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Bangalore, India The Library & Information Centre, B.N.M. Institute of Technology, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560 070 is organizing a one-day National Workshop on “Design & Organization of Institutional Repositories Using DSpace (Version 1.5.2)” to be held on January 9, 2010.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-15 11:59

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Paul Gearon, Technical Lead and Developer, DuraSpace, has announced the release of Mulgara 2.1.5—a scalable semantic database written entirely in Java. Download Mulgara from:
http://mulgara.org/download.html.
Some of the improvements in this release include:
• Results are no longer distinct by default, thereby following SPARQL requirements. TQL also has a new NONDISTINCT keyword.
• UNION operations are significantly optimized for results with duplicates.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-11 17:26

By the DuraSpace team
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA DuraSpace believes that communities are essential to the creation of shared and enduring solutions.  To address the challenges inherent in digital information, the power of community can be harnessed towards solutions for preserving our digital heritage, promoting open access, enabling scholarly communication, managing scientific data, and more.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-11 12:50

By Chris Awre, Head of Information Management Academic Services, University of Hull
Oxford, UK The Fedora UK & Ireland and EU User Groups held their first formal joint meeting at the University of Oxford on December 8, 2009. The day provided a good opportunity to share experiences and ideas, and was focused around two themes of current interest.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-09 15:03

Stuart Lewis, DSpace 1.6 Community Release Manager, announced that the week-long DSpace 1.6 testathon ‘The Big Bug Hunt’ is underway. So far  9 bugs, ranging from inconsistencies in the documentation, bugs in the jspui and xmlui, and suggestions for improvements to email notifications have been reported. The more that are gathered, the better DSpace 1.6 will be.
Please join in with the testathon…
WHO: You! Everyone is invited to take part, and we’ve make it as easy as possible for you to have access to a DSpace 1.6 test system.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-08 11:25

Ithaca NY, Boston, MA Kai Strnad, Fedora Commons 3.3 Community Release Manager, announced the code freeze for Fedora Commons 3.3 on December 7, 2009. The community is invited and encouraged to visit the Community Contributors page (http://www.fedora-commons.org/confluence/display/FCREPO/Fedora+3.3+-+Call+for+Participation) to find out how to help out with a particular known issue, or any other issue you would like to see see addressed.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-08 11:15

This announcement is forwarded from David Ruddy, Director, E-Publishing Technologies, Division of Library Information Technologies, Cornell University Library (CUL).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-03 11:36

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Join Michele Kimpton, CBO, DuraSpace for an “All About Repositories” web seminiar on December 16, 2009, and find out how your organization can participate in a pilot program that will test a new cloud-based service, “DuraCloud.” Please register for the free web seminar here.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-11-30 15:51

By Valorie Hollister, Director of Community Development and Director of the DSpace Project, DuraSpace
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Tim Donohue officially joined the DuraSpace organization as Technical Lead for the DSpace Project this month. Tim’s focus is to provide guidance and leadership to the DSpace Committers and code contributors as they plan, develop, test and release future versions of DSpace.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-11-30 15:05

By Valorie Hollister, Director of Community Development and Director of the DSpace Project, DuraSpace
Ithaca NY, Boston, MA The DSpace User Group Meeting (DSUG) was an informative and enjoyable even thank to Jonas Gilbert, the DSUG Fall 2009 Program Committee Chairperson, the rest of the Program Committee, the local organizing team, the University of Gothenburg, the City of Gothenburg, Sweden who were sponsors and presenters.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-11-30 14:04