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Westminster, CO The theme for Jasig's 2011 conference is "Spotlight on Open Source. The conference will be held from Monday, May 23 through Wednesday, May 25, 2011
 at the Westin Westminster Hotel in Westminster Colorado.

http://www.jasig.org/jasigs-spotlight-open-source

Jasig's 2011 "Spotlight on Open Source" will be followed by InCommon Advance CAMP: Identity Services Summit 2011, May 25 - 27 (separate registration).

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-22 16:01

Cohen gave reasons for why he believes that the the web way–serendipitous experimentation that occasionally creates something great–and the academic way are very different. Illustration LibCom.org.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-21 17:53

Kyoto, Japan "Culture and Computing 2011" will be held October 20-22, 2011 at The Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Japan. Conference web site:

http://www.ai.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/culture2011/

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-21 11:59

Ithaca, NY How, exactly, do collections of digital resources get parked in a "cloud"? There's  a lot of chatter about cloud storage particularly among higher education IT groups looking to save money on data storage [1], but for those accustomed to hands-on hard drives and racks of processors the idea of looking for sturdy digital back-up and customized services from something as ephemeral-sounding as a "cloud" does not compute.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-20 13:49

Washington, DC Thornton Staples, Director of Research and Scientific Data Management, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution, has announced that the Smithsonian Institution will host the next Fedora Users Meeting as part of an occasional series of Fedora Users meetings for the Washington DC region, which includes Maryland and Virginia. All of you in Charlottesville and Baltimore, please take note! Anyone else is welcome as well, but the goal of these meetings to bring people from the greater DC region together to see if we can get some collaboration going.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-20 11:35

On behalf of the DSpace Committers, we would like to formally announce that DSpace 1.7.0 is now available!

DSpace 1.7.0 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

SourceForge
Subversion

In addition, you are welcome to try out DSpace 1.7.0 on http://demo.dspace.org/ and continue to provide any early feedback you may have.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-12-17 12:46

On behalf of the DSpace Committers, we would like to formally announce that DSpace 1.7.0 is now available!

DSpace 1.7.0 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

SourceForge
Subversion

In addition, you are welcome to try out DSpace 1.7.0 on http://demo.dspace.org/ and continue to provide any early feedback you may have.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-12-17 12:46

Ithaca, NY Chris Wilper, Technical Lead, Fedora Repository Project, DuraSpace has announced that the Fedora Commons Repository source code has been fully migrated to GitHub, where you can collaborate with others, fork, send pull requests and manage public and private git repositories using a fast, efficient, distributed version control system ideal for the collaborative development of software. Currently 500,000 people hosting over 1,502,000 git repositories.

https://github.com/fcrepo

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-15 12:19

Austin, Texas What is the role of social interactions within repository technical communities in developing strong, distributed services and cyberinfrastructure to create open access to and preservation of our shared digital heritage? The Sixth Annual International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) communities will address that question in the state capital of Texas, Austin, often billed as "The Live Music Capital of the World,” from June 8-11, 2011 at the AT& T Conference Center.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-12-14 17:04

By Bram Luyten, @mire

Leuven, Belgium Early in 2011, the CSIC Cybermetrics Lab (Spain) will harvest, analyze and publish data about online visibility of IRs in its Top 800 Institutional Repository Ranking. The January ranking will reflect the visibility of repositories in different online search engines. A limited time window is being used to get a snapshot of data. Here is the ranking production schedule:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-09 15:24