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@mire and the DSpace Community Advisory Team with the support of DuraSpace, invite all DSpace enthusiasts to this DSpace user group meeting on Tuesday, June 21st from 9:00am to 5:00pm in Geneva. Taking place right before the OAI7 conference, the meeting will feature sessions on the upcoming DSpace 1.8 release, both addressed to repository managers and developers.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2011-02-17 13:15

From Giuseppina Vullo, Preservation Research Fellow,

London, UK A few places are still available for the Workshop on “Digital Libraries and Open Access. Interoperability strategies”, organised by the European project (Digital Library Interoperability, Best Practices and Modeling Foundations). The Workshop takes place at the British Academy in London (UK), February 4, 2011.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-18 14:54

Ithaca, NY This month DuraSpace Digest features the release of DSpace 1.7; updates from DuraCloud pilot parters at MIT, Rhodes College and the University of Michigan; highlights from the IDCC conference and the CNI fall meeting, and; "A Wind Music Library."


· DSpace 1.7.0 is Available Now!
· Thank You to Our 2010 DuraSpace Community of Supporters

Submitted by Anonymous on 2011-01-12 14:18

From Theodor Wyeld, Screen & Media, Flinders University

Adelaide, South Australia A symposium on the 15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, will  be held in London July 12, 13 - 15 2011. (Click on Symposia hypertext)

Important Dates

01 March 2011: Submission of papers
15 April 2011: Notification of Peer Review Result
05 May 2011: Submission of camera-ready
15 May 2011: Early registration closes

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-10 18:23

From Ina Smith, E-Research Repository Manager, Library and Information Service, University of Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, South Africa The 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD2011) will be held from September 13-17, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-01-07 10:56

Cohen gave reasons for why he believes that the the web way–serendipitous experimentation that occasionally creates something great–and the academic way are very different. Illustration

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-21 17:53

Kyoto, Japan "Culture and Computing 2011" will be held October 20-22, 2011 at The Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Japan. Conference web site:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-21 11:59

Washington, DC Thornton Staples, Director of Research and Scientific Data Management, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution, has announced that the Smithsonian Institution will host the next Fedora Users Meeting as part of an occasional series of Fedora Users meetings for the Washington DC region, which includes Maryland and Virginia. All of you in Charlottesville and Baltimore, please take note! Anyone else is welcome as well, but the goal of these meetings to bring people from the greater DC region together to see if we can get some collaboration going.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2010-12-20 11:35

Austin, Texas What is the role of social interactions within repository technical communities in developing strong, distributed services and cyberinfrastructure to create open access to and preservation of our shared digital heritage? The Sixth Annual International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) communities will address that question in the state capital of Texas, Austin, often billed as "The Live Music Capital of the World,” from June 8-11, 2011 at the AT& T Conference Center.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2010-12-14 17:04