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Washington, DC Higher-education leader David Shulenburger, Science Commons head John Wilbanks, and marketing communications strategist Bob Witeck are keynote speakers slated for the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 in Baltimore on November 17-18.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 24, 2008

Ithaca, NY — The second beta release of the popular Fedora software is now available for testing. The second beta version of Fedora 3.0 completes most of the features planned for the general release of the software. As Dan Davis, Chief Software Architect, Fedora Commons, explains, “This release is ready for early adopters to use as a test and development platform to prepare for Fedora 3.0. While there are a few features and documentation to complete, most of the work left to be done is extensive testing including scalability and to ensure the quality of the final product.”

Submitted by Anonymous on June 17, 2008

One strategy for classifying the millions of galaxies mapped by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was to open the Galaxy Zoo, invite the public to look at the new creatures, and give them tools to record their observations.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 16, 2008

London, UK Join the RepoCamp ‘08 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on Friday July 25th 2008. For information about how to participate click here.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 13, 2008

Ithaca, NY The June 9, 2008 issue of Fedora Commons HatCheck is packed with news, developments and accomplishments. The current issue features two key improvements.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 12, 2008

Ithaca NY & Boston, MA Tomorrow DSpace Foundation and Fedora Commons will be meeting with a few key folks from each community to begin the discussions on identifying ways the communities can work together to advance the missions of both organizations and communities.  This will be the first in many discussions with our communities in the hopes of coming up with tangible ways to easily work together.  In our effort to make these discussions as transparent and participatory we have set up a skypecast.  Skypecast is a broadcast of the meeting available for anyone with a skype acco

Submitted by Anonymous on June 9, 2008

In the last issue of HatCheck, I mentioned the importance of collaboration in achieving the Fedora Commons mission. Over the past months, I have had the opportunity to communicate with many of you to discuss your ideas for advancing our open source software to provide new capabilities for preserving and archiving digital content, fitting repositories behind collaborative web applications, enabling interoperability among scholarly and scientific repositories, and supporting the important task of data curation.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 9, 2008

San Francisco, CA According to an IBM study all 1,407,724,920 people who use the internet will double the amount of digital information in the world every 11 hours by 2010. Should we keep it all? And if the answer is yes, how will that work exactly?

Submitted by Anonymous on June 4, 2008

The long-anticipated Fedora 3.0 Beta 2 will be released in early-June, and will be essentially the same as the final public version of Fedora 3.0, which should follow in early July. Fedora 3.0 Beta 2 contains all the features that will be found in the final release and can be used for development testing.

Submitted by Anonymous on June 4, 2008