Volume 2, Issue 8 -- September - October 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 and Fedora Community Commitment to Excellence in Support of Open Access to Knowledge
  • DuraSpace Community Outreach Update
  • NOW AVAILABLE: DuraSpace OR10 DSpace and Fedora User Group Session Videos

DSPACE NEWS

  • Open Access Week Events From DSpace Institutions All Over the Globe
  • Testing Times This Summer
  • MIT's OA Policy Related to #3 Ranking Among Top 200 Universities?
  • Texas Digital Library Releases Vireo ETD System as Open Source Software

FEDORA NEWS

  • A Deep Dive into Fedora
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine Launches Fedora-based Digital Collections

OF INTEREST

  • EDUCAUSE 2010: Towards Refreshing Business Models for Higher Education?
  • SAVE THE DATES: Sixth International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) 2011
  • Kaltura Cross Platform Educational Media Package
  • Recent DuraSpace Web Seminar Recordings of Interest

EVENTS

  • OCT. 27: An In-depth Fedora Tutorial for Developers
  • 7 Reasons to Register by October 25 for the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting
  • DSpace User Group Meeting After SPARC Conference
  • Hydra Camp and Hydra Partners Quarterly Meeting - November 4-6, 2010
  • CALL: IADIS International Conference E-Society 2011

FOR YOUR WEEKEND REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE

  • University of British Columbia Library Vault
  • Graphic Novels and Comic Books

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DSpace and Fedora Community Commitment to Excellence in Support of Open Access to KnowledgeIn celebration of Open Access Week Oct. 18-22, 2010 and on behalf of DSpace and Fedora users everywhere DuraSpace would like to thank the hard working DSpace and Fedora Committers Groups and the institutions which support their participation in Open Source software development in support of Open Access to knowledge. Read the post. Related link.

DuraSpace Community Outreach UpdateDuraSpace will roll all the community groups under one framework, with the goal of providing support across both the Fedora and DSpace projects. Read the post. Related link.

NOW AVAILABLE: DuraSpace OR10 DSpace and Fedora User Group Session VideosThe OR10 organizing committee has now made video recordings from the DuraSpace User Group available from the OR10 web site. Read the post. Related link.

DSPACE NEWS

Open Access Week Events From DSpace Institutions All Over the GlobeFrom the big list of Open Access Week events, here are those from institutions that are highlighting the use of DSpace at their institution as a technology enabling Open Access. Read the post. Related link.

Testing Times This SummerDSpace has added over 500 automated tests into its main codebase. These tests were developed as part of the new DSpace testing framework created through the Google Summer of Code 2010 scheme. Read the post. Related link.

MIT's OA Policy Related to #3 Ranking Among Top 200 Universities?A recent Intechweb aritcle, "MIT Makes All Faculty Publications Open Access", suggests that MIT's #3 ranking among the top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings may be related to both MIT's OA policy and to the actual ability to access MIT's research output on the Web through DSpace@MIT which now houses nearly 30,000 digital items. Read the post. Related link.

Texas Digital Library Releases Vireo ETD System as Open Source SoftwareThe Texas Digital Library (TDL) is pleased to announce the open-source release of its Vireo submission and management system for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Read the post. Related link.

FEDORA NEWS

A Deep Dive into FedoraLeaders and participants in the third Red Island Repository Institute (RIRI) hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) in Charlottetown, Canada took part in Fedora-focused tutorials The Islandora group at UPEI has made video recording of presentations given by Sandy Payette available. Read the post. Related link.

U.S. National Library of Medicine Launches Fedora-based Digital CollectionsThe National Library of Medicine has launched its Digital Collections as part of a digital repository project that was started in 2006. NLM's digital collections consist of historic public health resources, images, rich media and documents related to informational campaigns and health services over the last 200 years. Read the post. Related link.

OF INTEREST

EDUCAUSE 2010: Towards Refreshing Business Models for Higher Education?Gary Hamel provided inspiration and examples that underscored his views on why higher education should change the game in his opening plenary talk entitled, "Reinventing Management for a Networked World" as 6,700 representatives from from universities and colleges in 41 different countries looked for ways to cut costs while engaging more deeply with students. Read the post. Related link.

SAVE THE DATES: Sixth International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) 2011The Sixth International Conference on Open Repositories (OR11) set to be hosted by the University of Texas in the state capital of Austin from June 7-11, 2011 at the AT&T Conference Center. Read the post. Related link.

Kaltura Cross Platform Educational Media PackageKaltura has launched the Cross Campus Education Suite which is designed to help educational institutions create, manage and distribute rich media learning resources in support of all aspects of teaching and learning. Read the post. Related link.

Recent DuraSpace Web Seminar Recordings of InterestDSpace 1.6 Usage Statistics: How Does it Work? with Ben Bosman (Sept. 22), and DuraSpace Open Integration Architecture: A Pathway to Interoperation with Brad McLean (Sept. 29) Read the post. Related link.

EVENTS

OCT. 27: An In-depth Fedora Tutorial for DevelopersPlease join Thorny Staples, DuraSpace Director of Community Strategy and Alliances and Fedora Project Lead, on Wednesday October 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm ET for a free technical overview of the Fedora (flexible-extensible-digital-object-repository-architecture) platform for DSpace developers and anyone who would like to understand more about what's going on under the Fedora "hood." Read the post. Related link.

7 Reasons to Register by October 25 for the SPARC Digital Repositories MeetingRegistration rates for the SPARC 2010 Digital Repositories Meeting set for November 8-9 in Baltimore, MD will increase on October 25. The hotel reservation deadline is also October 25. Read the post. Related link.

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: vhollister@duraspace.org.

Hydra Camp and Hydra Partners Quarterly Meeting-November 4-6, 2010There will be a Hydra Partners meeting on November 4, 5 and 6th at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. These meetings are open to the Hydra community. Both current and prospective members are encouraged to participate. Read the post. Related link: hydra-collab@lists.stanford.edu.

CALL: IADIS International Conference E-Society 2011IADIS International Conference E-Society 2011 has issued a call for full and short papers, reflection papers, posters/demonstrations, tutorials, panels and a doctoral consortium for the IADIS e-Society 2011 Conference to be held March 10-13, 2011 in Avila, Spain. Read the post. Related link.

FOR YOUR WEEKEND REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE

University of British Columbia Library VaultA quick look into the UBC open access Vault yields views of rich collections, exhibits, and resources: "The Darwin Letters" and the "Nightingale Letters"; The Stravinsky Collection; British Columbia urban and rural scenes by artist and teacher Sam Black, and; a remarkable collection of sea animals rendered by naturalist René-Primevère in the early 19th century among many other treasures. Read the post. Related link.

Graphic Novels and Comic BooksThe University of Michigan Art, Architecture and Engineering Library offers online visitors a way to browse some of their comic book and graphic novel collection's highlights online that include independent comics, mini-comics, international comics and other unusual materials. Read the post. Related link.

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