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Open Repositories Conference Update: OR2014 Proposal Deadline Extended

A message from the Open Repositories 2014 Conference organizers

Helsinki, Finland The final deadline for submitting proposals for the Ninth International Conference on Open Repositories (#or2014) has been extended until Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. The conference is scheduled to take place June 9-13 in Helsinki and is being hosted by University of Helsinki‘s twin libraries: Helsinki University Library and the National Library of Finland.

WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE: "DSpace 4 Roundup"

Winchester, MA  On January 21, DuraSpace kicked off the seventh Hot Topics Community Webinar Series, “All About DSpace 4–Improved Interfaces for Man and Machine,” curated by the Co-Founder of @mire, Bram Luyten. 

WORKSHOP: Join Open Repository on Jan. 26 at ALA Midwinter, "Repositories: Big Impact–Small Budget"

From James Evans, Product Manager, Open Repository

London, UK  A reminder that Open Repository, along with colleagues from BioMed Central and Papers, will be exhibiting at the upcoming ALA Midwinter meeting (booth #668), which takes in Philadelphia from January 24-28 2014.

Extended Invitation to Participate in the DSpaceDirect Beta Testing Phase

Winchester, MA  The DSpaceDirect service is looking for TEN more institutions to participate alongside the current list of soft launch customers in the extended beta testing phase: ALA Archives (through the University of Illinois), Bennington College, Spring Arbor University, Verified Voting, and the National Children's Advocacy Center.
 

SLIDES AVAILABLE: DuraCloud and DSpaceDirect at CurateGear 2014

Winchester, MA  CurateGear 2014 was an interactive, day-long event that took place on January 8 focused on digital curation tools and methods. The meeting was held at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Planning for a "Fedora House" at Code4Lib

Winchester, MA  Code4Lib 2014, hosted by North Carolina State University Libraries, will take place March 24-27 in downtown Raleigh, NC. Strong Fedora 4 developer representation is expected where at least six Fedora 4 developers present. Better yet, there are rumors of a potential "Fedora 4 Hack House". If the Hack House materializes, a community Open House will be planned to socialize and take Fedora 4 out for a drive.

Words and Pictures Tell the Story: DuraSpace on SlideShare in 2013

Winchester, MA  Duraspace is pleased to announce that presentations in the DuraSpace channel on SlideShare were among the top 2% of "most viewed" on SlideShare with 16,758 views in 2013. SlideShare Zeitgeist, a review of current trends and tips of how people used slides to share information last year, notes that people wanted more short, visual content in 2013 with fewer slides and less text.

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