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Camden, NJ Ron Janz, Steward for the Preservation and Archiving Solution Community, and data librarian for Rutgers Libraries, has added “Preservation and Archiving Sites” to their Wiki as examples of repositories that have policies in place that define and articulate criteria or indicators of trustworthiness and reliability for digital repositories.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-14 15:50

Rutgers, NJ The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of OpenMIC, a METS-based bibliographic utility for describing and managing resources. OpenMIC is the open source release of the Rutgers University Libraries’ RUCore repository bibliographic utility and will be maintained on the RUcore annual release schedule. Releases will include fixes for known problems and recommendations for enhancements received from internal projects and the user community at large.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-09 17:38

San Francisco, CA, Cambridge, UK  PLoS One is an interactive open-access journal established for the communication of all peer-reviewed scientific and medical research launched in 2003. Since then the PLoS community has grown to include 13,000 peer-reviewers. 26,000 authors, 1,400 board members and millions of unique visitors in 2008.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-07 12:19

Rome, Italy The IADIS Applied Computing 2009 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the applied computing area and related fields. This conference will be held in Rome November 19 - 21, 2009 and will cover technical aspects. The applied computing field is divided into more detailed areas (see below). However innovative contributes that don’t fit into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to conference attendees.
Important Dates:
• Submission deadline (extension): 31 July 2009

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-06 12:17

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.
Learn more:
• Enterprise-Wide Digital Repository and Archive solution
http://www.sun.com/storage/archive/oasolutions.jsp#2

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:
https://fedora-commons.org/confluence/display/FCREPO/Meeting+Notes

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