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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

How Does DuraCloud Stack-up: Minnesota Historical Society Report Compares Cloud Storage Providers and Services

Winchester, MA  The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) faces, "Exponential growth in storage required for the preservation of digital collections consisting of images, audio, video, text, and other formats" in pursuit of their long-standing mission:

PREVIEW: DuraSpace Sponsorship Campaign 2013

Winchester, MA  The DuraSpace Sponsorship Campaign will kick-off on May 7, 2013 to raise funds for the DSpace and Fedora projects. The annual campaign supports the continued advancement of DSpace and Fedora open source software which is available free of charge. This year DuraSpace sponsors may chose to designate funds for either DSpace or Fedora, or to support DuraSpace generally.

TOMORROW 4/24: DuraCloud Brown Bag: "Preserving DSpace Content with DuraCloud", 12:30pm ET

Winchester, MA  Join the DuraCloud team online for a brown bag session TOMORROW, April 24th at 12:30pm ET led by Tim Donohue, DSpace Technical Lead. Tim will provide details about how to preserve DSpace content with DuraCloud that will include short demonstration of how to backup content from a DSpace instance to DuraCloud via the Replication Task Suite  DSpace component add-on.

ONLINE: Sharing Experiences in Using DSPACE Workshop; Conducted in Portuguese

São Paulo, Brazil  On online DSpace workshop will be held on April 30, UTC -3:00. No experience is necessary.

BIREME/PAHO/WHO with the Center for the Study of Bioethics and Health Diplomacy - NETHIS, will hold an online workshop to be conducted in Portugues for sharing experiences using DSPACE. The aim of the workshop is to share experiences with national institutions about DSPACE use and implementation of institutional repositories.
 

Proposals due April 26 for Digital Preservation 2013, July 23-25, Washington DC

From Erin Engle, Digital Archivist, Library of Congress
National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIPP)

Washington, DC  The deadline for submitting a proposal for Digital Preservation 2013 is April 26. The meeting will be held July 23-25 in the Washington DC area and will bring the the broad, diverse digital preservation and stewardship community together to share achievements in the areas technical infrastructure, innovation, content collection, standardization, and outreach and education efforts.

REGISTRATION OPEN: 2013 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)

From Robert McDonald on behalf of the JCDL 2013 Planning Committee

Indianapolis, IN  Registration is now open for the 2013 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). This year's conference, "Digital Libraries at the Crossroads," will be held July 22-26 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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