Vol. 5, Issue 2, February 2013

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://duraspace.org/rss.xml
 

in this issue

DuraSpace News

- RECORDING AVAILABLE: COAR Interview with DuraSpace CEO Michele Kimpton
- Laura C. Wood, Tufts University, Joins DuraSpace Board
- Look for DuraSpace at...

DuraSpace Projects

- Welcome to DSpace Committer Bram Luyten
- Upcoming DSpace Futures Calls
- DuraSpace Sponsor Updates on Fedora Futures
- fedora4lib at code4lib Hackfest Winners Announced

DuraSpace Services

- Introducing DSpaceDirect: A "Right-Away" Repository Service
- 2013 DuraCloud Brown Bag Series: Recording and Topics

Community Corner

- Electronic Publishing Trust for Development's 2nd Annual Award for Individual Effort in Support of Open Access
- Big Step Towards Free and Open Access to Publicly Funded Research
- For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure: U Nairobi Digital Repository

 

DuraSpace News

RECORDING AVAILABLE: COAR Interview with DuraSpace CEO Michele Kimpton
COAR (Coalition of Open Access Repositories) Executive Director Alicia Lopez Medina recently conducted a video interview with DuraSpace CEO Michele Kimpton to learn more about DuraCloud, and plans for DSpace and Fedora development in the next year and over the next three years. 
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/recording-available-coar-interview-duraspace-ceo-michele-kimpton
Related link: http://www.coar-repositories.org/working-groups/repository-observatory/coar-talks/

Laura C. Wood, Tufts University, Joins DuraSpace Board
The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Laura C. Wood has accepted an appointment to the DuraSpace Board of Directors.  
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/laura-c-wood-tufts-university-joins-duraspace-board
Related link: http://www.tuftsdaily.com/new-director-sets-goals-for-university-library-system-1.2629928#.USzr2aXntyJ

Look for DuraSpace at
CNI Spring Membership Meeting April 4-5, San Antonio, TX
ACRL April 14-20, Indianapolis, IN
Internet2 Membership Meeting April 22-25, Arlington, VA
Visit the DuraSpace Community Calendar or our recent Event Blog Posts for a comprehensive online view of upcoming community events.
 

DuraSpace Projects

Welcome to DSpace Committer Bram Luyten
The DSpace committers team are delighted to announce a new member to the group: Bram Luyten from @mire.  
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/welcome-dspace-committer-bram-luyten
Related link: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bluyten

Upcoming DSpace Futures Calls
Last month DuraSpace shared a report on the current "State of DSpace" following a series of phone calls with sponsors, committers, DCAT members, and service providers. 
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/upcoming-dspace-futures-calls
Related link: http://www.duraspace.org/dspace-futures

DuraSpace Sponsor Updates on Fedora Futures
Recently a group of stakeholders from the Fedora community came together to begin the process of planning a three year software development project to direct new resources toward a major Fedora overhaul, adding capabilities that will make Fedora the repository platform of choice for the future. 
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duraspace-sponsor-updates-fedora-futures
Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+Futures+Home

fedora4lib at code4lib Hackfest Winners Announced
On February 11-12 the Fedora Futures team coordinated a Developer Challenge event opening the doors to the "Fedora House" for two evenings of Chicago deep-dish pizza, craft beer and code.  
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/fedora4lib-code4lib-hackfest-winners-announced
Related link: http://fedora4lib.org/hack/

 

  DuraSpace Services

Introducing DSpaceDirect: A "Right-Away" Repository Service
With DSpaceDirect, a new DuraSpace hosted repository service, users can store, organize and manage any content in the cloud.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/introducing-dspacedirect-right-away-repository-service
Related link: http://dspacedirect.org/

2013 DuraCloud Brown Bag Series: Recording and Topics
The 2013 DuraCloud Brown Bag Series kicked off on February 27 detailing the DuraCloud subscription plan options, how the plan's respective features and pricing differ, as well as discussing the use cases that best fit each subscription option. 
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/2013-duracloud-brown-bag-series-recording-and-topics
Related links:http://www.youtube.com/watchv=Rj6rSqAm7Uwhttp://duracloud.org/brown_bag_series

 

Community Corner

Electronic Publishing Trust for Development's 2nd Annual Award for Individual Effort in Support of Open Access 
The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT [i]) is pleased to announce the winner of its 2nd Annual Award in recognition of the effort made by individuals working in the developing and emerging countries in the furtherance of Open Access (OA) to scholarly publications. 
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/electronic-publishing-trust-developments-2nd-annual-award-individual-effort-support-open-access
Related link: http://epublishingtrust.net/ept-2nd-annual-oa-award/

Big Step Towards Free and Open Access to Publicly Funded Research
The growth of the Internet along with many channels users have created to disseminate every kind of networked digital information has been a catalyst for the simple idea that access to the results of publicly funded research should be free and open. 
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/big-step-towards-free-and-open-access-publicly-funded-research 
Related link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/22/expanding-public-access-results-federally-funded-research

For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure: U Nairobi Digital Repository
In 1986 it was estimated that only 1/3-1/2 of all theses and dissertations (ETDs) were published for a variety of reasons-institutional access policies, outdated collection methods and systems, and idiosyncratic revision requirements1-to name a few. 
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/your-repository-viewing-pleasure-u-nairobi-digital-repository 
Related link: http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke:8080/xmlui/

 
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