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Thank You to Our DuraSpace Community of Supporters

Winchester, MA  Earlier this year the DuraSpace organization launched its third annual Sponsorship Program, encouraging all institutions using the DSpace and Fedora open source technologies to contribute financially to the not for profit entity which provides leadership and support for these platforms. Thanks to our community we raised $417,750 in this year's campaign, with $223,750 coming from the DSpace community, $173,000  from the Fedora community and $21,000 from institutions who do not use either DSpace or Fedora, but who recognize the critical role DuraS

REGISTER for OpenAIRE Conference: "Enlightenment in the Knowledge Society"

From Birgit Schmidt, OpenAIRE Scientific Manager, on behalf of the OpenAIRE team

Göttingen, Germany  On November 21-22 2012 Göttingen State and University Library will host the OpenAIRE Conference to present the results of the OpenAIRE project which supports the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Open Access Pilot.

OpenAIRE web site: http://www.openaire.eu/
Register here: http://www.openaire.eu/en/conference2012

DURASPACE SOLUTIONS WEBINAR: Learn About the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Cloud As Part of DuraCloud SaaS

Winchester, MA  You are invited to attend a DuraSpace Solutions Webinar focused on the collaboration between DuraSpace and San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) cloud services to offer SDSC cloud as part of the DuraCloud SaaS. This offering provides additional preservation services and storage for researchers, students, academics, and industry users.

Why Preservation Matters: "We Need to Remember, Period."

Winchester, MA  Digitization of fragile film and video resources is the first step towards making sure they are preserved into the future. Yale University's department of Manuscripts and Archives published an example of a video from The Fortunoff Video Archive Holocaust Testimonies, a historic collection of over 4,400 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust, to demonstrate how important it is not only to digitize video resources, but to do it as soon as possible.

DuraCloud September and October Brown Bag Sessions

Each month Carissa Smith, DuraCloud Partner Specialist, conducts a brief webinar discussing a topic of interest to DuraCloud customers and individuals interested in using the cloud for preservation and archiving. September's DuraCloud Brown Bag session detailed ways in which DuraCloud can be used to help solve a variety of use cases. A recording of the session, including the question and answer session can be found online on the DuraCloud YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1LbwDRSaVI

DuraCloud Spotlighted in the Digital Insider from the State of North Carolina

In the fall issue of the Digital Insider: Digital Information News from the State Library of North Carolina, Lisa Gregory highlights how the State Library has adopted DuraCloud to "assist with the ongoing preservation of and access to digital state government publications." The State of North Carolina began using DuraCloud in the summer and has since been able to preserve over 300,000 files in DuraCloud. She notes that getting the content into DuraCloud using several of the provided tools "was simple."

DURASPACE SOLUTIONS WEBINAR: Find Out What's New in Fedora 3.6

Winchester, MA  You are invited to attend a DuraSpace Solutions Webinar focused on the recent release of Fedora 3.6 on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET. Edwin Shin, Fedora Release Team Leader and Managing Partner and Technical Director, MediaShelf, will be presenting an overview of what's new in Fedora Repository 3.6.

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