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Ithaca, NY You are invited to join your colleagues from the DSpace, Fedora Commons, JA-SIG, Kuali, and Sakai communities–community open source software by higher education, for higher education–for a reception on October 29th, 2008, 6:15pm - 8pm in Room W307AB of the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, FL. This is an opportunity to talk with colleagues from schools that may be considering joining these communities and to learn more about the projects themselves.

Submitted by Anonymous on October 23, 2008

Ithaca, NY Exciting plans and new directions have emerged since DSpace and Fedora Commons came together to investigate ways to better serve repository communities by developing collaborative initiatives earlier this year. If you are planning to attend either the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 (Nov. 17-18), or Sun PASIG Fall 2008 Meeting (Nov.

Submitted by Anonymous on October 22, 2008

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 October 17, 2008

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 October 17, 2008

New York, NY Representatives from Thomson Reuters, Eigenfactor.org, and MESUR will speak at Columbia University on the current debate concerning the best way to rank the importance and influence of scholarly publications. The panel discussion will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Hammer Health Sciences Center Room 401 at the Columbia University Medical Center. It is free and open to the public.

Submitted by Anonymous on October 15, 2008

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 October 14, 2008

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 October 14, 2008

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 October 3, 2008

Carissa Smith, Assistant Director of Business Operations and Web Presence, Fedora Commons, shares an overview of the recent DORSDL and Fedora EU User Group meetings held in Aarhus, Denmark in her blog.

Submitted by Anonymous on September 24, 2008