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San Francisco, CA The Public Library of Science (PLoS) has announced that PLoS journals will now provide online article-level metrics for published articles. PLoS is a a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-17 11:39

Baltimore, MD The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) i2 Working Group surveyed repository managers and developers to determine the current practices and needs of the repository community regarding institutional identifiers. Results from the survey will inform a set of use cases that will be shared with the community, and that are expected to drive the development of a new standard for institutional identifiers.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16 14:45

Edinburgh, UK The Repository Fringe Festival was held from July 30-31 and was attended by repository managers and developers from the UK and beyond. The event, sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and hosted by Edinburgh University’s school of Informatics, was informal and the agenda was definitely “unconference” style. Presentations focusing on hybrid paper/digital deposit repository systems and streamlined scholarly workflows were presented by attendees who had self-selected to be part of the RFF program.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-15 16:03

Lincoln, Nebraska The centerNet (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/centernet/) steering committee has received a Digital Humanities Start Up Grant from the U.S.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-09 17:02

Ithaca NY, Boston, MA Don’t miss the Fall 2009  “All About Repositories” free web seminar series kick-off event on Sept 9. These highly successful webinars provide overviews of best practices, technology updates, and  key trend analyses for academic resources directors, IT managers, digital librarians, repository managers and developers, and curators.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-31 13:19

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Have you been a part of establishing or maintaining a unique digital repository that provides open access to a collection that was previously not used or under-used? Do you enjoy showcasing your repository’s content and the cool tools that encourage use of the materials? Do you have anecdotes about how access to resources from your repository changed someone’s life, or their thinking on an issue, or contributed to a breakthrough idea?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-27 15:16

Ithaca NY, Boston, MA DuraSpace is pleased to announce that Tim Donohue will be joining the DuraSpace organization as technical lead and developer for the DSpace Project in mid-November.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-26 09:58

Ithaca, NY Achieving a balance between available resources and creative initiatives is a long-standing task for colleges and universities. Educause has released a brief, “7 Things You Should Know About Cloud Computing” that aims to inform university IT managers about how to plan and budget for leveraging cloud technologies to provide local services through the Internet.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-18 12:09

Ithaca, NY Paul Gearon, DuraSpace Technical Lead and Developer, has announced the release of Mulgara 2.1.3. Mulgara can be downloaded from: http://mulgara.org/download.html.
Some of the major changes in this release:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-08-18 10:56

Washington, D.C. Code{4}lib (http://www.code4lib.org/) fosters community and shares information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future. The Maryland and Washington, D.C. area code{4}lib group is hosting a joint meeting (http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/MDC) with the DC Fedora Users Group on Aug. 5, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the National Agricultural Library.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-31 17:03