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York, UK On Jan. 20, 2009 over 30 people attended the UK & Ireland Fedora users meeting held at York University. This brief overview is provided by Chris Awre and supplemented by material from Richard Green. Awre and Green serve as Joint Chairs of the Fedora UK&I Group.
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Submitted by Anonymous on January 28, 2009

Open repositories 2009 - The Premier Venue for Implementers and Managers of Repository Infrastructure and Services
Call for Papers, Posters and Workshops

Submitted by Anonymous on January 20, 2009

Mountain View, CA Got a repository? Would you like to understand more about what repositories are and how they operate? This spring DSpace Foundation, Fedora Commons, Sun Microsystems and SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) will offer a free About Repositories Webinar Series to provide professional learning opportunities for repository managers, developers, curators and decision makers. The seminar series will kick off on Feb. 18 at 9:00 a.m.

Submitted by Anonymous on January 20, 2009

London, UK In an effort to make JISC Developer Happiness Days as accessible as possible to everyone who might want to attend this unique event, organizers are offering attendees a chance to tell them why they would like to have a free room in London from Feb 9-13, 2009. Visit this web site to register for DEV8D, and request a free room.

Submitted by Anonymous on January 19, 2009

London, UK Registration is now open for the Fedora EU Community Meeting Day on Friday Feb 13th, which is being brought to you in conjunction with dev8D Developer Happiness Days (http://code.google.com/p/developerhappinessdays/) which will take place in Bloomsbury, London.
If you plan to attend, complete the form at:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pF5wfoKZ_KIZ12TytnzfgPg

Submitted by Anonymous on January 12, 2009

Monash University, Australia After five years the ARROW project (http://arrow.edu.au) is drawing to an end.  We want to share our achievements, and to thank those who have played a role in it.
ARROW started with an idea – to build a new repository management solution for Australian higher education, and to make the research material stored in those repositories discoverable both nationally and internationally. The aim was an information management tool that would bring wider exposure to Australian research.

Submitted by Anonymous on January 5, 2009

Ithaca, NY During the last four months of 2008 Fedora Commons has seen rapid growth in community efforts towards developing partnerships, software and dynamic new initiatives. The December 18, 2008 issue of Fedora Commons HatCheck newsletter reflects those activities in news, achievements, opinion, reports, and upcoming event information gathered from the community. You may view the newsletter online here:
http://www.fedora-commons.org/resources/newsletter.php

Submitted by Anonymous on December 18, 2008

Ithaca, NY To strengthen, engage and provide professional learning opportunities for repository user and developer communities, topics and issues of interest will be presented in an free, online web seminar series offered by DSpace Foundation, Fedora Commons and Sun Microsystems throughout 2009.
Additional information–dates, registration, and presenters–for All About Repositories Webinars will be available through DSpace, Fedora Commons and Sun web sites early in 2009.

Submitted by Anonymous on December 17, 2008

By Sandy Payette, Executive Director, Fedora Commons  As Executive Director, I thought it would be appropriate for me to reflect on the major accomplishments of the year in Fedora Commons and provide a mini “annual report” for the community. Indeed, it has been a very exciting time since the startup of our non-profit organization. With a fabulous core team, and a great set of partners and community participants, I am proud to report to the whole community my view of some of the notable developments this year.

Submitted by Anonymous on December 16, 2008

By Dan Davis, Chief Software Architect, Fedora Commons I find strong desire to reflect at the end of the year on our first full year of operating as Fedora Commons. It has been a wild ride which should be expected for any startup. We had the long awaited delivery of the Fedora Repository 3.0 at mid-year followed by Fedora Repository 3.1. We also maintained our commitment to the community by delivering Fedora Repository 2.2.3 and 2.2.4. Along the way we have worked with 100+ projects to help them build their systems.

Submitted by Anonymous on December 16, 2008