Charlottetown, PEI, Canada Registration is now open for this year’s Red Island Repository Institute, September 17-23. We are planning to have 2 streams this year: Digital Humanities and Science Data. Come and learn about cutting-edge repository technologies with like minded folk on beautiful Prince Edward Island at beautiful Dalvay by the Sea, which we have booked exclusively for this event.
More information: http://islandora.ca/riri
At Open Repositories 2010, DuraSpace has recommended that the DSpace and Fedora communities investigate strategies to allow DSpace software to run “on top of” the Fedora platform. The goal of the initiative would be to add an option to install the DSpace application with “Fedora Inside”.
New Delhi, India TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), New Delhi, India will host the International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) ”Shaping the Information Paradigm” in New Delhi February 23 – 26 2010 at the Conference at India Habitat Centre. A call for participation may be found here: http://www.teriin.org/events/icdl/callpaper.php
Chicago. Ill Paul Gearon, DuraSpace Technical Lead and Developer, is the technical guru behind the Mulgara project (now available in version 2.1.2), a DuraSpace- sponsored technology focused on providing highly scalable semantic technologies. His semantic Web experience extends from data storage to ontology modeling and rules systems. In a recent interview Gearon referred to a quote from Tim Berners Lee on the Semantic Web and his ideas around “linked and open data:”
Lisbon, Portugal Source code is now available from RODA, Repositório de Objectos Digitais Autênticos, an initiative of the National Archive Institute of Portugal (IAN/TT) supported by the eGovernment of Portugal which has been established to support its activity in information and communication technologies to improve the efficiency, productivity and quality of public services.
by Thornton Staples, Director of Community Outreach and Alliances, DuraSpace Now that DSpace and Fedora have combined forces, we are beginning to bring together our community outreach activities to take advantage of both of our efforts. Chris Wilper and Brad McClean are working together on the developer community side of things, and Valerie Hollister and I are working on the user community.
By Chris Wilper, Technical Lead and Developer, DuraSpace Fedora Commons hosted a very successful Developer Open House at OR09 earlier this summer. Thanks to all who attended and participated. Through this formal session and in on-the-fly hallway discussions we got some great ideas on how to improve developer participation. As the developer-community around Fedora and DuraSpace continues to grow and evolve, it makes even more sense to create communications channels that enable broad involvement.