Vol. 3, Issue 2, February 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· DuraSpace Announces New CEO and Chief Strategy Officer· AVAILABLE NOW: DuraCloud Open Source 0.8DSPACE NEWS· Announcing the DSpace 1.8.0 Release Schedule & Coordinator· DSpace 1.7.1 Tentatively Scheduled for End of March· CALL for DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) Members· Rare Historical Resources Now Online From West Texas Digital Archives DSpace Repository· Using the Universidad de Puerto Rico DSpace Repository FEDORA NEWS· A Preview of Fedora 3.5· NEW: OpenWMS from Rutgers-A Web-based Workflow Management Tool With Fedora OF INTEREST· Geek Woman: Sandy Payette, Duraspace· Now it's Easy to "Give Credit Where Credit is Due" With Open Attribute EVENTS· ANNOUNCING Great Lakes THATCamp 2011 (The Humanities & Technology Camp)· CALL for Participation: DSpace User Group Meeting in Conjunction With OAI7, June 21· CALL: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona· CALL for Participation: InterFace Humanities and Technology Symposium, London July 27-29· CALL: National Seminar on Information and Knowledge Dissemination-"Present Status and Future Direction" Kolkata, India· CALL: Near East and South Asia (NESA) Subcommittee, ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans· REGISTRATION OPEN: London PASIG, April 4-5· REGISTRATION OPEN: Fourth African Scholarship and Curation Conference, May 17-19· REGISTRATION OPEN: 7th Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OA17) ANNOUNCEMENTS DuraSpace Announces New CEO and Chief Strategy OfficerMichele Kimpton assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2011 succeeding Sandy Payette, who will be entering a doctoral program at Cornell University to pursue a PhD and new research focused on the intersection of technology, society, and policy. Jonathan Markow has also assumed the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer for DuraSpace.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/03/duraspace-announces-new-ceo-and-chief-strategy-officer/Related link: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/partners/pioneers/detail_kimpton.html AVAILABLE NOW: DuraCloud Open Source 0.8DuraSpace announced the release of an updated version of DuraCloud Open Source (0.8) with improvements for managing content in the cloud.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/03/01/available-now-duracloud-open-source-08/Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DURACLOUD/DuraCloud DSPACE NEWS Announcing the DSpace 1.8.0 Release Schedule & CoordinatorIn October 2011 DSpace 1.8.0 will be released, promising new features and improvements to the platform.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/04/announcing-the-dspace-180-release-schedule-coordinator/Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+Release+1.8.0+Notes DSpace 1.7.1 Tentatively Scheduled for End of MarchThe DSpace 1.7.1 bug-fix only release is scheduled for March 25, 2011.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/24/dspace-171-tentatively-scheduled-for-end-of-march/Related link: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/17/dspace-170-is-available-now/ CALL for DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) MembersThe DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) is currently seeking new members from the DSpace user community. The primary goals of DCAT is to help review and facilitate community-wide discussions about new feature requests and to provide support to the DSpace Committer group in producing software releases.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/10/call-for-dspace-community-advisory-team-dcat-members/Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/cmtygp/DSpace+Community+Advisory+Team Rare Historical Resources Now Online From West Texas Digital Archives DSpace RepositoryThe West Texas Digital Archives, an online digital repository of significant historical materials belonging to the members of the Abilene Library Consortium (ALC), is now available online.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/25/rare-historical-resources-now-online-from-west-texas-digital-archives-dspace-repository/Related link: http://wtda.alc.org/Using the Universidad de Puerto Rico DSpace RepositoryThis simple spanish language video explains how to register at the DSpace Repository at the University of Puerto Rico.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/03/08/using-the-universidad-de-puerto-rico-dspace-repository/Related link: http://screenr.com/2RJ FEDORA NEWS A Preview of Fedora 3.5Fedora 2.5 focuses on several "under the hood" changes that improve the service's ability to be integrated and tested as part of larger repository systems and sets the stage for a full move to Spring-based pluggability and configuration. Several of the most popular issues will also be addressed in this release, including dropping the requirement to use DBXML if you elect to use FeSL for policy enforcement.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/24/a-preview-of-fedora-35/Related link: https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/FCREPO/fixforversion/10240#atl_token=PaOfFLXZ8Q&selectedTab=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.project%3Aversion-issues-panel NEW: OpenWMS from Rutgers-A Web-based Workflow Management Tool With FedoraThe Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of OpenWMS, a web-based workflow management tool for managing digital objects and their associated metadata. OpenWMS is the open-source release of the Rutgers University Libraries' RUcore repository workflow management tool and will be maintained on the RUcore annual release schedule.