Vol. 4, Issue 7, August 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

- VIVO to Join DuraSpace Organization Incubator Initiative

- Kindura: A Pragmatic Open Source Approach to Institutional Cloud Storage with Fedora and DuraCloud

- New DuraSpace Social Front Page on RebelMouse

- Participate in the 2012 E-Science Institute and "Get a Handle on E-Science"

- DuraSpace at Seventh International Open Repositories Conference 2012

Of Interest

- BGI and BioMed Central Launch GigaScience "Big Data" Journal

- New Name and Release Zero (R0) of Variations on Video Hydra-based Project

- Understanding Digital Curation: The Digital Curation Resource Guide from Digital Scholarship

- NEW PUBLICATION: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

Fedora News

- Fedora 3.6 Software Release Features Updated Web Services Framework

- Fedora 3.6 Offers Significant "Under-the-hood" Retooling

DuraCloud News

- DuraCloud Offers Reliable Digital Preservation at Affordable Prices

Events and Opportunities

- REGISTER for Preservation & Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG), Dublin, Oct. 17-19, 2012

- SPACE LIMITED-REGISTER NOW for Berlin 10 Open Access Conference

- E-Science Institute Registration Now Open

- Helping Hacks to Gather NYC Technologists in Support of Non-Profit & Social Enterprise

- ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) Conference 2013 Planned for Hong Kong

For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure

- For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure: U of Pittsburgh Library System-Window on the World in Western Pennsylvania

ANNOUNCEMENTS
VIVO to Join DuraSpace Organization Incubator InitiativeVIVO Project leaders and the DuraSpace organization announced today the intention for VIVO to join DuraSpace as an Incubator project, the first step towards establishing the VIVO project as part of a sustainable 501(c)(3) organization.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/vivo-join-duraspace-organization-incubator-initiativeRelated link: http://vivoweb.org/Kindura: A Pragmatic Open Source Approach to Institutional Cloud Storage with Fedora and DuraCloudInstitutions with IT departments offer services and storage based on infrastructure that has been accumulated over time. Limitations of in-house services combined with evolving data curation, management and cost requirements, have made the flexibility of cloud computing and storage options appealing.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/kindura-pragmatic-open-source-approach-institutional-cloud-storage-fedora-and-duracloudRelated link: https://jiscinfonetcasestudies.pbworks.com/w/page/45197715/Kindura

 

New DuraSpace Social Front Page on RebelMouse

According to Wikipedia Twitter has 500 million users and sees 340 million tweets per day. This is just one indicator that people and organizations are now sharing and accessing every kind of news and information in 140 characters, via YouTube and, or through one or more customized social media pipes on many types of devices. How do your web site stats look these days?

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/new-duraspace-social-front-page-rebelmouse

Related links: http://www.rebelmouse.com/, http://www.rebelmouse.com/duraspace/

 

Participate in the 2012 E-Science Institute and "Get a Handle on E-Science"

D. Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University Libraries and 2011 E-Science Institute participant suggests, "The E-Science Institute helps you get a handle on e-Science so you can articulate where and how to support research in new ways. The ESI faculty's experience, knowledge and guidance make this an excellent program. Participants have to do their share of the work, but the outcomes and networking are very much worth it."

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/participate-2012-e-science-institute-and-get-handle-e-science

Related link: http://duraspace.org/e-science-institute

 

DuraSpace at Seventh International Open Repositories Conference 2012 DuraSpace was represented by staff and community members at the Seventh International Open Repositories Conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland July 9-13, 2012.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duraspace-seventh-international-open-repositories-conference-2012

 
OF INTEREST
BGI and BioMed Central Launch GigaScience "Big Data" Journal

BGI, the world's largest genomics institute, and BioMed Central, a leader in scientific data sharing, aim to revolutionize science publishing with the launch of GigaScience, a new open access, open data journal with a scope that embraces all life science research that generates big data.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/bgi-and-biomed-central-launch-gigascience-big-data-journalRelated links:http://www.biomedcentral.com/, http://www.genomics.cn/en/index, http://www.gigasciencejournal.com/

 
New Name and Release Zero (R0) of Variations on Video Hydra-based Project
The Variations on Video project will transition to a new name: the Avalon Media System.
 
