Dear DLF members,

At the same time the DLF meeting is going on in Minneapolis, JASIG is  
having a conference the same days in St Paul, on developing and  
managing open source software in Higher education .  I think many of  
you will find the program interesting if you are currently deploying  
or developing with open source.  OSS projects featured are DSpace,  
Kuali, Sakai, Fedora, UPortal, CAS.  However, there are many general  
tracks for software developers, managers and implementors of open  
source software projects.  If you are attending the DLF conference, it  
is a short ride to the JASIG venue and JASIG has offered DLF members a  
reduced rate to attend the conference for a day.  Please see the  
information below to find out more and see the schedule-

Michele Kimpton
DSpace Executive Director

Higher Education Solutions:  The Community Source Way!
April 27 -30, 2008
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
We are pleased to let you know that the JA-SIG Spring 2008 program  
schedule is posted at the conference site:  (Click the  
"Program" link at the top of the page.)

Conference events run Sunday, April 27th through Wednesday, April 30th.
Supplementary seminars are scheduled before and after the conference.
A BarCamp and a UCamp are scheduled on Wednesday afternoon (See site  
descriptions for these unique events)
Presentations, Panel discussions, Poster sessions, BOF's, Case  
Studies, How-to's.
Keynotes by Ira H. Fuchs, Kaye Howe, and a panel of Community Source  
CAS, DSpace, Fedora, Fluid, Internet2, Kuali, Sakai, uPortal
Join us for the most comprehensive gathering of the higher education  
open source community in 2008!

Early registration discounts are available through March 23, 2008.

Register now at 

Don't forget to make your hotel reservations!  You can make your  
reservations at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul - Riverfront by visiting 
  and following the instructions for booking online or calling the  
number provided on the page.

Subscribe to the conference blog, The Community Source Way, for news and updates about the  event.

Join the Conference networking site at 

We hope to see you there!

The JA-SIG Spring 2008 Program Committee