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For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: Archaeology Data Service

Ithaca, NY Having been in and around a few archaeological “digs,” and experienced the painstaking amount of effort that goes into documenting bits and pieces of objects uncovered “in situ” it was a pleasure to browse data from the Fedora-powered Archaeology Data Service (ADS):
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/

Take DSpace for a Test Drive on the Updated Demo Server

Ithaca, NY The DSpace team announced today that an updated DSpace Demonstration Repository running DSpace 1.6.0 is now available for the community to use.  The DSpace Demonstration Repository is a good place to run demonstrations, or to use as a sandbox for testing DSpace software before installing it.
http://demo.dspace.org/

Cornell University Librarian on Meeting Community Needs Beyond Contributions to the “Common Good”

By Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch Cornell University Librarian. Anne Kenney offers observations on current trends and new ideas affecting knowledge organization, preservation, access and management relevant to Cornell University Library staff and operations in a weekly email message entitled “Take One” (posted with permission).

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Treasures from the Natn’l Library of Finland”

Ithaca, NY Library exhibits are a valued cultural tradition that began as a way to call attention to significant, new or notable library books and objects on tables and in exhibit cases. As more collections are born digital, and as libraries put more collections online, library displays have moved online to showcase masterpieces that were often previously hidden from regular public view.

MIT to Offer “Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions for Long-Term Problems”

From Lance Stuchell, Project Coordinator, Digital Preservation Management Workshops, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will host the five-day Digital Preservation Management workshop June 13-18, 2010 in Cambridge MA.

Digital Preservation–The Planets Way

Rome, Italy Is your organization involved in large scale digitization or do you need to receive large volumes of digital content? Do you have the need to retain digital content and access it in the future? If so, you can find out how to use Planets’ (http://www.planets-project.eu/) tools and services to plan and preserve digital content for the future.

One-day Regional Fedora Conference Hosted by Tufts U Digital Collections & Archives, UIT Academic Technology

Ithaca, NY Please join colleagues on July 20, 2010 from 9 AM-5 PM for a no-cost, one-day regional Fedora conference.
In a tough economy, it’s especially important to make sure we stay in touch with our local colleagues in the Fedora Commons community. This day-long conference in Massachusetts will give us an opportunity to hear from other Northeast Fedora users. More importantly, it will give us an opportunity to talk to each other and swap ideas and thoughts about the way we use Fedora Commons.

2010 LIBER Annual Conference

Ithaca, NY LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries (http://www.libereurope.eu/) was founded in 1971 under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Currently LIBER encompasses more than 400 national, university and other libraries in 45 countries.

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