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Sydney, Australia After the recent release of Muradora 1.3 that included an all-in-one installation package, Chi Nguyen has announced that the DRAMA team at Macquarie University will no longer work full time on Muradora development effective July 1, 2008 in order to undertake a new area of work. Muradora will be developed and maintained as a side project until such time as new funding can be secured for further focused development. The code and documents will remain available for download.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-27 11:36

Ithaca, NY At the Sun PASIG meeting in May several interested members of both the DSpace and Fedora communities gathered to explore how the two projects might work together to benefit their stakeholders. On June 10,2008 the two groups hosted an open webcast discussion to identify ways to advance the missions of both organizations and communities through joint efforts. Subsequently collaborators from both communities have been working towards defining a set of goals and potential outcomes.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-25 11:15

Washington, DC Higher-education leader David Shulenburger, Science Commons head John Wilbanks, and marketing communications strategist Bob Witeck are keynote speakers slated for the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 in Baltimore on November 17-18.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-24 17:19

One strategy for classifying the millions of galaxies mapped by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was to open the Galaxy Zoo, invite the public to look at the new creatures, and give them tools to record their observations.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-16 09:04

San Francisco, CA According to an IBM study all 1,407,724,920 people who use the internet will double the amount of digital information in the world every 11 hours by 2010. Should we keep it all? And if the answer is yes, how will that work exactly?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 15:20

Spoken Word Services (SWS) [1] has evolved from a project in the multi-million dollar JISC/NSF funded ‘Digital Libraries in the Classroom’ Programme [2].

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 14:57

Whether you are a professional or amateur astronomer, stargazing is a time-honored way to reflect on human endeavor in relation to the vastness of space. The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) is a community-based effort that has resulted in an interoperable framework of data and services, giving people all over the world easy access to data from many different projects at all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma rays.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-03 14:43

San Francisco, CA Gail Truman, Business Development Manager, ST5800, and Eric Reid, ST5800 Devloper, Sun Microsystems, kicked of the PASIG meeting in San Francisco today. Early adopter updates along with opportunities for organizations interested in the ST 5800 “Honeycomb” system to take part in an open forum about content addressable storage trends.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27 15:02

Paris, France The Bibliotheque nationale de France had its beginnings in the royal library of Charles V in 1368. The National Library of France (BnF) became the first free public library in 1793 as political change and revolutionary spirit led to an expansion of public access to knowledge.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-05-23 12:17