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What do attendees learn at a “Repository Institute?” Matt Zumwalt, Media Shelf, reflected on presentations and discussions at the recent Red Island Repository Institute held at the University of Prince Edward Island Aug. 11-15, 2008 in his Media Shelf Blog:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-08-29 12:54

Fedora Commons has re-launched all 671 pages from the old wiki site at with Atlassian’s Confluence enterprise wiki software to continue to enable the community to work together to create Fedora’s cutting-edge open source repository framework., click on the red “wiki” button on the upper right of the web page, direct link to the new Fedora Commons wiki

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-08-28 15:24

Washington, D.C. Today two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, the DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons, announced plans to combine strengths to work on joint initiatives that will more closely align their organizations’ goals and better serve both open source repository communities in the coming months.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-29 11:58

San Diego, CA The iRODS 1.1 storage module for Fedora has been tested and now is ready for release. The software, both irodsLowLevel.jar and Jargon.jar, can be downloaded

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-28 12:44

The Mulgara development community is pleased to announce the release of Mulgara v2.0.0. Mulagara software is a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java.
Mulgara can be downloaded from the project website at:
This release marks the end of the development process that occurred through v2.0.0-alpha and v2.0.0-beta. Version 2.0.0 introduces:
-SPARQL querying.
-A new Connection API.
-Significantly better standards compliance with RDF.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-24 15:07

London, UK The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has opened an Ideascale web site to encourage discussion towards defining repositories to feed into JISC repositories architecture work. To manage this discussion JISC is trying out Ideascale which is designed to “crowdsource” ideas, or manage large, distributed collaboration among undefined groups of people using Web 2.0 technologies.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-21 17:42

Ithaca NY Fedora Commons is one of several Supporting Organizations for the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 that will be held November 17 and 18 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-15 10:59

Ithaca, NY A new web site provides easy-to-use access to the tools and standards that power the NSDL. The NCore ( next-generation, open source digital library framework based on Fedora Commons open source repository software provide users, developers, information managers and decision-makers with systems for description, organization, interrelation, and annotation of resources.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-08 10:56

Edinburgh, Scotland On Behalf of the organizing committee of the Edinburgh Repository Fringe ( Les Carr and Theo Andrew, Repository Fringe Co-chairs, have announced two compelling keynote speakers who promise to challenge the community and stimulate discussion and directions for the future.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-08 10:51