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Denver, CO EDUCAUSE 2012 will be held November 6-9 2012 in Denver, Colorado and online to explore "the best thinking in higher education IT":

"Members of the higher education IT community cite "professional development" as one of their primary reasons for attending and presenting at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. You have the unique opportunity to contribute your expertise by submitting a proposal for the EDUCAUSE 2012 Annual Conference. Help create an informative program, make valuable contacts, gain personal recognition, and promote your institution's achievements."

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-12-08 17:55

From Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs & Operations

Washington, DC Proposals are now being invited for the SPARC 2012 Open Access Meeting Innovation Fair, where new technologies and strategies will be showcased in engaging, informative, rapid-fire presentations. The Innovation Fair is a highlight to the regular SPARC meeting, now set for the Kansas City Intercontinental Hotel, March 11 through 13, 2012.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-12-08 17:44

From the SWORD project:

Bath, UK The SWORD v2 project has been asked by the JISC to look into the applicability of the SWORD protocol for depositing Research Data.  The SWORD protocol has always been agnostic about the type of resource it is depositing, however its initial development stemmed from a requirement for the deposit of scholarly communications outputs into repositories – these typically being small text-based items.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-12-05 12:15

Ithaca, NY Please join Fedora technical lead Chris Wilper for a free webinar overview of the Fedora CloudSync utility and how you can use it to easily backup and restore your Fedora content with DuraCloud.

• learn more about how to backup and preserve your Fedora content with DuraCloud
• Find out how the two systems integrate

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-12-05 11:19

Ithaca, NY Slides and video recordings from recent DuraSpace web seminars are now available.

About DuraCloud Technical Overview Web Seminar

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-12-02 12:21

Ithaca, NY DuraSpace gold sponsor Emory University Library is currently featuring an exhibition entitled "Shadows of the Sun" at the Schatten Gallery located on campus in the Woodruff Library. The exhibit highlights the lives and times of Harry and Caresse Crosby who founded the avant garde Black Sun Press in 1927.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-11-28 18:20

London, UK JISC and the UK Research Councils have announced a plan to build a robust repository infrastructure for the future to track the UK's research outputs.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-11-28 11:11

Ithaca, NY State-of-the-art facilities and security systems are important aspects of ensuring that an organization’s critical data is preserved and protected. Key digital information can include operational documents such as design and manufacturing specifications, proprietary content, personnel records and more. What if the weather does not cooperate? Evidence of severe and random weather events continue to mount from the Tsunami in Japan earlier this year to the effects of multiple devasting storms in the Northeast United States this fall.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-11-22 15:16