Charlottetown, PEI Canada Drupal is a popular put-of-the-box open source content management platform that meets the needs of thousands of different types of web sites from community to news portals, from corporate sites to educational institutions, and from media sites to international sites. The University of Prince Edward Island’s (UPEI) Robertson Library has added Fedora as the digital repository for a Drupal front-end to provide an easy way to build and manage repository content for use by web sites.
San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC A new video series presents six unique perspectives on the importance of Open Access to research across the higher education community and beyond.
Ithaca, NY Reinforcing its place in the scientific community, the arXiv repository at Cornell University Library reached a new milestone in October 2008. Half a million e-print postings–research articles published online– now reside in arXiv, which is free and available to the public.
Carissa Smith, Assistant Director of Business Operations and Web Presence, Fedora Commons, shares an overview of the recent DORSDL and Fedora EU User Group meetings held in Aarhus, Denmark in her blog.
Cambridge, MA Mark R. Diggory is a software engineer who is on the DSpace 2.0 development team. He provides observations and details about combined DSpace/Fedora collaborative efforts and opportunities in a recent blog post that reports on “new synergies between DSpace and Fedora.” Diggory’s blog is entitled “Sapere Aude!” which means “Dare to Know.”
Ithaca, NY A cash prize of $2000, sponsored by Microsoft Research, has been awarded to Ross McFarlane, University of Liverpool, for his “OREsome” entry. The challenge prototypes were to focus on OAI-ORE functionality at the end-user level (e.g. in a browser) and the potential for the prototype to promote ORE within and beyond the repository community.
Amazon’s web services customers have been alerted to early details about a new content delivery service that is currently in development and expected to be widely available before the end of the year
This new service will provide a high performance method of distributing content to end users, and will give customers low latency and high data transfer rates when they access objects. The initial release will help developers and businesses who need to deliver popular, publicly readable content over HTTP connections. The goal is to create a content delivery service that:
Ithaca, NY Fedora Commons has grown since the non-profit organization, home of popular Fedora open source software, launched in August of 2007. To keep pace with users and developers who are participating in innovative initiatives leading to groundbreaking technical releases, as well as with those who are creating community-sponsored meeting and events, Fedora Commons is pleased to announce the release of a new homepage and a new collaborative Wiki.
Edinburgh, Scotland Those interested in the likely future development of repositories will be interested in video and PowerPoint presentations of the event which are now available at http://www.repositoryfringe.org.
Repository Fringe 2008, funded by JISC and hosted by the University of Edinburgh, was held from August 31 - September 1. Researchers were on hand to exchange ideas on the best way’s for repository data to be collected, stored and made accessible.