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London, UK Download a fact sheet, “Useful tools from recent JISC projects” (http://blogs.cetis.ac.uk/johnr/files/2009/05/orposter2.pdf ) for details about nine new and interesting repository tools and services–IncReASe, Data Audit Framework, WRAP: Warwick Research Archive Project, FeedForward, SNEEP, VIF, AIR, MR CUTE, ART–resulting from JISC-sponsored research and rapid prototyping events.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 2, 2009

Oxford, UK The 5th IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) e-Science conference will be held in Oxford, UK from Dec 9-11. This conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of e-Science applications and enabling IT technologies.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 2, 2009

Boston, MA Join a free “All About Repositories” web seminar sponsored by Sun, Fedora Commons, DSpace and SPARC on June 3, 2009 that will focus on the popular DSpace open source software for creating an institutional repository. Currently there are over 500 organizations using DSpace to enable access to their research output and other content. If your organization is interested in making research output or digital content openly accessible, then DSpace software might be the perfect platform for you.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 1, 2009

Atlanta, GA BibApp developer Tim Donohue won the $2,000. Open Repositories 2009 Developer Challenge prize with his entry “Mention-It” which is a simple javascript library that collects “mentions” of content held within an institutional repository (or personal blog) from anywhere on the Web. The “Mention-It” code is available on Google Code.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 20, 2009

Tune in for live webcasts from OR09 featuring Sandy Payette, Michele Kimpton, Bradley McLean, and Chris Wilper who will discuss new directions for DuraSpace, DSpace and Fedora Commons on May 20 and 21, 2009 from 8:30-11:30 ET:
May 20th: http://presentations.dlpe.gatech.edu/stream/support/or09_052009/
May 21st: http://presentations.dlpe.gatech.edu/stream/support/or09_052109/

Submitted by Anonymous on May 15, 2009

Charlottetown, CA Register now for the 2009 Red Island Repository Institute on Prince Edward Island July 20-24.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 14, 2009

Hull, UK The Open Repositories 2009 Conference (OR09), to be held in Atlanta next week will see the launch of a Fedora Commons Solutions Community around the idea of a “Scholars Workbench.”  If you will be attending the conference please come along to the inaugural Birds of a Feather (BOF) session which will be advertised there.  Among other things we will be asking for opinions on important of issues like where best to put the apostrophe?!?  Should it

Submitted by Anonymous on May 13, 2009

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA — Fedora Commons and the DSpace Foundation, two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, have announced today that they will join their organizations to pursue a common mission.  Jointly, they will provide leadership and innovation in open source technologies for global communities who manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 12, 2009

Ithaca, NY Chris Wilper, Technical Lead for Fedora Commons Repository software, and the entire Fedora Commons Repository development team are pleased to announce the release of Fedora 3.2. This release includes many useful features and fixes, and should prove to be a major boon to your repository installation. With the help of the Fedora community in identifying defects, contributing patches, and providing valuable input in driving the direction of new development, this release is a reflection of the dedication and effort of many willing hands.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 11, 2009

Rotterdam, Netherlands Infrae (http://infrae.com/), a company that builds software on request and provides integration, customization, and support services for public and private sector customers throughout Europe, is pleased to announce the first public release of the MOAI Server (http://moai.infrae.com/). MOAI is a platform that aggregates input from disparate sources and republishes it via the Open Archive Initiatives protocol for metadata harvesting.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 6, 2009