Vancouver, BC 2012 was yet another awesome year for open access growth. To illustrate just how far we've come: a BASE search of over 2,400 repositories now searches over 40 million documents. The DOAJ article search is inching up to the 1 million article mark, demonstrating that the growth in gold OA is not just in OA journals, but more importantly, in articles published in open access journals.
Washington, DC A Research Data Management Implementations (RDMI) Workshop funded by NSF will be held March 13-14 at the Westin Hotel in Arlington, VA in conjunction with the Spring Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) Meeting (http://www.casc.org). Registration information and a call for position and experience papers will be available soon.
Hong Kong CILEA and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) are pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of the first alpha release of the DSpace CRIS module.
From Diane Goldenberg-Hart, Communications Coordinator, CNI
Washington, DC Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change by Lynne O'Brien of Duke University, a project briefing session presented at CNI's fall 2012 membership meeting (http://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2012/), is now available on CNI's two video channels:
The new release of DSpace 3.0 provides users with a rich set of mix and match community-developed features and services to further engage and support DSpace repositories worldwide. Each feature is designed to be turned on or off to ensure that your DSpace is configured in the way that works best for your institution.
Winchester, MA Heavy fog over Washington caused several attendees to miss the start of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall Member Meeting held on December 10-11, 2012. Clifford Lynch, CNI Executive Director, began with an overview of strategic CNI activities in which he reminded the audience that "Scholarly practice does not stand still". This set the stage for several DuraSpace-related presentations that focused on programs, software and services that support access to and preservation of resources for scholarship.