Volume 2, Issue 7 -- August - September 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

  • NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora Repository 3.4
  • NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud Open Source 0.6
  • DuraSpace Sponsorship Program Update

DSPACE NEWS

  • DSpace Global Outreach Committee (DGOC) Update
  • DSpace as a Preservation & Archiving Component: UT Southwestern History of Medicine Photographs
  • Texas Tech Law Library Launches a DSpace-based Digital Repository
  • A Busy Summer for DSpace — GSoC & DSpace 1.7 Updates

FEDORA NEWS

  • Private Cloud Storage with a Fedora Repository Plug-in: TierraCloud launches HC2 Open Source Project
  • “Kick the Tires” of a Fedora Repository Installation

OF INTEREST

  • Coming in October: The DuraCloud Newsletter
  • Fun With Web Metrics
  • Protecting the Source: The UK National Archives' "Deep Store"
  • OR10 Conference Report in DLib Magazine

EVENTS

  • DSpace User Group Meeting After SPARC Conference
  • DURASPACE/ORACLE WEB SEMINAR Sept 29: DuraSpace Open Integration Architecture: A Pathway to Interoperation
  • PASIG-related Activities and Events in September and October
  • Oh, THAT Camp: Technology Bootcamp for Digital Humanities
  • Open Video Conference, October 1-2 in NYC
  • DURASPACE WEB SEMINAR Rescheduled for Sept 22: DSpace 1.6 Usage Statistics: How Does it Work?
  • Register for Research Libraries UK Conference (RLUK) 2010, Edinburgh

FOR YOUR WEEKEND REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE

  • Aloha Hawaii Scrapbook
  • Videos from Rice University’s Fondren Library
  • Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora Repository 3.4The Fedora Repository team is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 3.4 led by Steve Bayliss. This version includes a number of exciting new features and bug fixes that make Fedora an even more compelling repository platform. Read the post. Related link.

NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud Open Source 0.6The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce the release of DuraCloud version 0.6. This latest version of the DuraCloud software, a platform which utilizes commercial cloud infrastructure. The DuraCloud software is deployed as a service hosted by DuraSpace using a cloud server environment and is integrated with multiple cloud storage providers, including Amazon AWS and Rackspace. Read the post. Related link.

DuraSpace Sponsorship Program UpdateIn May of this year DuraSpace launched its first Sponsorship Program to engage leaders from university and library communities in supporting the organization’s ongoing mission. The program is off to a good start! Related link.

DSPACE NEWS

DSpace Global Outreach Committee (DGOC) UpdateThe DSpace Global Outreach Committee (DGOC) is a group of volunteers who work to identify or develop resources and tools for DSpace users, as well as to advance the user community network world-wide. and membership to the DGOC is open to anyone in the DSpace community. Read the post. Related link.

DSpace as a Preservation & Archiving Component: UT Southwestern History of Medicine PhotographsThe Texas Digital Library (TDL) was awarded a $25,000 Historic Preservation and Digitization Award from the NN/LM South Central Region to make 500 photos that illustrate medical history in Dallas available in a DSpace repository. Read the post. Related link.

Texas Tech Law Library Launches a DSpace-based Digital RepositoryThe Texas Tech University School of Law Library announced the launch of the TTU School of Law Digital Repository built on DSpace. Read the post. Related link.

A Busy Summer for DSpace — GSoC & DSpace 1.7 UpdatesOver the summer DSpace developers made preparations for the upcoming DSpace 1.7 release and mentored four successful student projects during the 2010 Google Summer of Code (GSoC). Read the post. Related link.

FEDORA NEWS

Private Cloud Storage with a Fedora Repository Plug-in: TierraCloud launches HC2 Open Source ProjectTierraCloud launched the HC2 Open Source Project, an open source solution for private cloud computing that enables enterprise class Private Cloud Storage with a Fedora Repository plug-in, at the VMworld 2010 Conference. Read the post. Related link.

