The JISC Common Repository Interfaces Group (CRIG) is sponsoring a Roadshow due to head out on July 12 for a 2 1/2 week, multi-city event called “CRIG Roadshow.” The event will feature developers who will be pitching and sharing on-the-spot ideas in hopes of convincing whoever is on hand to participate in expressing CRIG’s collaborative slogan: “The coolest thing to do with your data will be thought of by someone else.”
In October of 2007 Sun Microsystems convened the first Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group to bring leaders together to develop best practices for digital archiving:
The summer Fedora UK & Ireland Users Group meeting will be held at the University of Bath on Tuesday July 8 from 10 for 10:30 a.m. until 15:30 p.m. Further details, including an agenda, suggestions for accommodation will appear over the next two or three weeks. For the moment, please make sure the date is in your diary. This is your meeting and we want to create an event that reflects the community’s needs and interests, so please let us know of any items you would like to see (or even not see!) on the agenda.
Lewisburg, PA Bucknell University’s Library & Technology Division is pleased to issue this Call for Proposals for the first Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference. To be hosted by Bucknell University July 9, 2008, the conference goal is to bring together librarians and technologists from a wide range of cultural heritage institutions such as colleges and universities, libraries, museums, historical societies, and art galleries, who are interested in providing digital access to their collections.
Save $300 if you register by May 16, 2008 for The Red Island Repository Institute on Prince Edward Island - August 11-15, 2008. Reserve your spot at the Fedora-focused RIRI to be held on Prince Edward Island, one of Canada’s premiere travel destinations known for its sandy beaches, golfing, seafood and iconic red dirt roads. The 1-week hands-on workshop will be led by well-known Fedora “natives” Sandy Payette, Fedora Commons Executive Director; Richard Green, Manager, RIDIR, REMAP and RepoMMan Projects, e-SIG, Academic Services, University of Hull, and; Matt Zumwalt, MediaShelf.
St. Paul, Minnesota The seventeenth annual JA-SIG Conference set for April 27-30, 2008 in Saint Paul, MN, Committee reminds attendees, “With nine different higher education projects represented, this is the most diverse conference we’ve ever held.” This observation is in synch with the conference theme, “Higher Education Solutions: The Community Source Way.”
Here are events and activities that you may want to participate in if you are planning to attend the conference.
Aarhus, Denmark DORSDL2 will be held on September 18, 2008, in Aarhus, Denmark. The meeting is being organized in conjunction with the 12th European Conference On Research And Advanced Technology For Digital Libraries.
Fedora Day at Open Repositories 2008 will be held on April 3, 2008 and brings 32 Fedora project leaders and developers together to share their work with some of the 400+ OR08 attendees.