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From Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs & Operations, SPARC
Washington, DC Registration rates for the SPARC 2010 Digital Repositories Meeting set for November 8-9 in Baltimore, MD will increase on October 25. The hotel reservation deadline is also October 25.
So, here are 7 reasons why we think you should REGISTER NOW at

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-10-20 10:03

 From Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs & Operations, SPARC

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-10-18 12:07

Ithaca, NY The good stuff is always kept in the “vault.” The remarkable resources in the University of British Columbia Library Vault are no exception. Who would display things like amazing animal images, artworks, postcards, historic photographs, scholarly papers, and fanciful ethnic images on a ordinary virtual shelf?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-10-11 11:51

Johannesburg, South Africa The Library and Information Service,University of Stellenbosch will host the Virtual Seminar on Open Access to Information on October 20, 2010 (14h00-17h30 (UTC+2), Africa/Johannesburg Timezon) online at
The seminar is part of activities worldwide in support of open access to information, celebrated during Open Access Week 18-24 October 2010.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-10-11 09:43

Ithaca, NY  There will be a half day DSpace User Group Meeting from 8:30am to 1pm on November 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland, immediately following the SPARC Digital Repositories Conference on November 8 and 9.
Based on feedback from the community, the DSpace Global Outreach Committee has put together the following proposed agenda:
1) Update on 1.7 and beyond

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-09-12 23:11

Ithaca, NY Libraries often house hidden treasures and institutions now use social networks to bring those treasures to light. A typical library exhibit displayed in a hallway may stimulate casual observers as they walk from the reading room to the water fountain. A library exhibit featured on YouTube can effectively tell the story of scholarly assets to extend their cultural value beyond library communities. Rice University’s Fondren Library has highlighted some of their collections in short You Tube videos that include:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-08-27 17:46

From Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs & Operations, SPARC
Washington, D.C. Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share ideas with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in establishing Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-08-26 15:55

Rome, Italy On August 1, 2010 The United Nations agencies of FAO and UNESCO-IOC/IODE announced a joint initiative entitled “Agri-Ocean DSpace” to provide a customized version of DSpace using standards and controlled vocabularies in oceanography, marine science, food, agriculture, development, fisheries, forestry, natural resources and related sciences.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-08-11 16:04