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Take DSpace for a Test Drive on the Updated Demo Server

Ithaca, NY The DSpace team announced today that an updated DSpace Demonstration Repository running DSpace 1.6.0 is now available for the community to use.  The DSpace Demonstration Repository is a good place to run demonstrations, or to use as a sandbox for testing DSpace software before installing it.
http://demo.dspace.org/

Cornell University Librarian on Meeting Community Needs Beyond Contributions to the “Common Good”

By Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch Cornell University Librarian. Anne Kenney offers observations on current trends and new ideas affecting knowledge organization, preservation, access and management relevant to Cornell University Library staff and operations in a weekly email message entitled “Take One” (posted with permission).

Digital Preservation–The Planets Way

Rome, Italy Is your organization involved in large scale digitization or do you need to receive large volumes of digital content? Do you have the need to retain digital content and access it in the future? If so, you can find out how to use Planets’ (http://www.planets-project.eu/) tools and services to plan and preserve digital content for the future.

One-day Regional Fedora Conference Hosted by Tufts U Digital Collections & Archives, UIT Academic Technology

Ithaca, NY Please join colleagues on July 20, 2010 from 9 AM-5 PM for a no-cost, one-day regional Fedora conference.
In a tough economy, it’s especially important to make sure we stay in touch with our local colleagues in the Fedora Commons community. This day-long conference in Massachusetts will give us an opportunity to hear from other Northeast Fedora users. More importantly, it will give us an opportunity to talk to each other and swap ideas and thoughts about the way we use Fedora Commons.

2010 LIBER Annual Conference

Ithaca, NY LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries (http://www.libereurope.eu/) was founded in 1971 under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Currently LIBER encompasses more than 400 national, university and other libraries in 45 countries.

Invited Papers from OR09 Published in The Journal of Digital Information (JoDI)

From Scott Phillips, Managing Editor, Journal of Digital Information
The Journal of Digital Information has just published its first issue of 2010 (volume 11, number 1)  at http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/issue/view/91. This issue, edited by John Howard, is a Special Issue with papers invited from Open Repositories 2009 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The following papers are included in this issue:
Journal of Digital Information
Volume 11, number 1 -  March 2010

DuraSpace to Participate in the Google Summer of Code

About the Google Summer of Code from the GSoC web site: “GSoC is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. Google has worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period.

A Growing DSpace Committers Team

From Tim Donohue on behalf of the DSpace Committers Group
We welcome to Peter Dietz, Robin Taylor, and Keith Gilbertson to the DSpace Committers team. These individuals were nominated by three different members of our DSpace Community.  All have shown great initiative in volunteering their time to help out DSpace Software and our DSpace Community.

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