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Ithaca, NY In February the DuraSpace organization hosted a meeting in London co-sponsored by JISC, BDL (Indiana), and CLIR which was attended by representatives from the California Digital Library (CDL), DSpace, DuraCloud, Fedora, Sakai, SWORD, and OJS projects.  This rapid fire, one day cross-project coordination meeting w

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-04-08 11:55

Ithaca, NY Earlier this spring a group of Fedora developers and “committers” (those who contribute open source code to help improve Fedora repository software for the entire community) gathered in London for two-day, face-to-face talks around high priority issues that had been jointly identified by attendees prior to the meeting. Content modeling architecture, module architecture, storage and interfaces were key agenda topics that were introduced by developers who presented their investigations and thinking on each topic area.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-04-06 17:16

Ithaca, NY Having been in and around a few archaeological “digs,” and experienced the painstaking amount of effort that goes into documenting bits and pieces of objects uncovered “in situ” it was a pleasure to browse data from the Fedora-powered Archaeology Data Service (ADS):
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-04-05 11:26

Ithaca, NY The DSpace team announced today that an updated DSpace Demonstration Repository running DSpace 1.6.0 is now available for the community to use.  The DSpace Demonstration Repository is a good place to run demonstrations, or to use as a sandbox for testing DSpace software before installing it.
http://demo.dspace.org/

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-04-01 11:10

Ithaca, NY On March 17, 2010 Chris Wilper and Stuart Lewis offered a one-hour overview of new features in Fedora 3.3 and DSpace 1.6. The session concluded with a lively question and answer period with some of the 55 participants from around the globe. You may download What’s New in Fedora 3.3 and DSpace 1.6 — March 17, 2010 here: http://duraspace.org/resources.php.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-30 11:30

By Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch Cornell University Librarian. Anne Kenney offers observations on current trends and new ideas affecting knowledge organization, preservation, access and management relevant to Cornell University Library staff and operations in a weekly email message entitled “Take One” (posted with permission).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-29 11:31

Ithaca, NY Library exhibits are a valued cultural tradition that began as a way to call attention to significant, new or notable library books and objects on tables and in exhibit cases. As more collections are born digital, and as libraries put more collections online, library displays have moved online to showcase masterpieces that were often previously hidden from regular public view.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-26 16:47

From Lance Stuchell, Project Coordinator, Digital Preservation Management Workshops, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will host the five-day Digital Preservation Management workshop June 13-18, 2010 in Cambridge MA.
Who Should Attend?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-25 16:37

Rome, Italy Is your organization involved in large scale digitization or do you need to receive large volumes of digital content? Do you have the need to retain digital content and access it in the future? If so, you can find out how to use Planets’ (http://www.planets-project.eu/) tools and services to plan and preserve digital content for the future.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-25 11:53