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One strategy for classifying the millions of galaxies mapped by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was to open the Galaxy Zoo, invite the public to look at the new creatures, and give them tools to record their observations.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 16, 2008

London, UK Join the RepoCamp ‘08 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on Friday July 25th 2008. For information about how to participate click here.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 13, 2008

Ithaca, NY The June 9, 2008 issue of Fedora Commons HatCheck is packed with news, developments and accomplishments. The current issue features two key improvements.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 12, 2008

Ithaca NY & Boston, MA Tomorrow DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons will be meeting with a few key folks from each community to begin the discussions on identifying ways the communities can work together to advance the missions of both organizations and communities.  This will be the first in many discussions with our communities in the hopes of coming up with tangible ways to easily work together.  In our effort to make these discussions as transparent and participatory we have set up a skypecast.  Skypecast is a broadcast of the meeting available for anyone with a skype acco

Submitted by Anonymous on June 9, 2008

In the last issue of HatCheck, I mentioned the importance of collaboration in achieving the Fedora Commons mission. Over the past months, I have had the opportunity to communicate with many of you to discuss your ideas for advancing our open source software to provide new capabilities for preserving and archiving digital content, fitting repositories behind collaborative web applications, enabling interoperability among scholarly and scientific repositories, and supporting the important task of data curation.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 9, 2008

San Francisco, CA According to an IBM study all 1,407,724,920 people who use the internet will double the amount of digital information in the world every 11 hours by 2010. Should we keep it all? And if the answer is yes, how will that work exactly?

Submitted by Anonymous on June 4, 2008

The long-anticipated Fedora 3.0 Beta 2 will be released in early-June, and will be essentially the same as the final public version of Fedora 3.0, which should follow in early July. Fedora 3.0 Beta 2 contains all the features that will be found in the final release and can be used for development testing.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 4, 2008

Sydney, AU Faceted search, all-in-one installation, RSS/Atom feeds, and a thumbnail preview and gallery view are all part of the 1.3 release of Muradora announced by the DRAMA team at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. Muradora 1.3 is available for download at: http://www.muradora.org/software.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 4, 2008

Fedora Commons is often asked, “Who is using Fedora?” The current answer is far from accurate. Fedora open repository platform software is downloaded approximately 2,000 times each month while the Fedora Commons Community Registry lists a community of only 124 projects, organizations and institutions. The potential pool of Fedora Commons community members is estimated to be many times bigger.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 4, 2008

Spoken Word Services (SWS) [1] has evolved from a project in the multi-million dollar JISC/NSF funded ‘Digital Libraries in the Classroom’ Programme [2].

Submitted by Anonymous on June 4, 2008