Vol. 4, Issue 1, January 2012

DuraSpace Digest
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 "Hot Topics: The DuraSpace Community Webinar Series"

Of Interest

- NOW AVAILABLE: December issue of "Dramatic Growth of Open Access"

- International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Expands Access to Research Outputs With DSpace

- SPARC Honors "Open Science" Innovator Michael Nielson

- Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography Provides Access to Available Works

- Making the SWORD Deposit Picture Clear

- LYRASIS Launches FOSS4LIB to Provide Guidance to Libraries About Open Source Software

- "AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship" White Paper Available

- Premiere Winner of the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT) Award Announced

 

DSpace News

- DSpace User Group Meeting after SPARC

- DSpace at the Heart of Thai Legislative Repository Launch

- Fighting Poverty Together: Open Repository Partners With Oxfam

Fedora News

-RECORDING: Fedora CloudSync Web Seminar-"How to Back-up a Fedora Repo in DuraCloud"

DuraCloud News

- NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud 1.3

Events and Opportunities

- Register for the Research Data Access & Preservation Summit "RDAP12"

- EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting, "Taking the Pulse: Connecting, Assessing, and Innovating," Feb. 13-15

- NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Annual Conference

- CALL for Proposals for the 7th International Conference on Open Repositories 2012 (OR12)

- CALL for Papers: JCDL 2012

- CALL: EDUCAUSE 2012 Proposals Now Being Accepted

- SAVE THE DATE: Joint Jasig/Sakai Annual Spring Conference, June 10-15, Atlanta

- SAVE THE DATE: Berlin 10 Open Access Conference to be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa

For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure

- For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure: U Arizona Libraries & the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University Collection

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DuraSpace Launches "Hot Topics: The DuraSpace Community Webinar Series."

To help communities find solutions to manage, preserve and take advantage of burgeoning data, DuraSpace is presenting a new series of web seminars on topics of particular interest to digital preservation and access communities.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duraspace-launches-%E2%80%9Chot-topics-duraspace-community-webinar-series%E2%80%9D

Related links:

Register for "Assessing Preservation Readiness" here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5i6pzlz7c944f20&llr=5iy95gcab,

Register for "Preservation Planning Success Stories" here:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5igqrqr69ac8f0e&llr=5iy95gcab,

Register for "Preservation and Archiving Highlights from the Alliance Digital Repository" here:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5igqs2c83b47dfc&llr=5iy95gcab

 
OF INTEREST

NOW AVAILABLE: December issue of "Dramatic Growth of Open Access"

The December 31, 2011 issue of The Dramatic Growth of Open Access is available.

 

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Expands Access to Research Outputs With DSpaceThe International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) extended its DSpace IR to include different groups independently on the same platform using DSpace.

 

SPARC Honors "Open Science" Innovator Michael NielsonMichael Nielsen, a 37-year-old, Australian quantum physicist, completed a tour in seven countries, doing a series of presentations to promote the open sharing of data and research to advance science.

 

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography Provides Access to Available Works Digital Scholarship has released the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, Version 6.

 

Making the SWORD Deposit Picture ClearThe SWORD (Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit) protocol was developed in 2007 to make it easier for institutions to deposit research outputs in institutional repositories.

 

LYRASIS Launches FOSS4LIB to Provide Guidance to Libraries About Open Source SoftwareLYRASIS announces the launch of FOSS4LIB (Free/Open Source Software for Libraries), a website dedicated to providing guidance about open source software for the library community.
Related link: http://foss4lib.org/

 

"AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship" White Paper AvailableAIMS (Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship) was a two year grant generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It ran from October 2009-September 2011.
Related Link: http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/aims/whitepaper/

Premiere Winner of the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT) Award Announced

EPT recently announced the winners of a new annual award made to individuals working in developing countries who have made a significant personal contribution to advancing the cause of open access.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/premiere-winner-electronic-publishing-trust-development-ept-award-announced

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

 
DSPACE NEWS

DSpace User Group Meeting after SPARC

A half day DSpace User Group Meeting will be held from 8:30am to 1pm on March 14, 2012 immediately following the SPARC Open Access Meeting on March 11-13 in Kansas City.

