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Sydney, Australia The Muradora Team at Macquarie University has announced that Muradora 1.4.0-beta1 is now available. This is the first version of Muradora that is compatible with Fedora 3.0. The release includes authorization support for new Fedora API’s, but not the experimental REST interface as yet. The installation instructions remain the same for this version as the previous.
The software packages may be downloaded from the Muradora Software Repository.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-09 10:29

Ithaca, NY This month’s brief survey aims to learn more about how the community uses workflows. Look for April QuickCheck results next month in the Fedora Commons HatCheck newsletter.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-08 15:07

Aberystwyth, UK Hear directly from many of the people who are engaged in developing repository architectures and implementations in a new series of podcasts from The Repositories Support Project (RSP).  RSP is a JISC initiative that supports the development and growth of the UK repositories network. The podcast series is designed to help you keep up with evolving information, best practices, and discussions.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-04-02 10:33

Ithaca, NY, Boulder, CO The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is pleased to announce the premiere release of NSDL EduPak 1.0. Specifically designed for education, EduPak packages technology for digital storage, access and workflow into a convenient bundle designed to to jump start the essential “behind-the-scenes” framework that enables innovation in teaching and learning. Download EduPak 1.0 here:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-03-31 08:15

Ithaca, NY This issue of the Fedora Commons HatCheck newsletter features overviews of technical and community developments as well as trends and information about how new kinds of projects are using Fedora.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-03-27 13:11

By Chris Wilper The development team is working hard to finalize Fedora 3.2 and has now set a release date of May 5th.  Highlights for this release include a new, web-based GUI for repository administrators and improved storage pluggability, including Amazon S3 support.  Many other improvements and bug fixes will be included.  For a complete list, please visit this page:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-03-25 19:00

Ithaca, NY For better or for worse many of us seem to enjoy tweeting kernals of information in 140 characters or less. The Pew/Internet and American Life Project reports:

11% of online American adults said they used a service like Twitter or another service that allowed them to share updates about themselves or to see the updates of others.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-03-25 18:18

By Thornton Staples A Wunderkammer, or chamber of curiosities, was a precursor to the modern museum. During the Rennaissance kings, noblemen and rich burghers with an interest in the arts and sciences collected objects of varying kinds: stones precious and semi-precious, fossils, pieces of art and exotic artifacts. They stored and displayed them in purpose-designed rooms, Wunderkammers, which were pieces of furniture also known as Cabinets of Curiosities.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-03-25 15:28

Brookline, MA The Jewish Women’s Archive ( aims to “uncover, chronicle, and transmit to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women” by providing public access to most of their materials. This project is using cloud storage to keep operations within their budget.  They plan to back up additional content, which includes many oral histories and other types of rich media, in the cloud. JWA uses Drupal for web content management.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-03-25 15:13

Oxford, UK The Forced Migration Online website provides instant access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of refugees and forced migrants worldwide. The project is coordinated by a team based at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and is accessed by a wide variety of users including practitioners, policy makers, researchers, students and forced migrants.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-03-19 11:24