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By Sandy Payette

It’s been an exciting summer with the release of Fedora 3.0, Mulgara 2.0, and the kickoff of the new collaboration of Fedora Commons and the DSpace Foundation.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-11 12:47

Edinburgh, Scotland Those interested in the likely future development of repositories will be interested in video and PowerPoint presentations of the event which are now available at http://www.repositoryfringe.org.

Repository Fringe 2008, funded by JISC and hosted by the University of Edinburgh, was held from August 31 - September 1. Researchers were on hand to exchange ideas on the best way’s for repository data to be collected, stored and made accessible.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-10 17:24

Read HatCheck online here. Subscribe to HatCheck RSS  here. Back issues are available here.  HatCheck is a quarterly newsletter published by Fedora Commons by and for communities of Fedora users, developers, vendors and decision makers provided to facilitate the exchange of news, events, information and achievements.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-09 14:09

The first Fedora EU User Group meeting will be held in conjunction with the ECDL conference in Arhus, Denmark on September 19, 2008.
Highlights of the all-day meeting include a talk by Sandy Payette, Executive Director of Fedora Commons, and an early morning session for Fedora newbies, to help them with setting up and running Fedora. If you have an interesting Fedora-based project, we have some time slots available for short(!) presentations.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-09 11:11

This update release addresses an issue that appeared in 2.0.4 when building from source on Windows. A new default configuration file for mulgara-core is included allowing it to start a basic server without any manual configuration.
Fixes:

  • Removed a symlink that documented javacc as version 4.0. A poorly written task was trying to pick up this link as a real file, which doesn’t work on Windows.
  • Fixed the namespace map in the RDF/XML writer so it can’t accidentally use a generated URI in an export.

Cleanup:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-08 10:14

Ithaca, NY Today Fedora Commons released version 3.0 of the popular Fedora software that completes all general release features.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-05 12:44

By Thornton Staples With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the WGBH Media Library and Archives has embarked on a 20-month project that will (1) utilize scholarly input to design and pilot an online media archive content delivery system for research and classroom use, and (2) construct a preliminary business plan with the aid of a business consultant.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-03 17:24

The CRL Global Resources Network (GRN) and the New York Public Library are co-sponsoring a forum on “electronic media and the preservation of news.” The forum is open to members of CRL/GRN, the research community, the news media, publishers and other information providers. Conference details and registration are available here. Attendance for CRL members is gratis, but advance registration is still required.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-03 10:53

Repository managers and developers who maintain large collections of digital objects over time who will be attending the Aarhus Fedora EU User Group Meeting will be interested in a BOF discussion scheduled for Sep 18, 2008 right after the DORSDL2 Workshop at ECDL 2008 (Aarhus, Denmark), or later in the evening (exact time to be announced).

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-09-02 18:06

What do attendees learn at a “Repository Institute?” Matt Zumwalt, Media Shelf, reflected on presentations and discussions at the recent Red Island Repository Institute held at the University of Prince Edward Island Aug. 11-15, 2008 in his Media Shelf Blog:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-08-29 12:54