Vol. 5, Issue 7, August 2013

DuraSpace Digest

The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent events, releases, and opportunities of interest to the DuraSpace community. 
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in this issue

DuraSpace News

- DuraSpace, a Member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), Supports 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship

- REGISTER for a DuraSpace Solutions Webinar: "Stewarding Research Data with Fedora and Islandora"

 

DuraSpace Projects

DSpace

- The DSpace 2013 RoadMap and 3-5 Year Vision

- NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 3.2

- NOW AVAILABLE: First Release of DSpace CRIS Module for DSpace 3

- New DSpace@MIT Look: In Support of One Million Downloads a Month

- Fifty-six DSpace Repositories in India

Fedora

- Brown University Libraries Join the Fedora Futures Project as Platinum Sponsor

- NOW AVAILABLE: First Alpha Release of Fedora 4 from Fedora Futures

- Penn State University Libraries Join the Fedora Futures Project as Platinum Sponsor

- Fedora Futures Completes First Beta Phase "Sprint"

- Fedora Futures Completes Second Beta Phase Sprint: Triplestore, Large Files, Policy-driven Storage

 

DuraSpace Services

- DuraSpace Services and the Cloud at ARCHIVES 2013

 

DuraSpace Registered Service Provider (RSP) Highlights

- Open Data at BioMed Central: Creative Commons Waiver to be Part of Copyright and License Agreement

- University of Namibia Scholarly Repository Boosts Research Visibility

- Open Repository Welcomes First South American Institutional Repository Client

 

Community

- Open Access Week 2013 Kick Off Event at the World Bank on 10/21: Redefining Impact

- Practical Guidelines for Starting an Institutional Repository from "Libopedia"

- Keeping it Real: The RODA Platform for Repositories of Authentic Digital Records

- University of Texas: Open Access Historic Documents Created Modern State of Texas

 

DURASPACE NEWS

DuraSpace, a Member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), Supports 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship 
The DuraSpace organization is a proud contributor to and supporter of the newly released NDSA 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship because we, like the leading government, academic, and private sector organizations who are part of the NDSA, believe that preserving our intellectual, cultural and scientific heritage is vital.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duraspace-member-national-digital-stewardship-alliance-ndsa-supports-2014-national-agenda-digital-st 
Related link: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/nationalagenda/index.html 

REGISTER for a DuraSpace Solutions Webinar: "Stewarding Research Data with Fedora and Islandora""Stewarding Research Data with Fedora and Islandora" with Mark Leggott, University Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), President of Discovery Garden Inc. and founder of the open source Islandora project, will offer approaches to managing and preserving research data using Fedora and Islandora on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET. 

Related link: http://islandora.ca
 
for a comprehensive online view of upcoming community events.
 

DURASPACE PROJECTS

DSpace

The DSpace 2013 RoadMap and 3-5 Year Vision 
At the recent Open Repositories Conference, held in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island in Canada, a draft 3-5 Year Vision for the DSpace platform was introduced as well as a brief overview of the DSpace 2013 RoadMap. 
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/dspace-2013-roadmap-and-3-5-year-vision 
Related links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtnjPk9qS_k&feature=youtu.be,https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+2013+Vision+Document 

NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 3.2
The DSpace Committers are proud to announce DSpace 3.2, a new bug-fix / security-fix release for the 3.x platform.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/now-available-dspace-32 
Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+Release+3.2+Notes

NOW AVAILABLE: First Release of DSpace CRIS Module for DSpace 3
CINECA and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) are pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of the first 3.x version of the DSpace CRIS module (based on DSpace 3.2).
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/now-available-first-release-dspace-cris-module-dspace-3 
Related links: https://github.com/CILEA/dspace-cris

New DSpace@MIT Look: In Support of One Million Downloads a Month 
DSpace@MIT, a growing collection of the Massachusettes Institute of Technology's research, has a new look.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/new-dspacemit-look-support-one-million-downloads-month 
Related link: http://dspace.mit.edu/

Fifty-six DSpace Repositories in India 
Surendran Cherukodan, School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, has compiled a list of 56 web-based DSpace repositories in India ranging from those that contain research university scientific, technical, health and legal resources, to public libary collections and the Indian Institute of Spices Research.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/fifty-six-dspace-repositories-india 
Related link: http://surendrancherukodan.wordpress.com/

 

Fedora

Brown University Libraries Join the Fedora Futures Project as Platinum Sponsor 
The Fedora Futures team is very pleased to extend a warm welcome to Brown University.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/brown-university-libraries-join-fedora-futures-project-platinum-sponsor 
Related link: http://fcrepo.org/blog/2013/03/18/welcome-to-the-future/ 

