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US National Learning Registry Announced to Increase Access to Online Educational Content

Ithaca, NY Making sure that the wealth of digital learning and information resources that are now freely available on the Web reach teachers, students and families when and where they need them is a priority in the US and around the world. In a major step forward towards meeting this goal The US Secretary of Education, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution announced the US National Learning Registry.

Photo Culture

Ithaca, NY Flickr Commons (http://www.flickr.com/commons/) aims to “show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives.” An impressive community of 41 contributing global knowledge organizations, several of whom are also part of DuraSpace open technology communities including the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library, have contributed image collections to make this a reality.  Flickr Commons was created in 2008 to “increase access to publicly-held photography collections and to prov

OR10 Sneak Peek: Keynote, General Sessions, Developer Challenge, Posters and More!

Madrid, Spain Are you traveling to Fifth International Open Repositories Conference in July 5-9,  Madrid? Previews of this exciting conference, including  a schedule for general sessions, information about the Developer Challenge and posters are now available online.
Keynote address
David De Roure, Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, will give the keynote address entitled, “Linked Data and Repositories:”

Summertime Opportunities on Prince Edward Island for Open Source Repository Enthusiasts

Ithaca, NY If the prospect of red sand beaches, golf and lobster boils sound appealing as a backdrop for a deep dive into learning more about Fedora-based open source repository solutions, two back-to-back offerings from the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PE, Canada will be of interest. Mark Leggott, University Librarian and Islandora Lead has announced two upcoming events:
1. The Islandora Team is in the early stages of planning for the 1st Annual Islandora Camp, July 22-23, Charlottetown, PEI:

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Minds@UW”

Ithaca, NY The DSpace repository “Minds@UW” (http://minds.wisconsin.edu/) makes the digital scholarly record of the University of Wisconsin available while preserving valuable content. UW is comprised of 15 campuses in every part of the state. Each campus is represented by its own “mindshare” in this repository.
A dive into this interesting collection of open content includes journals, theses, images, multimedia and more:

BioMed Central partners With Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries to Deposit OA Articles Automatically Using SWORD Protocol

From Matt McKay, Head of PR, BioMed Central
London, UK BioMed Central, the leading open access publisher, has worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries to develop an automated system that uses the latest technology to automatically populate MIT’s digital repository, DSpace@MIT, with the official version of articles by MIT researchers that have been published in BioMed Central’s journals.

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive Project”

Ithaca, NY The Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive Project (IVRLA, http://www.ucd.ie/ivrla/main.html) is an Irish government funded project based in University College Dublin. The Project is a component of the research program of the Humanities Institute of Ireland (UCD HII, http://www.ucd.ie/hii/). Its aims are to support leading-edge research by enabling access to digitized content, and to undertake direct research on digitization and digital repositories.

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