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- Google Summer of Code Student Projects Contribute to DuraSpace Open Technologies- 2011 DuraSpace Sponsorship Program Update- Regional Fedora Users Meeting Of Interest- "Case Studies in Sustainability" from Ithaka S+R- CALL for Proposals to Host Open Repositories Annual Conferences, 2013 and 2014 DSpace News- Take the DSpace Community Survey on Metadata Support- Welcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Kevin Van de Velde- How "Big" are DSpace Repositories? Fedora News- RIRI Rocks: Notes from the Red Island Repository Institute- University of Hull's Hydra Goes Live DuraCloud News- DuraCloud Video Pilot Kick-Off Meeting Events and Opportunities- CALL: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012)- DuraSpace Gold Sponsor ICPSR Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration- Open Access Week Idea Swap- DuraCloud at the 2011 DLF Forum- DuraCloud at EDUCAUSE 2011- SAVE THE DATE: SPARC Announces Expanded Open Access Meeting- Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit, Monterey CA, Oct. 17-19, 2011- WORKSHOP INVITATION: The Future of the Past of the Web, British Library Conf. Centre, ANNOUNCEMENTS Google Summer of Code Student Projects Contribute to DuraSpace Open TechnologiesThis year we had a great group of students and mentors that resulted in a total of five successful GSoC projects!Read the post: http://duraspace.org/google-summer-code-student-projects-contribute-duraspace-open-technologiesRelated link: http://code.google.com/soc/2011 DuraSpace Sponsorship Program UpdateDuraSpace is pleased to report that we currently have 50 organizations that have chosen to become sponsors this year. Of the 50 organizations participating so far this year, 16 are new sponsors.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/2011-duraspace-sponsorship-program-updateRelated link: http://www.duraspace.org/sponsorship-online-implementationRegional Fedora Users MeetingThere will be a regional Fedora user group meeting on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 9am-4pm at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for anyone in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/regional-fedora-users-meetingRelated link: http://groups.google.com/group/dc-fedora-users/?pli=1 OF INTEREST "Case Studies in Sustainability" from Ithaka S+RIthaka S+R, with funding from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, revisited twelve digital projects first profiled in 2009 to understand the impact of the economic downturn on each project's sustainability model.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/case-studies-sustainability-ithaka-srRelated link: http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/research/case-studies-in-sustainability-2011CALL for Proposals to Host Open Repositories Annual Conferences, 2013 and 2014The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks proposals from candidate host organisations for the 2013 and 2014 Open Repositories Annual Conferences. Preference will be given to North American hosts for OR2013, and to European hosts for OR2014.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-proposals-host-open-repositories-annual-conferences-2013-and-2014Related link: http://sites.tdl.org/openrepositories/ DSPACE NEWSTake the DSpace Community Survey on Metadata Support At the request of the DSpace Committers and Developers, the DSpace Community Advisory Team or DCAT has begun an effort to build a community consensus on improving the metadata support in future DSpace releases.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/take-dspace-community-survey-metadata-supportRelated link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MTVF88GWelcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Kevin Van de VeldeThe DSpace committers team are delighted to announce a new member to the group: Kevin Van de Velde from @mire.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/welcome-latest-dspace-committer-kevin-van-de-veldeRelated link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+Release+1.8.0+NotesHow "Big" are DSpace Repositories?A discussion on the DSpace users list provided information about DSpace repositories with large numbers of items. The discussion began with the simple question, "Anyone know what is the largest repository of DSpace and how many items it has?"Read the post: http://duraspace.org/how-%E2%80%9Cbig%E2%80%9D-are-dspace-repositoriesRelated link: http://drc2.libraries.uc.edu FEDORA NEWSRIRI Rocks: Notes from the Red Island Repository InstituteThe Fedora framework for building digital repositories along with some of the community initiatives that have helped to fuel its success were the focus of the Red Island Repository Institute (RIRI) 2011 held on Prince Edward Island, Canada Sept. 17-22, 2011.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/riri-rocks-notes-red-island-repository-instituteRelated link: http://islandora.ca/University of Hull's Hydra Goes LiveThe Hydra in Hull team is pleased to announces the launch of Hydra at University of Hull.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/university-hulls-hydra-goes-liveRelated link: https://hydra.hull.ac.uk/ DURACLOUD NEWSDuraCloud Video Pilot Kick-Off MeetingOn August 4, 2011, the 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.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duracloud-video-pilot-kick-meetingRelated link: http://duracloud.org/ EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIESVisit the DuraSpace Community Calendar for a comprehensive online view of upcoming events. CALL: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012)Submissions are invited for the the Fourth Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012), to be held May 22 - 25, 2012, in Limerick, Ireland.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-qualitative-and-quantitative-methods-libraries-international-conference-qqml2012Related link: http://www.isast.org/DuraSpace Gold Sponsor ICPSR Kicks Off 50th Anniversary CelebrationThe 2011 Biennial Meeting of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) for more than 160 official representatives will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan October 5-7, 2011.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duraspace-gold-sponsor-icpsr-kicks-50th-anniversary-celebrationRelated link: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/ICPSR/or/ormeet/2011/index.htmlOpen Access Week Idea SwapA free SPARC online event, October 2, 2011, held in conjunction with Open Access Week 2011.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/open-access-week-idea-swapRelated link: http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=90DuraCloud at the 2011 DLF ForumPlease mark your calendars for the 2011 DLF Forum that will feature a hands-on demonstration of the DuraCloud service.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duracloud-2011-dlf-forumDuraCloud at EDUCAUSE 2011If you are planning to attend EDUCAUSE 2011 to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia October 18-21st, please save a spot in your schedule for the DuraCloud session entitled "Using the Cloud to Archive and Preserve the Scholarly Record: Experiences from the DuraCloud Pilot."Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duracloud-educause-2011Related link: http://www.educause.edu/E2011/Program/SESS058SAVE 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/WORKSHOP 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 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: email@example.com.