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Austin, Texas What role do social interactions play within repository technical communities in developing distributed services and cyberinfrastructure that help create open access to and preservation of our shared digital heritage? The Sixth Annual International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) communities will address that question in the state capital of Texas, Austin, often billed as "The Live Music Capital of the World,” from June 8-11, 2011 at the AT&T Conference Center.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-05 13:42

Ithaca, NY The lure of creating instant storage space, copies of large chunks of institutional data and new services are key reasons why there is enthusiam for using the "cloud"–we all own a piece of the digital tsunami of information and we are actively looking for more lifeboats load with our content asap.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-04 17:05

Preserving the world’s

intellectual, cultural and

scientific heritage isn’t easy.

 

It’s vital. Together we can do it.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-03 11:34

Westminster, CO The theme for Jasig's 2011 conference is "Spotlight on Open Source. The conference will be held from Monday, May 23 through Wednesday, May 25, 2011
 at the Westin Westminster Hotel in Westminster Colorado.

http://www.jasig.org/jasigs-spotlight-open-source

Jasig's 2011 "Spotlight on Open Source" will be followed by InCommon Advance CAMP: Identity Services Summit 2011, May 25 - 27 (separate registration).

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-22 16:01

Cohen gave reasons for why he believes that the the web way–serendipitous experimentation that occasionally creates something great–and the academic way are very different. Illustration LibCom.org.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-21 17:53

Kyoto, Japan "Culture and Computing 2011" will be held October 20-22, 2011 at The Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Japan. Conference web site:

http://www.ai.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/culture2011/

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-21 11:59

Ithaca, NY How, exactly, do collections of digital resources get parked in a "cloud"? There's  a lot of chatter about cloud storage particularly among higher education IT groups looking to save money on data storage [1], but for those accustomed to hands-on hard drives and racks of processors the idea of looking for sturdy digital back-up and customized services from something as ephemeral-sounding as a "cloud" does not compute.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-20 13:49

Washington, DC Thornton Staples, Director of Research and Scientific Data Management, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution, has announced that the Smithsonian Institution will host the next Fedora Users Meeting as part of an occasional series of Fedora Users meetings for the Washington DC region, which includes Maryland and Virginia. All of you in Charlottesville and Baltimore, please take note! Anyone else is welcome as well, but the goal of these meetings to bring people from the greater DC region together to see if we can get some collaboration going.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-20 11:35

On behalf of the DSpace Committers, we would like to formally announce that DSpace 1.7.0 is now available!

DSpace 1.7.0 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

SourceForge
Subversion

In addition, you are welcome to try out DSpace 1.7.0 on http://demo.dspace.org/ and continue to provide any early feedback you may have.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-12-17 12:46

On behalf of the DSpace Committers, we would like to formally announce that DSpace 1.7.0 is now available!

DSpace 1.7.0 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

SourceForge
Subversion

In addition, you are welcome to try out DSpace 1.7.0 on http://demo.dspace.org/ and continue to provide any early feedback you may have.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-12-17 12:46