Via Alma Swan, Director, Key Perspectives Ltd. and Director of European Advocacy Programmes for SPARC and Convenor for Enabling Open Scholarship, the organisation of universities promoting the principles of open scholarship in the academic community.
From Seamus Ross, General Chair and Andrew Drummond, Local Organizing Chair iPRES2012
Toronto, Canada The University of Toronto Faculty of Information will host the International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES2012) in Toronto, Canada in October 2012. iPRES2012 will be the ninth in the series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our digital heritage.
Ithaca, NY The Hydra Partners held their quarterly meeting at Stanford March 28-30. Early votes tallied during the proceedings showed attendees favoring a meeting that focused on social cohesion followed by community and technical roadmapping along with partner updates.
Ithaca, NY Institutional repositories and content management systems (CMS) hold and manage multiple types of content for a variety of purposes. To understand the differences between the two systems DuraSpace offers an analysis that highlights both similarities and differences for those who are making choices with regard to establishing a CMS such as Drupal, an open source repository system such as DSpace or Fedora, or a hybrid of both such as Islandora.
Ithaca, NYDuraCloud for Research (DfR), the cloud-based open source data storage and management project aimed at meeting the specific needs of working scientists, researchers and data managers has launched a web site on the DuraSpace wiki:
Nairobi, Kenya The XXth Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) will be held June 4-8, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme "Information for Sustainable Development in a Digital Environment" highlights opportunities for information professionals in Africa to take advantage of the recent transformation from print to digital information.
Ithaca, NY Anyone who has clicked on an app knows that the way news and information is documented, shared and delivered has undergone a big change. If something unusual happens you are as likely go to YouTube to see if there are audio or video first-hand accounts as you are to read a newspaper. Reporting and sharing general information about what's going on in the world from highly produced films to on-the-fly videos has become a 24/7 event in which everyone with a phone can participate.