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One Week Left to Register for Seminar on Preservation of Visualizations and Simulations

The aim of the POCOS (Preservation of Complex Objects Symposia) project is to deliver a series of three symposia at locations across the United Kingdom at which global thought-leaders in research into the Preservation of Complex Objects will share and thereby extend the body of knowledge on this topic.

http://www.pocos.org/

NOW AVAILABLE: Whitepaper on "The Economics of the AWS Cloud vs. Owned IT Infrastructure"

Seattle, WA Read this whitepaper from the Amazon Web Services Team to learn how companies are finding significant cost savings, faster time to market, and more flexibility by using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform.

Semantic Web Summer School

Ceredilla, Spain The 8th European Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW 2011) Organizing Committee has made the program for the July 10-16 event available on line. SSSW 2011 will be held in Ceredilla, Spain (near Madrid) at the Universidad Politècnica de Madrid's student house.

http://sssw.org/2011/index.php

DuraCloud Demos at OR11

Ithaca, NY If you are traveling to the Sixth International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) in Austin, Texas next week please stop by the DuraSpace table where we will be conducting ongoing DuraCloud demonstrations. We look forward to seeing members of our open source communities in celebration of another great year.

Along with conference presentations from many DSpace and Fedora community members, these DuraSpace-related events may be of interest:

SPARC Web Seminar: "The Google Books Settlement: What’s Up and What’s Next?"

From Jennifer McLennan, SPARC

Washington, DC Federal Judge Denny Chin rejected the Google Books Settlement (GBS) on March 22, 2011. Far from providing closure on a deeply contentious issue with far-reaching implications for the library community, the action raised significant new questions, including:

• What happens next? Will there be an appeal, a new, restructured proposed settlement, or some other action?

NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 1.7.2

Ithaca, NY DSpace 1.7.2, a new bug-fix release of DSpace 1.7 is now available.

This small bug fix release addresses three issues that have cropped up since 1.7.1.

Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center Launches Web Site

From Robert R. Downs, Senior Digital Archivist and Senior Staff Associate Officer of Research, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University

CALL: Intern'l Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR'11)–Special Track on Metadata and Semantics in OA Repositories

From Imma Subirats, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Rome, Italy A Special Track on Metadata and Semantics in Open Access Repositories will be offered at The Fifth Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2011) at Yasar University, Izmir-Turkey October 12-14, 2011.

MTSR Conference web site: http://mtsr2011.yasar.edu.tr/index.php

Special track web site: http://ieru.org/org/mtsr2011/OAR/

SPARC introduces Open-access Journal Publishing Resource Index

Washington, D.C. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today released a free online Open Access Journal Publishing Resource Index with information and documents to support the launch and operation of an open-access journal. Materials in the index will help libraries, presses, and other academic units on campuses as they work together to make the work of their researchers more widely available.

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