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From Joshua Sternfeld, NEH Division of Preservation and Access, Senior Program Officer

Washington, DC The National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access is proud to announce the launch of our completely redesigned NEH website [link:]!  Besides easier access to applying for, and managing a grant, the new site will showcase featured projects, news about NEH staff, and NEH-funded online content that you can explore.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-04-11 17:13

Registration is now open for the Jasig Sakai Joint Conference, to be held June 10-15, 2012 in Atlanta. The theme this year is "Growing Community; Growing Possibilities: Open innovative technologies for learning, teaching, and research".

Here is your chance to participate in the coming together of two established open source communities in their inaugural joint conference. There will be something for everyone.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-04-11 12:13

Via Alma Swan, Director, Key Perspectives Ltd. and Director of European Advocacy Programmes for SPARC and Convenor for Enabling Open Scholarship, the organisation of universities promoting the principles of open scholarship in the academic community.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-04-11 12:02

Ithaca, NY The Hydra Partners held their quarterly meeting at Stanford March 28-30. Early votes tallied during the proceedings showed attendees favoring a meeting that focused on social cohesion followed by community and technical roadmapping along with partner updates.

Hydra Project wiki:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-04-04 11:35

Ithaca, NY Institutional repositories and content management systems (CMS) hold and manage multiple types of content for a variety of purposes. To understand the differences between the two systems DuraSpace offers an analysis that highlights both similarities and differences for those who are making choices with regard to establishing a CMS such as Drupal, an open source repository system such as DSpace or Fedora, or a hybrid of both such as Islandora.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-04-03 15:09

From Kevin Ashley, 7th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR12) Program Chair

Edinburgh, UK The initial deadline for posters/pecha kuchas and demo submissions for OR2012 was Saturday March 31, 2012. That deadline has been extended until April 11, 2012.

Blog post about OR12 Poster and Pecha Kucha sessions:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-28 13:35

Ithaca, NY DuraCloud for Research (DfR), the cloud-based open source data storage and management project aimed at meeting the specific needs of working scientists, researchers and data managers has launched a web site on the DuraSpace wiki:

The web site provides:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-26 15:11

Nairobi, Kenya The XXth Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) will be held June 4-8, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme "Information for Sustainable Development in a Digital Environment" highlights opportunities for information professionals in Africa to take advantage of the recent transformation from print to digital information.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-26 10:24

Ithaca, NY Anyone who has clicked on an app knows that the way news and information is documented, shared and delivered has undergone a big change. If something unusual happens you are as likely go to YouTube to see if there are audio or video first-hand accounts as you are to read a newspaper. Reporting and sharing general information about what's going on in the world from highly produced films to on-the-fly videos has become a 24/7 event in which everyone with a phone can participate.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-26 09:53