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St. Augustin, Germany As new research gets underway it is common for scientists to begin online data collection and collaboration as part of their investigations. The digital products they produce as a result of research activities range from raw data sets to early versions of articles, whitepapers and correspondence. These research products are often lost in outdated or abandoned web sites and wikis when projects are completed. Researchers at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, St. Augustin, Germany led by Prof.

Submitted by Anonymous on November 17, 2008

Atlanta, GA Repositories are being deployed in a variety of environments (education, research, science, cultural heritage) and contexts (national, regional, institutional, project, lab, personal). Regardless of setting, context or scale, repositories are increasingly expected to operate across administrative and disciplinary boundaries and to interact with distributed computational services and social communities.

Submitted by Anonymous on November 12, 2008

Ithaca, NY, Cambridge, MA The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a planning grant to the DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons in support of their work to ensure durability and long-term access of scholarly research output and digital collections. This comes after the two largest providers of open source software for digital repositories announced their intentions to form a working collaboration in July of this year.

Submitted by Anonymous on November 11, 2008

Vancouver, CA The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Second International PKP Conference, July 8 – 10, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Session proposals will be accepted until January 15, 2009.
Preconference Workshops on July 8 include:
Networkshop - Editors/Publishers:  John Willinsky, Rowly Lorimer
Networkshop - Software Developers/Technical Experts: PKP Team Developers

Submitted by Anonymous on November 6, 2008

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 The documents include both recent and historical gray (unpublished) literature and research materials.”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 November 6, 2008

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 November 5, 2008

Corfu, Greece ECDL2009 will be held September 27 - October 2, 2009 on the island of Corfu, Greece. The Call for Contributions for ECDL2009 can be found at:
http://www.ionio.gr/conferences/ecdl2009/call.php
-Submission deadline for Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations: March 21, 2009
-Submission deadline for Doctoral Consortium Papers: June 1, 2009

Submitted by Anonymous on November 5, 2008

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 October 31, 2008

London, UK Dates are being finalized for Developer Happiness Days, a Fedora-related event that will be held in London in mid-February 2009–mark your calendars now!

Submitted by Anonymous on October 29, 2008

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 October 28, 2008