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DSpace in Africa: Growing Open Access to Knowledge and Culture


PART ONE: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana
This is the first of a five-part series that looks at Open Access repository development in twelve African countries in celebration of Open Access Week Oct. 24-30, 2011

Report from the DC Region Fedora Users Meeting

Ithaca, NY On October 14, 2011 the DC Region Fedora Users Group held their semi-annual meeting in Washington, DC to exchange information on formative Fedora repository projects and inititatives. While highlights included lunch from the Hula Girl Truck ("bringing a taste of the Hawaiian Islands to DC") 13 projects and 38 attendees were on hand to share updates about how Fedora repository software is being implemented in government and cultural institutions.

The 4th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012)

Limerick, Ireland QQML2012, "New Trends in Library Science," will be held in Limerick, Ireland, May 22 – 25, 2012. The call for proposals will be open until October 30, 2011.

• Proposals must include the following information:
• Proposed session title
• One-to two-paragraphs abstract
• Name(s) and contact information for all presenters
• Type of session being proposed (presentation or poster)

More information is available on the web site:

CALL for Stories: Have You Had Your Heart Broken by Data Loss?

Washington, DC The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Outreach group wants to collect stories about data loss and preservation. If you've had your heart broken or uplifted by data loss or preservation, please fill out the form at http://j.mp/datastories, and/or please pass on the call for stories below. Distribute widely, as they used to say on listservs! There's no deadline, but we'll probably be taking a look at what we get in November.

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