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Charlottetown, PEI, Canada In 2008, the Fedora team released Fedora v3 which included many notable changes, although one area where there was not much change was authentication and authorization. There have been many requests from the Fedora user community for a wider range of authentication methods, a simpler approach to security and better management and enforcement of XACML authorization policies.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-17 11:24

Rome, Italy The IADIS Applied Computing 2009 Conference will be held Nov. 19-21, 2009 in Rome and aims to address the main issues of concern within the applied computing area and related fields. This conference covers essentially technical aspects. The applied computing field is divided into more detailed areas. However innovative contributions that don’t fit into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to conference attendees.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-16 12:54

Washington DC The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is seeking proposals for 2010 SPEC survey topics. For more than 35 years ARL has gathered and disseminated data through the SPEC survey program to assist libraries in the continuous improvement of their management systems. Each year, ARL works with librarians in North America to develop six surveys of the ARL membership on “hot topics” related to research library policies and practices. (Survey authors do not need to work at an ARL member library, but only ARL libraries are surveyed.)

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-16 12:03

Ithaca, NY Thank you everyone for contributing to the wealth of information that is exchanged in the Fedora Commons community. Whether you write an email, post an article to the Wiki, contribute code, register your project, present at a user group meeting, offer a webinar, or contribute articles to the quarterly HatCheck newsletter your participation is appreciated.

Here is an overview of current Fedora Commons Internet “spots” you might want to tune in:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-08 12:53

Nottingham, UK  The way that research is communicated around the world is changing rapidly, opening access for more people to more research than has been available before. This brings change, challenges and exciting opportunities for authors, investigators and others in the research process.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05 10:45

Ithaca, NY From strategies for managing and disseminating big data to end-to-end repository solutions, eResearch platforms, lightweight technical strategies and new concepts for making culturally significant multimedia durable and accessible the recent OR09 Conference in Atlanta was host to a lively 4-day exchange of far-reaching ideas in hallways, general sessions, user group meetings, during a developer challenge and even after hours.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-04 14:32

San Francisco, CA Digital preservation is considered broadly as a continuum of intentions and activities leading to long-lived digital assets that can be used, re-used, and re-imagined in conventional and novel contexts now and into the future. The theme of the iPRES 2009 conference is “Moving into the mainstream, enabling our digital future. The deadline  for receiving abstracts for iPRES 2009 has been extended to June 12. See the website for more information:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-03 10:34

London, UK Download a fact sheet, “Useful tools from recent JISC projects” ( ) for details about nine new and interesting repository tools and services–IncReASe, Data Audit Framework, WRAP: Warwick Research Archive Project, FeedForward, SNEEP, VIF, AIR, MR CUTE, ART–resulting from JISC-sponsored research and rapid prototyping events.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-06-02 11:18

Atlanta, GA BibApp developer Tim Donohue won the $2,000. Open Repositories 2009 Developer Challenge prize with his entry “Mention-It” which is a simple javascript library that collects “mentions” of content held within an institutional repository (or personal blog) from anywhere on the Web. The “Mention-It” code is available on Google Code.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-05-20 17:05

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA — Fedora Commons and the DSpace Foundation, two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, have announced today that they will join their organizations to pursue a common mission.  Jointly, they will provide leadership and innovation in open source technologies for global communities who manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-05-12 13:06