By Tim Donohue, Technical Lead for the DSpace Project
By Dr. Teresa Dobson for the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Team
Ithaca, NY A portion of the world’s digital knowledge is represented in the “Ranking Web of World Repositories” (http://repositories.webometrics.info/top400_rep.asp), an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab that provides an online ranking of the top 400 repositories in the world. Cybermetrics Lab is a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), a public research body in Spain.
Ithaca, NY In the mood for a soulful tune by Odetta, at talk by Norman Cousins on Citizen Diplomacy, or perhaps a look into the life and times of artist Man Ray as illustrated by Man Ray, artist William Wegman’s dog.
By Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs & Operations, SPARC
Washington, DC Three new student films on information sharing have been voted the best by a panel of new media experts, students, and librarians in the third annual Sparky Awards. Organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and adopted by campuses everywhere, the Sparky Awards contest calls on entrants to creatively illustrate in a short video the value of openly sharing ideas.
Ithaca, NY With the theme, “Open Access Repositories now and in the future–from the global and Asia-Pacific points of view” the Digital Repository Federation International Conference (DRFIC) was held on December 3-4, 2009 in Tokyo and focused on topics relevant to digital repository and open access.
Ithaca, NY The IslandLives (http://islandlives.ca/) collection offers weekend browsers a rare glimpse into the lives, environment, culture and history of a small community perched far to the north in the Canadian Maritime Provinces.
Ithaca, NY If you take the DEV8D symbol “8D” and turn it 90 degrees counter-clockwise you get a laughing face, which is suitable for an unconference structured around a program especially designed to make developers happy. How do the organizers know this phenomena is real? At the 2009 event attendees collaborated on the development of a “Happyness-o-meter” to find out exactly how happy the event made attendees.