RECORDINGS AVAILABLE: "Knowledge Futures: Digital Preservation Planning" Series
On Feb 7, 2012 Liz Bishoff, partner at The Bishoff Group LLC. and Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant, Digital and Preservation Services, LYRASIS, presented the first of three webinars in the Hot Topics series entitled "Knowledge Futures: Digital Preservation Planning".
The DSpace turnkey institutional repository application and the Fedora framework for building digital repositories are open source technologies that have contributed to the preservation of all types of evolving forms of digital assets.
Improving Digital Preservation and Reducing Costs: Ryan Busch Interview with DuraSpace CEO Michele Kimpton
Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace CEO, recently spoke with Ryan Busch, Today's Campus, about how the DuraSpace non-profit organization contributes to the management and preservation of digital content-particularly created by the academic community-with an open source technology portfolio that includes DSpace, Fedora and DuraCloud.
Boston Library Consortium Highlights Open Access Issues at Sloan Summit II
In January, the Boston Library Consortium hosted "Sloan Summit II: Open Access - Mission and Mandate," at Tufts University School of Medicine. The Summit program provided an opportunity for University administrators, especially provosts and vice presidents of research, and Boston Library Consortium members to explore open access issues and determine appropriate activities for their institutions.
California Digital Library Joins PKP as Major Development Partner in OA Scholarly Publishing
As the scholarly publishing landscape heats up with more talk of boycotts and Open Access mandates, research libraries increasingly find themselves at a crossroads between publishers and faculty--and eagerly working to provide new solutions to entrenched problems.
We are pleased to announce the release of Fedora GSearch version 2.4.1. The primary feature of GSearch is that it makes it relatively easy to make your digital contents in Fedora searchable for yourself and your end-users.
Is it Necessary to Trade Control for Functionality to Manage and Preserve Content in the Cloud?
A recent National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) survey  highlighted members'  digtal asset storage practices. Through this survey  the NDSA Infrastructure Working Group explored content storage, including cloud options, with NDSA members.
The DuraCloud team will launch a new series of web events to familiarize customers and the general public with DuraCloud features on February 29, 2012 at 12:30pm ET. Tune in to the "DuraCloud Brown Bag Series" for short, 30-minute demonstrations and/or discussions of new features, common use cases, and frequently asked questions.
CALL: International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly, April 30-May 4, 2012
The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) 2012 General Assembly will meet at the Library of Congress April 30 - May 4, 2012 to explore "The Broad Value of Web Archives: Demonstrated Use."
SAVE THE DATE: Berlin 10 Open Access Conference to be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the Max Planck Society and the Academy of Science for South Africa, has the pleasure of announcing that the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
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