NOW AVAILABLE: First Alpha Release of Fedora 4 from Fedora Futures 
DuraSpace and the Fedora Futures team are proud to announce the first Alpha release of Fedora 4.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/now-available-first-alpha-release-fedora-4-fedora-futures 
Related links:

Download it: https://github.com/futures/fcrepo4/releases/fcrepo-4.0.0-alpha-1

Release notes: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/REPONEXT/Fedora+4.0+Alpha+1+Release+Notes

Penn State University Libraries Join the Fedora Futures Project as Platinum Sponsor 
The Fedora Futures team is very pleased to extend a warm welcome to Penn State University.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/penn-state-university-libraries-join-fedora-futures-project-platinum-sponsor 
Related link: http://fcrepo.org/blog/2013/03/18/welcome-to-the-future/

Fedora Futures Completes First Beta Phase "Sprint" 
The Fedora Futures team is pleased to announce the conclusion of the first "sprint"-a full speed software development run over a short period of time-within the Beta Phase of Fedora4 development.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/fedora-futures-completes-first-beta-phase-sprint 
Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Sprint+B1+Summary

Fedora Futures Completes Second Beta Phase Sprint: Triplestore, Large Files, Policy-driven Storage
The Fedora Futures team also completed the second sprint within the "Beta Phase" of Fedora4 development.
Read the post:http://duraspace.org/fedora-futures-completes-second-beta-phase-sprint-triplestore-large-files-policy-driven-storage
Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/x/Y_EQAg

 

DURASPACE SERVICES 

DuraSpace Services and the Cloud at ARCHIVES 2013
DuraSpace was on hand to talk with ARCHIVES 2013 participants to find how DuraSpace open source projects and managed services might assist this community of dedicated professionals.
 

DURASPACE REGISTERED SERVICE PROVIDER (RSP) HIGHLIGHTS

This section highlights the work of DuraSpace Registered Service Providers.
 
Open Data at BioMed Central: Creative Commons Waiver to be Part of Copyright and License Agreement

From September 3, 2013, the Creative Commons CC0 waiver will become part of BioMed Central's Copyright and License Agreement, opening up the way in which data published in their journals can be used.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/open-data-biomed-central-creative-commons-waiver-be-part-copyright-and-license-agreement 
Related link: http://www.biomedcentral.com/ 

University of Namibia Scholarly Repository Boosts Research Visibility
The University of Namibia engaged @mire for customization of the DSpace themes and development of batch ingest utilities to help provide online access to publications and research output.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/university-namibia-scholarly-repository-boosts-research-visibility Related link: https://repository.unam.na

Open Repository Welcomes First South American Institutional Repository Client
Open Repository welcomed its first South American repository client, the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), who launched their repository, DELFOS, in March.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/open-repository-welcomes-first-south-american-institutional-repository-client
Related link: http://www.openrepository.com

 

COMMUNITY

Open Access Week 2013 Kick Off Event at the World Bank on 10/21: Redefining Impact
SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank have announced they will co-sponsor the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2013 on Monday October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. 
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/open-access-week-2013-kick-event-world-bank-1021-redefining-impact 
Related link: http://www.openaccessweek.org/ 

Practical Guidelines for Starting an Institutional Repository from "Libopedia" 
Getting started when developing an intitutional repository involves much more than selecting an appropriate software plarform such as DSpace or Fedora.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/practical-guidelines-starting-institutional-repository-libopedia 
Related link:http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Practical_guidelines_for_starting_an_institutional_repository_(IR)

Keeping it Real: The RODA Platform for Repositories of Authentic Digital Records 
RODA (Repository of Authentic Digital Records has evolved from a digital repository project created in conjunction with the Portuguese National Archives into an advanced open source digital repository platform that is ready to use.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/keeping-it-real-the%C2%A0roda-platform-repositories-authentic-digital-records 
Related link: http://www.roda-community.org/

University of Texas: Open Access Historic Documents Created Modern State of Texas 
The Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce the release of the redesigned open-access Texas Constitutions 1824-1876 web site.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/university-texas-open-access-historic-documents-created-modern-state-texas 
Related link: http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/constitutions/

Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Releases Project Open Data Website 
In support of the May 9, 2013 Executive Order intended to make U.S. government-held data more accessible to fuel innovation, economic growth, and government efficiency, the White House Office of Science and Technology has released additional resources to help Federal agencies make data open and available in machine-readable form.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/office-science-and-technology-policy-ostp-releases-project-open-data-website 
Related link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/08/16/progress-toward-opening-government-data-resources

 
 
 
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