EDINA, the Digital Curation Centre and the University of Edinburgh's Information Services,  are delighted to announce that the University of Edinburgh has been selected to host the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2012) from 9-13 July, 2012. A full announcement will be released shortly.

As part of the JISC-funded Piloting the LIFE costs tool in UK HEIs project , the DCC is now seeking volunteers to test the effectiveness of the LIFE 3 tool within UK HEI repositories. Testing will run from early June until the end of July and participants will receive dedicated support in employing the tool. Participants will be asked to maintain an activity journal for a one-month period and JISC has provided some financial support for institutions wishing to take part.

We are very pleased to announce that a second State of the ART report from Alex Ball (a UKOLN-based DCC staff member) has been released, this time on Preservation and Curation in Institutional Repositories. It can be found under the Resources section of the DCC website, in the Technology Watch section of Briefing Papers.
View State of the ART report