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Launch of Institutional Repository seen as “Milestone in the access and diffusion of information on Africa”

From Bram Luyten @mire.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) launched a unique Institutional Repository on Monday during a workshop on Open Access Publishing at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The SWORD Course at Open Repositories 2011

Have you ever wondered quite what SWORD is, how it works, and what is can do for you and your repository?

If you are attending the Open Repositories 2011 conference taking place at Austin Texas next month, then register for 'The SWORD Course' - a free half day course that will give you an overview and understanding of SWORD.  It will cover the following topics:

- An Introduction to SWORD: Gives an overview of SWORD, the rationale behind its creation, and details of the funded SWORD projects

New DuraCloud Web Site Launches

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Ithaca, NY Today the DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce the launch of the DuraCloud web site. DuraCloud is an open source platform and managed service of DuraSpace that provides on-demand  storage and services for digital content in the cloud.

Geek Woman: Sandy Payette, CEO of Duraspace

Ithaca, NY The Geek Feminism blog (http://geekfeminism.org/) supports, encourages, and discusses issues facing women in geek communities, broadly defined to include science and technology, gaming and more. Authors include women (and men) who are actively involved in software development or technically-related fields and have an interest in geeky discussions about feminism, feminist discussions about geekdom and/or geek feminist discussion about other things.

Now it's Easy to "Give Credit Where Credit is Due" With Open Attribute

From Molly Kleinman, University of Michigan Library

Ann Arbor, Michigan I am pleased to announce the launch of Open Attribute, a suite of tools that make it simple to copy and paste the correct attribution for any Creative Commons licensed work on the web.

http://openattribute.com

DuraSpace Announces New CEO and Chief Strategy Officer

Ithaca, NY  DuraSpace, a not-for-profit organization providing open source software and services, announced today that Michele Kimpton will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2011.  Kimpton is currently the Chief Business Officer of DuraSpace, and formerly the Executive Director of the DSpace Foundation.

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