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Introducing BioMed Central's Open Access Advocate of the Year

From Rebecca Fairbairn, Public Relations Manager, BioMed Central

London, UK Open access publisher BioMed Central presented the Open Access Advocate of the Year award at their recent 6th Annual Research Awards ceremony held at Emirates Stadium, UK on Thursday 17th May. Dr Helena Asamoah-Hassan, University Librarian of the Kwame University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana and a Fellow of the Ghana Library Association was only the second individual winner of this prestigious award.

SPARC 2012: DSpace User Group

From Bram Luyten, @mire, a DuraSpace Registered Service Provider

Last week's DSpace User Group Meeting took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City (MO). 25 enthusiastic participants were welcomed by Valorie Hollister, the Duraspace Director of Community Programs.

Contribute to the New KnowledgeBase in March and Win Amazon Gift Cards

The March KnowledgeBase drawing is on!

Contribute to the DuraSpace KnowledgeBase get a chance at a $100 Amazon gift card! Yep, that's right, the drawing has increased this month to $100!

ATTEND ONLINE: NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Annual Conference

Glastonbury, CT NERCOMP (http://www.nercomp.org/) enhances the communication and dissemination of information related to the use of computers, networks and information technology in education, academic research and educational administration throughout the Northeastern United States. This year's annual conference (http://www.educause.edu/NC12) to be held March 12-14 in Providence, RI explores the theme, "Does Technology Enhance or Limit Human Interactions?"

RECORDING AVAILABLE: "DuraCloud: A Community Cloud for Higher Education"

Ithaca, NY EDUCAUSE (http://www.educause.edu/) members interest in strategies and issues around cloud computing was reflected in many questions following the EDUCAUSE Live! web seminar presented by DuraSpace CEO Michele Kimpton and Chief Strategy Officer Jonathan Markow on Feb 29, 2012.

Boston Library Consortium Highlights Open Access Issues at Sloan Summit II

Boston, MA In January, the Boston Library Consortium hosted “Sloan Summit II: Open Access – Mission and Mandate,” at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Summit program provided an opportunity for University administrators, especially provosts and vice presidents of research, and Boston Library Consortium (BLC) members to explore open accessissues and determine appropriate activities for their institutions.

Contribute to the New KnowledgeBase and Win Amazon Gift Cards

Do you have experience using DSpace or Fedora? Could you write a description of the Fedora Digital Object Data Model? Could you record a short screencast on how to maximize DSpace’s batch metadata editing feature? If so, you could win a $50 Amazon gift card!

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