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From Michael Shallcross, Assistant Archivist, Digital Curation division, University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-04-20 11:19

Indianapolis, IN  The Open Repositories 2015 conference will take place June 8-11 in Indianapolis and is wholly committed to creating an open and inclusive conference environment. As expressed in its Code of Conduct, OR is dedicated to providing a welcoming and positive experience for everyone and to having an environment in which all colleagues are treated with dignity and respect.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-04-03 13:06

Washington, DC  The Washington D.C. Fedora User Group Meeting will get underway tomorrow, Mar. 31 at the USDA National Agriculture Library. Day one presentations include updates on DuraSpace and Fedora 4, Fedora at the National Agriculture Library, Fedora at the University of Maryland Libraries, an Islandora Update and Specifying the Fedora API, and Short Presentations and a Project Roundtable. View the agenda here.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-03-30 12:45

Jonathan Markow, DuraSpace CSO, speaking at the DuraSpace Summit where members gathered on March 11-12, 2015

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-03-24 14:27

Please plan to attend the upcoming live information session and demonstration of the new ArchivesDirect service on Wednesday, April 1st at 11am ET. In order to attend, registration is required and is available here!

Submitted by csmith on 2015-03-20 15:51

From Michael Metcalf, Communications Officer, Symplectic

London, UK  Symplectic has been a supporter of the VIVO project for many years. Back in 2011, we developed an open-source VIVO harvester, to allow the feeding of information into VIVO profiles using the rich data captured by our flagship software, Elements. It’s available to fork on our Github page.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-03-18 13:24

From Jon Dunn, Julie Speer, and Sarah Shreeves, OR2015 Conference Organizing Committee; Holly Mercer, William Nixon, and Imma Subirats OR2015 Program Co-Chairs

Indianapolis, IN  We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 10th International Conference on Open Repositories, to be held on June 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. Full registration details and a link to the registration form may be found at:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-03-11 10:08

From The Fedora Steering Group

Fedora Development - In the past quarter, the development team released the production release of Fedora 4.0; detailed release notes are here:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2015-03-03 09:44