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Regional Fedora Users Meeting

Ithaca, NY There will be a regional Fedora user group meeting on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 9am-4pm at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for anyone in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area.

DuraSpace Gold Sponsor ICPSR Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

Ann Arbor, MI The 2011 Biennial Meeting of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) for more than 160 official representatives will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan October 5-7, 2011.  This year's conference theme is "ICPSR: Building on 50 Years of Leadership," and the meeting will serve as the launch of ICPSR's 50th Year Anniversary celebration.

University of Hull's Hydra Goes Live

From Richard Green, Consultant to Library & Learning Innovation, University of Hull, managing the Hydrangea in Hull and Hydra (Hull) Projects

Hull, UK The Hydra in Hull team is pleased to announce:

hydra.hull.ac.uk

"Case Studies in Sustainability" from Ithaka S+R

From Marita La Monica, ITHAKA

New York, NY Ithaka S+R, with funding from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, revisited twelve digital projects first profiled in 2009 to understand the impact of the economic downturn on each project’s sustainability model. Ithaka S+R will be releasing a final report, a toolkit, and offering a series of free webinars in October 2011.

CALL for Proposals to Host Open Repositories Annual Conferences, 2013 and 2014

Dublin, Ireland The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks proposals from candidate host organisations for the 2013 and 2014 Open Repositories Annual Conferences. Preference will be given to North American hosts for OR2013, and to European hosts for OR2014. Proposals from all geographic areas will, however, are given consideration.

Important Dates

The Committee is accepting proposals to host OR2013 through October 28, 2011. Please submit initial expressions of interest by October 7, 2011.

Welcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Kevin Van de Velde

From Tim Donohue on behalf of the DSpace Committers Group

Ithaca, NY The DSpace committers team are delighted to announce a new member to the group: Kevin Van de Velde from @mire. Please join us in welcoming him!

2011 DuraSpace Sponsorship Program Update


2011 Sponsor Program as of September 8. Graph shows percentage of Sponsor dollars versus goal.

Ithaca NY A few months ago, DuraSpace, an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, launched its 2011 Sponsorship Program to engage leaders from university and library communities in supporting the common goal of ensuring that our scholarly record of digital content and data is saved and accessible for future generations.

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