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One strategy for classifying the millions of galaxies mapped by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was to open the Galaxy Zoo, invite the public to look at the new creatures, and give them tools to record their observations.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-16 09:04

Ithaca, NY The June 9, 2008 issue of Fedora Commons HatCheck is packed with news, developments and accomplishments. The current issue features two key improvements.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-12 11:02

Ithaca NY & Boston, MA Tomorrow DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons will be meeting with a few key folks from each community to begin the discussions on identifying ways the communities can work together to advance the missions of both organizations and communities.  This will be the first in many discussions with our communities in the hopes of coming up with tangible ways to easily work together.  In our effort to make these discussions as transparent and participatory we have set up a skypecast.  Skypecast is a broadcast of the meeting available for anyone with a skype acco

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-09 15:08

Whether you are a professional or amateur astronomer, stargazing is a time-honored way to reflect on human endeavor in relation to the vastness of space. The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) is a community-based effort that has resulted in an interoperable framework of data and services, giving people all over the world easy access to data from many different projects at all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma rays.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-03 14:43

San Francisco, CA Gail Truman, Business Development Manager, ST5800, and Eric Reid, ST5800 Devloper, Sun Microsystems, kicked of the PASIG meeting in San Francisco today. Early adopter updates along with opportunities for organizations interested in the ST 5800 “Honeycomb” system to take part in an open forum about content addressable storage trends.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-05-27 15:02

Paris, France The Bibliotheque nationale de France had its beginnings in the royal library of Charles V in 1368. The National Library of France (BnF) became the first free public library in 1793 as political change and revolutionary spirit led to an expansion of public access to knowledge.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-05-23 12:17

Casuarina, Australia Peter Newman who is the Library Technology Coordinator for Library and Information Access at Charles Darwin University (CDU) in Casuarina Australia has launched an Institutional Repository blog that presents CDU’s current investigations into using Fedora. The current post, “Testing out DocBool XSL in a Fedora Commons Repository,” reviews, “Testing out Fedora to see if the fop servlet could be utilised to generate PDF” along with related issues.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-05-20 12:52

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 2008-05-19 12:43

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 2008-05-14 12:47

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 2008-05-13 14:56