Volume 2, Issue 10 -- December 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

  • DSpace 1.7.0 is Available Now!
  • Thank You to Our 2010 DuraSpace Community of Supporters

DSPACE NEWS

  • DuraCloud + DSpace@MIT: Easy Cloud Access for Collection Managers and Curators
  • Get Ready for Webometrics Repository Ranking Data Collection
  • DSpace in Africa: “Making Agricultural Knowledge Travel”

FEDORA NEWS

  • Smithsonian Institution to Host DC Fedora Users Meeting Jan. 18
  • Fedora Repository Source Code Now Available on GitHub

OF INTEREST

  • Notes from the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC 2010)
  • On the ICPSR Menu: A Quick Analysis with a Side of Data Served from DuraCloud
  • A 19th Century View of Shakespeare Through A Djatoka Viewer and DuraCloud
  • “The Ivory Tower and the Open Web”: Dan Cohen at CNI
  • Backing Out of the Cloud: Report from Information Week Analytics

EVENTS

  • CALL: The Second International Conference on Culture and Computing 2011
  • CALL: Jasig’s 2011 “Spotlight on Open Source”
  • CALL: Open Repositories 2011 (OR11) to Focus on Collaboration and Community
  • CALL: ETD2011–Papers, Presentations, Posters, Panels and Workshops
  • REGISTER: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation International Conference

FOR YOUR WEEKEND REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE

  • A Wind Music Library

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DSpace 1.7.0 is Available Now!DSpace Committers announced the release of DSpace 1.7 on December 17, 2010 that includes significant new features, numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/17/dspace-170-is-availabl... Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC

Thank You to Our 2010 DuraSpace Community of Supporters"The total number of gold sponsors exceeded our first year goal for Gold sponsorship. Many of our sponsors have been active participants in Fedora and DSpace development throughout the years. We are grateful to all of our 2010 sponsors for their ongoing participation and support." Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/03/thank-you-to-our-duras... Related link: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/05/20/duraspace-launches-spo...

DSPACE NEWS

DuraCloud + DSpace@MIT: Easy Cloud Access for Collection Managers and CuratorsDuraCloud helps maintain multiple copies of MIT's DSpace repository off-site with the core DuraCloud service known as “replication"—a key benefit for institutions like MIT looking for simple and cost effective strategies for preserving digital content. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/20/duracloud-dspacemit-ea... Related link: http://dspace.mit.edu/

Get Ready for Webometrics Repository Ranking Data CollectionThis new release will bring several new major features, along with numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/09/get-ready-for-webometr... Related link: http://repositories.webometrics.info/

DSpace in Africa: “Making Agricultural Knowledge Travel”A three-day workshop on how to use DSpace to showcase and share broad agricultural knowledge was offered by @mire and held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Nairobi. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/03/dspace-in-africa-makin... Related link: http://repositories.webometrics.info/

FEDORA NEWS

Smithsonian Institution to Host DC Fedora Users Meeting Jan. 18The Smithsonian Institution will host the next Fedora Users Meeting as part of an occasional series of Fedora Users meetings for the Washington DC region, which includes Maryland and Virginia. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/20/smithsonian-institutio... Related link: http://www.nmai.si.edu/

Fedora Repository Source Code Now Available on GitHubThe Fedora Commons Repository source code has been fully migrated to GitHub, where you can collaborate with others, fork, send pull requests and manage public and private git repositories using a fast, efficient, distributed version control system ideal for the collaborative development of software Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/15/fedora-repository-sour... Related link: https://github.com/fcrepo

OF INTEREST

Notes from the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC 2010)Dorothea Salo, the Research Services Librarian for the University of Wisconsin at Madison, is a “Book of Trogool” blogger. In a recent post Ms. Salo reviewed IDCC ideas and trends that resonated for her in a post entitled, “Themes from IDCC 2010,” Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/10/notes-from-the-interna... Related link: http://vimeo.com/idcc2010

On the ICPSR Menu: A Quick Analysis with a Side of Data Served from DuraCloudThe Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) wants to make sure that all 6 terabytes of enhanced and raw ICPSR data are available far into the future, perhaps by using DuraCloud. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/08/on-the-icpsr-menu-a-qu... Related link: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/

A 19th Century View of Shakespeare Through A Djatoka Viewer and DuraCloudRhodes College investigators wanted to find out about what the advantages would be to run a 4000 dpi in grayscale image collection from the cloud. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/07/a-19th-century-view-of... Related link: http://dlynx.rhodes.edu/

“The Ivory Tower and the Open Web”: Dan Cohen at CNIDan Cohen believes that most folks, particularly in the humanities, don’t yet understand the power of the Web as a locus of creativity. They also do not yet see it as a place for scholarship. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/21/the-ivory-tower-and-th... Related link: http://zotero.org/

Backing Out of the Cloud: Report from Information Week AnalyticsTo find out more about planning for how to use the cloud you may download a free Information Week Analytics report “Informed CIO: Cloud Exit Strategy” by Patrick Foxhoven, CIO and a co-founder of CentraComm for a limited time. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/04/backing-out-of-the-clo... Related link: http://analytics.informationweek.com/abstract/5/3714/Cloud-Computing/inf...

EVENTS

CALL: The Second International Conference on Culture and Computing 2011“Culture and Computing 2011″ will be held October 20-22, 2011 at The Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Japan. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/21/call-the-second-intern... Related link: http://www.ai.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/culture2011/

CALL: Jasig’s 2011 “Spotlight on Open Source”The theme for Jasig’s 2011 conference is “Spotlight on Open Source. The conference will be held from Monday, May 23 through Wednesday, May 25, 2011
 at the Westin Westminster Hotel in Westminster Colorado. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/12/22/call-jasigs-2011-spotl... Related link: http://www.jasig.org/jasigs-spotlight-open-source

CALL: Open Repositories 2011 (OR11) to Focus on Collaboration and CommunityThe Sixth Annual International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) communities will address the role that social interactions play within repository technical communities in developing distributed services and cyberinfrastructure that help create open access to and preservation of our shared digital heritage in Austin, Texas from June 8-11, 2011 at the AT&T Conference Center. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/05/call-open-repositories... Related link: https://conferences.tdl.org/0R2011/OR2011main/schedConf/cfp

CALL: ETD2011–Papers, Presentations, Posters, Panels and WorkshopsThe 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD2011) will be held from September 13-17, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. Read the post:http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/07/call-etd2011%E2%80%93p... Related link: http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011

PROPOSALS WELCOME: Fedora UK and Ireland Meeting December 13The Fedora UK and Ireland User Group meeting will be held on December 13, 2010 in the library of the London School of Economics and Political Science, 10 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2010/11/24/proposals-welcome-fedo... Related link: fedora-UKI@jiscmail.ac.uk

REGISTER: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation International ConferenceThe Educopia Institute, the U.S. Library of Congress, the University of North Texas, Auburn University, the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the National Library of Estonia will host a forum in Tallinn, Estonia from May 23-25 at the National Library of Estonia. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/07/register-aligning-nati... Related link: hthttp://www.educopia.org/events/ANADP/program

FOR YOUR WEEKEND REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE

A Wind Music Library\The CDMC Musical Information Center provides access to musical works for wind bands and instruments. Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/01/10/for-your-repository-br... Related link: http://www.windmusic.org/

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