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Carissa Smith, Assistant Director of Business Operations and Web Presence, Fedora Commons, shares an overview of the recent DORSDL and Fedora EU User Group meetings held in Aarhus, Denmark in her blog.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-24 17:04

Cambridge, MA Mark R. Diggory is a software engineer who is on the DSpace 2.0 development team. He provides observations and details about combined DSpace/Fedora collaborative efforts and opportunities in a recent blog post that reports on “new synergies between DSpace and Fedora.” Diggory’s blog is entitled “Sapere Aude!” which means “Dare to Know.”

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-24 11:35

Ithaca, NY  A cash prize of $2000, sponsored by Microsoft Research, has been awarded to Ross McFarlane, University of Liverpool, for his “OREsome” entry. The challenge prototypes were to focus on OAI-ORE functionality at the end-user level (e.g. in a browser) and the potential for the prototype to promote ORE within and beyond the repository community.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-19 17:44

Amazon’s web services customers have been alerted to early details about a new content delivery service that is currently in development and expected to be widely available before the end of the year
This new service will provide a high performance method of distributing content to end users, and will give customers low latency and high data transfer rates when they access objects. The initial release will help developers and businesses who need to deliver popular, publicly readable content over HTTP connections. The goal is to create a content delivery service that:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-18 11:33

Ithaca, NY Fedora Commons has grown since the non-profit organization, home of popular Fedora open source software, launched in August of 2007. To keep pace with users and developers who are participating in innovative initiatives leading to groundbreaking technical releases, as well as with those who are creating community-sponsored meeting and events, Fedora Commons is pleased to announce the release of a new homepage and a new collaborative Wiki.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-15 17:32

Edinburgh, Scotland Those interested in the likely future development of repositories will be interested in video and PowerPoint presentations of the event which are now available at http://www.repositoryfringe.org.

Repository Fringe 2008, funded by JISC and hosted by the University of Edinburgh, was held from August 31 - September 1. Researchers were on hand to exchange ideas on the best way’s for repository data to be collected, stored and made accessible.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-10 17:24

Read HatCheck online here. Subscribe to HatCheck RSS  here. Back issues are available here.  HatCheck is a quarterly newsletter published by Fedora Commons by and for communities of Fedora users, developers, vendors and decision makers provided to facilitate the exchange of news, events, information and achievements.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-09 14:09

This update release addresses an issue that appeared in 2.0.4 when building from source on Windows. A new default configuration file for mulgara-core is included allowing it to start a basic server without any manual configuration.
Fixes:

  • Removed a symlink that documented javacc as version 4.0. A poorly written task was trying to pick up this link as a real file, which doesn’t work on Windows.
  • Fixed the namespace map in the RDF/XML writer so it can’t accidentally use a generated URI in an export.

Cleanup:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-08 10:14

Ithaca, NY Today Fedora Commons released version 3.0 of the popular Fedora software that completes all general release features.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-05 12:44

By Thornton Staples With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the WGBH Media Library and Archives has embarked on a 20-month project that will (1) utilize scholarly input to design and pilot an online media archive content delivery system for research and classroom use, and (2) construct a preliminary business plan with the aid of a business consultant.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-03 17:24