eResearch

Useful Tools from JISC Projects

London, UK Download a fact sheet, “Useful tools from recent JISC projects” (http://blogs.cetis.ac.uk/johnr/files/2009/05/orposter2.pdf ) for details about nine new and interesting repository tools and services–IncReASe, Data Audit Framework, WRAP: Warwick Research Archive Project, FeedForward, SNEEP, VIF, AIR, MR CUTE, ART–resulting from JISC-sponsored research and rapid prototyping events.

CALL: IEEE eScience 2009: Conference Track on Digital Repositories and Data Management

Oxford, UK The 5th IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) e-Science conference will be held in Oxford, UK from Dec 9-11. This conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of e-Science applications and enabling IT technologies.

Live Web Event: “All About Repositories: All About DSpace”

Boston, MA Join a free “All About Repositories” web seminar sponsored by Sun, Fedora Commons, DSpace and SPARC on June 3, 2009 that will focus on the popular DSpace open source software for creating an institutional repository. Currently there are over 500 organizations using DSpace to enable access to their research output and other content. If your organization is interested in making research output or digital content openly accessible, then DSpace software might be the perfect platform for you.

“Mention-It” App Takes Developer Challenge Prize at OR09

Atlanta, GA BibApp developer Tim Donohue won the $2,000. Open Repositories 2009 Developer Challenge prize with his entry “Mention-It” which is a simple javascript library that collects “mentions” of content held within an institutional repository (or personal blog) from anywhere on the Web. The “Mention-It” code is available on Google Code.

Fedora Commons and DSpace Foundation Join Together to Create DuraSpace™ Organization

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA — Fedora Commons and the DSpace Foundation, two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, have announced today that they will join their organizations to pursue a common mission.  Jointly, they will provide leadership and innovation in open source technologies for global communities who manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content.

Fedora 3.2 Now Available

Ithaca, NY Chris Wilper, Technical Lead for Fedora Commons Repository software, and the entire Fedora Commons Repository development team are pleased to announce the release of Fedora 3.2. This release includes many useful features and fixes, and should prove to be a major boon to your repository installation. With the help of the Fedora community in identifying defects, contributing patches, and providing valuable input in driving the direction of new development, this release is a reflection of the dedication and effort of many willing hands.

MOAI Server 1.0 Released

Rotterdam, Netherlands Infrae (http://infrae.com/), a company that builds software on request and provides integration, customization, and support services for public and private sector customers throughout Europe, is pleased to announce the first public release of the MOAI Server (http://moai.infrae.com/). MOAI is a platform that aggregates input from disparate sources and republishes it via the Open Archive Initiatives protocol for metadata harvesting.

ArXiv Open API Enables Cool Apps to Make Repository Content More Accessible

Ithaca, NY The Physics ePrint Archive (http://arXiv.org/) was developed by Paul Ginsparg at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1991. Ginsparg is now a Cornell University faculty member where arXiv.org continues to provide Open Access to 534,588 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

Fedora 3.0-Compatible Islandora Now Available

Charlottetown, Canada  The Robertson Library Islandora Team at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has announced that Islandora beta release 2009-04-03  has been made available. This version of Islandora is compatible with Drupal 6.x and Fedora 3.x.
Find more information and download this release from the Islandora Fedora-Drupal website http://vre.upei.ca/dev/islandora.

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