"Kick the Tires" of a Fedora Repository InstallationGo ahead, give Fedora a try, kick the tires and find out if the Fedora Repository platform works for you at the Fedora Reference Repository. Read the post. Related link.

OF INTEREST

Coming in October: The DuraCloud NewsletterThe DuraCloud Newsletter will launch in October 2010. The quarterly publication will feature the latest news about DuraCloud software development and more. Read the post. Related link.

Fun With Web MetricsBob Donahue, Senior Developer, WGBH Educational Foundation, WGBH Interactive, has started a blog is to facilitate discussions on new thinking of web metrics–particularly involving web sites that are non-commercial or educational in nature. Read the post. Related link.

Protecting the Source: The UK National Archives’ “Deep Store”The UK has designated the Winsford salt mines in Cheshire as a storage facility for materials from the National Archives. Read the post. Related link.

OR10 Conference Report in DLib MagazineThis report provides an overview the Fifth International Conference on Open Repositories 2010, OR10, was held in Madrid, Spain, July 5-9, 2010. The conference organizers' aim was to "bring together individuals and organizations responsible for the conception, development, implementation and management of digital repositories. Read the post. Related link.

EVENTS

DSpace User Group Meeting After SPARC ConferenceThere will be a half day DSpace User Group Meeting from 8:30am to 1pm on November 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland, immediately following the SPARC Digital Repositories Conference on November 8 and 9. Read the post. Related link.

DURASPACE/ORACLE WEB SEMINAR Sept 29: DuraSpace Open Integration Architecture: A Pathway to InteroperationJoin Brad McLean, DuraSpace CTO, for an “All About Repositories” web seminar co-sponsored by DuraSpace and ORACLE where he will provide an update on DuraSpace’s technology strategy including a high level overview of each of DuraSpace’s three major open source preservation platforms: DSpace, a turnkey institutional repository; DuraCloud, preservation support over cloud computing platforms; and Fedora, a framework and toolkit for building digital repositories. Read the post. Related link.

DuraSpace On the Road This FallDuraSpace staff members will be on the road at conferences and meetings around the world this fall talking about the DuraSpace technology portfolio -- DSpace, Fedora, and DuraCloud -- that inherently address the issue of durability of digital content. Related link.

PASIG-related Activities and Events in September and OctoberHere is an overview of several interesting PASIG-related activities and events that will take place in September and October. Read the post. Related link.

Oh, THAT Camp: Technology Bootcamp for Digital HumanitiesTHATCamp Chicago is planning a Bootcamp that may include workshops on Processing, Omeka, Geographic Information Systems, and Design Tools for the Digital Humanities. Read the post. Related link.

Open Video Conference, October 1-2 in NYCThe Open Video Conference is a summit to explore the future of video on the web hosted by the Open Video Alliance. Read the post. Related link.

DURASPACE WEB SEMINAR Rescheduled for Sept 22: DSpace 1.6 Usage Statistics: How Does it Work?You will receive new login instructions if you have already registered for this web seminar. Read the post. Related link.

Register for Research Libraries UK Conference (RLUK) 2010, EdinburghThe theme of “innovation in a time of financial challenge” will provide inspritation for the a program of outstanding presentations, interactive parallel sessions, and a fast-paced ‘pecha kucha’ session. Read the post. Related link.

FOR YOUR WEEKEND REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE

FOR YOUR WEEKEND REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE

Aloha Hawaii ScrapbookItems from the Hawaiian Rare collection at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library combine to give online visitors to the Aloha Hawaii Scrapbook a feeling of tropical glamour from early 20th century island history. Read the post. Related link.

Videos from Rice University's Fondren LibraryRice University's Fondren Library has highlighted some of their collections in short You Tube videos. Read the post. Related link.

Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution LibraryAmong many outstanding resources and services (), the Library’s exhibits provide online visitors with and opportunity to experience the rich history of exploration at Woods Hole. Read the post. Related link.

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