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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

Fedora Day at Open Repositories 2008NSDL Annotation will be held on April 3, 2008 and brings 32 Fedora project leaders and developers together to share their work with some of the 400+ OR08 attendees.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 20, 2008

San Francisco, CA The Topaz Project hosted developers from Mulgara, Fedora Commons, and Topaz on March 5-6, 2008 for a series of design meetings and discussions based on Mulgara’s XA2 Storage Layer.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 12, 2008

Paris, France The Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BnF) with it’s novel architecture based on the visual concept of four open books standing upright and facing each to make an interior square in downtown Paris, is built on seven centuries of history and scholarship in five locations. Vast collections include rare and ancient texts as well as audio visual collections, image banks and interactive services.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 12, 2008

Stockholm, Sweden The National Library of Sweden will host a Scandinavian Fedora Users Group Meeting on June 24-25, 2008. Meeting details and a call for proposals will follow. Contact Eva Müller for more information.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 12, 2008

Ihtaca, NY A paper by Dean B. Krafft, Aaron Birkland, and Ellen J. Cramer that provides details about NCore—an open source architecture and software platform for creating flexible, collaborative digital libraries—is now available. This paper will be presented at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 12, 2008

Ithaca, NY Neil Beagrie, a leading expert on digital preservation and curation with an international reputation across the archive, library, science and research sectors in the long-term management of digital assets, will join Sandy Payette, Executive Director, and Eddie Shin, Senior Software Developer, Fedora Commons, in delivering plenary lectures at “Fedora Day”—the Fedora User Group Meeting—at OR08

Submitted by Anonymous on March 12, 2008

By Sandy Payette, Executive Director, Fedora Commons


Welcome to the first issue of HatCheck, a quarterly newsletter published by Fedora Commons. Our goal is to make HatCheck a great place for news from our growing community, progress reports on our open-source software development, special features stories, and upcoming events. Kudos to Jim Blake for the double entendre embodied in our newsletter name!

Submitted by Anonymous on March 3, 2008

By Thornton Staples, Fedora Commons Director of Community Strategy and Outreach

Submitted by Anonymous on February 27, 2008