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Volume 1, Issue 3 -- September - October 2009

The DuraSpace Blog Digest from DuraSpace highlights news, events, releases, opportunities, and tweets of interest from the past month. Subscribe to the DuraSpace Blog RSS here:

Wordle visualization of content of top ten DuraSpace tweets and re-tweets from September - October 2009. This visualization was created by the application:


Celebrate Open Access Week With DuraSpace and 200 Sites WorldwideTo celebrate Open Access Week DuraSpace has released a package of tools and resources to help information managers everywhere learn more about how to make their information available. Read the post. Related link.

Announcing the DuraSpace/SPARC OA Week Contest WinnersDuraSpace is pleased to announce three winners of the DuraSpace SPARC Open Access Week Contest: Luise Barnikel, IssueLab; Bryan Beecher, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and; Erik Mitchell, Digital Forsythe. Read the post. Related link.

DSpace Reaches Over 700 Instances WorldwideThe DSpace platform now has over 700 instances in over 70 different countries worldwide. Read the post. Related link.

"Getting Started with Fedora" GuideThe "Getting Started with Fedora" Guide is designed to offer new users, or potential users, a basic understanding of the Fedora architecture and the core repository management software, along with some general ideas about how to use it. Read the post. Related link.

New DSpace CommittersThe DSpace committers group has announced two new additions to the group: Jeffrey Trimble and Larry Stone. Read the post. Related link.

Islandora VirtualBox Image and DemoThe documents and files included in Islandora Virtual Box Image and Demo (version 1.0) allow users to install the complete Islandora stack running in a VirtualBox environment. Read the post. Related link.

DSpace Ambassador Program LaunchedThe DSpace Ambassador Program seeks to develop a global network of volunteers who can help new and potential users get started with DSpace and/or help solicit the necessary help for users with questions. Read the post. Related link.

New "SciencePipes" ReleaseIn this version of Science Pipes the new pipe (workflow) editor has been deployed. Read the post. Related link.

Mulgara 2.1.4 Release Now AvailableMulgara, a scalable RDF database written entirely in Java, version 2.1.4 has been released. Read the post. Related link.

Taking DSpace Out of the BoxFind out more about DSpace: an out-of-the-box repository software package for creating open repositories focused on delivering digital content to end users, and providing a full set of tools for managing and preserving content within the application. Read the post. Related link.

PLoS Journals to Provide Online Usage Data for Individual ArticlesPLoS now aggregates a range of available data about the use of their journal articles and places that data on the article itself. Read the post. Related link.

Preservation and Archiving Policy "Warehouse"The DuraSpace Preservation and Archiving Solution Community has aggregated digital preservation policies for the community to use as a resource in researching how others have tackled these issues. Read the post. Related link.


Take the DuraSpace "Small Archives Group" Preservation SurveyTo ensure a clear focus on those concerns most relevant to small archives, we would appreciate your responses to a short (10-15 minutes) survey to better understand long-term access and preservation in small cultural heritage institutions. Read the post. Related link.

CALL for Participation and Contributions: UK & I, Fedora-EU User Group MeetingsTo minimize travel, particularly for international participants, the meeting is set to coincide with UK All Hands, Dec 7-9, Oxford - and IEEE e-Science, Dec 9-11, Oxford. Read the post. Related link.

INVITATION: Traveling to EDUCAUSE Nov. 3-6 in Denver?If you are planning to attend the conference in person, please join colleagues in the open source communities of DuraSpace (DSpace and Fedora Commons), JA-SIG, Kuali and Sakai at a cocktail reception. Read the post. Related link.

Follow @DuraSpace; @DuraCloud; @FedoraRepo; @DSpacetweetsPlease send news, comments and questions to Carol Minton Morris, Marketing and Communications Director, DuraSpace, 607 255-2702.