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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CA The latest version of Islandora Virtual Box Image and Demo (version 1.0) is now available from UPEI Robertson Library. These documents and files allow users to install the complete Islandora stack running in a VirtualBox environment. The most recent VirtualBox version will always be available from this page:
http://islandora.ca/virtualbox

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-14 10:22

Washington, DC Less than one week from today, more than 200 sites around the globe will mark Open Access Week 2009. The concept of Open Access is based on the simple idea that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication. Research institutes, colleges, universities, and advocacy organizations everywhere will host events or wear buttons to express their support for free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-13 17:19

Washington, DC Less than one week from today, more than 200 sites around the globe will mark Open Access Week 2009. The concept of Open Access is based on the simple idea that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication. Research institutes, colleges, universities, and advocacy organizations everywhere will host events or wear buttons to express their support for free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-13 17:19

Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Mulgara, a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java, version 2.1.4 can be downloaded from: http://mulgara.org/download.html. This version now allows users to configure Mulgara to load up any XPathFunctionResolver class and use the functions it provides within SPARQL queries. By default, Mulgara is now including the EXSLT functions, along with several custom functions.
Several significant bugfixes have also been included:
• XML and JSON results are now correctly encoded with UTF-8.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-08 13:31

Ithaca, NY The very active, global, Fedora Commons Repository community of software developers contribute to the core software development process. In addition they also develop complete applications on top of Fedora that address particular use cases or application areas. The “Getting Started with Fedora” Guide is designed to offer new users, or potential users, a basic understanding of the Fedora architecture and the core repository management software, along with some general ideas about how to use it.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-08 11:03

Ithaca, NY This year’s EDUCAUSE Conference promises to offer IT professionals in higher education new options for challenging times in a 4-day face-to-face, and concurrent online conference. This year virtual attendees may register for EDUCAUSE 2009 Online, where you will have the chance to learn and network with colleagues without leaving your campus.
http://www.educause.edu/E2009

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-05 12:47

The DSpace platform now has over 700 instances in over 70 different countries worldwide.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-10-01 23:34

Ithaca, NY The SciencePipes (http://sciencepipes.org/alpha/home/) team has announced a new release of the system. In this version the new pipe (workflow) editor has been deployed. See a demo of that functionality at http://sciencepipes.org/docs/demos/alpha/functionality/new-editor/.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-29 15:29