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Lewisburg, PA Bucknell University’s Library & Technology Division is pleased to issue this Call for Proposals for the first Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference. To be hosted by Bucknell University July 9, 2008, the conference goal is to bring together librarians and technologists from a wide range of cultural heritage institutions such as colleges and universities, libraries, museums, historical societies, and art galleries, who are interested in providing digital access to their collections.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 30, 2008

Save $300 if you register by May 16, 2008 for The Red Island Repository Institute on Prince Edward Island - August 11-15, 2008. Reserve your spot at the Fedora-focused RIRI to be held on Prince Edward Island, one of Canada’s premiere travel destinations known for its sandy beaches, golfing, seafood and iconic red dirt roads. The 1-week hands-on workshop will be led by well-known Fedora “natives” Sandy Payette, Fedora Commons Executive Director; Richard Green, Manager, RIDIR, REMAP and RepoMMan Projects, e-SIG, Academic Services, University of Hull, and; Matt Zumwalt, MediaShelf.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 28, 2008

The Red Island Repository Institute will be held on Prince Edward Island—one of Canada’s premiere travel destinations known for its sandy beaches, golfing, seafood and iconic red dirt roads. Hosted by the Robertson Library August 11-15, 2008, RIRI is targeted at individuals from institutions planning or running a repository program, and is intended for users with a wide range of experience, from managers to programmers.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 17, 2008

St. Paul, Minnesota The seventeenth annual JA-SIG Conference set for April 27-30, 2008 in Saint Paul, MN, Committee reminds attendees, “With nine different higher education projects represented, this is the most diverse conference we’ve ever held.” This observation is in synch with the conference theme, “Higher Education Solutions: The Community Source Way.”
Here are events and activities that you may want to participate in if you are planning to attend the conference.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 16, 2008

Santa Clara, CA Learn about the Fedora Commons/Honeycomb solution for building active archives for durable digital content. A must if you want to understand a solution you can offer *today* to your customers that leverages the Metadata Index inside Honeycomb.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 15, 2008

Ithaca, NY The Fedora Commons core development team has made a Roadmap to development available at:

http://www.fedora-commons.org/resources/roadmap.php

Submitted by Anonymous on April 11, 2008

Southampton, UK “Fedora Day at OR08″ presentations highlight significant core and community work on issues ranging from lightweight web approaches for interoperability via Atom, SWORD, and ORE, to reports on back-end Akubra interoperability and plug-ins for heterogeneous stores. There were 27 presentations altogether.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 9, 2008

Ithaca, NY A maintenance release that fixes several bugs present in Fedora 2.2.1 is now available. In addition, the release includes key improvements to the journaling and policy enforcement modules. Download the 2.2.2 Release Notes for more detail.
Key improvements include:
• Policy Enforcement
Feature #1743769: Multiple Owner id Support

Submitted by Anonymous on March 31, 2008

Aarhus, Denmark DORSDL2 will be held on September 18, 2008, in Aarhus, Denmark. The meeting is being organized in conjunction with the 12th European Conference On Research And Advanced Technology For Digital Libraries.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 31, 2008

Ithaca, NY The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) NCore team has announced the release of an open source generic version of the NSDL Search and NDR Interactions MediaWiki extensions and WordPressMU plugins that power the NSDL Expert Voices blogosphere and NSDL Wiki. Download the plugins here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=204090
http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/NCore

Submitted by Anonymous on March 31, 2008