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Ithaca, NY LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries (http://www.libereurope.eu/) was founded in 1971 under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Currently LIBER encompasses more than 400 national, university and other libraries in 45 countries.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-23 12:52

Ithaca, NY This year’s OR10 Conference will be held from July 6 through 9 at the at Palacio de Congresos in Madrid, Spain. As the dates get closer information, who’s who, and various posts-links-tweets-tags (use #OR10 for conference-related items) will be featured on the OR10 Crowdvine (http://or10.crowdvine.com/) site. Organizers encourage all interested open repository community members to register, connect, share ideas and stay tuned for opportunities to participate.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-23 12:13

From Scott Phillips, Managing Editor, Journal of Digital Information
The Journal of Digital Information has just published its first issue of 2010 (volume 11, number 1)  at http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/issue/view/91. This issue, edited by John Howard, is a Special Issue with papers invited from Open Repositories 2009 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The following papers are included in this issue:
Journal of Digital Information
Volume 11, number 1 -  March 2010

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-23 10:40

Ithaca, NY The mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive (http://jwa.org/) is, “to uncover, chronicle, and transmit to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women.” The makers of this in-depth, delightful, and profound collection have developed an Encyclopedia (http://jwa.org/encyclopedia), educational materials, diverse exhibits, book and film guides, a look back at Jewish women’s lives, and a blog featuring colorful stories (http://jwablog.jwa.org/) with links to

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-19 17:18

Ithaca, NY On March 20,2009 the faculty of MIT voted to “give MIT nonexclusive permission to disseminate their journal articles for open access through DSpace, an open-source software platform developed by the MIT Libraries and Hewlett Packard and launched in 2002. The policy gives MIT and its faculty the right to use and share the articles for any purpose other than to make a profit. Authors may opt out on a paper-by-paper basis.” (http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/open-access-0320.html).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-19 15:41

About the Google Summer of Code from the GSoC web site: “GSoC is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. Google has worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-19 13:01

Ithaca, NY Chris Wilper, DuraSpace Technical Lead and Developer is pleased to announce the release of Akubra 0.3.
http://fedora-commons.org/go/akubra
Akubra is a Java API that provides read/write access to URI-addressable files.  It is currently used by the Fedora Commons Repository software to provide an adaptable, file-oriented low level storage layer, but it is not Fedora-specific. Akubra achieves a high level of interoperability between storage systems by making simplifying assumptions:
In Akubra:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-15 11:24

Ithaca, NY The New Jersey Digital Highway (NJDH) offers visitors an “on ramp” to views of the Garden State in historical photographs, mysteries (http://www.njhm.com/index.htm), diners (http://njdiners.com/) and much more. This highly collaborative web site is self-described as a “One stop shop for New Jersey history and culture, from the collections of NJ libraries, museums, archives and historical societies.”

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-12 15:05

Ithaca, NY Water resources research, planning and management are big issues in Texas where population growth and the search for new sources of water have put pressure on policy makers to monitor the balance between environmental, human, agricultural and economic development priorities. To gather available research together in one knowledge base on Mar. 9, 2010 the Texas Digital Library announced that they are “Developing a new collaborative resource for sharing water data across the state of Texas.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-11 15:40

Ithaca, NY Webinito Networks (http://www.webinito.com/) held a workshop on DSpace January 30-31, 2010 at Kadi University in Gujarat, India with 60 delegates from 35+ colleges, universities and government institutions from across India on hand to participate. Topics ranging from installation in Windows/Linux to a statistics module, and structure of DSpace were covered during the 2-day event.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-10 18:44