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Ithaca, NY How do institutions decide what to save, and who makes those decisions? What are some current ideas around establishing review processes? What are the interrelated implications for long-term sustainability? These are some of the questions that come up when knowledge management groups, organizations and institutions reflect on which parts of their heritage of science and culture they will keep, and for how long.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-29 12:01

Published by SPARC on September 24, 2009
Washington, DC – Last year, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Calgary were among a handful of institutions that established pools of money, through their libraries, to cover the cost of open-access journal fees. This approach – aimed at supporting a new academic publishing model that could ultimately relieve at least some of the burden of expensive journal subscriptions – has found a receptive audience among researchers on these two campuses.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-28 11:07

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA The DSpace committers group has announced two new additions to the group: Jeffrey Trimble and Larry  Stone. Please join us in welcoming them!

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-25 13:10

Washington, DC Please join Michele Kimpton, Chief Business Officer of DuraSpace, for a WebEx web seminar sponsored by the Library of Congress (LOC) NDIIPP on Sept. 30, 2009. She will present an overview of the DuraCloud platform, currently in development. Her presentation will include details about the current DuraCloud pilot program in progress with New York Public Library and Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-25 11:50

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA While many savvy information managers and developers know that DSpace (, part of the DuraSpace ( product line, is the software of choice for academic, non-profit and commercial organizations that are building open access repositories, there are still some who may wonder about what DSpace is, and what’s “under the hood.” DSpace, with over 700 installations [1] worldwide, is an out-of-the-box repository software package for creating open repositories focu

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-18 15:47

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA If you been a part of establishing or maintaining a unique digital repository that provides open access to a collection, or showcasing your repository’s content  DuraSpace wants to hear your story. Please consider sharing your passion and knowledge of collecting, curating, managing and sharing digital repository resources by entering the DuraSpace/SPARC Open Access Week Contest and telling your short or long story:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-18 12:21

Ithaca, NY If you are a business, small or large, or an individual consultant doing business having to do with software integration of any kind with Fedora Commons repository software, we would like to list you in our registry so that members of our community can find you. We are asked all the time about who is available to work with projects and organizations.
The current list can be found at Get in touch

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-17 15:52

San Francisco, CA The Public Library of Science (PLoS) has announced that PLoS journals will now provide online article-level metrics for published articles. PLoS is a a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-17 11:39

Baltimore, MD The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) i2 Working Group surveyed repository managers and developers to determine the current practices and needs of the repository community regarding institutional identifiers. Results from the survey will inform a set of use cases that will be shared with the community, and that are expected to drive the development of a new standard for institutional identifiers.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16 14:45

Edinburgh, UK The Repository Fringe Festival was held from July 30-31 and was attended by repository managers and developers from the UK and beyond. The event, sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and hosted by Edinburgh University’s school of Informatics, was informal and the agenda was definitely “unconference” style. Presentations focusing on hybrid paper/digital deposit repository systems and streamlined scholarly workflows were presented by attendees who had self-selected to be part of the RFF program.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-15 16:03