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In the last issue of HatCheck, I mentioned the importance of collaboration in achieving the Fedora Commons mission. Over the past months, I have had the opportunity to communicate with many of you to discuss your ideas for advancing our open source software to provide new capabilities for preserving and archiving digital content, fitting repositories behind collaborative web applications, enabling interoperability among scholarly and scientific repositories, and supporting the important task of data curation.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-09 11:45

San Francisco, CA According to an IBM study all 1,407,724,920 people who use the internet will double the amount of digital information in the world every 11 hours by 2010. Should we keep it all? And if the answer is yes, how will that work exactly?

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 15:20

Sydney, AU Faceted search, all-in-one installation, RSS/Atom feeds, and a thumbnail preview and gallery view are all part of the 1.3 release of Muradora announced by the DRAMA team at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. Muradora 1.3 is available for download at: http://www.muradora.org/software.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 14:58

The long-anticipated Fedora 3.0 Beta 2 will be released in early-June, and will be essentially the same as the final public version of Fedora 3.0, which should follow in early July. Fedora 3.0 Beta 2 contains all the features that will be found in the final release and can be used for development testing.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 14:58

Fedora Commons is often asked, “Who is using Fedora?” The current answer is far from accurate. Fedora open repository platform software is downloaded approximately 2,000 times each month while the Fedora Commons Community Registry lists a community of only 124 projects, organizations and institutions. The potential pool of Fedora Commons community members is estimated to be many times bigger.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 14:57

Spoken Word Services (SWS) [1] has evolved from a project in the multi-million dollar JISC/NSF funded ‘Digital Libraries in the Classroom’ Programme [2].

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 14:57

Karlsruhe, Germany It is of paramount importance for large-scale applications that the Fedora Commons repository platform can handle huge amounts of data efficiently. While Fedora is generally known to be stable and reliable, there appears to be a lack of data and experience regarding large-scale installations, and what the related performance implications are.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 14:56

You are invited to join a webevent at the Carnegie Foundation Teaching and Learning Commons focusing on open education resources, open source development, and open knowledge to be held June 16-19, 2008. More information is available here.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04 14:55

Karlsruhe, Germany The Max Planck Digital Library and FIZ Karlsruhe cordially invite you to participate in eSciDoc Days 2008, to be held Monday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Harnack Haus, Berlin, Germany which is traditional venue for presentation and discussion of German academic research.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-03 16:23

Whether you are a professional or amateur astronomer, stargazing is a time-honored way to reflect on human endeavor in relation to the vastness of space. The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) is a community-based effort that has resulted in an interoperable framework of data and services, giving people all over the world easy access to data from many different projects at all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma rays.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-06-03 14:43