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DSpace in Africa: Growing Open Access to Knowledge and Culture


PART ONE: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana
This is the first of a five-part series that looks at Open Access repository development in twelve African countries in celebration of Open Access Week Oct. 24-30, 2011

WEB EVENT: Using DuraCloud for Archiving and Preservation, Nov. 2

Ithaca, NY You are invited to attend the web event, "Using DuraCloud for Archiving & Preservation,"  to be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Presenters include Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace Chief Executive Officer & DuraCloud Project Director and Bryan Beecher, Director of Computing & Network Services, Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

GSearch Version 2.3 Now Available

From Gert Schmeltz Pedersen, Special Consultant. DTU Library, Technical Information Center of Denmark, Technical University of Denmark

Lyngby, Denmark We are pleased to announce the release of Fedora Generic Search, or GSearch, version 2.3. It is compatible with Fedora 3.5, and it is upgraded to Lucene 3.4.0 and Solr 3.4.0. Further, it is upgraded to PDFBox 1.6.0.

Report from the DC Region Fedora Users Meeting

Ithaca, NY On October 14, 2011 the DC Region Fedora Users Group held their semi-annual meeting in Washington, DC to exchange information on formative Fedora repository projects and inititatives. While highlights included lunch from the Hula Girl Truck ("bringing a taste of the Hawaiian Islands to DC") 13 projects and 38 attendees were on hand to share updates about how Fedora repository software is being implemented in government and cultural institutions.

REGISTER: Open Access Week Webcasts with Heather Joseph and John Wilbanks

Washington, DC Register now for one or both Right to Research Coalition Open Access Week webcasts.  Both will feature leading figures from the Open Access movement talking directly to students about the impact of Open Access to research and their crucial role in making Open Access a reality – thereby opening the full scholarly record to anyone, anywhere in the world.

The 4th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012)

Limerick, Ireland QQML2012, "New Trends in Library Science," will be held in Limerick, Ireland, May 22 – 25, 2012. The call for proposals will be open until October 30, 2011.

• Proposals must include the following information:
• Proposed session title
• One-to two-paragraphs abstract
• Name(s) and contact information for all presenters
• Type of session being proposed (presentation or poster)

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