris Awre, Head of Information Management Academic Services, University of Hull
Oxford, UK The Fedora UK & Ireland and EU User Groups held their first formal joint meeting at the University of Oxford on December 8, 2009. The day provided a good opportunity to share experiences and ideas, and was focused around two themes of current interest.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-09 15:03

Stuart Lewis, DSpace 1.6 Community Release Manager, announced that the week-long DSpace 1.6 testathon ‘The Big Bug Hunt’ is underway. So far  9 bugs, ranging from inconsistencies in the documentation, bugs in the jspui and xmlui, and suggestions for improvements to email notifications have been reported. The more that are gathered, the better DSpace 1.6 will be.
Please join in with the testathon…
WHO: You! Everyone is invited to take part, and we’ve make it as easy as possible for you to have access to a DSpace 1.6 test system.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-08 11:25

Ithaca NY, Boston, MA Kai Strnad, Fedora Commons 3.3 Community Release Manager, announced the code freeze for Fedora Commons 3.3 on December 7, 2009. The community is invited and encouraged to visit the Community Contributors page (http://www.fedora-commons.org/confluence/display/FCREPO/Fedora+3.3+-+Call+for+Participation) to find out how to help out with a particular known issue, or any other issue you would like to see see addressed.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-08 11:15

This announcement is forwarded from David Ruddy, Director, E-Publishing Technologies, Division of Library Information Technologies, Cornell University Library (CUL).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-03 11:36

Announcement from HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory)
HASTAC has announced the HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations Conference that will be held April 15-17, 2010 and hosted by the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science at the University of Illinois, HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations will be a free, entirely virtual event held in a multiplicity of digital spaces instigated from sites across the globe.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-02 16:30

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Join Michele Kimpton, CBO, DuraSpace for an “All About Repositories” web seminiar on December 16, 2009, and find out how your organization can participate in a pilot program that will test a new cloud-based service, “DuraCloud.” Please register for the free web seminar here.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-11-30 15:51

By Valorie Hollister, Director of Community Development and Director of the DSpace Project, DuraSpace
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Tim Donohue officially joined the DuraSpace organization as Technical Lead for the DSpace Project this month. Tim’s focus is to provide guidance and leadership to the DSpace Committers and code contributors as they plan, develop, test and release future versions of DSpace.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-11-30 15:05

By Valorie Hollister, Director of Community Development and Director of the DSpace Project, DuraSpace
Ithaca NY, Boston, MA The DSpace User Group Meeting (DSUG) was an informative and enjoyable even thank to Jonas Gilbert, the DSUG Fall 2009 Program Committee Chairperson, the rest of the Program Committee, the local organizing team, the University of Gothenburg, the City of Gothenburg, Sweden who were sponsors and presenters.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-11-30 14:04

By Valorie Hollister, Director of Community Development and Director of the DSpace Project, DuraSpace

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-11-30 13:54

By Thorny Staples, Director of Community Strategy and Alliances and Director of the Fedora Project, DuraSpace
In the continuing effort to move the Fedora project from being the funded development project where it started, to a completely community-based effort, I invite you to visit the new “Software” page on the Fedora Commons web site (http://www.fedora-commons.org/software).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-11-23 12:50