Humanities

PASIG WEBINAR: Challenges of Digital Media Preservation in an Active Archive, May 15

From Art Pasquinelli, Director Digital Libraries, Repositories, and Preservation, Oracle

Redwood City, CA  The next Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) webinar will be held on May 15 at 11:30am EST. The webinar is free for ASIS&T members and $20 for non-ASIS&T members.

To register, go to:

http://www.asis.org/Conferences/webinars/Webinar-PASIG-5-15-2013-register.html

UPDATES from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA)

Washington, DC  Launched in 2010, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) is a collaborative effort among 145 government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and businesses to establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation's digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations. The NDSA supports activities which advance digital stewardship in all its forms.

OR2013 Update: Early Bird Registration, Hackfest, Developer Challenge and More

From Jon Dunn, Sarah Shreeves (Program Co-Chairs) and Mark Leggott (Conference Chair)

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CA  The Eigth International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2013) is just around the corner–July 8-12 in beautiful Prince Edward Island. We had an awesome response to the request for proposals. An initial list of sessions is available at:

http://or2013.net/content/accepted-sessions

PREVIEW: DuraSpace Sponsorship Campaign 2013

Winchester, MA  The DuraSpace Sponsorship Campaign will kick-off on May 7, 2013 to raise funds for the DSpace and Fedora projects. The annual campaign supports the continued advancement of DSpace and Fedora open source software which is available free of charge. This year DuraSpace sponsors may chose to designate funds for either DSpace or Fedora, or to support DuraSpace generally.

Proposals due April 26 for Digital Preservation 2013, July 23-25, Washington DC

From Erin Engle, Digital Archivist, Library of Congress
National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIPP)

Washington, DC  The deadline for submitting a proposal for Digital Preservation 2013 is April 26. The meeting will be held July 23-25 in the Washington DC area and will bring the the broad, diverse digital preservation and stewardship community together to share achievements in the areas technical infrastructure, innovation, content collection, standardization, and outreach and education efforts.

Free DSpace Bootcamp in Belgium

From Bram Luyten, @mire

Is your institution using the DSpace Manakin XML User interface (XMLUI)? Are you challenged by the XMLUI learning curve? Our free developer bootcamp can give you the kickstart you need. Changing colours, moving around page elements and more: we got it covered.
               

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