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Ithaca, NY The Hydra Partners held their quarterly meeting at Stanford March 28-30. Early votes tallied during the proceedings showed attendees favoring a meeting that focused on social cohesion followed by community and technical roadmapping along with partner updates.

Hydra Project wiki:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-04-04 11:35

Ithaca, NY Institutional repositories and content management systems (CMS) hold and manage multiple types of content for a variety of purposes. To understand the differences between the two systems DuraSpace offers an analysis that highlights both similarities and differences for those who are making choices with regard to establishing a CMS such as Drupal, an open source repository system such as DSpace or Fedora, or a hybrid of both such as Islandora.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-04-03 15:09

From Kevin Ashley, 7th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR12) Program Chair

Edinburgh, UK The initial deadline for posters/pecha kuchas and demo submissions for OR2012 was Saturday March 31, 2012. That deadline has been extended until April 11, 2012.

Blog post about OR12 Poster and Pecha Kucha sessions:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-28 13:35

Ithaca, NY DuraCloud for Research (DfR), the cloud-based open source data storage and management project aimed at meeting the specific needs of working scientists, researchers and data managers has launched a web site on the DuraSpace wiki:

The web site provides:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-26 15:11

Nairobi, Kenya The XXth Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) will be held June 4-8, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme "Information for Sustainable Development in a Digital Environment" highlights opportunities for information professionals in Africa to take advantage of the recent transformation from print to digital information.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-26 10:24

Ithaca, NY Anyone who has clicked on an app knows that the way news and information is documented, shared and delivered has undergone a big change. If something unusual happens you are as likely go to YouTube to see if there are audio or video first-hand accounts as you are to read a newspaper. Reporting and sharing general information about what's going on in the world from highly produced films to on-the-fly videos has become a 24/7 event in which everyone with a phone can participate.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-26 09:53

Ithaca, NY The DuraCloud ( team will host the second in a new series of web events to familiarize customers and the general public with DuraCloud features NEXT Wednesday, March 28 at 12:30pm ET. Wednesday's brown bag session will detail the media streaming capabilities in DuraCloud and how you can use them to embed media files into your own applications.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-21 12:27

For anyone who was unable to attend SPARC's first Open Access Meeting or the DSpace User Group Meeting held in Kansas City last week there are many useful resources available to learn about what was presented and discussed.

SPARC Meeting

Articles & Blog Posts

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-20 11:46