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Ithaca, NY The SciencePipes ( team has announced a new release of the system. In this version the new pipe (workflow) editor has been deployed. See a demo of that functionality at

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-29 15:29

Ithaca, NY If you are a business, small or large, or an individual consultant doing business having to do with software integration of any kind with Fedora Commons repository software, we would like to list you in our registry so that members of our community can find you. We are asked all the time about who is available to work with projects and organizations.
The current list can be found at Get in touch

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-17 15:52

San Francisco, CA The Public Library of Science (PLoS) has announced that PLoS journals will now provide online article-level metrics for published articles. PLoS is a a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-17 11:39

Baltimore, MD The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) i2 Working Group surveyed repository managers and developers to determine the current practices and needs of the repository community regarding institutional identifiers. Results from the survey will inform a set of use cases that will be shared with the community, and that are expected to drive the development of a new standard for institutional identifiers.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16 14:45

Edinburgh, UK The Repository Fringe Festival was held from July 30-31 and was attended by repository managers and developers from the UK and beyond. The event, sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and hosted by Edinburgh University’s school of Informatics, was informal and the agenda was definitely “unconference” style. Presentations focusing on hybrid paper/digital deposit repository systems and streamlined scholarly workflows were presented by attendees who had self-selected to be part of the RFF program.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-15 16:03

Oxford, UK After the successful Fedora-EU meeting in Aarhus, September last year, we invite you to join us this year in Oxford, on December 8, 2009. Numerous people were calling for this event, and we are particularly grateful for the support of Fedora-UK&I and the local team in Oxford ( who are sponsors of the meeting.To minimize travel, particularly for international participants, the meeting is set to coincide with:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-09-10 11:03

by Thornton Staples, Director of Community Outreach and Alliances, DuraSpace Now that DSpace and Fedora have combined forces, we are beginning to bring together our community outreach activities to take advantage of both of our efforts. Chris Wilper and Brad McClean are working together on the developer community side of things, and Valerie Hollister and I are working on the user community.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-24 16:33

By Chris Wilper, Technical Lead and Developer, DuraSpace Fedora Commons hosted a very successful Developer Open House at OR09 earlier this summer. Thanks to all who attended and participated. Through this formal session and in on-the-fly hallway discussions we got some great ideas on how to improve developer participation. As the developer-community around Fedora and DuraSpace continues to grow and evolve, it makes even more sense to create communications channels that enable broad involvement.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-24 16:12

A recent study by Anne Gentil-Beccot, Salvatore Mele, and Travis Brooks, “Citing and Reading Behaviours in High-Energy Physics: How a Community Stopped Worrying about Journals and Learned to Love Repositories” argues that physicists are well-served by depositing their papers in ArXiv early and often. ArXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University. This analysis of key points made by Gentil-Beccot et al is from Stevan Harnad, University of Southampton:
“This is an important study, and most of its conclusions are valid:

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-21 10:55

College Station, Texas Repositories are being deployed in a variety of environments (education, research, science, cultural heritage) and contexts (national, regional, institutional, project, lab, personal).  Regardless of setting, context or scale, repositories are increasingly expected to operate across administrative and disciplinary boundaries and to interact with distributed computational services and social communities.  The many repository platforms available today are changing the nature of scholarly communication.

Submitted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20 15:32