Humanities

For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure: Mapungubwe Collection at the University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa  More than one thousand years ago the thriving Iron Age pre-colonial state of Mapungubwe existed where the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers came together in an area that would later become the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. The Mapungubwe archaeological site is culturally meaningful because it provides evidence of southern Africa’s prehistory.

The Open Library of Humanities: Building Open Access with Academic Capital

Winchester, MA  Though unafilliated with the successful Public Library of Science (PLOS), the new Open Library of Humanities (OLH) initiative has been inspired by the PLOS open megajournal model–if the sciences can do it why not the humanities and social sciences? The OHL mission is to provide a platform for Open Access publishing that is:

• Reputable and respected through rigorous peer review

Register for Islandora Camp Europe in Tuscany, March 20-22

From Mark Leggott, University of Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, PEI Canada  The Islandora team is pleased to report that plans for the upcoming Islandora Camp Europe are coming along nicely. With the new Islandora 6 and 7 releases due in the coming weeks we are sure to have a lot to talk about when we gather in March. The current agenda is available:

http://europe.islandora.ca/program/session-schedule

Fedora—A Repository for the Future: New Fedora Initiative Underway

A group of stakeholders from the Fedora community have come together to begin the process of planning a three year software development project that will direct new resources toward a major Fedora overhaul, adding capabilities that will make Fedora the repository platform of choice for the future.  The group anticipates that improvements will include features such as greater scalability, data management support, storage flexibility, and others the community has been requesting. This new initiative is being called Fedora Futures.

VIDEO AVAILABLE: "Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change"

From Diane Goldenberg-Hart, Communications Coordinator,  CNI

Washington, DC  Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change by Lynne O'Brien of Duke University, a project briefing session presented at CNI's fall 2012 membership meeting (http://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2012/), is now available on CNI's two video channels: 

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