Cochin, India A two-day workshop focused on DSpace open source software for building digital repositorie and libraries will be held at Cochin University of Science and Technology located in Cochin, Kerala, India March 22-23, 2014.
"DSpace incorporates a digital asset management system and helps to create, index and retrieve various forms of digital contents. DSpace is adaptable to various needs of Libraries and Information Centres and maintains built-in interoperability programs for application between various systems. It adheres to international standards for metadata."
For more details visit http://soe.cusat.ac.in/cs/dspaceworkshop/
Dublin, Ireland The Hydra Project is pleased to announce the first Hydra Europe events, taking place during April, at Trinity College, Dublin.
Hydra Symposium, April 7-8
A non-technical lunchtime to lunchtime event for collection managers and owners to learn about Hydra and how it can support a wide range of digital content management needs.
• Bookings - https://hydra-europe-symposium2014.eventbrite.co.uk
• Further details -https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Europe+2014
Hydra Camp, April 8-11
A technical training event that enables developers to learn about Hydra and how to get up and running with a local solution.
• Bookings - https://hydracamp-europe2014.eventbrite.com
• Further details -https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Europe+2014
Hydra offers a core repository solution which can be adapted to meet different needs. It is open source software released under the Apache 2.0 licence, originally developed by the Hydra Project. The Project now has 21 Partners and a wide range of users internationally working together as a community to add to Hydra's capability. The events will showcase European work with Hydra and how the community can support local implementation. For more information on Hydra, please visit http://projecthydra.org
From Val Hollister, DuraSpace Director of Community Programs
Winchester, MA There is still time to register for the DSpace User Group Meeting on March 5. The session will be held following the SPARC Open Access Meeting in Kansas City. Please register here http://bit.ly/1fvE8Hs by March 1.
Below is an outline of two presentations that have been added since the last announcement:
"Secrets of the Submission Form"
Presented by Bram Luyten, @mire
Learn how your DSpace repository submissions can be easier for you and your content contributors. By modifying your submission configuration you can use these not-so-obvious hints to improve the quality of information in your repository as well as minimizing the time it takes to complete a submission. Topics to include:
• Collection templates: pre-filling certain metadata fields on a per collection basis.
• Reviewer only fields: option to qualify fields in input forms to have them only visible for reviewers in the workflow
• Type based submission: inclusion of certain metadata fields in the form, based on a selected submission type
• Modifying your lists of dropdown values (the lists that are included at the bottom of input-forms.xml)
• Working with hierarchical controlled vocabularies (the XML based subject categories)
• Enabling LC Name authority control for author values
• Collection based Input forms: duplicating an input-forms configuration & showing the match between an input-forms config and a collection
• Simple embargo and private item state
"Breaking down barriers: This is your community, here's how to participate!"
Presented by Hardy Pottinger, University of Missouri
If you are new to community-driven open source software development, you may experience barriers to participation. This spirited and opinionated talk will provide an overview of how community-driven open source software projects work. You will be challenged to participate in the community in ways you may have thought were not available to you. Traditional development tools and practices will be faced off against more modern approaches.
For more information please visit the meeting wiki page here: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/SPARC+DSpace+User+Group+Meeting+2014.
From Erin Engle, Digital Archivist, Library of Congress
Washington, DC Digital Preservation 2014 will be held July 22-24 in the Washington, DC area. The annual summer meeting brings together the broad, diverse digital preservation and stewardship community represented by the National Digital Stewarship Alliance (NDSA) to share achievements in the areas of technical infrastructure, innovation, content collection, standardization, and outreach and education efforts.
We are looking for your ideas, accomplishments, and project updates that highlight, contribute to, and advance the community dialog. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Scientific data and other content at risk of obsolescence, and what methods, techniques, and tools are being deployed to mitigate risk
• Innovative methods of digital preservation, especially regarding sustainable practices, community approaches, and software solutions
• Collaboration successes and lessons learned highlighting a wide-range of digital preservation activities, such as best practices, open source solutions, project management techniques, and emerging tools
• Practical examples of research and scholarly use of stewarded data or content
• Educational trends for emerging and practicing professionals
You are invited to express your interest in any of the following ways:
• Panels or presentations
• 5-minute lightning talks
To be considered, please send 300 words or less describing what you would like to present to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 14. Accepted proposals will be notified on or around April 3.
The last day of the meeting, July 24, will be a CURATEcamp, which will take place off-site from the main meeting venue (TBD in the DC area). The focus of this camp remains to be determined, so stay tuned for more information about the camp in the coming weeks.
We look forward to your contributions.
A message from the Open Repositories 2014 Conference organizers
Helsinki, Finland The final deadline for submitting proposals for the Ninth International Conference on Open Repositories (#or2014) has been extended until Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. The conference is scheduled to take place June 9-13 in Helsinki and is being hosted by University of Helsinki‘s twin libraries: Helsinki University Library and the National Library of Finland.
The theme this year is "Towards Repository Ecosystems" emphasizing the interconnected nature of repositories, institutions, technologies, data and the people who make it all work together. You may review the call for proposals here: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/?page_id=281.
