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Ithaca, NY A maintenance release that fixes several bugs present in Fedora 2.2.1 is now available. In addition, the release includes key improvements to the journaling and policy enforcement modules. Download the 2.2.2 Release Notes for more detail.
Key improvements include:
• Policy Enforcement
Feature #1743769: Multiple Owner id Support

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-31 16:40

Ithaca, NY The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) NCore team has announced the release of an open source generic version of the NSDL Search and NDR Interactions MediaWiki extensions and WordPressMU plugins that power the NSDL Expert Voices blogosphere and NSDL Wiki. Download the plugins here:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-31 14:48

Fedora Day at Open Repositories 2008NSDL Annotation will be held on April 3, 2008 and brings 32 Fedora project leaders and developers together to share their work with some of the 400+ OR08 attendees.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-20 15:56

San Francisco, CA The Topaz Project hosted developers from Mulgara, Fedora Commons, and Topaz on March 5-6, 2008 for a series of design meetings and discussions based on Mulgara’s XA2 Storage Layer.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-12 17:18

Paris, France The Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BnF) with it’s novel architecture based on the visual concept of four open books standing upright and facing each to make an interior square in downtown Paris, is built on seven centuries of history and scholarship in five locations. Vast collections include rare and ancient texts as well as audio visual collections, image banks and interactive services.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-12 16:25

Ihtaca, NY A paper by Dean B. Krafft, Aaron Birkland, and Ellen J. Cramer that provides details about NCore—an open source architecture and software platform for creating flexible, collaborative digital libraries—is now available. This paper will be presented at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-03-12 15:28

Santa Clara, CA “Text” was common repository digital content during the last decade. Now repositories are being designed to manage many kinds of “data”—and lots of it. Companies and organizations need mass quantities of accurate and detailed information to enable fast analysis and trend-spotting. From satellite that transmit terabytes worth of astronomical and weather data, to financial and demographic data, managing data just became easier.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27 17:09

Berlin, Germany Last month HatCheck spoke with Matt Zumwalt, MediaShelf—a company that works with businesses and organizations to create digital asset management solutions with Fedora—as he was settling into a flat in Berlin. Currently Matt is on what he calls a worldwide “Listening Tour.”

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27 16:44

Ithaca, NY The first issue of Fedora Commons HatCheck newsletter launched on March 4, 2008. This quarterly newsletter is by and for communities of Fedora users, developers, vendors and decision makers for the exchange of news, events and achievements. Your comments and content are most welcome! Please contact Carol Minton Morris ( to contribute your news to the June 4, 2008 issue of Hatcheck.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27 16:38

Copenhagen, Denmark The Fedora GSearch team is pleased to announce the release of GSearch 2.0 for Fedora. The new release is designed to support Fedora 2.2.1. GSearch 3.0 for Fedora version 3.0, with message-based communication is currently being developed by Eddie Shin, Fedora Commons. The Fedora Generic Search Service or “GSearch” is part of the Fedora Service Framework that presents users with a service-oriented architecture approach that allows new services to be built as stand-alone web applications that run independently of the Fedora repository.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27 16:19