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Ithaca, NY On April 7, 2010 Ithaka S+R, part of the Ithaka organization ( develops sustainable business models and conducts research and analysis on the impact of digital media on the academic community, released a report that examines faculty attitudes and behaviors on key library-related issues ranging from the library as information gateway and the need for preservatio

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-04-20 13:55

Ithaca, NY Issues and challenges around how institutions will manage, sustain and create access to increasing amounts of scientific and humanities data will be subject of the upcoming 8th International Meeting that will be held at the Barcelo Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh on 1-2 July 2010. “Managing Data in Difficult Times” will examine policies, strategies, technologies and infrastructure to manage research and teaching data in a fast changing technological and economic environment.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-04-20 13:09

Ithaca, NY In February the DuraSpace organization hosted a meeting in London co-sponsored by JISC, BDL (Indiana), and CLIR which was attended by representatives from the California Digital Library (CDL), DSpace, DuraCloud, Fedora, Sakai, SWORD, and OJS projects.  This rapid fire, one day cross-project coordination meeting w

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-04-08 11:55

Ithaca, NY Earlier this spring a group of Fedora developers and “committers” (those who contribute open source code to help improve Fedora repository software for the entire community) gathered in London for two-day, face-to-face talks around high priority issues that had been jointly identified by attendees prior to the meeting. Content modeling architecture, module architecture, storage and interfaces were key agenda topics that were introduced by developers who presented their investigations and thinking on each topic area.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-04-06 17:16

Ithaca, NY Having been in and around a few archaeological “digs,” and experienced the painstaking amount of effort that goes into documenting bits and pieces of objects uncovered “in situ” it was a pleasure to browse data from the Fedora-powered Archaeology Data Service (ADS):

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-04-05 11:26

Ithaca, NY The DSpace team announced today that an updated DSpace Demonstration Repository running DSpace 1.6.0 is now available for the community to use.  The DSpace Demonstration Repository is a good place to run demonstrations, or to use as a sandbox for testing DSpace software before installing it.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-04-01 11:10

Ithaca, NY On March 17, 2010 Chris Wilper and Stuart Lewis offered a one-hour overview of new features in Fedora 3.3 and DSpace 1.6. The session concluded with a lively question and answer period with some of the 55 participants from around the globe. You may download What’s New in Fedora 3.3 and DSpace 1.6 — March 17, 2010 here:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-30 11:30

By Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch Cornell University Librarian. Anne Kenney offers observations on current trends and new ideas affecting knowledge organization, preservation, access and management relevant to Cornell University Library staff and operations in a weekly email message entitled “Take One” (posted with permission).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-29 11:31