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At OR09: Fedora Commons Scholars Workbench Solution Community Meeting

Hull, UK The Open Repositories 2009 Conference (OR09), to be held in Atlanta next week will see the launch of a Fedora Commons Solutions Community around the idea of a “Scholars Workbench.”  If you will be attending the conference please come along to the inaugural Birds of a Feather (BOF) session which will be advertised there.  Among other things we will be asking for opinions on important of issues like where best to put the apostrophe?!?  Sho

Fedora Commons and DSpace Foundation Join Together to Create DuraSpace™ Organization

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA — Fedora Commons and the DSpace Foundation, two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, have announced today that they will join their organizations to pursue a common mission.  Jointly, they will provide leadership and innovation in open source technologies for global communities who manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content.

Fedora 3.2 Now Available

Ithaca, NY Chris Wilper, Technical Lead for Fedora Commons Repository software, and the entire Fedora Commons Repository development team are pleased to announce the release of Fedora 3.2. This release includes many useful features and fixes, and should prove to be a major boon to your repository installation. With the help of the Fedora community in identifying defects, contributing patches, and providing valuable input in driving the direction of new development, this release is a reflection of the dedication and effort of many willing hands.

MOAI Server 1.0 Released

Rotterdam, Netherlands Infrae (http://infrae.com/), a company that builds software on request and provides integration, customization, and support services for public and private sector customers throughout Europe, is pleased to announce the first public release of the MOAI Server (http://moai.infrae.com/). MOAI is a platform that aggregates input from disparate sources and republishes it via the Open Archive Initiatives protocol for metadata harvesting.

13th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Rethinking Electronic Publishing: Innovation in Communication Paradigms and Technologies

Milan, Italy Registration for ELPUB 2009, to be held in Milan (Italy) June
10-12, 2009 is open and early bird fees are available until May 10.
To find out more about the meeting, to register, and to learn about accommodations and travel options, please visit http://www.elpub.net.

ArXiv Open API Enables Cool Apps to Make Repository Content More Accessible

Ithaca, NY The Physics ePrint Archive (http://arXiv.org/) was developed by Paul Ginsparg at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1991. Ginsparg is now a Cornell University faculty member where arXiv.org continues to provide Open Access to 534,588 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

Fedora 3.0-Compatible Islandora Now Available

Charlottetown, Canada  The Robertson Library Islandora Team at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has announced that Islandora beta release 2009-04-03  has been made available. This version of Islandora is compatible with Drupal 6.x and Fedora 3.x.
Find more information and download this release from the Islandora Fedora-Drupal website http://vre.upei.ca/dev/islandora.

What to Expect at the 2009 Fourth Annual Conference on Open Repositories Conference (OR09)

Tune in on Wed., May 13, 2009 9:00 a.m. PT; 12:00 p.m. ET  for a SUN/DSpace/Fedora/SPARC “All About Repositories” web seminar that will highlight the upcoming OR09 (https://or09.library.gatech.edu/index.php) to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from May 18-21, 2009 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The conference promises to showcase the latest global repository developments and breakthroughs that increasingly play a pivotal role in the information landscape.

OR09 Updates: Early Bird Registration Extended, Conference Program

Atlanta, Georgia To find out more about the broad range of OR09 topics spanning repository implementations for education, research, science, and cultural heritage browse the OR09 program now available here: https://or09.library.gatech.edu/schedule.php.
• Early bird registration has been extended until this Friday, April 24th. The registration URL is:  https://or09.library.gatech.edu/registration.php  (One and two day registrations are now available.)

iPRES 2009: Call for Papers

“Moving Into the Mainstream, Enabling Our Digital Future” is the theme of  iPRES 2009 (http://www.cdlib.org/iPres/index.html) scheduled for October 5-6, 2009 in San Francisco, CA.

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