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Ithaca, NY  With the theme, “Open Access Repositories now and in the future–from the global and Asia-Pacific points of view” the Digital Repository Federation International Conference (DRFIC) was held on December 3-4, 2009 in Tokyo and focused on topics relevant to digital repository and open access.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-04 09:53

Ithaca, NY The IslandLives (http://islandlives.ca/) collection offers weekend browsers a rare glimpse into the lives, environment, culture and history of a small community perched far to the north in the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-29 14:21

Ithaca, NY If you take the DEV8D symbol “8D” and turn it 90 degrees counter-clockwise you get a laughing face, which is suitable for an unconference structured around a program especially designed to make developers happy. How do the organizers know this phenomena is real? At the 2009 event attendees collaborated on the development of a “Happyness-o-meter” to find out exactly how happy the event made attendees.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-27 18:03

Ithaca, NY Subject repositories house and make accessible a large quantity of specialized information and research that drives innovation in all areas of human endeavor around the world. What are the differences between subject repositories focused on a particular discipline and institutional repositories that house assets from multiple subject areas?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-26 10:27

Madison, WI The long-term goal of migrating their digital collection, currently in production at University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, to an all-Fedora enabled repository system, mapped onto production workflows with many moving parts and pieces inspired the development of prototype site. Fedora’s scalability was tested by ingesting about 30,000 digital objects from representative collections:
http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/UWDCNew/

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-21 17:11

Madrid, Spain The Fifth International Conference on Open Repositories with the theme “The Grand Integration Challenge” will be held in Madrid July 6-9, 2010. Organizers have announced that the online proposal submission process is now open through March 1, 2010.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-19 17:48

By  S.Rajakumar, M.L.I.Sc.
Bangalore, India On January 9, 2010 a National Workshop entitled “Design and Organization of Institutional Repositories (IR) Using DSpace (1.5.2)” was organized by the Library and Information Centre, B. N. M. Institution of Technology, Bangalore, India.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-19 12:38

Boston, MA While ALA Midwinter Conference organizers geared up for their semi-annual meeting at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center,  the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) members and guests held a one-day symposium (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/ala/living.cfm) sponsored by Sun Microsystems to dig into pressing issues facing libraries as they seek to leverage digital access strategies and vast stores of information to sus

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-18 15:10