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.
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.
London, UK Join the RepoCamp ‘08 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on Friday July 25th 2008. For information about how to participate click here.
Ithaca NY & Boston, MA Tomorrow DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons will be meeting with a few key folks from each community to begin the discussions on identifying ways the communities can work together to advance the missions of both organizations and communities. This will be the first in many discussions with our communities in the hopes of coming up with tangible ways to easily work together. In our effort to make these discussions as transparent and participatory we have set up a skypecast. Skypecast is a broadcast of the meeting available for anyone with a skype acco
In the last issue of HatCheck, I mentioned the importance of collaboration in achieving the Fedora Commons mission. Over the past months, I have had the opportunity to communicate with many of you to discuss your ideas for advancing our open source software to provide new capabilities for preserving and archiving digital content, fitting repositories behind collaborative web applications, enabling interoperability among scholarly and scientific repositories, and supporting the important task of data curation.
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.