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Kindura: A Pragmatic Open Source Approach to Institutional Cloud Storage with Fedora and DuraCloud

Ithaca, NY Institutions with IT departments offer services and storage based on infrastructure that has been accumulated over time. Limitations of in-house services combined with evolving data curation, management and cost requirements, have made the flexibility of cloud computing and storage options appealing.

BGI and BioMed Central Launch GigaScience "Big Data" Journal

From Rebecca Fairbairn, Public Relations Manager, BioMed Central

London, UK BGI, the world’s largest genomics institute, and BioMed Central, a leader in scientific data sharing, aim to revolutionize science publishing with the launch of GigaScience, a new open access, open data journal with a scope that embraces all life science research that generates ‘big data’.

DuraCloud Details Available: "Brown Bag" Recordings

Ithaca, NY Recordings of DuraCloud monthly "Brown Bag" web events are available to familiarize customers and the general public with the nuts and bolts of how to use DuraCloud. Each 30-minute demonstration and/or discussion of new features, common use cases, and frequently asked questions is followed by an informal question and answer session. Since the DuraCloud Brown Bag Series was launched earlier this year topics have included (click to view recordings):

Open Repositories 2012 Update: Early Booking Rate Extended

From William Nixon and Stuart Macdonald, On behalf of OR2012 Programme Committee

Edinburgh, Scotland We are counting down to the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2012) on 9-13 July, 2012 and are delighted to announce that we are able to extend the Early Booking rate until Monday 18 June. The Early Booking rate is £295 with a full-price rate of £350 thereafter. There is also a day rate of £115.

PODCAST AVAILABLE: C. Lynch with J. Hilton on the Digital Preservation Network (DPN)

Diane Goldenberg-Hart, Communications Coordinator, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

Washington, DC In the latest CNI Conversations podcast (http://wp.me/p1LncT-2oE), CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch speaks with James Hilton, Chief Information Officer at the University of Virginia, about the Digital Preservation Network (DPN), an initiative which aims to create a federated approach to preservation of academic content:

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