This year the Open Repositories team will be operating a pilot programme to offer a small number of 'registration fee only' scholarships for this conference. Details will be announced on the conference website when registration opens.
Submit your proposal here: https://www.conftool.com/or2014/ by Feb. 10, 2014.
We look forward to seeing you at OR2014!
From James Evans, Product Manager, Open Repository
London, UK A reminder that Open Repository, along with colleagues from BioMed Central and Papers, will be exhibiting at the upcoming ALA Midwinter meeting (booth #668), which takes in Philadelphia from January 24-28 2014.
Open Repository will also be hosting a workshop at ALA Midwinter, entitled ‘Repositories: Big Impact – Small Budget!!’ on 26th Jan from 10:30 to 12:00. During this workshop we will share our knowledge of the challenges faced by libraries, open access and repository communities during the present economic climate. If you are interested in attending, please email: email@example.com to secure your place.
Open Repository builds, hosts and customizes enhanced, DSpace repositories for institutions, enabling the institution to focus on managing and developing content within their repository. Through Open Repository and Open Repository Lite, clients can choose a package to suit their needs. Open Repository offers clients the full services required to successfully run a repository, while Open Repository Lite offers is aimed at small clients & those from emerging or developing countries, requiring a simple install at a cost effective price. Open Repository is a DuraSpace Registered Service Provider and is offered by BioMed Central, the Open Access specialist.
Winchester, MA Code4Lib 2014, hosted by North Carolina State University Libraries, will take place March 24-27 in downtown Raleigh, NC. Strong Fedora 4 developer representation is expected where at least six Fedora 4 developers present. Better yet, there are rumors of a potential "Fedora 4 Hack House". If the Hack House materializes, a community Open House will be planned to socialize and take Fedora 4 out for a drive. Stay tuned.
Winchester, MA The DSpace community will hold its next major user group meeting in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Open Repositories June 9 to 13, 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The call for proposals from Leif Longva, the DSpace Interest Group Chair is below.
General Conference Theme: Towards Repository Ecosystems
Conference dates: 9-13 June 2014
Conference location: Helsinki, Finland
Conference website: http://or2014.helsinki.fi/
3 February 2014: Deadline for proposal submissions
17 April 2013: Submitters notified of acceptance to interest groups
12-13 June 2013: DSpace Interest Group program
Some specific areas of interest for OR2014
The DSpace Interest Group program committee invites your contributions to OR2014, whether you’re a developer, researcher, repository manager, administrator or practitioner. We invite one to two-page proposals that focus on the use of the DSpace platform and that describe novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of DSpace repositories. Presentation formats could include panels, tutorials, facilitated round table discussions, stories, or presentations of varying length. Please indicate the preferred format in you proposal.
The following list of topics is in accordance with the OR 2014 call for proposals:
- Unconventional approaches to repository-like services
- Interconnection between publishers and repositories
- Researcher-centered design for scholarly workflows
- Adaptations to support curation lifecycle management, e.g., for research data
- Real-world scalability and performance stories: working at web-scale, with big data for global usage
- Requirements for holding restricted or classified data in repositories
- Infrastructure to accommodate national and international mandates for data management and open access
- Positioning repositories closer to (local, consortial, or cloud-based) cyberinfrastructure for data processing
Leveraging connections to external services including:
- Remote identifier services (e.g., DOI, ORCID)
- (Re-)using repository data/metadata in new and unexpected ways, including integrated discovery
- Scholarly social media services, such as for annotation, review, comment, reputation, citation, and altmetrics
- CRIS and research management systems
- Digital preservation tools, services & infrastructure
- Community and sustainability in an open world
How to submit
Visit the Open Repositories 2014 conference website to submit your proposal online at http://or2014.helsinki.fi/.
Also check out the conference blog http://or2014.helsinki.fi/?page_id=91.
￼￼For enquiries, please contact the DSpace Interest Group Chair, Leif Longva at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your proposals!
From the RDA 3rd Plenary Organising Committee
The Research Data Alliance invites you to join the 3rd RDA Plenary Meeting, at Croke Park Conference Centre, 26 - 28 March 2014, Dublin, Ireland.
The 3rd Plenary focuses on the theme ‘The Data Sharing Community: Playing YOUR Part’ and is about exploiting RDA’s work to date to its full potential. The program contains a mixture of keynotes, panels, networking, Working and Interest Groups as well as ‘Birds of a Feather’ sessions on topics ranging from agriculture to particle physics, and from humanities to bioinformatics. All parts of the data lifecycle are addressed, from foundational data terminology to data publication and re-use.
More details will be available soon. In the meantime, please save the date and visit https://rd-alliance.org/rda-third-plenary-meeting.html for more news and information.
Also consider tweeting this to your followers: RDA invites you to our next #RDAPlenary meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Learn more at: https://rd-alliance.org/rda-third-plenary-meeting.html.
You may follow Plenary 3 on Twitter (@resdatall, #RDAPlenary)
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