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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

The long-anticipated Fedora 3.0 Beta 2 will be released in early-June, and will be essentially the same as the final public version of Fedora 3.0, which should follow in early July. Fedora 3.0 Beta 2 contains all the features that will be found in the final release and can be used for development testing.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 14:58

Sydney, AU Faceted search, all-in-one installation, RSS/Atom feeds, and a thumbnail preview and gallery view are all part of the 1.3 release of Muradora announced by the DRAMA team at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. Muradora 1.3 is available for download at: http://www.muradora.org/software.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 14:58

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

You are invited to join a webevent at the Carnegie Foundation Teaching and Learning Commons focusing on open education resources, open source development, and open knowledge to be held June 16-19, 2008. More information is available here.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 14:55

Karlsruhe, Germany The Max Planck Digital Library and FIZ Karlsruhe cordially invite you to participate in eSciDoc Days 2008, to be held Monday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Harnack Haus, Berlin, Germany which is traditional venue for presentation and discussion of German academic research.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-03 16:23

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

Casuarina, Australia Peter Newman who is the Library Technology Coordinator for Library and Information Access at Charles Darwin University (CDU) in Casuarina Australia has launched an Institutional Repository blog that presents CDU’s current investigations into using Fedora. The current post, “Testing out DocBool XSL in a Fedora Commons Repository,” reviews, “Testing out Fedora to see if the fop servlet could be utilised to generate PDF” along with related issues.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-05-20 12:52

A new National Science Digital Library (NSDL) scholarly publication, Classic Articles in Context (CAC), was launched in April 2008 with an atmospheric science theme: “Climate Change and Anthropogenic Greenhouse Warming: A Selection of Key Articles, 1824-1995, with Interpretive Essays.” Classic Articles in Context will present additional significant scientific questions of the Twentieth Century using landmark and important legacy papers in future issues.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-05-14 12:47