Vol. 3, Issue 5, May - June 2011

DuraSpace Digest

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 AnnouncementsPlease stop by the DuraSpace table at the Sixth Annual Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) next week and say hello. Hope to see you there (Hashtag #OR11)!· All About Open Repositories 2011· DuraCloud Demos at OR11· DuraCloud Workshop at Open Repositories 2011· Community-Created Educational Resources Discussion at OR11· DuraSpace 2011 Sponsorship Campaign UpdateDSpace News· NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 1.7.2  Fedora News· Sign-up for Islandora Camp on Prince Edward Island July 20-22· Save the Date: eSciDoc Days 2011, October 26-27, BerlinDuraCloud News· NOW AVAILABLE: Whitepaper on "The Economics of the AWS Cloud vs. Owned IT Infrastructure" Of Interest· May/June Issue of EDUCAUSE Review: Why IT Matters to Higher Education· May/June Issue of D-Lib Magazine Available· Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center Launches Web Site· SPARC introduces Open-access Journal Publishing Resource Index· CALL: Intern'l Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR'11)-Special Track on Metadata and Semantics in Open Access Repositories· CALL for Contributions: Repository Fringe 2011Events· One Week Left to Register for Seminar on Preservation of Visualizations and Simulations· Semantic Web Summer School· SPARC Web Seminar: "The Google Books Settlement: What's Up and What's Next?"· WEBCAST: What is the Digital Public Library of America?· Berlin9 (B9) Open Access Conference, Nov, 9-10, 2011 ANNOUNCEMENTS All About Open Repositories 2011Join the OR11 Crowdvine network and find inks here to the main conference program, pre-conference program and information about the Developer Challenge.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/23/all-about-open-repositories-2011/Related link: https://conferences.tdl.org/or/OR2011/OR2011mainDuraCloud Demos at OR11If you are traveling to the Sixth International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) in Austin, Texas next week please stop by the DuraSpace table where we will be conducting ongoing DuraCloud demonstrations.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/31/duracloud-demos-at-or11/Related link: http://duracloud.orgDuraCloud Workshop at Open Repositories 2011The DuraCloud team would like to invite you to the DuraCloud Workshop being held just prior to the Open Repositories Conference 2011 in Austin, Texas. The workshop will take place Tuesday, June 7 from 2-5pm in the Perry-Castaneda Library Room 1.124 at the University of Texas.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/11/duracloud-workshop-at-open-repositories-2011/Related link: http://duracloud.orgCommunity-Created Educational Resources Discussion at OR11  A proposal that includes example topics/table of content for both DSpace and Fedora will be discussed at OR11 on June 10 at noon. If you are traveling to OR11 and would like to join this discussion please contact Valorie Hollister <vhollister@duraspace.org>.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/06/02/community-created-educational-resources-discussion-at-or11/Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSP/KnowledgeSpace+ProposalDuraSpace 2011 Sponsorship Campaign UpdateThe DuraSpace Sponsor program is designed to help sustain the DuraSpace organization, a not-for-profit. 700 sponsorship packets were mailed to library directors at institutions around the world last month.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/12/duraspace-2011-sponsorship-campaign-update/Related link: http://duraspace.org/sponsors   DSPACE NEWSNOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 1.7.2DSpace 1.7.2, a new bug-fix release of DSpace 1.7 is now available.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/31/now-available-dspace-172/?ev_text_size=smallerRelated link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC/Installation FEDORA NEWS Sign-up for Islandora Camp on Prince Edward Island July 20-22The University of Prince Edward Island has announced that registration is now open for Islandora Camp, held July 20-22, 2010 at the University of Prince Edward Island.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/18/sign-up-for-islandora-camp-on-prince-edward-island-july-20-22/Related link: http://islandora.ca/node/208Save the Date: eSciDoc Days 2011, October 26-27, BerlinThe Max Planck Digital Library and FIZ Karlsruhe invite you to participate in eSciDoc Days 2011 to be held on Wednesday, October 26, and Thursday, October 27, at Tagungsstaette Harnack-House in Berlin, Germany.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/19/save-the-date-escidoc-days-2011-october-26-27-berlin/Related link: http://www.escidoc.org DURACLOUD NEWS NOW AVAILABLE: Whitepaper on "The Economics of the AWS Cloud vs. Owned IT Infrastructure"Read this whitepaper from the Amazon Web Services Team to learn how companies are finding significant cost savings, faster time to market, and more flexibility by using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/06/01/now-available-whitepaper-on-the-economics-of-the-aws-cloud-vs-owned-it-infrastructure/Related link: http://aws.amazon.com/aws-economics-whitepaper-2011/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonuKXLZKXonjHpfsX56%2BwrX6Wg38431UFwdcjKPmjr1YICRcF0dvycMRAVFZl5nQ1VG%2FqacpdF%2BOZYGVe7Wz7s  OF INTEREST May/June Issue of EDUCAUSE Review: Why IT Matters to Higher EducationThe TOC for the new issue of EDUCAUSE Review-also available on line.