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From Peter Murray, Assistant Director, Technology Services Development, LYRASIS

Atlanta, GA LYRASIS is pleased to announce the launch of FOSS4LIB (Free/Open Source Software for Libraries), a website dedicated to providing guidance about open source software for the library community.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-19 18:08

Ithaca, NY At many US web sites today visitors are being greeted with blacked out access to make the point that the Internet should be allowed to fulfill its potential for providing open access to research, culture and heritage through innovation.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-18 13:27

Ithaca, NY The SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) protocol was developed in to 2007 make it easier for institutions to deposit research outputs in institutional repositories. In the Jan/Feb issue of D-Lib Magazine authors Stuart Lewis, The University of Auckland Library, Pablo de Castro, GrandIR, and Richard Jones, Cottage Labs present nine use cases identified by the SONEX and SWORD projects in an article, "SWORD: Facilitating Deposit Scenarios".

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-18 12:58

Ithaca, NY Governments all over the world are finding that access to government information is a key part of engaging stakeholders—members of government, officials, citizens, businesses and more—in using data to leverage economic opportunity. The Parliment of Thailand made the decision to implement a DSpace (http://dspace.org) repository to meet national requirements for access, space, scalability and preservation:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-12 18:21

From Kevin Ashley, Director Digital Curation Centre and OR12 Conference Program Chair, on behalf of the programme committee and the local organizing committee of OR12

Edinburgh, Scotland The theme of this year’s Open Repositories Conference  is “Open Services for Open Content: Local In/Global Out.” It will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland between July 9-13, 2012. You are invited to consider what you can contribute to the conference program.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-10 13:54

Silver Spring, MD Registration is open for the third annual ASIS&T Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) summit that will take place on March 22-23, 2012 in New Orleans at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, held in cooperation with the ASIS&T Information Architecture Summit.

Web site: http://rdap12.posterous.com/

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-06 10:59