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CALL for Papers: JCDL 2012

Washington, DC The 2012 ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) will focus on the interconnected issues around "#sharing #linking #using #preserving." The Conference will be hosted by The George Washington University in Washington, DC June 10-14, 2012.

Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Launches Web Site

Goettingen, Germany The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at: http://www.coar-repositories.org. The website includes fresh content, added Web2.0 functionality, and an updated look and feel.

The site reflects a great deal of input from members. In particular, it includes:

WEB EVENT: A DuraCloud Technical Overview

Ithaca, NY Please join DuraCloud lead developer Bill Branan for a free webinar that takes a deep dive into the technical architecture behind DuraCloud and look at how it runs in the cloud.

 

DuraCloud: A Technical Overview 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

CNI Fall Membership Meeting

Washington, DC The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2011 Membership Meeting will be held December 12-13, 2011 at the Arlington, VA Crystal Gateway Marriott.

CNI member organizations meet twice annually for membership meetings to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects.

NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud 1.2, Open Source Release Features Key Content Management Improvements

Ithaca, NYThe DuraCloud1.2 release features several community requests including:
 
• The Upload Toolallows you to transfer multiple files and folders through the web interface or via a client-side utility. This utility lets you see the progress of the upload once it starts.
• Media streaming improvementsgive you the ability to stream media files from multiple spaces as well as media files that are added after the service has been deployed.

Developers Announce the Release of DSpace 1.8.0

Ithaca, NY Today Robin Taylor, DSpace 1.8.0 release coordinator and information systems developer, University of Edinburgh, announced the release of DSpace 1.8.0 on behalf of all the DSpace developers. DSpace 1.8.0 may be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

• SourceForge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dspace/files/

DLF Fall Forum Update

Ithaca, NYThe 2011 DLF Forum was held on October 31–November 1, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland featuring presentations and panels, workshops, research updates, working sessions, demos, and more. The schedule provides session overviews and links to slides where they are available:
 
http://www.diglib.org/forums/2011forum/schedule/
 

DuraCloud Preservation Service in the Troposphere: "Meteorology for the cloud computing world"

Ithaca, NY In an article about the launch of DuraCloud, Jo Maitland, Executive Editor of SearchCloudComputing, SearchServerVirtualization and SearchVMware, takes a look at how DuraCloud operates with cloud storage providers, key advantages of the new service and the ease of uploading content to DuraCloud:

"There are three options for uploading content to DuraCloud: via the web interface, the client-side synchronization utility, or the REST API."

UPDATED VERSION AVAILABLE: The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

From Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Publisher, Digital Scholarship http://www.digital-scholarship.org/: "From April 2005 through September 2011, Digital Scholarship had over 9 million visitors from 227 counties and over 44.2 million file requests, including 29.1 million page views."

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