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From the Repository Fringe Organising Committee

Edinburgh, Scotland  The University of Edinburgh with support from the Digital Curation Centre, EDINA, and Edinburgh University Library are delighted to announce that after its temporary incorporation into Open Repositories 2012 the Repository Fringe will return as a standalone event this year to be held in the Informatics Forum from 31 July to 2 August 2013. Further sponsors and supporters to be announced.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2013-02-18 11:33

Winchester, MA  On November 1, 2011 DuraSpace launched DuraCloud, a fee-based subscription service available to any organization wishing to archive and preserve their content using the cloud without locking into a single cloud provider.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-12-06 11:35

DuraSpace was represented by staff and community members at the Seventh International Open Repositories Conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland July 9-13, 2012. The following strategic overviews and links to slides and videos are provided for those who were unable to attend the conference.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-08-22 11:26

From William Nixon and Stuart Macdonald, On behalf of OR2012 Programme Committee

Edinburgh, Scotland We are counting down to the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2012) on 9-13 July, 2012 and are delighted to announce that we are able to extend the Early Booking rate until Monday 18 June. The Early Booking rate is £295 with a full-price rate of £350 thereafter. There is also a day rate of £115.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-06-11 10:59

From Stuart Macdonald on behalf of OR2012 Organizing Committee

Edinburgh, UK Registration for OR2012 workshops on Monday July 9 and Tuesday July 10 is now open and available at Please note that the workshops are free but you will need the EDN number from your receipt from ePay registration system ( to register for the workshops.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-05-18 15:06

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

From Kevin Ashley, Director Digital Curation Centre and OR12 Conference Program Chair, on behalf of the programme committee and the local organizing committee of OR12

Edinburgh, Scotland The theme of this year’s Open Repositories Conference  is “Open Services for Open Content: Local In/Global Out.” It will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland between July 9-13, 2012. You are invited to consider what you can contribute to the conference program.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-10 13:54