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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:

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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

From Tim Donohue on behalf of the DSpace Committers.

Ithaca, NY I'd like to formally announce a change to the DSpace Release Numbering Scheme, as well as the upcoming 3.0 release.

In the past, we have had a "three-tiered" numbering scheme ([major].[minor].[subminor]), e.g. 1.8.0, 1.8.1, 1.8.2. However, over the years, we've heard feedback that this numbering scheme could be confusing, as it was unclear which releases contained brand new features and which releases only contained bug fixes.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-03-12 11:56