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.
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.
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.
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.
Ithaca, NY The Fedora Commons core development team has made a Roadmap to development available at:
Southampton, UK “Fedora Day at OR08″ presentations highlight significant core and community work on issues ranging from lightweight web approaches for interoperability via Atom, SWORD, and ORE, to reports on back-end Akubra interoperability and plug-ins for heterogeneous stores. There were 27 presentations altogether.
Ithaca, NY A maintenance release that fixes several bugs present in Fedora 2.2.1 is now available. In addition, the release includes key improvements to the journaling and policy enforcement modules. Download the 2.2.2 Release Notes for more detail.
Key improvements include:
• Policy Enforcement
Feature #1743769: Multiple Owner id Support
Ithaca, NY The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) NCore team has announced the release of an open source generic version of the NSDL Search and NDR Interactions MediaWiki extensions and WordPressMU plugins that power the NSDL Expert Voices blogosphere and NSDL Wiki. Download the plugins here:
Fedora Day at Open Repositories 2008 will be held on April 3, 2008 and brings 32 Fedora project leaders and developers together to share their work with some of the 400+ OR08 attendees.