September 2008: Volume 13.3
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The UK LOCKSS Alliance, the CLOCKSS "dark archive", and the EDINA/ISSN project PEPRS all contribute to the cause of good preservation practice.
The latest available OS data is now up at Digimap.
Negotiations on a new OS licence agreement will begin shortly, and we need your opinions.
GRADE has been reincarnated as ShareGeo, a repository tool for Digimap.
EDINA has chosen the Cadcorp SIS and Cadcorp GeognoSIS family of GIS products to replace the existing GIS platform for the delivery of Digimap.
The EDINA agcensus service is now delivering grid-square agricultural census data in OGC Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files.
New interface enhancements include a list of the libraries holding each title now displays on the results screen, and a "Find a Copy" button has been introduced to the full record display. Also a second parallel downloading service contains both CONSER and ISSN records and will gradually expand to include Contributing Libraries' MARC records.
The West Midlands Regional Broadband Consortium will have access to Education Image Gallery (EIG) from 1 October 2008.
Two services no longer available from EDINA.
A project to look at integration of authentication, personalisation, aggregation across EDINA and Mimas services, plus looking at a Scholarly Communications Portal.
A smooth transition.
An event with a view to fostering coordination, co-operation and cross-pollination within the community working on the fringes of the repository world.
Upcoming conferences, exhibitions, and training events.
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