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Repository managers and developers who maintain large collections of digital objects over time who will be attending the Aarhus Fedora EU User Group Meeting will be interested in a BOF discussion scheduled for Sep 18, 2008 right after the DORSDL2 Workshop at ECDL 2008 (Aarhus, Denmark), or later in the evening (exact time to be announced).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-02 18:06

What do attendees learn at a “Repository Institute?” Matt Zumwalt, Media Shelf, reflected on presentations and discussions at the recent Red Island Repository Institute held at the University of Prince Edward Island Aug. 11-15, 2008 in his Media Shelf Blog:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-08-29 12:54

Fedora Commons has re-launched all 671 pages from the old wiki site at fedora.info with Atlassian’s Confluence enterprise wiki software to continue to enable the community to work together to create Fedora’s cutting-edge open source repository framework.
http://fedora-commons.org, click on the red “wiki” button on the upper right of the web page
http://fedora-commons.org/confluence/, direct link to the new Fedora Commons wiki

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-08-28 15:24

Ithaca, NY  Today Fedora Commons released version 2.2.3 of the popular Fedora software that includes the repair of a serious security defect and several bug fixes. Dan Davis, Chief Software Architect, Fedora Commons, explained, “Every installation of Fedora 2 should update to 2.2.3 due to the security update.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-08-07 18:08

Washington, D.C. Today two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, the DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons, announced plans to combine strengths to work on joint initiatives that will more closely align their organizations’ goals and better serve both open source repository communities in the coming months.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-29 11:58

San Diego, CA The iRODS 1.1 storage module for Fedora has been tested and now is ready for release. The software, both irodsLowLevel.jar and Jargon.jar, can be downloaded
from: https://www.irods.org/index.php/Fedora

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-28 12:44

Got a minute, or two? Join Fedora Commons lead developer Chris Wilper on You Tube as he takes you on a quick tour of how to install and test a Fedora Repository–in two minutes. His simple, clear instructions will have you up and running with Fedora, almost right now!

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-24 15:24

The Mulgara development community is pleased to announce the release of Mulgara v2.0.0. Mulagara software is a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java.
Mulgara can be downloaded from the project website at:
http://mulgara.org/download.html
This release marks the end of the development process that occurred through v2.0.0-alpha and v2.0.0-beta. Version 2.0.0 introduces:
-SPARQL querying.
-A new Connection API.
-Significantly better standards compliance with RDF.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-24 15:07

London, UK The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has opened an Ideascale web site to encourage discussion towards defining repositories to feed into JISC repositories architecture work. To manage this discussion JISC is trying out Ideascale which is designed to “crowdsource” ideas, or manage large, distributed collaboration among undefined groups of people using Web 2.0 technologies.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-21 17:42