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Ithaca, NY Collection digitization is a key aspect of preserving the traditionally analog, paper-based scholarly record as societies move towards learning how to preserve and make accessible an increasingly all-digital, all-the-time cultural heritage. The Google Books Project and other partnership efforts are part of a strategy that many academic libraries have adopted to ensure that analog materials are accessible far into the future.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-13 12:17

From Thornton Staples, Director of Research and Scientific Data Management, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution

Washington, DC This is an update about the next Fedora Users Meeting for the Washington DC region. I apologize for double posting, but many people have not yet found our google-groups mailing list. That mailing list can joined at

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-12 12:26

From Theodor Wyeld, Screen & Media, Flinders University

Adelaide, South Australia A symposium on the 15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, will  be held in London July 12, 13 - 15 2011. (Click on Symposia hypertext)

Important Dates

01 March 2011: Submission of papers
15 April 2011: Notification of Peer Review Result
05 May 2011: Submission of camera-ready
15 May 2011: Early registration closes

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-10 18:23

From Julien Schubnel ( and Christophe Dupriez (

Mulhouse, France The CDMC Musical Information Center provides access to musical works for wind bands and instruments at

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-10 15:22

From Ina Smith, E-Research Repository Manager, Library and Information Service, University of Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, South Africa The 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD2011) will be held from September 13-17, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-07 10:56

Austin, Texas What role do social interactions play within repository technical communities in developing distributed services and cyberinfrastructure that help 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 Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-05 13:42

Ithaca, NY The lure of creating instant storage space, copies of large chunks of institutional data and new services are key reasons why there is enthusiam for using the "cloud"–we all own a piece of the digital tsunami of information and we are actively looking for more lifeboats load with our content asap.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-04 17:05

Preserving the world’s

intellectual, cultural and

scientific heritage isn’t easy.


It’s vital. Together we can do it.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-03 11:34

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.

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