From the "Beyond the Repository" Team: Laura Alagna, Carolyn Caizzi, Brendan Quinn, Sibyl Schaefer, Evviva Weinraub
Austin, TX This year the DLF (Digital Library Federation) Forum Nov 6-10, is combined with two additional events–the Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference and Digital Preservation 2016. The event will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at at the historic Pfister Hotel.
More information is available here: https://www.diglib.org/forums/2016forum/
From the organisers of the Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2017
Brisbane, Australia The Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2017, will be held on June 26th-30th, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. The organisers are pleased to issue this call for contributions to the program, with submissions due by 20 November 2016.
From Bethany Nowviskie, Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR, on behalf of organizing committees and local hosts for Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, 2016 DLF Forum, and NDSA Digital Preservation 2016
Austin, TX The DuraSpace organization today announced Jonathan Markow’s retirement from his position as Chief Strategy Officer for DuraSpace, effective November, 2016.
CEO Debra Hanken Kurtz said, “With heavy hearts and a deep appreciation for everything that Jonathan has accomplished for our community and our organization during his tenure at DuraSpace, we wish our friend and colleague every success and much happiness.”
From The Signal: Digital Preservation Blog from Library of Congress
Ann Arbor, MI The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) is pleased to announce that Figshare, a platform that supports the management of research content, is the first research data repository to join the DPN Federation. Research data made public on Figshare will be deposited into DPN, a dark archive that preserves scholarship for future generations. Figshare users can guarantee that long-term access to their scholarly resources will be protected in the event of any type of change in administrative or physical institutional environments.