There are 2 webinars this Wednesday, Sept 30 that will be of interest to members of the Fedora Commons community. Please see the descriptions below.

Carol Minton Morris
DuraSpace
Director of Marketing and Communications
cmmorris@DuraSpace.org
Skype: carolmmorris
607 255-2702
Twitter@DuraSpace
http://DuraSpace.org

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DuraSpace Updates from Fedora Commons and DSpace: Web Seminar, Sept. 30
The next Sun/DuraSpace/SPARC "All About Repositories" web seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:00am PT. Register at 
http://www.education-webevents.com/.

DuraSpace flagship open source repository platforms are preparing to release new versions of Fedora (late 2009) and DSpace (Oct. 2009). Please join presenters Chris Wilper and Brad McLean for an overview of current Fedora and DSpace development initiatives and community updates. This 60 min. web event will give an overview of Dspace 1.6  
features like better statistics, an embargo feature, a batch metadata editing feature, and over 50 bug fixes and feature requests.

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Focus on DuraCloud at LOC Web Seminar Sept. 30
Please join Michele Kimpton, Chief Business Officer of DuraSpace, for a WebEx web seminar sponsored by the Library of Congress (LOC) NDIIPP on Sept. 30, 2009. She will present an overview of the DuraCloud platform, currently in development. Her presentation will include details about the current DuraCloud pilot program in progress with New  
York Public Library and Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Meeting Details:
Topic: DuraCloud
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York)
Meeting Number: 483 677 904
Meeting Password: September09

Please click the link below to see more information, or to join the meeting.

To join the online meeting (Now from iPhones too!)
1. Go to
https://issevents.webex.com/issevents/j.php?ED=125825167&UID=1015427367&
PW=8d9db53738011b1208395e054102
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: September09
4. Click "Join Now".

To join the teleconference only
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 866-469-3239
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
Toll-free dialing restrictions:
http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf

For assistance
1. Go to 
https://issevents.webex.com/issevents/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

Please pass this information about joining the session on to those who are particularly interested in digital preservation. If your project or organization would like to share details of the work your doing with the NDIIPP community in a WebEx seminar, please let email Michelle Gallinger at 
mgal@loc.gov.