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/06/01/mayjune-issue-of-educause-review-why-it-matters-to-higher-education/Related link: http://www.educause.edu/erMay/June Issue of D-Lib Magazine AvailableThe May/June 2011 issue of D-Lib Magazine contains four articles, several short pieces in the 'In Brief' column, excerpts from recent press releases, and news of upcoming conferences and other items of interest in 'Clips and Pointers'.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/16/may-june-2011-issue-of-d-lib-magazine-available/Related link: http://www.dlib.org/Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center Launches Web SiteA new web site from the Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center, aims to help those responsible for producing and managing geospatial data learn about the latest approaches and tools available to facilitate long-term geospatial data preservation and access.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/31/geospatial-data-preservation-resource-center-launches-web-site/Related link: http://geopreservation.org/SPARC introduces Open-access Journal Publishing Resource IndexSPARC has released a free online Open Access Journal Publishing Resource Index with information and documents to support the launch and operation of an open-access journal.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/27/sparc-introduces-open-access-journal-publishing-resource-index/Related link: http://www.arl.org/sparc/partneringCALL: Intern'l Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR'11)-Special Track on Metadata and Semantics in Open Access RepositoriesA Special Track on Metadata and Semantics in Open Access Repositories will be offered at The Fifth Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2011) at Yasar University, Izmir-Turkey October 12-14, 2011.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/27/call-internl-conference-on-metadata-and-semantic-research-mtsr11-special-track-on-metadata-and-semantics-in-open-access-repositories/Related link: http://ieru.org/org/mtsr2011/OAR/CALL for Contributions: Repository Fringe 2011The University of Edinburgh with support from the Digital Curation Centre, EDINA, and Information Services are delighted to announce that the 4th Annual Repository Fringe event will be held in the Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh on August 3-5, 2011.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/05/24/call-for-contributions-repository-fringe-2011/Related link: http://www.repositoryfringe.org/ EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES One Week Left to Register for Seminar on Preservation of Visualizations and SimulationsThe aim of the POCOS (Preservation of Complex Objects Symposia) project is to deliver a series of three symposia at locations across the United Kingdom at which global thought-leaders in research into the Preservation of Complex Objects will share and thereby extend the body of knowledge on this topic.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/one-week-left-register-seminar-preservation-visualizations-and-simulationsRelated link: http://www.pocos.org/index.php/registrationSemantic Web Summer SchoolCeredilla, Spain The 8th European Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW 2011) Organizing Committee has made the program for the July 10-16 event available on line. SSSW 2011 will be held in Ceredilla, Spain (near Madrid) at the Universidad Politècnica de Madrid's student house.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/semantic-web-summer-schoolRelated link: http://sssw.org/2011/index.phpSPARC Web Seminar: "The Google Books Settlement: What's Up and What's Next?"From Jennifer McLennan, SPARC  Washington, DC Federal Judge Denny Chin rejected the Google Books Settlement (GBS) on March 22, 2011. Far from providing closure on a deeply contentious issue with far-reaching implications for the library community, the action raised significant new questions.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/sparc-web-seminar-google-books-settlement-what%E2%80%99s-and-what%E2%80%99s-nextRelated link: http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=83WEBCAST: What is the Digital Public Library of America?From Jennifer McLennan, SPARC  Washington, DC In October 2010, leaders from research libraries, foundations, and cultural institutions gathered to discuss how to work together toward the creation of a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) - defined as "an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that would draw on the nation's living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform and empower everyone in the current and future generations"Read the post: http://duraspace.org/webcast-what-digital-public-library-americaRelated link: http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=72Berlin9 (B9) Open Access Conference, Nov, 9-10, 2011Washington, DC The ninth installment in the Berlin Open Access Conference Series, which convenes leaders in the science, humanities, research, funding, and policy communities around The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, will take place at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute on November 9 & 10, 2011 outside Washington, DC. The conference theme will focus on the impact of open access in research and scholarship.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/berlin9-b9-open-access-conference-nov-9-10-2011Related link: http://www.berlin9.org/index.shtml   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: cmmorris@duraspace.org.