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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 November 5, 2008

Corfu, Greece ECDL2009 will be held September 27 - October 2, 2009 on the island of Corfu, Greece. The Call for Contributions for ECDL2009 can be found at:
http://www.ionio.gr/conferences/ecdl2009/call.php
-Submission deadline for Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations: March 21, 2009
-Submission deadline for Doctoral Consortium Papers: June 1, 2009

Submitted by Anonymous on November 5, 2008

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 October 31, 2008

London, UK Dates are being finalized for Developer Happiness Days, a Fedora-related event that will be held in London in mid-February 2009–mark your calendars now!

Submitted by Anonymous on October 29, 2008

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 October 28, 2008

Ithaca, NY You are invited to join your colleagues from the DSpace, Fedora Commons, JA-SIG, Kuali, and Sakai communities–community open source software by higher education, for higher education–for a reception on October 29th, 2008, 6:15pm - 8pm in Room W307AB of the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, FL. This is an opportunity to talk with colleagues from schools that may be considering joining these communities and to learn more about the projects themselves.

Submitted by Anonymous on October 23, 2008

Ithaca, NY Exciting plans and new directions have emerged since DSpace and Fedora Commons came together to investigate ways to better serve repository communities by developing collaborative initiatives earlier this year. If you are planning to attend either the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 (Nov. 17-18), or Sun PASIG Fall 2008 Meeting (Nov.

Submitted by Anonymous on October 22, 2008

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 October 17, 2008

Chicago, Ill The latest release of Mulgara version 2.0.6, a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java, is now available. Mulgara may be downloaded at: http://mulgara.org/download.html.
Notable new features in this release include:
- A servlet providing a SPARQL Protocol endpoint.
- SPARQL support in the Web User Interface.

Submitted by Anonymous on October 17, 2008