DuraSpace and the DSpace Global Outreach Committee are pleased to announce the official launch of the DSpace Ambassador Program.
The Ambassador Program seeks to develop a global network of volunteers who can help new and potential users get started with DSpace and/or help solicit the necessary help for users with questions. While the Ambassador is not intended to be a technical expert on DSpace, they should be able to answer basic questions about DSpace and help point people in the right direction for more technical questions. Ideally the Ambassador will also help to identify resources, such as new references or service providers in their country or region. Some Ambassadors may also be involved in planning regional DSpace user group meetings or trainings. Ambassadors are encouraged leverage their efforts along with other networks, associations and groups that may already exist in their country. Already the program has 18 volunteers to serve as Ambassadors from around the world. Check out the list of countries/regions here: http://wiki.dspace.org/index.php/DSpace_Ambassador_Program.
The success of any open-source project lies with the community voluntarily contributing its collective knowledge, energy, enthusiasm and effort. If you are interested in volunteering to serve as a DSpace Ambassador for your country or region, please contact Valorie Hollister at firstname.lastname@example.org.