Vol. 3, Issue 9, Oct. - Nov. 2011

DuraSpace Digest

Vol. 3, Issue 9, Oct. - Nov. 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

- DuraSpace Launches Open Source Cloud Service- Developers Announce the Release of DSpace 1.8.0

- DuraSpace and DuraCloud at EDUCAUSE 2011

Of Interest

- Report from DLF (TK)

- UPDATED VERSION AVAILABLE: The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography- PREMIS (LOC Preservation Metadata Maintenance Activity) OWL Ontology Available for Review

- Presentations from Repository Fringe 2011 Available

- Dramatic Growth of Open Access By the Numbers

- CALL for Stories: Have You Had Your Heart Broken by Data Loss?

DSpace News

- Growing Open Access to Knowledge and Culture: DSpace Repository Development in 12 African Countries (a five-part series)

- OA in Sudan: DSpace@ScienceUofK is Liv

Fedora News

- GSearch Version 2.3 Now Available

- Report from the DC Region Fedora Users Meeting

DuraCloud News

NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud 1.2, Open Source Release Features Key Content Management Improvements

- DuraCloud Preservation Service in the Troposphere: "Meteorology for the cloud computing world"

- DLF Fall Forum Update  

Events and Opportunities

- CNI Fall Membership Meeting 

- CALL: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012)

- SAVE THE DATE: SPARC Announces Expanded Open Access Meeting

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

DuraSpace Launches Open Source Cloud ServiceAs the only managed software service that lets organizations archive content across more than one cloud provider, DuraCloud ensures that irreplaceable documents, imagery and videos are always accessible.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duraspace-launches-open-source-cloud-service

Related link: http://duracloud.org

 

Developers Announce the Release of DSpace 1.8.0The new DSpace release includes significant new features and numerous bug fixes: More Curation Tools/Plugins: Including a new "Metadata Link Checker" and "Metadata Translator"; SWORD Client: Enables DSpace to push/submit content to other SWORD enabled repositories; RSS feeds now support richer features, such as iTunes podcast and publishing to iTunesU, and much more!Read the post: 

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

 

DuraSpace and DuraCloud at EDUCAUSE 2011

Stuart L. Baker, Associate University Librarian for Library Technology, Northwestern University and Michele Kimpton, Chief Executive Officer, DuraSpace presented "DuraCloud: Preserving the Scholarly Record" with results of the year-long DuraCloud pilot program at the annual EDUCAUSE Conference attended by more than 4,000 people.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duraspace-and-duracloud-educause-2011

Related link: http://duracloud.org/presentations_and_webinars

 
ofintOF INTEREST

UPDATED VERSION AVAILABLE: The Scholarly Electronic Publishing BibliographyVersion 80 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship as an XHTML website with live links to over 4,000 articles, books, technical reports, and other scholarly textual sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/updated-version-available-scholarly-electronic-publishing-bibliography

Related link: http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html

 

PREMIS (LOC Preservation Metadata Maintenance Activity) OWL Ontology Available for ReviewThe ontology is public and open for review. Interested people can leave their valuable feedback on the PREMIS OWL Wiki under Questions for Reviewers.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/premis-loc-preservation-metadata-maintenance-activity-owl-ontology-available-review

Related link: http://multimedialab.elis.ugent.be/users/samcoppe/Ontologies/premis/index.html

 

Presentations from Repository Fringe 2011 AvailablePresentations, videos, blog posts and news items from Repository Fringe 2011 are now available online.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/presentations-repository-fringe-2011-available

Related link: http://rfringe11.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2011/10/14/454/

 

Dramatic Growth of Open Access By the NumbersFriends and implementers of open access around the world: we have outdone ourselves (again!). This quarter a number of initiatives have met or exceeded some interesting milestones.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/dramatic-growth-open-access-numbers

Related link: http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com/2011/09/dramatic-growth-of-open-access.html    

 

CALL for Stories: Have You Had Your Heart Broken by Data Loss?If you/your institution has lost important data through 1) hardware failure, 2) hardware or format obsolescence, 3) migration to a new format, or other means we want to hear from you.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-stories-have-you-had-your-heart-broken-data-loss

Related link: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/

 
dspcnDSPACE NEWS

Growing Open Access to Knowledge and Culture: DSpace Repository Development in 12 African Countries (a five-part series)This five-part series looks at Open Access repository development in 12 African countries in celebration of Open Access Week Oct. 24-30, 2011 as countries around the world recognize the need to manage, preserve and create open access to formerly "locked down" knowledge  resources to leverage economic development, research and educational opportunities.Read the post: PART ONE: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana; PART TWO: Kenya, Malawi; PART THREE: Mozambique, Senegal; PART FOUR: Sudan, South Africa; PART FIVE: Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Related link: http://www.openaccessweek.org

 

OA in Sudan: DSpace@ScienceUofK is Live

The 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-velde

Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+Release+1.8.0+Notes

 
FEDORA NEWS

Search Version 2.3 Now AvailableGSearch, version 2.3 is compatible with Fedora 3.5, and is upgraded to Lucene 3.4.0 and Solr 3.4.0. Further, it is upgraded to PDFBox 1.6.0Read the post: http://duraspace.org/gsearch-version-23-now-available

Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FCSVCS/Generic+Search+Service+2

 

Report from the DC Region Fedora Users MeetingOn October 14, 2011 the DC Region Fedora Users Group held their semi-annual meeting in Washington, DC to exchange information on formative Fedora repository projects and inititatives.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/report-dc-region-fedora-users-meeting

Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORA/Home

 
DCDURACLOUD NEWS

NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud 1.2, Open Source Release Features Key Content Management Improvements

The DuraCloud1.2 release features several community requests including integration with San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Cloud (beta) providing researchers, students, academics, and industry users with the ability to chose the world's largest academic cloud storage system through DuraCloud.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/now-available-duracloud-12-open-source-release-features-key-content-management-improvements

Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DURACLOUDDOC/Release+Notes  

 

DuraCloud Preservation Service in the Troposphere: "Meteorology for the cloud computing world"

In an article about the launch of DuraCloud, Jo Maitland, Executive Editor of SearchCloudComputing, SearchServerVirtualization and SearchVMware, takes a look at how DuraCloud operates with cloud storage providers, key advantages of the new service, and the ease of uploading content to DuraCloud.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duracloud-preservation-service-troposphere-meteorology-cloud-computing-world

Related link: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/cloud-computing/duracloud-launches-preservation-service/

 

DLF Fall Forum Update 

Andrew Woods, DuraSpace technical lead and developer, presented a poster at the DLF Fall Foum with details about DuraCloud, the open source managed cloud service that lets organizations archive content across more than one cloud provider

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/dlf-fall-forum-update

Related link: http://www.diglib.org/forums/2011forum/schedule/  

 

 
evoppsEVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIESVisit the DuraSpace Community Calendar for a comprehensive online view of upcoming events.
- CNI Fall Membership Meeting   The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2011 Membership Meeting will be held December 12-13, 2011 at the Arlington, VA Crystal Gateway Marriott.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/cni-fall-membership-meeting

Related link: http://cni.org

 

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-qqml2012

Related link: http://www.isast.org/

  

SAVE THE DATE: SPARC Announces Expanded Open Access Meeting

SPARC (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, 2012

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/save-date-sparc-announces-expanded-open-access-meeting

 
 
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