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CALL: SPARC Open Access Meeting Innovation Fair

From Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs & Operations
SPARC

Washington, DC Proposals are now being invited for the SPARC 2012 Open Access Meeting Innovation Fair, where new technologies and strategies will be showcased in engaging, informative, rapid-fire presentations. The Innovation Fair is a highlight to the regular SPARC meeting, now set for the Kansas City Intercontinental Hotel, March 11 through 13, 2012.

Quick Survey: Depositing Research Data using SWORD

From the SWORD project: http://swordapp.org/

Bath, UK The SWORD v2 project has been asked by the JISC to look into the applicability of the SWORD protocol for depositing Research Data.  The SWORD protocol has always been agnostic about the type of resource it is depositing, however its initial development stemmed from a requirement for the deposit of scholarly communications outputs into repositories – these typically being small text-based items.

SAVE THE DATE: Integrating Fedora with DuraCloud Web Seminar, Jan. 11, 2012

Ithaca, NY Please join Fedora technical lead Chris Wilper for a free webinar overview of the Fedora CloudSync utility and how you can use it to easily backup and restore your Fedora content with DuraCloud.

• learn more about how to backup and preserve your Fedora content with DuraCloud
• Find out how the two systems integrate

 

JISC and UK Research Councils to Make UK Research Output Visible

London, UK JISC and the UK Research Councils have announced a plan to build a robust repository infrastructure for the future to track the UK's research outputs.

Whatever the Weather DuraCloud Preserves Your Data

Ithaca, NY State-of-the-art facilities and security systems are important aspects of ensuring that an organization’s critical data is preserved and protected. Key digital information can include operational documents such as design and manufacturing specifications, proprietary content, personnel records and more. What if the weather does not cooperate? Evidence of severe and random weather events continue to mount from the Tsunami in Japan earlier this year to the effects of multiple devasting storms in the Northeast United States this fall.

WEB EVENT: Integrating DSpace with DuraCloud

Ithaca, NY Please join DSpace technical lead Tim Donohue for a free webinar overview of the DSpace Curation System and how you can seamlessly use the DSpace "Replication Task Suite" add-on to back up your content to DuraCloud through the DSpace user interface.


Date: Nov 30, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Hosted By: DuraSpace
Presented By: Tim Donohue (DSpace technical lead)

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/

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