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In the November/December issue of DLib Magazine authors Gert Schmeltz Pedersen, Technical University of Denmark; Kåre Fiedler Christiansen, The State and University Library, Denmark; and Matthias Razum, FIZ Karlsruhe report on the 2nd European Workshop which highlighted the use of Digital Object Repository Systems in Digital Libraries (DORSDL2) http://dorsdl2.cvt.dk/>. The workshop was held in conjunction with ECDL 2008 http://www.ecdl2008.org>, which took place on Sept.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-12-01 12:15

blog_bromo_seltzer.jpgThe Bromo-Seltzer Tower in Baltimore, Maryland. © by James G. Howes, 2008.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-11-20 22:35

St. Augustin, Germany As new research gets underway it is common for scientists to begin online data collection and collaboration as part of their investigations. The digital products they produce as a result of research activities range from raw data sets to early versions of articles, whitepapers and correspondence. These research products are often lost in outdated or abandoned web sites and wikis when projects are completed. Researchers at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, St. Augustin, Germany led by Prof.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-11-17 15:10

Ithaca, NY, Cambridge, MA The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a planning grant to the DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons in support of their work to ensure durability and long-term access of scholarly research output and digital collections. This comes after the two largest providers of open source software for digital repositories announced their intentions to form a working collaboration in July of this year.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-11-11 11:21

Oxford, UK The new “Digital Library” tab on the Forced Migration Online (FMO) web site provides a global community of policy makers, researchers, and students with direct access to “over 9,000 full-text documents and journal articles about human displacement in electronic format which can be searched, read online and printed as required. The documents include both recent and historical gray (unpublished) literature and research materials.”

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-11-06 17:41

Saint Louis, MO The Missouri Botanical Garden (MBOT) has been in operation since 1859 and has evolved as a center for research and education. The MBOT TROPICOS collection contains all of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen tropical plant data accumulated over 25 years. The system manages over one million scientific names, 3.4 million specimen records, 111,000 bibliographic citations, and more than 70,000 images of living plants and specimens.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-11-05 16:36

Plymouth, UK ICO3 Limited is a web technology company funded by JISC to develop a JISC Repository Aggregator demonstration web site that would enable users to search for, organize and submit information about a range of relevant repository information. As part of building that capacity ICO3 is testing a suite of repository web widgets.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-31 12:10

Ithaca, NY Fedora 3.1 is a minor feature release that includes several bug fixes. Most notably, when using Mulgara, SPARQL is now supported via the repository’s RISearch interface, and the repository’s memory footprint has improved significantly. Read Fedora 3.1 release notes here.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-28 16:32

Ithaca, NY and Los Alamos, NM Over the past two years the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), in a project called Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE), has gathered international experts from the publishing, web, library, repository, and eScience communities to develop standards for the identification and description of aggregations of Web resources.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-17 17:43