Vol. 3, Issue 7, July - August 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 Announcements- NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 3.5- NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud 1.0-Fully-featured, Production Quality Open Source Release Makes it Easy to Store and Do More in the Cloud- NEWS RELEASE: DuraSpace to Bring Cloud-Based Platform "Direct-to-Researchers" Of Interest- DSpace on Fedora Discussion at OR11- National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Members Gather in Washington- NOW AVAILABLE: July/August 2011 issue of D-Lib Magazine- VIVO Delivers Scholarly Collaborators- Two Decades of ArXiv Success- Full Open Source Release of Recollection Platform DSpace News- Welcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Hardy Pottinger- Automating the Buzz - HIVE: Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary- The DSpace User Group Meeting at OAI7Fedora News- WGBH Boston TV News Digital Library: "Clips of History, A Click Away"- DiscoveryGarden Inc. Wins ITAP "Exceptional New Product or Service" Award DuraCloud News- DuraCloud Video Pilot Kick-Off Meeting Events and Opportunities- CALL for NOMINATIONS: HASTAC Scholars Program at Intersection of Digital Media and Learning  - SAVE THE DATE: SPARC Announces Expanded Open Access Meeting- Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit, Monterey CA, Oct. 17-19, 2011- "RIRI" REGISTRATION OPEN: Red Island Repository Institute 2011  - WORKSHOP INVITATION: The Future of the Past of the Web, British Library Conf. Centre, London For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure- "Frontiers of Science" Comics from University of Sydney Library- Art Online at the University of Calgary Library   ANNOUNCEMENTS  NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 3.5The Fedora 3.5, the robust framework for building digital repositories, focuses on several "under the hood" changes that improve Fedora's ability to be integrated and tested as part of larger repository systems.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/now-available-fedora-35Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORA35/Fedora+3.5+DocumentationNOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud 1.0-Fully-featured, Production Quality Open Source Release Makes it Easy to Store and Do More in the CloudDuraCloud 1.0 focuses on reporting and integrations with popular DSpace and Fedora repositories.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/now-available-duracloud-10%E2%80%93fully-featured-production-quality-open-source-release-makes-it-easy-storeRelated link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/duracloudNEWS RELEASE: DuraSpace to Bring Cloud-Based Platform "Direct-to-Researchers"Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will fund expansion of popular cloud storage service to develop a hosted, cloud-based data storage and management service aimed at meeting the specific needs of working scientists and researchers.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/news-release-duraspace-bring-cloud-based-platform-%E2%80%9Cdirect-researchers%E2%80%9DRelated link: http://www.sloan.org/ OF INTEREST DSpace on Fedora Discussion at OR11At OR11 a panel discussion entitled "Exploring the Value of DSpace with Fedora Inside" was led by Mark Diggory, @mire, to identify the value of various approaches towards making DSpace software run "on top of" the Fedora platform.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/dspace-fedora-discussion-or11Related link: dspace-general@lists.sourceforge.net; fedora-commons-users@lists.sourceforge.netNational Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Members Gather in WashingtonPreserving our digital heritage is bigger than any one institution can tackle alone which is why the theme of this meeting, "Make it Work: Improvisations on the Stewardship of Digital Information" was a call to not only review successes, but also to take action.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/national-digital-stewardship-alliance-ndsa-members-gather-washington%E2%80%93part-oneRelated link: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/NOW AVAILABLE: July/August 2011 issue of D-Lib MagazineThis issue contains four articles, two conference reports (OR11), 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://duraspace.org/now-available-julyaugust-2011-issue-d-lib-magazineRelated link: http://www.dlib.org/VIVO Delivers Scholarly CollaboratorsThe VIVO project provides publicly available information on the people, departments, graduate fields, facilities, and other resources that collectively make up the research and scholarship environment at institutions to help scientists and researchers learn about who's doing what.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/vivo-delivers-scholarly-collaboratorsRelated link: http://vivoweb.org/Two Decades of ArXiv SuccessArXiv registered 7.4 million unique IP addresses in 2010 alone. The 20-yr-old physics e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics accepted 6,000 submissions per month.Read the post: http://www.duraspace.org/two-decades-arxiv-successRelated link: http://arxiv.org/Full Open Source Release of Recollection PlatformRecollection is a web application that enables librarians, archivists, curators, and historians to create dynamic interfaces to cultural heritage collections.Read the post: http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2011/08/full-open-source-release-of-recollection-platform/Related link: http://recollection.zepheira.com/account/interest/ DSPACE NEWSWelcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Hardy PottingerThe DSpace committers team are delighted to announce a new member to the group: Hardy Pottinger from University of Missouri Library Systems.Read the post: http://www.duraspace.org/welcome-latest-dspace-committer-hardy-pottingerRelated