Winchester, MA The DuraSpace organization and the Fedora Futures Project are pleased to announce that Andrew Woods will take over as the new Technical Lead for Fedora effective May 15, 2013. In this role he will provide technical leadership for the Fedora Futures Project. Woods joined the DuraSpace organization in early 2009 as a Fedora committer. Since then he has helped establish the D.C. Area Fedora Users Group, been a project co-lead on DuraCloud, and worked in various technical and advisory capacities within DPN, APTrust, Chronopolis, and NDSA.
Ann Arbor, MI The Digital Directions Conference will be held July 21-23, 2013 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Join a faculty of national experts, experienced digital collections curators, and colleagues from institutions large and small as we come together to explore the challenges, considerations, and choices surrounding digital collections care.
From Art Pasquinelli, Director Digital Libraries, Repositories, and Preservation, Oracle
Redwood City, CA The next Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) webinar will be held on May 15 at 11:30am EST. The webinar is free for ASIS&T members and $20 for non-ASIS&T members.
Winchester, MA Institutional collections of digital video and audio continue to grow in size and significance. To curate video and audio files and manage workflows for generating video and audio content university libraries and archives need a complete and scalable system. To meet that need Indiana University and Northwestern University are pleased to announce release 1.0 of the Avalon Media System.
Montpellier, France The upcoming "Jailbreaking the PDF" hackathon (http://scholrev.org/hackathon) will be held Monday, May 27 in Montpellier, France at the Agence Bibliographique de l'enseignement Superieur (ABES):