Understanding Digital Curation: The Digital Curation Resource Guide from Digital Scholarship
This resource guide presents over 200 selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation.
 
NEW PUBLICATION: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation
We are pleased to announce the publication of Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation, edited by Nancy Y. McGovern (Volume Editor).
 
FEDORA NEWS
Fedora 3.6 Software Release Features Updated Web Services FrameworkThe Fedora release team led by Edwin Shin, MediaShelf, are proud to announce the release of Fedora 3.6 which is focused on increasing Fedora's adaptability in rapidly evolving web services environments. Read the post: http://duraspace.org/fedora-36-software-release-features-updated-web-services-frameworkRelated links: Release notes https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORA36/Release+NotesDownload http://sourceforge.net/projects/fedora-commons/files/fedora/3.6/fcrepo-installer-3.6.jar/download

 

Fedora 3.6 Offers Significant "Under-the-hood" Retooling

Along with a some new features the release team delivered a significant bit of under-the-hood retooling with the release of Fedora 3.6.

Read the post: http://duraspace.org/fedora-36-offers-significant-under-hood-retooling

Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORA36/Release+Notes

 
DURACLOUD NEWS
DuraCloud Offers Reliable Digital Preservation at Affordable PricesDuraSpace, a leader in open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, took the leap into cloud computing with the launch of the DuraCloud managed service and open source software in 2011.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duracloud-offers-reliable-digital-preservation-affordable-pricesRelated link: http://duracloud.org
 
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIESVisit the DuraSpace Community Calendar for a comprehensive online view of upcoming events.
REGISTER for Preservation & Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG), Dublin, Oct. 17-19, 2012This fall the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) will be held in Dublin, Ireland at the Gresham Hotel from October 17-19, 2012.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/register-preservation-archiving-special-interest-group-pasig-dublin-oct-17-19-2012Related link: http://www.asis.org/Pasig/PASIGDublin2012.htmlSPACE LIMITED-REGISTER NOW for Berlin 10 Open Access ConferenceRegistration is now open for the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, to be held at the Wallenberg Research Centre, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch, South Africa November 7-8, 2012.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/space-limited%E2%80%93register-now-berlin-10-open-access-conferenceRelated link: http://www.berlin10.org/E-Science Institute Registration Now OpenRegistration for the DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute is now open for the fall 2012 offering. Read the post: http://duraspace.org/e-science-institute-registration-now-openRelated link: http://duraspace.org/e-science-instituteHelping Hacks to Gather NYC Technologists in Support of Non-Profit & Social Enterprise Goodnik's first ever hackathon will to take place in NYC on August 24th-26th where nonprofit organizations and social enterprises in need of technology assistance will get a big "Helping Hack" from some of New York's top developers, designers, and other technologists.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/helping-hacks-gather-nyc-technologists-support-non-profit-social-enterpriseRelated links: http://www.goodnik.org/, http://www.goodnik.org/helping-hacks/ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) Conference 2013 Planned for Hong KongThe 16th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) will be held in Hong Kong September 23-26, 2013.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/etd-electronic-theses-and-dissertations-conference-2013-planned-hong-kongRelated link: http://lib.hku.hk/etd2013/
 
 
FOR YOUR REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE
For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure: U of Pittsburgh Library System-Window on the World in Western PennsylvaniaThe University of Pittsburgh Library System is the 26th-largest academic research library in North America providing innovative services and stunning digital collections that include books, manuscripts, historic documents, images and more.Read the post: http://duraspace.org/your-repository-viewing-pleasure-u-pittsburgh-library-system%E2%80%93window-world-western-pennsylvaniaRelated links: http://www.pitt.edu/libraries.html, http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/
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