Vol. 3, Issue 1, January 2011
The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent blog posts about news, events, releases, and opportunities of interest to the DuraSpace community. Subscribe to the DuraSpace Blog RSS here: http://feedburner.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=DuraSpace in this issue ANNOUNCEMENTS· DSpace User Community Reaches Milestone· SUBSCRIBE to the DuraCloud Newsletter: Notes and Updates to Keep You Informed DSPACE NEWS· Meeting Needs: New DSpace Open Source Feature Review Process· DSpace Trends in Webometrics Institutional Repository Ranking January 2011· DSpace Online Discussion Focuses on 1.7 Upgrade Issues FEDORA NEWS· NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 3.4.2 Improves Memory and Stability· REPORT: D.C. Area Fedora Users Meet at National Museum of the American Indian· A Lightweight, Rich Media Streaming Solution With VTLS and Fedora OF INTEREST· Digital Preservation Pioneer Michele Kimpton: Getting People and Technologies to Work Together· We're Really Talkin' Now-Is There Meaning Behind Communications in a Wired-Up World?· Global Digital Migration: The Survey of Library and Museum Digitization Projects 2011 Edition· Hybrid Open Source-Enterprise Cloud Solutions· What Cloud Computing Means to You· Digital Preservation Using Amazon S3 at Central Connecticut State Library· Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing· Deep Dive into Digital Curation and PreservationEVENTS· CALL: Open Repositories 2011 (OR11) to Focus on Collaboration and Community· CALL: Jasig's 2011 "Spotlight on Open Source"· DL.org Workshop on Digital Libraries and Open Access· CALL: 5th Symposium, Cultural Heritage Knowledge Visualisation (CHKV) FOR YOUR WEEKEND REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE · University of Prince Edward Island on iTunesU ANNOUNCEMENTS DSpace User Community Reaches MilestoneThere are now over 1000 known instances of DSpace in almost 100 countries worldwide with more than 1/3 of known Institutional Repositories using DSpace.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/27/dspace-user-community-...Related link: http://www.dspace.org/index.php?option=com_formdashboard&Itemid=151〈=en SUBSCRIBE to the DuraCloud Newsletter: Notes and Updates to Keep You InformedSubscribe to the DuraCloud newsletter for information on software releases, new features and to find our what users are saying about DuraCloud.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/03/thank-you-to-our-duras...Related link: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/05/20/duraspace-launches-spo... DSPACE NEWS Meeting Needs: New DSpace Open Source Feature Review ProcessDCAT began reviewing new feature requests from the DSpace community with the aim to review all facilitate community-wide discussions on those requests that appear to have the broadest appeal or would have the biggest impact for the community.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/27/meeting-needs-new-dspa...Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/dsforum/HomeDSpace Trends in Webometrics Institutional Repository Ranking January 2011DSpace's presence among the top 100 listed repositories has grown tremendously, with 51 repositories listed now, compared to 41 in July 2010, 45 in January 2010 and 43 in January 2009.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/27/dspace-trends-in-webom...Related link: http://repositories.webometrics.info/toprep_inst.asp DSpace Online Discussion Focuses on 1.7 Upgrade Issuesthe DSpace community held an online discussion using email led by Alice Platt, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/27/dspace-online-discussi...Related link: firstname.lastname@example.org FEDORA NEWS NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 3.4.2 Improves Memory and StabilityThis is a bugfix release that addresses several memory and stability issues with the core repository service.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/27/now-available-fedora-3...Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FCREPO/Getting+Involved REPORT: D.C. Area Fedora Users Meet at National Museum of the American IndianDespite icy conditions, about 25 participants attended the all-day meeting led by Thornton Staples, Director of Research and Scientific Data Management, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/20/report-dc-area-fedora-...Related link: email@example.comA Lightweight, Rich Media Streaming Solution With VTLS and FedoraVTLS' new VITAL Media solution integrated with Fedora allows organizations to create multi-channel videos to meet teaching and learning needs for education and professional development.Read the post:http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/31/a-lightweight-rich-med...Related link: http://www.vtls.com/ OF INTEREST Digital Preservation Pioneer Michele Kimpton: Getting People and Technologies to Work TogetherIn December Michele Kimpton, Chief Business Officer, DuraSpace, was honored for her work in developing entrepreneurial, community-driven and culturally sensitive approaches to creating tools and strategies in support of digital archiving.