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OR2013 Update: Early Bird Registration, Hackfest, Developer Challenge and More

From Jon Dunn, Sarah Shreeves (Program Co-Chairs) and Mark Leggott (Conference Chair)

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CA  The Eigth International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2013) is just around the corner–July 8-12 in beautiful Prince Edward Island. We had an awesome response to the request for proposals. An initial list of sessions is available at:

http://or2013.net/content/accepted-sessions

Fedora Futures Launches New Blog

Winchester, MA  The Fedora Futures team recently launched a blog entitled, Fedora Futures, aimed at telling the stories behind building the future of the Fedora repository. The first post is from  Edwin Shin, Fedora Futures Project Manager, and Tom Cramer, Stanford University. In "Welcome to the Future of Fedora" they explain why, "It’s time for a serious re-investment in our core digital asset management and preservation services."

Open Repositories 2013 Updates: Keynotes, Registration, Beach Music!

Charlottetown, CA  Spring has arrived and it's time to finalize your plans to visit "Repository Island"–otherwise known as Prince Edward Island, Canada–for the Eight International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2013) to be held July 8-12, 2013. You may register here: http://or2013.net/. PEI is a popular summer vacation destination so make your travel plans soon!

OR2013 web site: http://or2013.net/

Thank You to Our DuraSpace Community of Supporters

Winchester, MA  Earlier this year the DuraSpace organization launched its third annual Sponsorship Program, encouraging all institutions using the DSpace and Fedora open source technologies to contribute financially to the not for profit entity which provides leadership and support for these platforms. Thanks to our community we raised $417,750 in this year's campaign, with $223,750 coming from the DSpace community, $173,000  from the Fedora community and $21,000 from institutions who do not use either DSpace or Fedora, but who recognize the critical role DuraS

NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora Repository 3.6.1

Winchester, MA  The Fedora Repository committers have announced the release of Fedora 3.6.1. This minor release is primarily focused on reducing the memory footprint of Fedora. All 3.6 users are recommended to upgrade to 3.6.1.

https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORA36/Fedora+Repository+3.6.1+Release+Notes

Last week to register for the E-Science Institute

This is the final week to register for the DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute!  There are just a few openings available for the fall 2012 offering, which runs from September 6 through December 13. To register, visit http://duraspace.org/e-science-institute

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