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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.
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 (, diners ( 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 ( 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

Ithaca, NY The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides independent scientific and technological support for the EU. Articles and papers from these JRC European research organizations are now available in a DSpace repository (, an online service providing access to research publications:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-10 18:24

Ithaca, NY Have ever wondered what it was like to travel in the Middle East long ago? Rice University’s TIMEA ( digital archive offers visitors unique views of Western interactions with the Middle East during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-27 22:11

Ithaca, NY  Developer Happiness Days 2010 ( came to an end today in London. The DEV8D blog ( features interviews with event participants who discuss projects, innovation and new ideas around how to get scientists and developers together.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-27 20:25

Ithaca NY Earlier this week in London Eduserv ( and JISC ( organized a free “Repositories in the Cloud” day-long event as a way to offer software developers, repository managers, service providers, and funding/advisory bodies a review of potential policy and technical issues associated with cloud computing and the delivery of repository services in UK Higher Educational Institutions. As Gaz J.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-25 14:23

Information for this blog post was contributed by Eric Jansson, NITLE (National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education)

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-23 12:05