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From Matt McKay, Head of Communications, BioMed Central

London, UK Today BioMed Central is pleased to announce that today, Oxfam GB adopts ‘Open Repository’ – the service from open access specialist BioMed Central, which allows organizations to build, launch, host and maintain their own repositories.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-25 09:19

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 ( repository to meet national requirements for access, space, scalability and preservation:

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

Ithaca, NY On Jan. 11, 2012 Chris Wilper, DuraSpace Technical Lead and Developer, gave a web seminar presentation about how to easily back-up and restore Fedora ( repository content in DuraCloud ( with the CloudSync ( utility.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-12 15:25