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Ithaca, NY A portion of the world’s digital knowledge is represented in the “Ranking Web of World Repositories” (, an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab that provides an online ranking of the top 400 repositories in the world. Cybermetrics Lab is a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), a public research body in Spain.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08 13:15

By Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs & Operations, SPARC
Washington, DC Three new student films on information sharing have been voted the best by a panel of new media experts, students, and librarians in the third annual Sparky Awards. Organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and adopted by campuses everywhere, the Sparky Awards contest calls on entrants to creatively illustrate in a short video the value of openly sharing ideas.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-04 18:11

Ithaca, NY  With the theme, “Open Access Repositories now and in the future–from the global and Asia-Pacific points of view” the Digital Repository Federation International Conference (DRFIC) was held on December 3-4, 2009 in Tokyo and focused on topics relevant to digital repository and open access.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-04 09:53

Ithaca, NY The IslandLives ( collection offers weekend browsers a rare glimpse into the lives, environment, culture and history of a small community perched far to the north in the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-29 14:21

Ithaca, NY Subject repositories house and make accessible a large quantity of specialized information and research that drives innovation in all areas of human endeavor around the world. What are the differences between subject repositories focused on a particular discipline and institutional repositories that house assets from multiple subject areas?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-26 10:27

Madison, WI The long-term goal of migrating their digital collection, currently in production at University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, to an all-Fedora enabled repository system, mapped onto production workflows with many moving parts and pieces inspired the development of prototype site. Fedora’s scalability was tested by ingesting about 30,000 digital objects from representative collections:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-21 17:11

Madrid, Spain The Fifth International Conference on Open Repositories with the theme “The Grand Integration Challenge” will be held in Madrid July 6-9, 2010. Organizers have announced that the online proposal submission process is now open through March 1, 2010.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-19 17:48