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Winchester, MA Dagomba dance drumming originated in the kingdom of Dagbon which is located within the West African country of Ghana on the Ivory Coast. The music consists of four combined drum parts with each individual piece of music conveying special meaning. Dagomba performers are often members of a clan of drummers whose instruments consist of the lunga (talking drum) and the gungon (bass drum).

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-06-22 13:09

From Michael J, Giarlo, The Pennsylvania State University

Those of you who have been following the HBO series, GAME OF THRONES, are probably familiar with the phrase, "Winter is coming."  Well, CURATEcamp is coming!  And without monstrous wolves, ice zombies, and scheming knights. CURATEcamp is a series of unconference-style events focused on connecting practitioners and technologists interested in digital curation.

Slots for #CURATEcamp 2011 (August 15-16, Stanford Univ., $125 for registration/lodging/meals) are starting to fill up.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-06-22 10:49

From Art Pasquinelli, Digital Libraries, Repositories, and Preservation, Oracle 

Redwood City, CA I would like to take this opportunity to announce that Stanford's Tom Cramer will now take the helm of the PASIG and will help guide it into an independent organization status. I will continue to be formally involved, as will Mike Keller, and continuing and new steering committee members (TBD). Expect to see a posting from Tom on the PASIG website in the next several days.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-06-21 09:11

Winchester, MA Do you wonder about how cloud storage and computing might work for your organization? Sign up for a FREE DuraCloud trial account and find out just how easy and efficicient it can be with DuraCloud.

Sign up here: http://duracloud.org/trial_account

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-06-17 16:28

Cape Town, South Africa Join organizers Ina Smith and Hilton Gibson for a one-day workshop on Friday Sept. 16, 2011 focused on creating institutional repositories with DSpace. The Workshop will take place as part of the 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD2011) in Cape Town, South Africa.

http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-06-16 17:41

From the Islandora team at the University of Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, PEI, CA We are calling out to our community in our best open-source fashion, to see if anybody wants to participate in the design of the official 2011 Islandora Camp t-shirt.

You can find a link to source files here: http://islandora.ca/icamptshirt.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-06-15 14:18

Austin, TX Bright sun outside and and cool temperatures inside greeted more than 30 participants in the Hydra Workshop offered by Matt Zumwalt, Media Shelf, with help from his friends, on June 7, 2011 in Austin as part of OR11 pre-conference events.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-06-15 13:05