Vol. 6, Issue 4, April 2014

Vol. 6, Issue 4, April 2014

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

DuraSpace News

  • E-Science Institute Concludes; Peer Mentoring Group Begins
  • UPDATE: Heartbleed Patch Applied to All DuraSpace Services and Websites

DuraSpace Projects

DSpace

  • SAVE THE DATES: Advanced DSpace Course June 3-6, Austin, Texas

Fedora

  • NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 4.0 Alpha 4 Release for Testing
  • Fedora 4 Call to Action-Test Your Favorite Feature!
  • REGISTER for Islandora Camp in London, May 7-9

VIVO

  • What Does Your Site Care About? Participate in the 2014 VIVO Annual Survey
  • VIVO Conference Update: Early Bird Registration Open; Workshops Announced; Register Online Today!
  • Layne Johnson is the New VIVO Project Director

DuraSpace Services

  • DSpaceDirect Details: No-Cost Upgrades Reduce Repository Management Expenses
  • Introducing the American Library Association Institutional Repository (ALAIR)-with DSpaceDirect
  • DSpaceDirect Details: Automatic Repository Back-Up

DuraSpace Registered Service Provider (RSP) Highlights

  • NOW AVAILABLE: Mirage 2 for DSpace 3 and 4
  • Introducing IRIS, the New CRIS Solution Developed by Cineca
  • Practical Action: A Repository for the Developing World

Community

  • CALL for Nominations for the 2014 NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) Innovation Awards
  • OR2014 Update: Erin McKiernan to be Keynote Speaker, Conference Program Available, REGISTER NOW! 

DURASPACE NEWS

E-Science Institute Concludes; Peer Mentoring Group Begins 
The 2014 E-Science Institute held its in-person capstone event April 2-4 in St. Louis.
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/e-science-institute-concludes-peer-mentoring-group-begins
Related link: http://www.diglib.org/learning/erpnmg/

UPDATE: Heartbleed Patch Applied to All DuraSpace Services and Websites
As you know a vulnerability in OpenSSL, which has been named "Heartbleed", was detected earlier this month. 
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/update-heartbleed-patch-applied-all-duraspace-services-and-websites
Related linkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbleed

Visit the DuraSpace Community Calendar or our recent Event Blog Posts
for a comprehensive online view of upcoming community events.


DURASPACE PROJECTS

DSpace

SAVE THE DATES: Advanced DSpace Course June 3-6, Austin, Texas
In response to the popularity of the previously offered Advanced DSpace training opportunity, the Texas Digital Library is offering an expanded 4-day Advanced DSpace course on June 3-6 in Austin, Texas. 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/save-dates-advanced-dspace-course-june-3-6-austin-texas 
Related links: http://www.tdl.org/training/advanced-dspace/

Fedora

NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 4.0 Alpha 4 Release for Testing
The Fedora 4 development team and supporting institutions are pleased to announce the release of Fedora 4 Alpha 4. 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/now-available-fedora-40-alpha-4-release-testing
Related linkhttps://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+4.0+Alpha+4+Release+Notes

Fedora 4 Call to Action-Test Your Favorite Feature! 
A Fedora 4.0 beta will be released in time for Open Repositories 2014. The full list of features to be included in the 4.0 beta and the release is available.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/fedora-4-call-action%E2%80%93test-your-favorite-feature
Related link:  https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+4.0+Feature+Set

REGISTER for Islandora Camp in London, May 7-9 
Islandora Camp will take place May 7 - 9, 2014 on the campus of King's College in London, England.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/register-islandora-camp-london-may-7-9 
Related link:  http://islandora.ca/camps/uk2014

VIVO

What Does Your Site Care About? Participate in the 2014 VIVO Annual Survey
Please consider participating in the VIVO project's annual survey of implementation sites to clarify and prioritize future efforts to meet community needs.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/what-does-your-site-care-about-participate-2014-vivo-annual-survey
Related link:  https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1704676-gIMWlsYzom

VIVO Conference Update: Early Bird Registration Open; Workshops Announced; Register Online Today!
Register for this year's VIVO Conference to be held Aug. 6-8, 2014 in Austin, Texas-a unique opportunity for people from across the country and around the world to come together in the spirit of promoting scholarly collaboration and research discovery. 

Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/vivo-conference-update-early-bird-registration-open-workshops-announced-register-online-today
Related linkhttps://www.etouches.com/ehome/80403/register/

Layne Johnson is the New VIVO Project Director
The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Dr. Layne Johnson has accepted a position with DuraSpace as the project director for the VIVO project effective May 1, 2014. 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/layne-johnson-new-vivo-project-director
Related link:  http://www.vivoweb.org/


DURASPACE SERVICES

DSpaceDirect Details: No-Cost Upgrades Reduce Repository Management Expenses
Does it seem like just as you get the wrinkles ironed out of your customized, open source repository system the next software upgrade is issued by developers and ready for you to install? 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/dspacedirect-details-no-cost-upgrades-reduce-repository-management-expenses
Related link:  http://dspacedirect.org/ 

Introducing the American Library Association Institutional Repository (ALAIR)-with DSpaceDirect
A "Convention of Librarians" was held in Philadelphia in the fall of 1876 [1].  On October 6, 1876 a register was passed for attendees to sign to become charter members of a new library association that would become the ALA. 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/introducing-american-library-association-institutional-repository-alair%E2%80%93-dspacedirect
Related linkhttp://dspacedirect.org/profile/52

DSpaceDirect Details: Automatic Repository Back-Up
Backing up repository content paves the way for creating permanent access to valuable digital assets.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/dspacedirect-details-automatic-repository-back
Related link:  http://dspacedirect.org/ 


DURASPACE REGISTERED SERVICE PROVIDER (RSP) HIGHLIGHTS

This section highlights the work of DuraSpace Registered Service Providers.

@MIRE:

NOW AVAILABLE: Mirage 2 for DSpace 3 and 4
@mire is proud to announce the first public beta release for Mirage 2. Backed by an enthusiastic community of early adopters, this release represents an important milestone in the development of the theme.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/now-available-mirage-2-dspace-3-and-4
Related link:  http://atmire.com/website/?q=download-mirage-2&utm_source=duraspace&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=digestapril

CINECA:

Introducing IRIS, the New CRIS Solution Developed by Cineca
On April 10, 2014 Cineca organized an event to present its new CRIS (Current Research Information System) Solution: IRIS, Institutional Research Information System
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/introducing-iris-new-cris-solution-developed-cineca 
Related link: http://www.cineca.it/it/content/IRIS

OPEN REPOSITORY:

Practical Action: A Repository for the Developing World 
Open Repository is delighted to announce an agreement with the Practical Action Group, a large international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty, to build and host their institutional repository. 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/practical-action-repository-developing-world
Related linkhttp://practicalaction.org


COMMUNITY

OR2014 Update: Erin McKiernan to be Keynote Speaker, Conference Program Available, REGISTER NOW!
The 9th International Conference on Open Repositories (#OR2014) to be held June 9-13, 2014 is fast-approaching. Exciting program details have been announced by conference organizers.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/or2014-update-erin-mckiernan-be-keynote-speaker-conference-program-available-register-now
Related link:  http://or2014.helsinki.fi

CALL for Nominations for the 2014 NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) Innovation Awards 
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance InnovationWorking Group is pleased to open the nominations for the 2014 NDSA Innovation Awards.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/call-nominations-2014-ndsa-national-digital-stewardship-alliance-innovation-awards
Related link:  http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/awards.html


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