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Got a minute, or two? Join Fedora Commons lead developer Chris Wilper on You Tube as he takes you on a quick tour of how to install and test a Fedora Repository–in two minutes. His simple, clear instructions will have you up and running with Fedora, almost right now!

Submitted by Anonymous on July 24, 2008

The Mulgara development community is pleased to announce the release of Mulgara v2.0.0. Mulagara software is a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java.
Mulgara can be downloaded from the project website at:
http://mulgara.org/download.html
This release marks the end of the development process that occurred through v2.0.0-alpha and v2.0.0-beta. Version 2.0.0 introduces:
-SPARQL querying.
-A new Connection API.
-Significantly better standards compliance with RDF.

Submitted by Anonymous on July 24, 2008

London, UK The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has opened an Ideascale web site to encourage discussion towards defining repositories to feed into JISC repositories architecture work. To manage this discussion JISC is trying out Ideascale which is designed to “crowdsource” ideas, or manage large, distributed collaboration among undefined groups of people using Web 2.0 technologies.

Submitted by Anonymous on July 21, 2008

The July/August issue of The DSpace Foundation’s monthly publication “NewSpace” features an interview with Baoyao Zhou from HP Labs China about the Virtual Olympic Museum and in-depth DSpace feature focus, “Indexing Full Text Documents”.

Submitted by Anonymous on July 18, 2008

Ithaca NY Fedora Commons is one of several Supporting Organizations for the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 that will be held November 17 and 18 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

Submitted by Anonymous on July 15, 2008

Ithaca, NY A new web site provides easy-to-use access to the tools and standards that power the NSDL. The NCore (http://ncore.nsdl.org) next-generation, open source digital library framework based on Fedora Commons open source repository software provide users, developers, information managers and decision-makers with systems for description, organization, interrelation, and annotation of resources.

Submitted by Anonymous on July 8, 2008

Edinburgh, Scotland On Behalf of the organizing committee of the Edinburgh Repository Fringe (http://www.repositoryfringe.org) Les Carr and Theo Andrew, Repository Fringe Co-chairs, have announced two compelling keynote speakers who promise to challenge the community and stimulate discussion and directions for the future.

Submitted by Anonymous on July 8, 2008

The Hague, Netherlands Attendees rated the first Dutch Fedora User Meeting held on June 19, 2008 as a successful venture with discussions underway to make this meeting an annual event. The meeting was hosted by the DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) project. Some participants requested that Fedora Dutch User meetings be held up to three times a year.

Submitted by Anonymous on July 1, 2008

Sydney, Australia After the recent release of Muradora 1.3 that included an all-in-one installation package, Chi Nguyen has announced that the DRAMA team at Macquarie University will no longer work full time on Muradora development effective July 1, 2008 in order to undertake a new area of work. Muradora will be developed and maintained as a side project until such time as new funding can be secured for further focused development. The code and documents will remain available for download.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 27, 2008