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Oxford, UK The new “Digital Library” tab on the Forced Migration Online (FMO) web site provides a global community of policy makers, researchers, and students with direct access to “over 9,000 full-text documents and journal articles about human displacement in electronic format which can be searched, read online and printed as required. The documents include both recent and historical gray (unpublished) literature and research materials.”

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-11-06 17:41

Saint Louis, MO The Missouri Botanical Garden (MBOT) has been in operation since 1859 and has evolved as a center for research and education. The MBOT TROPICOS collection contains all of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen tropical plant data accumulated over 25 years. The system manages over one million scientific names, 3.4 million specimen records, 111,000 bibliographic citations, and more than 70,000 images of living plants and specimens.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-11-05 16:36

Plymouth, UK ICO3 Limited is a web technology company funded by JISC to develop a JISC Repository Aggregator demonstration web site that would enable users to search for, organize and submit information about a range of relevant repository information. As part of building that capacity ICO3 is testing a suite of repository web widgets.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-31 12:10

Ithaca, NY Fedora 3.1 is a minor feature release that includes several bug fixes. Most notably, when using Mulgara, SPARQL is now supported via the repository’s RISearch interface, and the repository’s memory footprint has improved significantly. Read Fedora 3.1 release notes here.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-28 16:32

Ithaca, NY and Los Alamos, NM Over the past two years the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), in a project called Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE), has gathered international experts from the publishing, web, library, repository, and eScience communities to develop standards for the identification and description of aggregations of Web resources.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-17 17:43

Chicago, Ill The latest release of Mulgara version 2.0.6, a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java, is now available. Mulgara may be downloaded at: http://mulgara.org/download.html.
Notable new features in this release include:
- A servlet providing a SPARQL Protocol endpoint.
- SPARQL support in the Web User Interface.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-17 10:26

Charlottetown, PEI Canada Drupal is a popular put-of-the-box open source content management platform that meets the needs of thousands of different types of web sites from community to news portals, from corporate sites to educational institutions, and from media sites to international sites. The University of Prince Edward Island’s (UPEI) Robertson Library has added Fedora as the digital repository for a Drupal front-end to provide an easy way to build and manage repository content for use by web sites.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-14 11:51

San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC A new video series presents six unique perspectives on the importance of Open Access to research across the higher education community and beyond.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-14 11:36

Ithaca, NY Reinforcing its place in the scientific community, the arXiv repository at Cornell University Library reached a new milestone in October 2008. Half a million e-print postings–research articles published online– now reside in arXiv, which is free and available to the public.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-03 16:09