 

DSpace at the Heart of Thai Legislative Repository LaunchThe Parliment of Thailand made the decision to implement a DSpace repository to meet national requirements for access, space, scalability and preservation.
Related link: http://www.eifl.net/news/parliament-thailand-launch-repository-legisla?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Fighting Poverty Together: Open Repository Partners With Oxfam

BioMed Central is pleased to announce that Oxfam GB has adopted 'Open Repository' - the service which allows organizations to build, launch, host and maintain repositories.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/fighting-poverty-together-open-repository-partners-oxfam

Related links: http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/?cid=rdt_policyandpractice, http://www.openrepository.com/

 
FEDORA NEWS

RECORDING: Fedora CloudSync Web Seminar-"How to Back-up a Fedora Repo in DuraCloud"

Chris Wilper, DuraSpace Technical Lead and Developer, gave a web seminar presentation about how to easily back-up and restore Fedora repository content in DuraCloud with the CloudSync utility.

 
DURACLOUD NEWS
NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud 1.3The newest DuraCloud release provides fine-grained access control over your content in the cloud with significant user administration improvements.
 
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIESVisit the DuraSpace Community Calendar for a comprehensive online view of upcoming events.
Register for the Research Data Access & Preservation Summit "RDAP12" Registration is open for the third annual ASIS&T Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) summit that will take place on March 22-23, 2012 in New Orleans.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/register-research-data-access-preservation-summit-rdap12

Related link: http://rdap12.posterous.com/

 

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting, "Taking the Pulse: Connecting, Assessing, and Innovating," Feb. 13-15

The ELI Annual Meeting, "Taking the Pulse: Connecting, Assessing, and Innovating," where themes that capture the key opportunities and challenges facing the teaching and learning community will be explored.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/educause-learning-initiative-eli-annual-meeting-taking-pulse-connecting-assessing-and-innovating-feb

Related link: http://www.educause.edu/ELI2012/program

 

NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Annual Conference

Exploring "The Human Side of IT: Does Technology Enhance or Limit Human Interactions?" March 12-14, 2012.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/northeast-regional-computing-program-nercomp-annual-conference

Related link: http://www.educause.edu/NC12

 

CALL for Proposals for the 7th International Conference on Open Repositories 2012 (OR12)

The theme of this year's Open Repositories Conference is "Open Services for Open Content: Local In/Global Out." To be held in Edinburgh, Scotland July 9-13, 2012.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-proposals-7th-international-conference-open-repositories-2012-or12

Related link: http://or2012.ed.ac.uk/

 

CALL for Papers: JCDL 2012

The 2012 ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) will focus on the interconnected issues around "#sharing #linking #using #preserving." The Conference will be held in Washington, DC June 10-14, 2012.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-papers-jcdl-2012

Related link: http://www.jcdl2012.info/

 

CALL: EDUCAUSE 2012 Proposals Now Being Accepted

EDUCAUSE 2012 will be held November 6-9 2012 in Denver, Colorado and online to explore "the best thinking in higher education IT."

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-educause-2012-proposals-now-being-accepted

Related link: http://www.educause.edu/E2012

 

SAVE THE DATE: Joint Jasig/Sakai Annual Spring Conference, June 10-15, AtlantaThe first joint Jasig/Sakai annual conference will be held Sunday, June 10 through Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/save-date-joint-jasigsakai-annual-spring-conference-june-10-15-atlanta

SAVE THE DATE: Berlin 10 Open Access Conference to be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the Max Planck Society and the Academy of Science for South Africa, has the pleasure of announcing that the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/save-date-berlin-10-open-access-conference-be-held-stellenbosch-south-africa

Related link: http://www.berlin10.org/

 

 

FOR YOUR REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE

For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure: U Arizona Libraries & the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University Collection

The last quarter-century of turmoil and civil wars has been devastating in Afghanistan with an uninterrupted period of invasions and oppressive regimes. The impacts of these devastations have been especially enormous on libraries and higher education institutions in the country.
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