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Rutgers Releases OpenMIC: METS-based Bibliographic Resource Management Utility

Rutgers, NJ The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of OpenMIC, a METS-based bibliographic utility for describing and managing resources. OpenMIC is the open source release of the Rutgers University Libraries’ RUCore repository bibliographic utility and will be maintained on the RUcore annual release schedule. Releases will include fixes for known problems and recommendations for enhancements received from internal projects and the user community at large.

CALL: “Beyond the Repository Fringe” 2009

Edinburgh, UK Sponsored by JISC, the “Beyond the Repository Fringe 2009″ event will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh July 30-31 2009 with support from the Digital Curation Centre, the School of Informatics, EDINA, and Information Services, as well as UKOLN and EPrints.

New Issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly Explores Being “Finished”

Providence, RI Issue 3.2 of Digital Humanities Quarterly is now available. An exploration of concepts around what it means to complete a project in the digital humanities as well as an in-depth look at data mining are included in this issue.

CALL: IADIS International Conf. Applied Computing 2009

Rome, Italy The IADIS Applied Computing 2009 Conference will be held Nov. 19-21, 2009 in Rome and aims to address the main issues of concern within the applied computing area and related fields. This conference covers essentially technical aspects. The applied computing field is divided into more detailed areas. However innovative contributions that don’t fit into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to conference attendees.

CALL: ARL Proposals for SPEC Survey Topics 2010

Washington DC The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is seeking proposals for 2010 SPEC survey topics. For more than 35 years ARL has gathered and disseminated data through the SPEC survey program to assist libraries in the continuous improvement of their management systems. Each year, ARL works with librarians in North America to develop six surveys of the ARL membership on “hot topics” related to research library policies and practices. (Survey authors do not need to work at an ARL member library, but only ARL libraries are surveyed.)

All About Repositories Series: Key Features of Fedora and DSpace

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Join this live web event on Wednesday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m. PT; 12:00 p.m. ET. DSpace and Fedora are two of the largest open source software platforms for managing and providing access to digital content, with a combined global community of more than 700 instances including national libraries, research projects, businesses and universities. What are the natural strengths of each repository platform? What circumstances and requirements would dictate using either one or the other or both?

Fedora Commons News and Info “Spots”

Ithaca, NY Thank you everyone for contributing to the wealth of information that is exchanged in the Fedora Commons community. Whether you write an email, post an article to the Wiki, contribute code, register your project, present at a user group meeting, offer a webinar, or contribute articles to the quarterly HatCheck newsletter your participation is appreciated.

Here is an overview of current Fedora Commons Internet “spots” you might want to tune in:

Research and Development in Open Access Communications at University of Nottingham

Nottingham, UK  The way that research is communicated around the world is changing rapidly, opening access for more people to more research than has been available before. This brings change, challenges and exciting opportunities for authors, investigators and others in the research process.

Looking Back: Open Repositories 09 Presentations

Ithaca, NY From strategies for managing and disseminating big data to end-to-end repository solutions, eResearch platforms, lightweight technical strategies and new concepts for making culturally significant multimedia durable and accessible the recent OR09 Conference in Atlanta was host to a lively 4-day exchange of far-reaching ideas in hallways, general sessions, user group meetings, during a developer challenge and even after hours.

CALL: iPres2009 Submission Deadline Extended

San Francisco, CA Digital preservation is considered broadly as a continuum of intentions and activities leading to long-lived digital assets that can be used, re-used, and re-imagined in conventional and novel contexts now and into the future. The theme of the iPRES 2009 conference is “Moving into the mainstream, enabling our digital future. The deadline  for receiving abstracts for iPRES 2009 has been extended to June 12.

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