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Karlsruhe, Germany It is of paramount importance for large-scale applications that the Fedora Commons repository platform can handle huge amounts of data efficiently. While Fedora is generally known to be stable and reliable, there appears to be a lack of data and experience regarding large-scale installations, and what the related performance implications are.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 4, 2008

You are invited to join a webevent at the Carnegie Foundation Teaching and Learning Commons focusing on open education resources, open source development, and open knowledge to be held June 16-19, 2008. More information is available here.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 4, 2008

Karlsruhe, Germany The Max Planck Digital Library and FIZ Karlsruhe cordially invite you to participate in eSciDoc Days 2008, to be held Monday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Harnack Haus, Berlin, Germany which is traditional venue for presentation and discussion of German academic research.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 3, 2008

Whether you are a professional or amateur astronomer, stargazing is a time-honored way to reflect on human endeavor in relation to the vastness of space. The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) is a community-based effort that has resulted in an interoperable framework of data and services, giving people all over the world easy access to data from many different projects at all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma rays.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 3, 2008

The JISC Common Repository Interfaces Group (CRIG) is sponsoring a Roadshow due to head out on July 12 for a 2 1/2 week, multi-city event called “CRIG Roadshow.” The event will feature developers who will be pitching and sharing on-the-spot ideas in hopes of convincing whoever is on hand to participate in expressing CRIG’s collaborative slogan: “The coolest thing to do with your data will be thought of by someone else.”

Submitted by Anonymous on May 27, 2008

San Francisco, CA Gail Truman, Business Development Manager, ST5800, and Eric Reid, ST5800 Devloper, Sun Microsystems, kicked of the PASIG meeting in San Francisco today. Early adopter updates along with opportunities for organizations interested in the ST 5800 “Honeycomb” system to take part in an open forum about content addressable storage trends.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 27, 2008

Paris, France The Bibliotheque nationale de France had its beginnings in the royal library of Charles V in 1368. The National Library of France (BnF) became the first free public library in 1793 as political change and revolutionary spirit led to an expansion of public access to knowledge.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 23, 2008

Casuarina, Australia Peter Newman who is the Library Technology Coordinator for Library and Information Access at Charles Darwin University (CDU) in Casuarina Australia has launched an Institutional Repository blog that presents CDU’s current investigations into using Fedora. The current post, “Testing out DocBool XSL in a Fedora Commons Repository,” reviews, “Testing out Fedora to see if the fop servlet could be utilised to generate PDF” along with related issues.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 20, 2008

Ithaca, NY Fedora users are planning meetings and events in Canada and Europe throughout the summer and early fall. Take a look at upcoming opportunities to share ideas and information. Contact organizers for information about how to participate.
• Dutch Fedora Users will meet on June 19. Contact Lodewijk Bogaards <Lodewijk.Bogaards@dans.knaw.nl>.
• Scandanavian Fedora Users will meet on June 24-25. Contact Eva Müller <Eva.Muller@kb.se>.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 19, 2008

In October of 2007 Sun Microsystems convened the first Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group to bring leaders together to develop best practices for digital archiving:
> (http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2007-10/sunflash.20071008.2.xml)

Submitted by Anonymous on May 15, 2008