We are in the process of planning a one-day conference in Denver,
Colorado, on December 4, 2009 on the topic of "Digital Repositories,
Data Curation, and The Cloud" and sponsored by the Colorado Alliance of
We will be presenting guest keynotes from the National Library of
Medicine and possibly DuraSpace or another Fedora-friendly institution,
as well as Fedora-Fez repository applications within our consortia of
academic libraries, with an intended audience of library faculty, staff,
and institutional stakeholders...
Like any good one-day conference, we are exploring adding a half-day
pre-conference event on December 3, 2009, also in Denver.
We'd like the pre-conference to be more of a technically-focused Fedora
meet-up. Given the short timeframe, we don't think a full-on Fedora
Users Group meeting is possible, but we do think there may be regional
and/or broader interest in connecting with Fedora users and those
interested in Fedora - and Fez - from a technical standpoint. We would
be happy to host such a gathering! We could build an informal program
discussing Fedora, Fez, DuraCloud, etc. - as well as lightening sessions
showcasing institutions' activities and emerging trends in the
technological areas of repository development. At this point the agenda
is completely open...and yours to focus!
Attendees would also be welcome to stay for the larger meeting the next
day, of course!
We are thinking that we would ask for a nominal registration fee of $25
to cover food and beverage breaks, ad non-Alliance members participating
in both meetings would be asked to also contribute the registration fee
for Friday, too (right now, we think that will be $30, for a 2-day total
of $55). We are also arranging for a block of rooms to be available at
the Holiday Inn Select - Cherry Creek, Denver - where we would likely
hold both meetings.
If you and/or one or more of your colleagues would be interested in
participating in a Fedora meet-up on December 3rd, (or the larger
conference on December 4th), please let me know - we need a small
"critical mass" to make the meet-up a "go"...just respond to
jessica@... by October 26, 2009, indicating the likeliness
If you have any questions about either meeting, or the Alliance's
repository services, please feel free to contact me via email or at the
Best regards (and apologies for cross-postings),
Jessica Branco Colati
Alliance Digital Repository
Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries