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For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Treasures from the Natn’l Library of Finland”

Ithaca, NY Library exhibits are a valued cultural tradition that began as a way to call attention to significant, new or notable library books and objects on tables and in exhibit cases. As more collections are born digital, and as libraries put more collections online, library displays have moved online to showcase masterpieces that were often previously hidden from regular public view.

MIT to Offer “Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions for Long-Term Problems”

From Lance Stuchell, Project Coordinator, Digital Preservation Management Workshops, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will host the five-day Digital Preservation Management workshop June 13-18, 2010 in Cambridge MA.

Connect with the OR10 Conference on Crowdvine

Ithaca, NY This year’s OR10 Conference will be held from July 6 through 9 at the at Palacio de Congresos in Madrid, Spain. As the dates get closer information, who’s who, and various posts-links-tweets-tags (use #OR10 for conference-related items) will be featured on the OR10 Crowdvine (http://or10.crowdvine.com/) site. Organizers encourage all interested open repository community members to register, connect, share ideas and stay tuned for opportunities to participate.

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

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: Jewish Women’s Archive

Ithaca, NY The mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive (http://jwa.org/) is, “to uncover, chronicle, and transmit to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women.” The makers of this in-depth, delightful, and profound collection have developed an Encyclopedia (http://jwa.org/encyclopedia), educational materials, diverse exhibits, book and film guides, a look back at Jewish women’s lives, and a blog featuring colorful stories (http://jwablog.jwa

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: The New Jersey Digital Highway

Ithaca, NY The New Jersey Digital Highway (NJDH) offers visitors an “on ramp” to views of the Garden State in historical photographs, mysteries (http://www.njhm.com/index.htm), diners (http://njdiners.com/) and much more. This highly collaborative web site is self-described as a “One stop shop for New Jersey history and culture, from the collections of NJ libraries, museums, archives and historical societies.”

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: TIMEA

Ithaca, NY Have ever wondered what it was like to travel in the Middle East long ago? Rice University’s TIMEA (http://timea.rice.edu/) digital archive offers visitors unique views of Western interactions with the Middle East during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Call for Proposals for the DSpace User Group Meeting 2010

By Elin Stangeland, DSpace@Cambridge Repository Manager, Cambridge University Library
Ithaca, NY The next DSpace User Group Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Fifth International Open Repositories Conference (OR10-http://or2010.fecyt.es) in Madrid, Spain on July 8-9, 2010. DSpace invites presentation proposals for DSpace User Group sessions.

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: The Jazz Loft Project at the New York Public Library

Ithaca, NY The 1950s were a hopeful time in New York City. The arts were flourishing as former Life magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith began photographing Jazz greats such as Charles Mingus, Zoot Sims, Bill Evans, and Thelonious Monk in a run-down NYC loft. The resulting Jazz Loft Project photographs evoke a time when expansive musical experimentation matched the big cars people were driving out on Sixth Avenue.

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: Do the Digital Forsyth “Daily Shuffle”

Ithaca, NY  Wake Forest University is the home of “Digital Forsyth”(http://www.digitalforsyth.org/), a digital library comprised of photographs held by multiple institutions in Forsyth County, North Carolina. This Web site offers weekend browsers an opportunity to explore a small and fascinating bit of North Carolina’s cultural, historical and scientific heritage (for example, they can fry anything in Forsyth County).

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