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Ithaca, NY Get a sneak peak of the DuraCloud web interface, view the dashboard reporting features, as well as learn how to run DuraCloud services. The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) has invited the DuraCloud team to conduct an introductory webinar next Wednesday, Feburary 1:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-27 11:45

Stellenbosch, South Africa Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the Max Planck Society and the Academy of Science for South Africa, has the pleasure of announcing that the prestigious Berlin 10 Open Access Conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-25 09:31

From Bradley J. Daigle, Director of Digital Curation Services / Digital Strategist for Special Collections, University of Virginia on behalf of the AIMS Team

Charlotteville, VA AIMS (Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship) was a two year grant generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It ran from October 2009-September 2011. An international collaboration of partners from the University of Hull (UK), Stanford University, Yale University, and the University of Virginia as lead, AIMS had several main goals, among them:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-25 09:08

From Peter Murray, Assistant Director, Technology Services Development, LYRASIS

Atlanta, GA LYRASIS is pleased to announce the launch of FOSS4LIB (Free/Open Source Software for Libraries), a website dedicated to providing guidance about open source software for the library community.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-19 18:08

Ithaca, NY At many US web sites today visitors are being greeted with blacked out access to make the point that the Internet should be allowed to fulfill its potential for providing open access to research, culture and heritage through innovation.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-18 13:27

Ithaca, NY The SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) protocol was developed in to 2007 make it easier for institutions to deposit research outputs in institutional repositories. In the Jan/Feb issue of D-Lib Magazine authors Stuart Lewis, The University of Auckland Library, Pablo de Castro, GrandIR, and Richard Jones, Cottage Labs present nine use cases identified by the SONEX and SWORD projects in an article, "SWORD: Facilitating Deposit Scenarios".

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-18 12:58

Ithaca, NY Governments all over the world are finding that access to government information is a key part of engaging stakeholders—members of government, officials, citizens, businesses and more—in using data to leverage economic opportunity. The Parliment of Thailand made the decision to implement a DSpace (http://dspace.org) repository to meet national requirements for access, space, scalability and preservation:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-12 18:21