Volume 2, Issue 5 -- May - June 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: http://feedburner.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=DuraSpace.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DuraSpace Launches Sponsorship ProgramDuraSpace has launched its 2010 Sponsorship Program to engage leaders from university and library communities in supporting the organization's ongoing mission. DuraSpace provides open source software and services to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage. Read the post. Related link.

Coming Up: Oracle-DuraSpace "All About Repositories" Web Seminars -- Repositories and Cloud Services for Data CyberinfrastructureThe free, "All About Repositories" web seminar series offered by Oracle and Duraspace throughout 2010 kicks off with a 45 minute presentation entitled "Repositories and Cloud Services for Data Cyberinfrastructure" by Sandy Payette, CEO DuraSpace, on June 23 at 11am PT; 2:00pm EDT. Read the post. Related link.

NEWS

DSpace 1.6.2 ReleasedOn June 16, DSpace 1.6.2, a bug-fix release which resolves some key issues found within 1.6.1, was released. Read the post. Related link.

NOW AVAILABLE: "Digitally Documented Lives" and "DuraCloud" WebcastsNew videos from the Coalition for Networked Information's (CNI) spring meeting are available on the CNI YouTube and Vimeo channels. Read the post. Related link.

Exploring Integration of DSpace and FedoraAt OR10, the Fifth Annual International Open Repositories Conference (July 6-9, 2010, Madrid), DuraSpace will recommend that the DSpace community begin to work more closely with the Fedora community to allow DSpace software to run "on top of" the Fedora platform. Read the post. Related link.

DSpace 1.7.0 Release Coordinator AnnouncedPeter Dietz, a DSpace Committer from Ohio State University Libraries, has volunteered to coordinate the next release of DSpace later this year. Read the post. Related link.

Sandy Payette at IASSIST: Repositories and Cloud Services for Data CyberinfrastructureSandy Payette, CEO DuraSpace, presented a plenary lecture entitled, "Repositories and Cloud Services for Data Cyberinfrastructure" that included thoughts on how the DuraSpace suite of open technologies might help to change the way that social scientists interact with, and preserve research data. Read the post. Related link.

Photo CultureFlickr Commons aims to "show you hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives." Contributors include 41 global knowledge organizations, several of whom are also part of DuraSpace open technology communities. Read the post. Related link.

DLib Magazine: A Look at Digital Library Development in ChinaLaurence Lannom, Director of Information Management Technology and Vice President at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), has edited the May-June Special Issue of DLib Magazine on Digital Libraries in China which are "extensive and growing." Read the post. Related link.

Rutgers Releases Application for Managing Electronic Theses and DissertationsThe Rutgers University Libraries announced the availability of OpenETD, a web-based software application for managing the submission, approval, and distribution of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) last month. Read the post. Related link.

EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

OR10 Conference User Groups Program AvailableIn addition to a DuraSpace plenary session to provide a strategic overview of the organization as well as the roadmaps for both DSpace and Fedora. Read the post. Related link.

Let's Talk About Leveraging News and Information Content at OR10Please join an OR10 Birds of a Feather (BoF) on Tuesday, July 6 at 11:30am for a session entitled "Getting the Word Out: Strategic Content Partnerships Across Communities." Read the post. Related link.

OR10 Sneak Peek: Keynote, General Sessions, Developer Challenge and More!Previews of this exciting conference, including a schedule for general sessions, information about the Developer Challenge and posters are now available online. Read the post. Related link.

Connect with Colleagues at OR10As OR10 gets closer information, who's who, and various posts-links-tweets-tags (use #OR10 for conference-related items) about related events and activities will be featured on the OR10 Crowdvine. Read the post. Related link.

ORACLE Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG), June 22, ChicagoJoin the Oracle Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) and host The University of Chicago for an information-packed day focused on open computing solutions and best practices in the digital preservation, repository, and archiving space. Read the post. Related link.

CALL: International Workshop on Semantic Web and Reasoning for Cultural Heritage and Digital LibrariesThe International Workshop on Semantic Web And Reasoning for Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries (SWARCH-DL) will be held in conjunction with the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE-ICSC 2010), September 22-24, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Read the post. Related link.

Save the dates: SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting Nov. 8-9SPARC, in partnership with SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan/National Institute of Informatics, announces the next installment of the popular SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting will be held November 8 & 9, 2010 in Baltimore. Read the post. Related link.

FOR YOUR WEEKEND REPOSITORY BROWSING PLEASURE

OHIO-Link-Connects Ohio University System & Ohio's Private CollegesThe OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons hosts six distinct communities and collections in this DSpace repository that are described as "treasure troves of knowledge" from 17 public and private Ohio campuses. Read the post. Related link.

eCommons and Cornell University Library Digital CollectionsA series of repositories and services known as eCommons@Cornell, powered by DSpace, provide "long-term access to a broad range of Cornell-related digital content of enduring value." Read the post. Related link.

Follow @DuraSpace; @DuraCloud; @FedoraRepo; @DSpacetweetsFor more information, or to have your news and information included please contact Carol Minton Morris, Marketing and Communications Director, DuraSpace.

 
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