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Ithaca, NY The 1950s were a hopeful time in New York City. The arts were flourishing as former Life magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith began photographing Jazz greats such as Charles Mingus, Zoot Sims, Bill Evans, and Thelonious Monk in a run-down NYC loft. The resulting Jazz Loft Project photographs evoke a time when expansive musical experimentation matched the big cars people were driving out on Sixth Avenue.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-19 14:49

Ithaca, NY Paul Gearon, Technical Lead and Developer, DuraSpace, has announced the release of Mulgara 2.1.7. Major changes in this release include: long running queries executed over RMI can now be interrupted; better SPARQL compliance in the algebra, and; more efficient memory use for some operations. The new Mulgara release can be downloaded from:
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-17 16:52

Ithaca, NY  Wake Forest University is the home of “Digital Forsyth”(, a digital library comprised of photographs held by multiple institutions in Forsyth County, North Carolina. This Web site offers weekend browsers an opportunity to explore a small and fascinating bit of North Carolina’s cultural, historical and scientific heritage (for example, they can fry anything in Forsyth County).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-12 16:11

By Tim Donohue, Technical Lead for the DSpace Project

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-09 14:34

By Dr. Teresa Dobson for the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Team

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-09 11:40

Ithaca, NY A portion of the world’s digital knowledge is represented in the “Ranking Web of World Repositories” (, an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab that provides an online ranking of the top 400 repositories in the world. Cybermetrics Lab is a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), a public research body in Spain.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-08 13:15

By Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs & Operations, SPARC
Washington, DC Three new student films on information sharing have been voted the best by a panel of new media experts, students, and librarians in the third annual Sparky Awards. Organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and adopted by campuses everywhere, the Sparky Awards contest calls on entrants to creatively illustrate in a short video the value of openly sharing ideas.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-04 18:11