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Mountainview, CA Sun has introduced two new solutions that combine the Fedora Repository and the Sun Open Archive Framework. Based on open source software and industry-standard hardware, the Sun Open Archive Framework controls costs, providing long-term sustainability and enabling you to future-proof your digital assets.
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• Enterprise-Wide Digital Repository and Archive solution

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-30 18:40

Ithaca, NY  Fedora Commons repository committer meetings are held every Tuesday at 10am EDT (US). Everyone is invited to call in and participate in these meetings.  If you are interested in attending this week’s meeting, or future meetings please visit:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-23 11:27

Edinburgh, UK Sponsored by JISC, the “Beyond the Repository Fringe 2009″ event will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh July 30-31 2009 with support from the Digital Curation Centre, the School of Informatics, EDINA, and Information Services, as well as UKOLN and EPrints.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-22 11:15

Providence, RI Issue 3.2 of Digital Humanities Quarterly is now available. An exploration of concepts around what it means to complete a project in the digital humanities as well as an in-depth look at data mining are included in this issue.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-19 08:37

Charlottetown, PEI, Canada In 2008, the Fedora team released Fedora v3 which included many notable changes, although one area where there was not much change was authentication and authorization. There have been many requests from the Fedora user community for a wider range of authentication methods, a simpler approach to security and better management and enforcement of XACML authorization policies.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-17 11:24

Rome, Italy The IADIS Applied Computing 2009 Conference will be held Nov. 19-21, 2009 in Rome and aims to address the main issues of concern within the applied computing area and related fields. This conference covers essentially technical aspects. The applied computing field is divided into more detailed areas. However innovative contributions that don’t fit into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to conference attendees.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-16 12:54

Washington DC The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is seeking proposals for 2010 SPEC survey topics. For more than 35 years ARL has gathered and disseminated data through the SPEC survey program to assist libraries in the continuous improvement of their management systems. Each year, ARL works with librarians in North America to develop six surveys of the ARL membership on “hot topics” related to research library policies and practices. (Survey authors do not need to work at an ARL member library, but only ARL libraries are surveyed.)

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-16 12:03

Ithaca, NY Thank you everyone for contributing to the wealth of information that is exchanged in the Fedora Commons community. Whether you write an email, post an article to the Wiki, contribute code, register your project, present at a user group meeting, offer a webinar, or contribute articles to the quarterly HatCheck newsletter your participation is appreciated.

Here is an overview of current Fedora Commons Internet “spots” you might want to tune in:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-08 12:53

Nottingham, UK  The way that research is communicated around the world is changing rapidly, opening access for more people to more research than has been available before. This brings change, challenges and exciting opportunities for authors, investigators and others in the research process.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05 10:45

Ithaca, NY From strategies for managing and disseminating big data to end-to-end repository solutions, eResearch platforms, lightweight technical strategies and new concepts for making culturally significant multimedia durable and accessible the recent OR09 Conference in Atlanta was host to a lively 4-day exchange of far-reaching ideas in hallways, general sessions, user group meetings, during a developer challenge and even after hours.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-04 14:32