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Volume 2, Issue 1 -- January - February 2010

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:


SUBMIT Proposals for OR10 Now!The Fifth International Conference on Open Repositories with the theme "The Grand Integration Challenge" will be held in Madrid July 6-9, 2010. The online proposal submission process is now open through March 1, 2010. Read the post. Related link.

...Make that 45 DSpace Repos in Top 100 of IR Ranking of World Repositories45 DSpace repositories landed in good positions as calculated by the January 2010 edition of the Ranking Web of World Repositories: Top 400 Institutional Repositories. Read the post. Related link.

A DSpace 1.6 Feature Preview: What's in it for YOU?Stuart Lewis has published a new blog post explaining what those key DSpace 1.6 changes and features will mean for you. Read the post. Related link.

Fedora-based University of Wisconsin Library Prototype for All UW Digital CollectionsThe long-term goal of migrating their digital collection, currently in production at University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, to an all-Fedora enabled repository system, mapped onto production workflows with many moving parts and pieces inspired the development of prototype site. Read the post. Related link.

DSpace 1.6 Testathon Scheduled for Feb. 15-19To make sure that all bugs have been located and fixed prior to the release of DSpace 1.6.0, the DSpace team will conduct a second Testathon next week (Feb 15-19, 2010). Read the post. Related link.

Project ESCAPE with Fedora from University of TwenteThe University of Twente uses Fedora in a project called ESCAPE (Enhanced Scientific Communication by Aggregated Publications Environments) which provides a "semantic overlay" allowing researchers to relate objects such as papers, topics, discussions, public media articles, and more. Read the post. Related link.

Subject Repositories: A New arXiv Collaborative Business ModelAs deposits and data in subject repositories such as arXiv grow to contain ever larger tracts of specialized knowledge the issue of how to sustain and preserve the cultural and scientific value contained in these digital repositories is becoming more significant. Read the post. Related link.

Using SWORD and SWAP to Implement the MIT OA MandateThe DSpace repository at MIT is being used to house scholarly articles and to make them openly available to the world. Read the post. Related link.

DSpace in JapanWith the theme, "Open Access Repositories now and in the future -- from the global and Asia-Pacific points of view" the Digital Repository Federation International Conference (DRFIC) was held on December 3-4, 2009, in Tokyo and focused on topics relevant to digital repository and open access. Read the post. Related link.

Top Content at DuraSpaceThe DuraSpace organization investigates methods for leveraging Web 2.0 systems in order to provide repository communities with timely news and information about breakthroughs, events, accomplishments, downloads, initiatives and opportunities while also looking for ways to reflect repository community news and resources out to broader audiences. Read the post. Related link.

New Decade, New Look for DLib MagazineThe newly redesigned and reorganized January-February issue of D-Lib Magazine invites readers to be a part of an ongoing "timely and efficient information exchange for the digital library community to help digital libraries be a broad interdisciplinary field." Read the post. Related link.


Looking Forward to DEV8D: "Unconference Within a Conference"If you take the DEV8D symbol "8D" and turn it 90 degrees counter-clockwise you get a laughing face, which is suitable for an unconference structured around a program especially designed to make developers happy. Read the post. Related link.

"Repositories and the Cloud" Event in London Feb. 23The event will bring together software developers, repository managers, service providers, funding and advisory bodies to discuss the potential policy and technical issues associated with cloud computing and the delivery of repository services in UK HEIs. Related link.

CALL: Cultural Heritage Knowledge Visualisation SymposiumA symposium in the 14th International Conference on Information Visualisation, will be held at London South Bank University, London, UK, July 26-29, 2010. Read the post. Related link.

CALL: European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL)ECDL 2010, the 14th conference in this series, will be organized by the University of Glasgow and held Sept. 6-10, 2010. The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series. Read the post. Related link.

Participate in a Digital Humanities StudyThis study seeks to identify and understand the ways in which social sciences and humanities readers engage with forms such as the electronic scholarly edition, the academic monograph, scholarly journal and essay collections, and electronic literature. Read the post. Related link.


Inside the WGBH Media Archive VaultArchives, as WGBH makes a public digital library interface available on top of Fedora (+Blacklight). Read the post. Related link.

"IslandLives"The IslandLives collection offers weekend browsers a rare glimpse into the lives, environment, culture and history of a small community perched far to the north in the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Read the post. Related link.

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