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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

Ithaca, NY  DuraSpace user and developer communities help to create and manage all kinds of Web-based organizations, projects, and initiatives from around the world. Each of these unique enterprises engage in online news and information gathering and dissemination ranging in format from formal scholarly publications to casual blogs, tweets, and news feeds.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-11 12:47

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

Ithaca, NY  With the theme, “Open Access Repositories now and in the future–from the global and Asia-Pacific points of view” the Digital Repository Federation International Conference (DRFIC) was held on December 3-4, 2009 in Tokyo and focused on topics relevant to digital repository and open access.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-02-04 09:53

Ithaca, NY If you take the DEV8D symbol “8D” and turn it 90 degrees counter-clockwise you get a laughing face, which is suitable for an unconference structured around a program especially designed to make developers happy. How do the organizers know this phenomena is real? At the 2009 event attendees collaborated on the development of a “Happyness-o-meter” to find out exactly how happy the event made attendees.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-01-27 18:03