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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

Ithaca, NY Library exhibits are a valued cultural tradition that began as a way to call attention to significant, new or notable library books and objects on tables and in exhibit cases. As more collections are born digital, and as libraries put more collections online, library displays have moved online to showcase masterpieces that were often previously hidden from regular public view.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-26 16:47

Rome, Italy Is your organization involved in large scale digitization or do you need to receive large volumes of digital content? Do you have the need to retain digital content and access it in the future? If so, you can find out how to use Planets’ ( tools and services to plan and preserve digital content for the future.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-25 11:53

Ithaca, NY Please join colleagues on July 20, 2010 from 9 AM-5 PM for a no-cost, one-day regional Fedora conference.
In a tough economy, it’s especially important to make sure we stay in touch with our local colleagues in the Fedora Commons community. This day-long conference in Massachusetts will give us an opportunity to hear from other Northeast Fedora users. More importantly, it will give us an opportunity to talk to each other and swap ideas and thoughts about the way we use Fedora Commons.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-23 13:12

Ithaca, NY LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries ( was founded in 1971 under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Currently LIBER encompasses more than 400 national, university and other libraries in 45 countries.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-23 12:52

Ithaca, NY This year’s OR10 Conference will be held from July 6 through 9 at the at Palacio de Congresos in Madrid, Spain. As the dates get closer information, who’s who, and various posts-links-tweets-tags (use #OR10 for conference-related items) will be featured on the OR10 Crowdvine ( site. Organizers encourage all interested open repository community members to register, connect, share ideas and stay tuned for opportunities to participate.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-23 12:13

From Scott Phillips, Managing Editor, Journal of Digital Information
The Journal of Digital Information has just published its first issue of 2010 (volume 11, number 1)  at This issue, edited by John Howard, is a Special Issue with papers invited from Open Repositories 2009 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The following papers are included in this issue:
Journal of Digital Information
Volume 11, number 1 -  March 2010

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-23 10:40

Ithaca, NY The mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive ( is, “to uncover, chronicle, and transmit to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women.” The makers of this in-depth, delightful, and profound collection have developed an Encyclopedia (, educational materials, diverse exhibits, book and film guides, a look back at Jewish women’s lives, and a blog featuring colorful stories ( with links to

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-19 17:18

Ithaca, NY On March 20,2009 the faculty of MIT voted to “give MIT nonexclusive permission to disseminate their journal articles for open access through DSpace, an open-source software platform developed by the MIT Libraries and Hewlett Packard and launched in 2002. The policy gives MIT and its faculty the right to use and share the articles for any purpose other than to make a profit. Authors may opt out on a paper-by-paper basis.” (

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-03-19 15:41