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/18/digital-preservation-p...Related link: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/partners/pioneers/detail_kimpton.html We're Really Talkin' Now-Is There Meaning Behind Communications in a Wired-Up World?The concept of mass communication in 2011 may boil down to being able to place yourself at the center of some kind of a complex network diagram with many, many nodes.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/14/were-really-talkin-now...Related link: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics Global Digital Migration: The Survey of Library and Museum Digitization Projects 2011 EditionThe nearly 200 page Survey of Library & Museum Digitization Projects 2011 Edition published by Research and Markets, a leading source for international market research and market data, provides background and insights into this ongoing worldwide digital migration.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/13/global-digital-migrati...Related link: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reportinfo.asp?report_id=1446086&t=t&c...Hybrid Open Source-Enterprise Cloud SolutionsA recent whitepaper by Haresh Parekh and Vasa Dasan gives an overview of hybrid enterprise-open source cloud-based solutions that are making technical and business model innovations possible for industry and professional service providers.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/19/hybrid-open-source-ent...Related link: http://www.thearmadagroup.com/it-news-events/whitepapers/65-open-source-... What Cloud Computing Means to YouKelli B. Grant, from The Wall Street Journal, explains the impact of cloud computing from an end user perspective.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/17/what-cloud-computing-m...Related link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB7000142405274870440570457606403278270786...Digital Preservation Using Amazon S3 at Central Connecticut State LibraryThe Central Connecticut State University Library decided to use Amazon S3 for digital preservation storage despite some drawbacks.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/17/digital-preservation-u...Related link: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/4468Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud ComputingResearchers at UC Berkeley's Reliable Adaptive Distributed Systems Laboratory discuss the history of cloud computing, define the term and related terminology, make observations surrounding the economics of cloud computing.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/17/above-the-clouds-a-ber...Related link: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2009/EECS-2009-28.pdfDeep Dive into Digital Curation and PreservationVersion 2 of the Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship as an XHTML website with live links to many included works.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/19/deep-dive-into-digital...Related link: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcpb/dcpb.htm EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES CALL: Open Repositories 2011 (OR11) to Focus on Collaboration and CommunityThe deadline for all OR11 submissions is Februrary 28, 2011.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/05/call-open-repositories... Related link: https://conferences.tdl.org/0R2011/OR2011main/schedConf/cfp CALL: Jasig's 2011 "Spotlight on Open Source"The theme for Jasig's 2011 conference is "Spotlight on Open Source." The conference will be held from Monday, May 23 through Wednesday May 25, 2011 at the Westin Westminster Hotel in Westminster, Colorado.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/22/call-jasigs-2011-spotl...Related link: http://www.jasig.org/jasigs-spotlight-open-source DL.org Workshop on Digital Libraries and Open AccessA few places are still available for the Workshop on "Digital Libraries and Open Access. Interoperability strategies."Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/18/dlorg-workshop-on-digi...Related link: http://www.dlorg.eu/index.php/dl-org-events/digital-library-research-ope... CALL: 5th Symposium, Cultural Heritage Knowledge Visualisation (CHKV)A symposium on the 15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, will be held in London July 12, 13 - 15 2011.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/10/call-5th-symposium-cul...Related link: http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV2011/ FOR YOUR WEEKEND REPOSITORY BROWSING PLEASURE University of Prince Edward Island on iTunes UNow you can access a selection of UPEI's digital collections through iTunes U. Several of particular interest are podcasts of 2009 and 2010 Red Island Repository Institute presentations.Read the post:http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/31/for-your-repository-br...Related link:http://islandora.ca/ DuraSpace Digest is published by DuraSpace. For more information, or to have your news and information included please contact Carol Minton Morris, Marketing and Communications Director, DuraSpace: firstname.lastname@example.org.