Vol. 6, Issue 5, May 2014

Vol. 6, Issue 5, May 2014

The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent events, releases, and opportunities of interest to the DuraSpace community.
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in this issue

DuraSpace News

  • Strength in Numbers: Invest in the Future of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO by Becoming a DuraSpace Member

DuraSpace Projects

DSpace

  • DSpace Leads in Providing Open Access to Research During Embargo Periods

Fedora

  • On the Way to Beta: Fifth Alpha Release of Fedora 4
  • Fedora4 Beta Sprint 14: Enhanced Object and Datastream Versioning, Triplestore, Linked Data, Performance ++ 
  • Fedora 4 Deep Dive Number One: Support for Research Data
  • AVAILABLE: The January-March 2014 Quarterly Report from Fedora
  • Fedora 4 Deep Dive Number Two: Support for Preservation
  • Announcing the 2014 Northeast Fedora Users Group Meeting

​VIVO

  • VIVO Conference Update: Still Time to Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration!

DuraSpace Services

  • DuraCloud Price Drop Helps You Manage Burgeoning Data Storage Costs
  • DSpaceDirect Details: Anytime Data Access
  • DuraCloud by the Numbers: How Much Content?

DuraSpace Registered Service Provider (RSP) Highlights

  • Virtual Sets Offer Customized Harvesting from the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository Built on DSpace
  • Open Repository: Coming to a Location Near You! 

Community

  • SPARC Calls for Immediate Open Access to Research
  • OR2014 Updates: Developer Challenge, Workshop Registration
  • Announcing: Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures
  • Announcing OpenCon 2014

DURASPACE NEWS

Strength in Numbers: Invest in the Future of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO by Becoming a DuraSpace Member 
The 2014 DuraSpace Membership Campaign kicks off on June 4 to raise funds for the DSpace, Fedora and VIVO projects. 
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/articles/2134 
Related link: http://duraspace.org/about_membership

Visit the DuraSpace Community Calendar or our recent Event Blog Posts
for a comprehensive online view of upcoming community events.


DURASPACE PROJECTS

DSpace

DSpace Leads in Providing Open Access to Research During Embargo Periods
Request a Copy functionality was added to DSpace 4.0 to facilitate access in those cases when uploaded content cannot be openly shared after submission into DSpace during an allowable embargo period.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/articles/2133 
Related links:  https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC4x/Request+a+Copy#RequestaCopy-Introduction

Fedora

On the Way to Beta: Fifth Alpha Release of Fedora 4 
The Fedora 4 team is proud to announce the fifth Alpha release of Fedora 4.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/way-beta-fifth-alpha-release-fedora-4
Related linkhttps://github.com/futures/fcrepo4/releases/tag/fcrepo-4.0.0-alpha-5

Fedora4 Beta Sprint 14: Enhanced Object and Datastream Versioning, Triplestore, Linked Data, Performance ++
The Fedora team has concluded the fourteenth sprint within the "Beta Phase" of Fedora4 development.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/fedora4-beta-sprint-14-enhanced-object-and-datastream-versioning-triplestore-linked-data-performance
Related linkhttps://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Sprint+B14+Summary

Fedora 4 Deep Dive Number One: Support for Research Data 
This post is part of a series of articles that will acquaint you with Fedora 4's significant improvements-made available to the community by Fedora stakeholders working in concert with DuraSpace.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/fedora-4-deep-dive-number-one-support-research-data
Related linkhttps://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+4.0+Feature+Set

AVAILABLE: The January-March 2014 Quarterly Report from Fedora 
The Fedora Steering Group reports on the status of fundraising, staffing, community engagement and outreach, and upcoming conferences in this quarterly report.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/articles/2117

Fedora 4 Deep Dive Number Two: Support for Preservation 
The redesigned beta version of Fedora 4 will be released at theOpen Repositories Conference in June with plans for a full-production model release later in the year.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/articles/2119
Related linkhttps://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+4.0+Feature+Set

Announcing the 2014 Northeast Fedora Users Group Meeting
Northeastern University will be hosting this year's Northeast Fedora Users Group (NEFUG) meeting from 9:00 - 4:00 on Monday, June 23rd.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/articles/2127
Related linkhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ikDdM6vRqPmn0P0UBxXNv1NoPXmnHyrPbBotnjl9uHM/viewform

VIVO

VIVO Conference Update: Still Time to Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration!
The 2014 VIVO Conference will be held Aug. 6-8, 2014 in Austin, Texas and will explore how to participate in, and take advantage of the emerging Linked Open Data world which encompasses and expands our understanding of the network that describes and links researchers and research.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/articles/2136
Related linkhttp://vivoconference.org/


DURASPACE SERVICES

Interested in learning more about how DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, or both may be a good fit for you?Simply submit your information and we will get back to you shortly!
For more information about DuraCloud, please visit: http://duracloud.org/account-inquiry
To request details about DSpaceDirect, simply to go: http://dspacedirect.org/inquiry

DuraCloud Price Drop Helps You Manage Burgeoning Data Storage Costs
Terabytes are the new gigabytes of 2014.  Additional terabytes of storage are now available for up to 50% of their original cost. 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/duracloud-price-drop-helps-you-manage-burgeoning-data-storage-costs 
Related linkhttp://duracloud.org/pricing

DSpaceDirect Details: Anytime Data Access
Your DSpaceDirect repository is online and web accessible as soon as you sign up for an account.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/articles/2114
Related linkhttp://dspacedirect.org/ 

DuraCloud by the Numbers: How Much Content?
Currently the total amount of DuraCloud customer content preserved is 12,104,787 individual items-that's more than 51 terabytes of content.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/articles/2115
Related link:  http://duracloud.org/ 


DURASPACE REGISTERED SERVICE PROVIDER (RSP) HIGHLIGHTS

This section highlights the work of DuraSpace Registered Service Providers.

@MIRE:
Virtual Sets Offer Customized Harvesting from the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository Built on DSpace 
The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) - the World Bank's official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products - now makes it possible for any OAI-PMH-compliant repository to harvest specific publications or thematic sets of content across multiple collections within the OKR.
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/articles/2120
Related link: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/

OPEN REPOSITORY:
Open Repository: Coming to a Location Near You! 
It's a busy month ahead for Open Repository's global team!
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/articles/2125


COMMUNITY

SPARC Calls for Immediate Open Access to Research
Today SPARC issued a statement calling for the elimination of embargo periods in making research articles openly available to avoid curtailing scientific progress and stifling innovation in delivering the benefits of research back to the public.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/articles/2118
Related link:  https://www.coar-repositories.org/activities/advocacy-leadership/aligning-repository-networks-across-regions/statement-about-embargo-periods/

OR2014 Updates: Developer Challenge, Workshop Registration 
Breaking news from the upcoming Open Repositories Conference June 9-13 includes a look at how to participate in this year's Developer Challenge for software developers, and registration information for pre-conference workshops, tutorials and meetings.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/articles/2124
Related linkhttp://or2014.helsinki.fi/ 

Announcing: The 8th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference Special Track 
This special track will be a part of the 8th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2014), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Germany, November 27-29, 2014.
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/articles/2130 
Related linkhttp://www.mtsr-conf.org/index.php/tracks/2-uncategorised/12-tracks-b

Announcing OpenCon 2014  
SPARC and the Right to Research Coalition are excited to announce OpenCon 2014: The Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data which will be held on November 15-17, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/articles/2132
Related linkwww.righttoresearch.org/act/opencon


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