The Kuali Open Library Environment received a $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop an open, community-based library software system. OLE was launched in 2009 in part from a $2.3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation and is designed to help libraries manage and deliver an ever-increasing amount of digital resources and collections.
For more on this grant: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/23726.html
The following submission deadlines for the 2013 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) have been extended:
Full paper submissions are due 4 February 2013.
Short paper, panel, poster, demonstration submissions are due 8 February 2013.
Workshop and tutorial demonstration submissions are due 15 February 2013.
For more information, please refer to the complete CFP at http://jcdl2013.org/call-for-papers.
Doctoral consortium submissions will be due 15 April 2013, and details are available at http://jcdl2013.org/doctoral-consortium.
JCDL 2013 is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical and social issues. This year's conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN from July 22-26, 2013. We welcome submissions on the wide range of topics of interest in Digital Libraries worldwide.
This year's event will be hosted by Indiana University and the University of Illinois in downtown Indianapolis, IN.
I am giving a talk today about Kuali OLE within the context of the IU LIbraries with colleagues Gary and Mechael Charbonneau.
Highlights concern the following:
- All MOUs are now in place between our founding partner institutions (IU, UIUC, UM, and Google)
- HTRC intitial cyberinfrastructure is up and running at IU
- Release of HTRC beta version of our API 0.1
- Developed a proof of concept search using Blacklight
- Developed set of grand challenges for HTRC
- Added new member to Executive Committee (J. Stephen Downie - UIUC)
Look for more coming soon.
Today's IU DLP Brownbag Discussion will feature as a topic the HathiTrust Research Center. Our speaker Stacy Kowalczyk from the IU Data to Insight Center will show the work that is being done now for the HTRC prototype being developed by the HTRC which is a joint project of Indiana University, the University of Illinois, and the HathiTrust.
To see the live broadcast at 12pm eastern on April 4 go to this link - bit.ly/1PylC
To see the archived webcast go to the IU DLP Brownbag Series Site - http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/
Today's D2I Seminar is by old friend Beth Sandore Namachchivaya (See Beth's picture below) from the University of Illinois Libraries. She is speaking about the planning going into their Illinois Research Data Initiative at 4pm eastern today (March 26, 2012). For all of you who are not in Bloomington (if you are in Bloomington head over to Innovation Center (IC) Room 105, 2719 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN and join us) you can tune in live online using our wonderful adobe connect setup at : http://breeze.iu.edu/beth-sandore-2012/
Just went to the Research Data Access and Preservation Meeting 2012 in New Orleans, LA. Great meeting overall. I really enjoyed the size of the meeting and getting to speak with so many people working on data curation issues at institutional, national, and international levels. I really enjoyed hearing more in-depth discussion of the arXiv and @DataDryad communities and their respective plans for sustainability. I also appreciated hearing the many different pedagogical approaches from institutions like George Mason University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Wisconsin, and University of Illinois.
Voting is now open for the location of the Digital Library Federation Forum for 2013.
The vote is between Indianapolis, IN and Austin, TX. Both are great cities and have lots to offer but I am hoping it will come to my hometown metropolis especially since Austin got to host one back in 2005.
Either way I hope if you are someone who attends or sends your personnel to DLF that you will vote see the link below: