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The DSpace platform now has over 700 instances in over 70 different countries worldwide.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-01 23:34

Ithaca, NY The SciencePipes (http://sciencepipes.org/alpha/home/) team has announced a new release of the system. In this version the new pipe (workflow) editor has been deployed. See a demo of that functionality at http://sciencepipes.org/docs/demos/alpha/functionality/new-editor/.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-29 15:29

Ithaca, NY How do institutions decide what to save, and who makes those decisions? What are some current ideas around establishing review processes? What are the interrelated implications for long-term sustainability? These are some of the questions that come up when knowledge management groups, organizations and institutions reflect on which parts of their heritage of science and culture they will keep, and for how long.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-29 12:01

Published by SPARC on September 24, 2009
Washington, DC – Last year, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Calgary were among a handful of institutions that established pools of money, through their libraries, to cover the cost of open-access journal fees. This approach – aimed at supporting a new academic publishing model that could ultimately relieve at least some of the burden of expensive journal subscriptions – has found a receptive audience among researchers on these two campuses.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-28 11:07

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA The DSpace committers group has announced two new additions to the group: Jeffrey Trimble and Larry  Stone. Please join us in welcoming them!

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-25 13:10

Washington, DC Please join Michele Kimpton, Chief Business Officer of DuraSpace, for a WebEx web seminar sponsored by the Library of Congress (LOC) NDIIPP on Sept. 30, 2009. She will present an overview of the DuraCloud platform, currently in development. Her presentation will include details about the current DuraCloud pilot program in progress with New York Public Library and Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-25 11:50

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

San Francisco, CA The Public Library of Science (PLoS) has announced that PLoS journals will now provide online article-level metrics for published articles. PLoS is a a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-17 11:39

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