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/01/new-openwms-from-rutgers%E2%80%94a-web-based-workflow-management-tool-with-fedora/Related link: http://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/open/projects/openwms/ OF INTEREST Geek Woman: Sandy Payette, DuraspaceSandy Payette, chief executive officer of Duraspace was featured as the 'Wednesday Geek Woman on Februrary 9, 2011 and recognized for her groundbreaking work on the original Fedora repository architecture as part of a research project that included collaborators at Cornell University and University of Virginia.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/14/geek-woman-sandy-payette-ceo-of-duraspace/Related link: http://geekfeminism.org/2011/02/09/wednesday-geek-woman-sandy-payette/. Now it's Easy to "Give Credit Where Credit is Due" With Open AttributeOpen Attribute is a suite of tools that make it simple to copy and paste the correct attribution for any Creative Commons licensed work on the web.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/08/now-its-easy-to-give-credit-where-credit-is-due-with-open-attribute/Related link: http://openattribute.com EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES ANNOUNCING Great Lakes THATCamp 2011 (The Humanities & Technology Camp)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/2011/02/23/great-lakes-announcing-thatcamp-2011-the-humanities-technology-camp/Related link: http://greatlakesthatcamp.org CALL for Participation: DSpace User Group Meeting in Conjunction With OAI7, June 21@mire and the DSpace Community Advisory Team with the support of DuraSpace, invite all DSpace enthusiasts to a DSpace User Group Meeting on Tuesday, June 21st from 9:00am to 5:00pm in Geneva, Switzerland. Taking place right before the OAI7 conference, the meeting will feature sessions on the upcoming DSpace 1.8 release, both addressed to repository managers and developers.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/18/call-for-participation-dspace-user-group-meeting-in-conjunction-with-oai7-june-21/Related link: http://indico.cern.ch/internalPage.py?pageId=12&confId=103325CALL: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, BarcelonaThe 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, EDULEARN11, that will be held in Barcelona (SPAIN), on the 4th, 5th and 6th of July, 2011Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/22/call-3rd-international-conference-on-education-and-new-learning-technologies-barcelona/Related link: http://www.edulearn11.org CALL for Participation: InterFace Humanities and Technology Symposium, London July 27-29InterFace is a symposium for humanities and technology that will be held July 27-29 2011 at University College in London to foster collaboration and shared understanding between scholars in the humanities and in computer science.Read the post:http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/10/call-for-participation-interface-humanities-and-technology-symposium-london-july-27-29/Related link: http://www.interface2011.org.uk/submitCALL: Near East and South Asia (NESA) Subcommittee, ALA Annual Conference in New OrleansThe American Library Association's Near East and South Asia (NESA) Subcommittee is seeking papers for presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 23-28, 2011.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/07/call-near-east-and-south-asia-nesa-subcommittee-ala-annual-conference-in-new-orleans/Related link: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/iro/neareastsouth.cfmCALL: National Seminar on Information and Knowledge Dissemination-"Present Status and Future Direction" Kolkata, IndiaThe National Seminar on Information and Knowledge Dissemination with the theme "Present Status and Future Direction" will be hosted by the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) located in Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) West Bengal, India.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/09/call-information-and-knowledge-dissemination%E2%80%93present-status-and-future-direction-kolata-india/Related link: http://www.cgcri.res.in/ikd2011/.REGISTRATION OPEN: London PASIG, April 4-5Registration is now open for the London PASIG April 4-5 and Oracle Add-on Technology Day April 6 at the British Library.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/21/registration-open-london-pasig-april-4-5/Related link: http://www.oracle.com/go/?&Src=7023139&Act=8&pcode=EMEAFM10041984MPP017 REGISTRATION OPEN: Fourth African Scholarship and Curation Conference, May 17-19The draft programme for the Fourth African Scholarship and Curation Conference (and its workshops) from 17-19 May 2011 has been posted on the website.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/18/registration-open-fourth-african-scholarship-and-curation-conference-may-17-19/Related link: http://www.nedicc.ac.za/test/Programme.aspx REGISTRATION OPEN: 7th Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OA17)The workshop will follow the successful format of previous editions mixing practical tutorials, presentations from cutting-edge projects and research, discussion groups, posters, and an intense social program to maximize interaction and communication.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/02/10/registration-open-7th-workshop-on-innovations-in-scholarly-communication-oa17/Related link: http://indico.cern.ch/event/oai7 DuraSpace Digest is published by DuraSpace. 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