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From Thorsten Reimer
London, UK Arts-humanities.net (http://www.arts-humanities.net/) is hub for research and teaching in the digital arts and humanities developed by the Centre for e-Research (CeRch) at King’s College London (KCL). Projects include the following new initiatives:
• High Throughput Humanities e-Research (HiTHeR) and FReSH (Forging Restful Services for e-Humanities)

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-15 09:29

Ithaca, NY The DuraSpace organization is looking for an entry level java developer to join the team designing, building, and supporting its new cloud compute service and open technology named DuraCloud. DuraSpace is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to enable and support open source technologies and services for scholarship and research. DuraSpace currently supports several open source platforms including DSpace and Fedora.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-14 12:37

The Netherlands The University of Twente uses Fedora in a project called ESCAPE (Enhanced Scientific Communication by Aggregated Publications Environments) which provides a “semantic overlay” allowing researchers to relate objects such as papers, topics, discussions, public media articles, and more.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-12 15:30

Ithaca, NY Thanks to everyone for their participation and help during the DSpace 1.6.0 Testathon in December. During the Testathon we came across a total of 34 different bugs, found by over 10 different testers.  Although this may sound like a lot of bugs, our team of volunteer developers have already fixed many of them and are actively working to fix the rest in the coming weeks.
In particular we would also like to recognize and thank those institutions and developers who hosted DSpace 1.6.0 test instances during the Testathon:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-08 17:09

Ithaca, NY Did you miss an “All About Repositories” web seminar from 2009? Open access recordings of the following presentations are now available from the DuraSpace web site “Resources”page (http://duraspace.org/resources.php):
DSpace and Fedora: A Collaboration Update — February 18, 2009
All About Fedora — March 18, 2009
What To Expect at the 2009 Open Repositories Conference (OR09) Event — May 13, 2009
All About DSpace — June 3, 2009

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-06 15:41

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA In January the “All About Repositories” Webinar series sponsored by Sun Microsystems, DuraSpace and SPARC continues with two events focused on tools and systems that enable open access to digital content.
• On January 13, 2010 join Greg Grossmeier, Creative Commons, as he explains how to better understand Creative Commons liscences that are designed to offer open content providers and users practical tools that enable open access.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-05 12:52

By Heather Joseph, Executive Director, and Jennifer McLennan
Director of Communications, SPARC

Washington, DC The White House needs to hear from you! As part of the Request for Information issued two weeks ago, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is inviting your contributions to an online discussion on the “Features and Technology” required to implement “public access to archived publications resulting from research funded by federal science and technology agencies.”

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-21 15:33

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA  Today, the DuraSpace not-for-profit organization and the Fedora digital repository project announced the release of Fedora 3.3. This release marks a new milestone in the process of developing the Fedora open source software.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-21 13:49

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Due to a regression bug that was introduced with some of the recent optimizations, Mulgara 2.1.6 is being released ahead of schedule. Mulgara can be downloaded from: http://mulgara.org/download.html.
The changes in this release are:
• Nested OPTIONAL operations have been fixed. These were being mangled in 2.1.5.
• New functions extensions are available, bringing Mulgara in line

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-12-21 12:54