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CALL: 2011 White House Request for Information on Public Access (deadline Jan. 2)

From Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC and spokesperson for the Alliance for Taxpayer Access and Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs and Operations, SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access
 

Please post and share widely. Also online at http://www.taxpayeraccess.org/action/action_access/11-1117.shtml

"GIS Day" and Preserving Geospatial Data

Ithaca, NY On November 16, 2011 geographic and geospatial information systems (GIS) are recognized as key aspects of our scientific, scholarly, and cultural heritage by more than 80 countries on "GIS Day." This global event is sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, the United States Geological Survey, The Library of Congress, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and Esri.

http://www.gisday.com/

NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora Repositories in DuraCloud with CloudSync

With CloudSync Fedora repositories can take advantage of DuraCloud—the only managed software service that lets organizations archive content across more than one cloud provider.

Ithaca, NY Fedora CloudSync is a new open source web-based utility for backing up and restoring Fedora content in DuraCloud that also syncs content between multiple Fedora repositories. It supports on-demand backups of any content in a Fedora repository.

Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) to Meet in Austin, Jan. 11-13, 2012

Ithaca, NY The next meeting of the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) will be held Jan. 11-13 in Austin, Texas at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

Meeting web site: http://sites.tdl.org/austinpasig/
Registration (early registration ends on November 30): http://sites.tdl.org/austinpasig/registration/

SAVE THE DATES: Open Repositories Conference in Edinburgh July 9-13, 2012

Edinburgh, Scotland The University of Edinburgh Information Services, EDINA, and the Digital Curation Centre are delighted to announce that the University of Edinburgh has been selected to host the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories (OR12) July 9-13th July, 2012.

The call for proposals will be available from the conference web site soon: or2012.ed.ac.uk

SAVE THE DATE: Code4lib 2012, Seattle Feb. 6-9

Seattle, WA The Code4lib conference was born in a November 2005 chatroom discussion. The entusiastic code4lib community has continued to host the conference annually since then. The 2012 Conference will be held in Seattle Feb. 6-9, 2012.

Read the 2012 hosting proposal here: http://sites.google.com/site/code4lib2012seattle/

CALL for Papers: JCDL 2012

Washington, DC The 2012 ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) will focus on the interconnected issues around "#sharing #linking #using #preserving." The Conference will be hosted by The George Washington University in Washington, DC June 10-14, 2012.

Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Launches Web Site

Goettingen, Germany The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at: http://www.coar-repositories.org. The website includes fresh content, added Web2.0 functionality, and an updated look and feel.

The site reflects a great deal of input from members. In particular, it includes:

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