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First official meeting of the Dryad Consortium Management Board takes place at NESCent

May, 2009

The first meeting of the Dryad Consortium Management Board was held May 21-22, 2009 at NESCent in Durham, NC. Representatives from over a dozen journals met to launch and plan for the future of the consortium. Topics discussed included board governance, repository sustainability, the Joint Data Archiving Policy, intellectual property, repository policy, interactions with journals and other repositories, repository software development plans, and community engagement. A schedule of events is already available, and notes from the meeting are forthcoming.

$2.18 million NSF grant awarded to Dryad

May, 2009

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the Metadata Research Center (MRC) have been developing Dryad in coordination with a large group of journals and societies in evolutionary biology and ecology. With the new grant, the additional team members are contributing to the development of the repository. (More information about the award can be found here.)

Hollie C. White awarded 2009 A. R. Zipf Fellowship

May, 2009

Hollie C. White, Metadata Research Center Doctoral Fellow, has been awarded a 2009 CLIR A. R. Zipf Fellowship in Information Management. Congratulations, Hollie!