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CALL: International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly, April 30-May 4, 2012

From Abigail Potter, Communications Officer, IIPC, Program Officer, NDIIPP, Library of Congress

Washington, DC The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) 2012 General Assembly will meet at the Library of Congress April 30 - May 4, 2012 to explore "The Broad Value of Web Archives: Demonstrated Use." The IIPC acquires, preserves and makes accessible knowledge and information from the Internet for future generations everywhere, promoting global exchange and international relations.

Introducing the DuraCloud Brown Bag Series

Ithaca, NY The DuraCloud team will launch a new series of web events to familiarize customers and the general public with DuraCloud features on February 29, 2012 at 12:30pm ET. Tune in to the "DuraCloud Brown Bag Series" for short, 30-minute demonstrations and/or discussions of new features, common use cases, and frequently asked questions. An additional 15 minutes at the end of each will be reserved for questions.

DuraCloud in Library of Congress "Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2011"

Ithaca, NY The February 2012 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter highlights the "Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2011." DuraCloud is among the top picks:

Improving Digital Preservation and Reducing Costs: Ryan Busch Interview with DuraSpace CEO Michele Kimpton

Ithaca, NY Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace CEO, recently spoke with Ryan Busch, Today's Campus, about how the DuraSpace non-profit organization contributes to the management and preservation of digital content—particularly created by the academic community—with an open source technology portfolio that includes DSpace, Fedora and DuraCloud.

DSpace and Fedora Repository Growth

Ithaca, NY The DSpace turnkey institutional repository application and the Fedora framework for building digital repositories are open source technologies that have contributed to the preservation of all types of evolving forms of digital assets.

RECORDINGS AVAILABLE: “Knowledge Futures: Digital Preservation Planning" Series

Ithaca, NY On Feb 7, 2012 Liz Bishoff, partner at The Bishoff Group LLC. and Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant, Digital and Preservation Services, LYRASIS,  presented the first of three webinars in the Hot Topics series entitled “Knowledge Futures: Digital Preservation Planning”. In this web seminar the presenters focused on processes and best practices for preservation planning.

Watch it online here:

Is it Necessary to Trade Control for Functionality to Manage and Preserve Content in the Cloud?

Ithaca, NY A recent National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) survey [1] highlighted members' [2] digtal asset storage practices. NDSA members include 98 libraries, archives, museums and other organizations committed to keeping digital information accessible over time.

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