link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpaceContributorsAutomating the Buzz - HIVE: Helping Interdisciplinary VocabularyThe challenges of interdisciplinary vocabulary engineering are being addressed via the Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering (HIVE) project, led by a research team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Metadata Research Center (MRC),Read the post: http://www.duraspace.org/automating-buzz-hive-helping-interdisciplinary-vocabularyRelated link: https://www.nescent.org/sites/hive/Main_PageThe DSpace User Group Meeting at OAI7A diverse group of 50 attendees, both developers as well as repository managers, gathered on June 21, 2011 for the @mire and Duraspace -sponsored DSpace Pre-Conference User Group.Read the post: http://www.duraspace.org/dspace-user-group-meeting-oai7Related link: http://indico.cern.ch/internalPage.py?pageId=12&confId=103325   FEDORA NEWS WGBH Boston TV News Digital Library: "Clips of History, A Click Away"For those who are accustomed to looking up news stories on microfiche machines the ability to access local news history through archived broadcasts online is a valuable and unique resource.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/wgbh-boston-tv-news-digital-library-clips-history-click-awayRelated link: http://bostonlocaltv.org/DiscoveryGarden Inc. Wins ITAP "Exceptional New Product or Service" AwardDiscoveryGarden Inc., has won the Innovation and Technology Association of Prince Edward Island's (ITAP) "Exceptional New Product or Service" award, honouring "achievement in research and development, innovation, and successful market penetration with an IT related product or service,"Read the post: http://duraspace.org/discoverygarden-inc-wins-itap-%E2%80%9Cexceptional-new-product-or-service%E2%80%9D-awardRelated link: http://discoverygarden.com DURACLOUD NEWSDuraCloud Video Pilot Kick-Off MeetingThe DuraCloud team kicked off the DuraCloud Video Pilot Project with a one day meeting with pilot institutions the Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT) and WGBH Boston. The goal of the DuraCloud Video Pilot is to have a robust video offering embedded in the DuraCloud platform that will be available to the public through the DuraCloud service.Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/08/24/duracloud-video-pilot-kick-off-meeting/Related link: http://duracloud.org  EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIESVisit the DuraSpace Community Calendar for a comprehensive online view of upcoming events. CALL for NOMINATIONS: HASTAC Scholars Program at Intersection of Digital Media and LearningThe HASTAC Scholars program is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media & learning, 21st century education, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and sciences.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-nominations-hastac-scholars-program-intersection-digital-media-and-learningRelated link: http://hastac.org/scholarsSAVE THE DATE: SPARC Announces Expanded Open Access MeetingSPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced it will host its first North American meeting on Open Access in 2012. The first of its kind, the event will expand on the successful biennial SPARC Digital Repositories meeting. Save the date: Kansas City, March 11-13, 2012Read the post: http://duraspace.org/save-date-sparc-announces-expanded-open-access-meetingLibrary Directors Digital Strategy Summit, Monterey CA, Oct. 17-19, 2011The Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit is an interactive event which includes leading edge thinking, collaborative opportunities for evaluating different future scenarios, various perspectives and viewpoints, industry experts, and more.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/library-directors-digital-strategy-summit-monterey-ca-oct-17-19-2011Related link: http://www.infotoday.com/IL2011 and http://www.librarysummit.com/"RIRI" REGISTRATION OPEN: Red Island Repository Institute 2011Canada Registration is now open for this year's Red Island Repository Institute, September 17-23.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/%E2%80%9Criri%E2%80%9D-registration-open-red-island-repository-institute-2011Related link: http://islandora.ca/ririWORKSHOP INVITATION: The Future of the Past of the Web, British Library Conf. Centre, LondonThe Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), The British Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition invite you to attend their 3rd joint web archiving workshop on October 7, 2011, at the British Library Conference Centre.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/workshop-invitation-future-past-web-british-library-conf-centre-londonRelated link: http://www.digitalpreservationcoalition.co.uk/events/details/35-future_past_web?xref=35 FOR YOUR REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE "Frontiers of Science" Comics from University of Sydney LibraryFrom 1961-1982 the Sydney Morning Herald took a chance on "Frontiers of Science," a new kind of comic that aimed to dramatize scientific breakthroughs in an illustrated format.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/your-repository-viewing-pleasure-frontiers-science-comics-university-sydney-libraryRelated link: http://frontiers.library.usyd.edu.au/Art Online at the University of Calgary LibraryA wide variety of browsable online resources are available from the University of Calgary Library that include 18th century collections, the Library of Congress American Memory collections and much more.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/your-repository-viewing-pleasure-art-online-university-calgary-libraryRelated link: http://library.ucalgary.ca/ DuraSpace Digest is published by DuraSpace. 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