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Washington, DC Less than one week from today, more than 200 sites around the globe will mark Open Access Week 2009. The concept of Open Access is based on the simple idea that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication. Research institutes, colleges, universities, and advocacy organizations everywhere will host events or wear buttons to express their support for free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-13 17:19

Washington, DC Less than one week from today, more than 200 sites around the globe will mark Open Access Week 2009. The concept of Open Access is based on the simple idea that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication. Research institutes, colleges, universities, and advocacy organizations everywhere will host events or wear buttons to express their support for free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-13 17:19

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Mulgara, a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java, version 2.1.4 can be downloaded from: http://mulgara.org/download.html. This version now allows users to configure Mulgara to load up any XPathFunctionResolver class and use the functions it provides within SPARQL queries. By default, Mulgara is now including the EXSLT functions, along with several custom functions.
Several significant bugfixes have also been included:
• XML and JSON results are now correctly encoded with UTF-8.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-08 13:31

Ithaca, NY The very active, global, Fedora Commons Repository community of software developers contribute to the core software development process. In addition they also develop complete applications on top of Fedora that address particular use cases or application areas. The “Getting Started with Fedora” Guide is designed to offer new users, or potential users, a basic understanding of the Fedora architecture and the core repository management software, along with some general ideas about how to use it.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-08 11:03

Ithaca, NY This year’s EDUCAUSE Conference promises to offer IT professionals in higher education new options for challenging times in a 4-day face-to-face, and concurrent online conference. This year virtual attendees may register for EDUCAUSE 2009 Online, where you will have the chance to learn and network with colleagues without leaving your campus.
http://www.educause.edu/E2009

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-05 12:47

The DSpace platform now has over 700 instances in over 70 different countries worldwide.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-01 23:34

Ithaca, NY Today’s web seminars will also be made available online.
DuraSpace Updates from Fedora Commons and DSpace: Web Seminar, Sept. 30
The next Sun/DuraSpace/SPARC “All About Repositories” web seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:00am PT. Register at http://www.education-webevents.com/.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-30 08:55

Published by SPARC on September 24, 2009
Washington, DC – Last year, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Calgary were among a handful of institutions that established pools of money, through their libraries, to cover the cost of open-access journal fees. This approach – aimed at supporting a new academic publishing model that could ultimately relieve at least some of the burden of expensive journal subscriptions – has found a receptive audience among researchers on these two campuses.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-28 11:07

Gothenburg, Sweden The DSpace User Group Meeting to be held Oct. 14-16 in Gothenburg, Sweden will serve as a gathering point for the DSpace community of users, administrators and developers to discuss DSpace platform possibilities, and to learn more about the new DuraSpace organization. TODAY is the last day to register for the meeting: http://dsug09.ub.gu.se/index.php/dsug/dsug09/schedConf/registration.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-25 13:29