London, England The next FedoraEU meeting will be held in conjunction with the DeveloperHappinessDays in London Feb 9-13, 2009. The Fedora meeting will take place on Friday the 13th of February (for good luck!). Please save the date, more information will be avaialable soon. If you are interested in “Developer Happiness Days” dev8D please RSVP soon: http://dev8d.jiscinvolve.org/
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 These research products are often lost in outdated or abandoned web sites and wikis when projects are completed.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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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:
-Submission deadline for Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations: March 21, 2009
-Submission deadline for Doctoral Consortium Papers: June 1, 2009