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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

The summer Fedora UK & Ireland Users Group meeting will be held at the University of Bath on Tuesday July 8 from 10 for 10:30 a.m. until 15:30 p.m.  Further details, including an agenda, suggestions for accommodation will appear over the next two or three weeks.  For the moment, please make sure the date is in your diary.  This is your meeting and we want to create an event that reflects  the community’s needs and interests, so please let us know of any items you would like to see (or even not see!) on the agenda.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-05-14 10:43

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

Edinburgh, UK  Share your resources with other academics if your repository generates RSS. The Gold Dust project is a JISC-funded project exploring time-saving solutions which may provide academics with intelligently selected current awareness information. This information is drawn from numerous RSS feeds of various sources and then selected against using intelligently generated Personal Information Profiles.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-05-13 11:55

Lewisburg, PA Bucknell University’s Library & Technology Division is pleased to issue this Call for Proposals for the first Mid-Atlantic Digital Library Conference. To be hosted by Bucknell University July 9, 2008, the conference goal is to bring together librarians and technologists from a wide range of cultural heritage institutions such as colleges and universities, libraries, museums, historical societies, and art galleries, who are interested in providing digital access to their collections.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-04-30 16:20

Save $300 if you register by May 16, 2008 for The Red Island Repository Institute on Prince Edward Island - August 11-15, 2008. Reserve your spot at the Fedora-focused RIRI to be held on Prince Edward Island, one of Canada’s premiere travel destinations known for its sandy beaches, golfing, seafood and iconic red dirt roads. The 1-week hands-on workshop will be led by well-known Fedora “natives” Sandy Payette, Fedora Commons Executive Director; Richard Green, Manager, RIDIR, REMAP and RepoMMan Projects, e-SIG, Academic Services, University of Hull, and; Matt Zumwalt, MediaShelf.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-04-28 11:20

The Red Island Repository Institute will be held on Prince Edward Island—one of Canada’s premiere travel destinations known for its sandy beaches, golfing, seafood and iconic red dirt roads. Hosted by the Robertson Library August 11-15, 2008, RIRI is targeted at individuals from institutions planning or running a repository program, and is intended for users with a wide range of experience, from managers to programmers.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-04-17 14:13

St. Paul, Minnesota The seventeenth annual JA-SIG Conference set for April 27-30, 2008 in Saint Paul, MN, Committee reminds attendees, “With nine different higher education projects represented, this is the most diverse conference we’ve ever held.” This observation is in synch with the conference theme, “Higher Education Solutions: The Community Source Way.”
Here are events and activities that you may want to participate in if you are planning to attend the conference.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-04-16 13:27

Santa Clara, CA Learn about the Fedora Commons/Honeycomb solution for building active archives for durable digital content. A must if you want to understand a solution you can offer *today* to your customers that leverages the Metadata Index inside Honeycomb.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-04-15 15:13