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Ithaca, NY Fedora users are planning meetings and events in Canada and Europe throughout the summer and early fall. Take a look at upcoming opportunities to share ideas and information. Contact organizers for information about how to participate.
• Dutch Fedora Users will meet on June 19. Contact Lodewijk Bogaards <Lodewijk.Bogaards@dans.knaw.nl>.
• Scandanavian Fedora Users will meet on June 24-25. Contact Eva Müller <Eva.Muller@kb.se>.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 19, 2008

In October of 2007 Sun Microsystems convened the first Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group to bring leaders together to develop best practices for digital archiving:
> (http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2007-10/sunflash.20071008.2.xml)

Submitted by Anonymous on May 15, 2008

A new National Science Digital Library (NSDL) scholarly publication, Classic Articles in Context (CAC), was launched in April 2008 with an atmospheric science theme: “Climate Change and Anthropogenic Greenhouse Warming: A Selection of Key Articles, 1824-1995, with Interpretive Essays.” Classic Articles in Context will present additional significant scientific questions of the Twentieth Century using landmark and important legacy papers in future issues.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 14, 2008

The summer Fedora UK & Ireland Users Group meeting will be held at the University of Bath on Tuesday July 8 from 10 for 10:30 a.m. until 15:30 p.m.  Further details, including an agenda, suggestions for accommodation will appear over the next two or three weeks.  For the moment, please make sure the date is in your diary.  This is your meeting and we want to create an event that reflects  the community’s needs and interests, so please let us know of any items you would like to see (or even not see!) on the agenda.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 14, 2008

Ithaca, NY There were 21 responses to five short questions on this quick poll that asked the Fedora community for OR08 impressions, and also about face-to-face gatherings in general. The poll went out out on April 18, 2008.
A few nuggets:
1. 57.9% of respondents have attended other local Fedora User Group Meetings.
2. “Preservation and Management” and “Architecture” were tied in the “Extremely useful” OR08 session topics category with 57.1% each.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 13, 2008

Edinburgh, UK  Share your resources with other academics if your repository generates RSS. The Gold Dust project is a JISC-funded project exploring time-saving solutions which may provide academics with intelligently selected current awareness information. This information is drawn from numerous RSS feeds of various sources and then selected against using intelligently generated Personal Information Profiles.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 13, 2008

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