Winchester, MA The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Dr. Layne Johnson has accepted a position with DuraSpace as the project director for the VIVO project effective May 1, 2014. In his role as VIVO project director, Layne will work closely with the community and steering group to set the vision and long term roadmap for VIVO, the open source semantic web platform that enables research discovery.
Winchester. MA This year's VIVO Conference will be held Aug. 6-8, 2014 in Austin, Texas, and is a unique opportunity for people from across the country and around the world to come together in the spirit of promoting scholarly collaboration and research discovery.
Plan to attend conference workshops on Wednesday, August 6. Simply register for them as you register for the full VIVO/SciTS conference.
The primary purpose of this effort is to clarify and prioritize future efforts to meet implementation sites’ needs. Answers need not be perfect. Your and your institution’s identity will be anonymized on request.
Winchester, MA A "Convention of Librarians" was held in Philadelphia in the fall of 1876 . On October 6, 1876 a register was passed for attendees to sign to become charter members of a new library association that would become the ALA. Records of the American Library Association's (ALA)  history of achievement and service provide a way to understand the historical and societal value of librarianship.
Charlottetown, PEI Islandora Camp will take place May 7 - 9, 2014 on the campus of King's College in London, England. This will be Islandora's second time in Europe and first time in the UK. Full details and registration are on the camp website: http://islandora.ca/camps/uk2014.