Vol. 3, Issue 11, December 2011

DuraSpace Digest

Vol. 3, Issue 11, December 2011

The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent blog posts about news, events, releases, and opportunities of interest to the DuraSpace community. DuraSpace Blog RSS here: http://duraspace.org/digest
 

in this issue

Announcements

- Thank You to Our DuraSpace Community of Supporters

- Introducing the DuraSpace KnowledgeBase

Of Interest

- Quick Survey: Depositing Research Data using SWORD

DSpace News

- DSpace 1.8.1 Released

- Community Survey Results on Improving Metadata Support in DSpace

Fedora News

- Save the Date: Integrating Fedora with DuraCloud Web Seminar, January 11, 2012

- Politics and History at the Crossroads of Audio Preservation at Columbia University  

DuraCloud News  

- Just in Time for 2012: Two Months of DuraCloud-free!

Events and Opportunities

- Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) to Meet in Austin, Jan. 11-13, 2012    

- CALL: 2011 White House Request for Information on Public Access (deadline Jan. 2)

- REGISTRATION OPEN: CurateGear: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections 

- CALL for Papers: JCDL 2012 

- CALL: EDUCAUSE 2012 Proposals Now Being Accepted

- CALL: SPARC Open Access Meeting Innovation Fair

- NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Annual Conference

- SAVE THE DATE: Joint Jasig/Sakai Annual Spring Conference, June 10-15, Atlanta

- SAVE THE DATE: Open Repositories Conference in Edinburgh July 9-13, 2012

announc
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thank You to Our DuraSpace Community of Supporters

Thanks to our partners, collaborators, colleagues and communities we exceeded our 2011 goal and along with you have made significant progress towards meeting the challenges associated with preserving and providing access to a rapidly expanding sea of scientific, cultural and research data.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/thank-you-our-duraspace-community-supporters  

Related link: http://duraspace.org/sponsors

 

Introducing the DuraSpace KnowledgeBase

The DuraSpace KnowledgeBase is a new dynamic organizational wiki home for DSpace and Fedora learning resources.  Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/introducing-duraspace-knowledgebase

Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/KB/Welcome+to+KnowledgeBase     

 
ofintOF INTEREST

Quick Survey: Depositing Research Data using SWORD  The SWORD v2 project has been asked by the JISC to look into the applicability of the SWORD protocol for depositing Research Data.  

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/quick-survey-depositing-research-data-using-sword

Related links: http://swordapp.org/, http://swordapp.org/2011/12/survey-depositing-research-data-using-sword/

 
dspcnDSPACE NEWSDSpace 1.8.1 Released 

This bug fix release addresses a number of issues that have cropped up since 1.8.0. 

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/dspace-181-released

Related link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dspace/ 

Community Survey Results on Improving Metadata Support in DSpace 

Results show that improvements to metadata support in DSpace could help solve some common challenges for many organizations. 

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/community-survey-results-improving-metadata-support-dspace

Related links: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/cmtygp/DSpace+Community+Advisory+Team 

 
fedFEDORA NEWS

SAVE THE DATE: Integrating Fedora with DuraCloud Web Seminar, Jan. 11, 2012

Join Fedora technical lead Chris Wilper for a free webinar overview of the Fedora CloudSync utility and how you can use it to easily backup and restore your Fedora content with DuraCloud.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/save-date-integrating-fedora-duracloud-web-seminar-jan-11-2012

Related link: http://duraspace.org/now-available-fedora-repositories-duracloud-cloudsync     

 

Politics and History at the Crossroads of Audio Preservation at Columbia University

DuraSpace gold sponsor Columbia University Libraries developed a METS and Fedora standards-compliant audio preservation infrastructure to preserve a deteriorating collection of 820 historically significant reel-to-reel and cassette recordings.  

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/politics-and-history-crossroads-audio-preservation-columbia-university

Related link: https://library.columbia.edu/bts/mellon_audio.html  

 
DCDURACLOUD NEWS

Just in Time for 2012: Two Months of DuraCloud-free!  Start the new year by taking DuraCloud out for a 2-month trial run-free-and find out how DuraCloud can help you meet your back-up, preservation, streaming and collaboration needs for 2012.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/just-time-2012-two-months-duracloud%E2%80%93free

Related link: http://www.duracloud.org/content/trial-account-request

 
evoppsEVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIESVisit the DuraSpace Community Calendar for a comprehensive online view of upcoming events.

Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) to Meet in Austin, Jan. 11-13, 2012  The next meeting of the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) will be held Jan. 11-13 in Austin, Texas at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/preservation-and-archiving-special-interest-group-pasig-meet-austin-jan-11-13-2012

Related link: http://sites.tdl.org/austinpasig/

 

CALL: 2011 White House Request for Information on Public Access (deadline Jan. 2)  As part of the process of fulfilling Section 103 of the 2010 America COMPETES Act, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has issued a Request for Information (RFI), asking individuals and organizations to provide recommendations on approaches for broad public access and long-term stewardship to peer-reviewed scholarly publications that result from federally funded scientific research.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-2011-white-house-request-information-public-access-deadline-jan-2

Related link: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-04/html/2011-28623.htm

 

REGISTRATION OPEN: CurateGear: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections

This interactive day-long event focused on digital curation tools and methods will be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on January 6, 2012.  

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/registration-open-curategear-enabling-curation-digital-collections

Related link: http://sils.unc.edu/events/2011/curategear

 

CALL for Papers: JCDL 2012 The 2012 ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) will focus on the interconnected issues around "#sharing #linking #using #preserving." The Conference will be hosted by The George Washington University in Washington, DC June 10-14, 2012.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-papers-jcdl-2012

Related link: http://www.jcdl2012.info/

 

CALL: EDUCAUSE 2012 Proposals Now Being Accepted  EDUCAUSE 2012 will be held November 6-9 2012 in Denver, Colorado and online to explore "the best thinking in higher education IT."

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-educause-2012-proposals-now-being-accepted

Related link: http://www.educause.edu/E2012

  

CALL: SPARC Open Access Meeting Innovation Fair  Proposals are now being invited for the SPARC 2012 Open Access Meeting Innovation Fair, where new technologies and strategies will be showcased in engaging, informative, rapid-fire presentations. The Innovation Fair is a highlight to the regular SPARC meeting, now set for the Kansas City Intercontinental Hotel, March 11 through 13, 2012.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-sparc-open-access-meeting-innovation-fair

Related link: http://www.arl.org/sparc/media/11-1208.shtml

  

NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Annual Conference

Exploring "The Human Side of IT: Does Technology Enhance or Limit Human Interactions?" March 12-14, 2012.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/northeast-regional-computing-program-nercomp-annual-conference  

Related link: http://www.educause.edu/NC12  

 

SAVE THE DATE: Joint Jasig/Sakai Annual Spring Conference, June 10-15, Atlanta    

The first joint Jasig/Sakai annual conference will be held Sunday, June 10 through Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/save-date-joint-jasigsakai-annual-spring-conference-june-10-15-atlanta

  

SAVE THE DATE: Open Repositories Conference in Edinburgh July 9-13, 2012  The University of Edinburgh Information Services, EDINA, and the Digital Curation Centre are delighted to announce that the University of Edinburgh has been selected to host the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories (OR12) July 9-13th July, 2012.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/save-dates-open-repositories-conference-edinburgh-july-9-13-2012

 
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