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Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA While many savvy information managers and developers know that DSpace (http://dspace.org/), part of the DuraSpace (http://DuraSpace.org) product line, is the software of choice for academic, non-profit and commercial organizations that are building open access repositories, there are still some who may wonder about what DSpace is, and what’s “under the hood.” DSpace, with over 700 installations [1] worldwide, is an out-of-the-box repository software package for creating open repositories focu

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-18 15:47

Edinburgh, UK The Repository Fringe Festival was held from July 30-31 and was attended by repository managers and developers from the UK and beyond. The event, sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and hosted by Edinburgh University’s school of Informatics, was informal and the agenda was definitely “unconference” style. Presentations focusing on hybrid paper/digital deposit repository systems and streamlined scholarly workflows were presented by attendees who had self-selected to be part of the RFF program.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-15 16:03

NITLE (http://www.nitle.org/), a community-based non-profit initiative, is offering a pre-conference workshop on “Manakin: Developing New Interfaces with the DSpace Interface Toolkit” on November 3, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. For more information or to register go to http://www.educause.edu/E2009/EDUCAUSE2009/Seminar12PManakinDevelopingNew/176004 .

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-10 09:53

“The TDL has completed a key phase of development on the Texas Learning Object Repository (TxLOR), performing a demonstration of its first iteration of the system to UT TeleCampus representatives.” Read more at
http://www.tdl.org/2009/09/tdl-technical-team-completes-early-txlor-development-phase/.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-10 09:34

Ithaca NY, Boston, MA DuraSpace is pleased to announce that Tim Donohue will be joining the DuraSpace organization as technical lead and developer for the DSpace Project in mid-November.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-26 09:58

Summaries from the event are posted on the DISC UK DataShare blog.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-05 15:33

Rome, Italy This fall the IADIS–International Association for Development of the Information Society–will hold it’s annual conference in Rome, Italy from November 19-21, 2009. Conference organizers have announced that the keynote speaker will be Daniel Schwabe, Professor, Department of Informatics, Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil. The call for papers is available here: http://www.internet-conf.org/cfp.asp. The deadline for submissions is September 21, 2009.
* Conference background and goals

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-04 20:36

by Thornton Staples, Director of Community Outreach and Alliances, DuraSpace Now that DSpace and Fedora have combined forces, we are beginning to bring together our community outreach activities to take advantage of both of our efforts. Chris Wilper and Brad McClean are working together on the developer community side of things, and Valerie Hollister and I are working on the user community.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-24 16:33

By Chris Wilper, Technical Lead and Developer, DuraSpace Fedora Commons hosted a very successful Developer Open House at OR09 earlier this summer. Thanks to all who attended and participated. Through this formal session and in on-the-fly hallway discussions we got some great ideas on how to improve developer participation. As the developer-community around Fedora and DuraSpace continues to grow and evolve, it makes even more sense to create communications channels that enable broad involvement.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-24 16:12

College Station, Texas Repositories are being deployed in a variety of environments (education, research, science, cultural heritage) and contexts (national, regional, institutional, project, lab, personal).  Regardless of setting, context or scale, repositories are increasingly expected to operate across administrative and disciplinary boundaries and to interact with distributed computational services and social communities.  The many repository platforms available today are changing the nature of scholarly communication.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20 15:32