From Tim Donohue, DSpace Tech Lead, on behalf of the DSpace 7 team
Austin, TX Are recent DSpace open source repository software advances of interest to you? Here are several opportunities to catch up on what the the DSpace community is engaged in and planning if you will attend the 11th Annual International Conference on Open Repositories Conference (#OR2016) next month, June 13-16, in Dublin, Ireland.
DSpace Developer and DCAT (DSpace Community Advisory Team) Meeting
• Monday, 13/Jun/2016: 9:00am - 11:00am
Austin, TX On April 29, 2016, Robert Miller, CEO of LYRASIS and Debra Hanken Kurtz, CEO of DuraSpace presented the third in a series of online Town Hall Meetings. They reviewed how their organizations came together to investigate a merger in order to build a more robust, inclusive, and truly global community with multiple benefits for members and users. They also unveiled a draft mission statement for the merged organization and provided updates on the status of the proposed merge.
From Tim Donohue, DSpace Tech Lead, on behalf of the DSpace Committers
I'm pleased to announce that the DSpace 6.0 codebase is now ready for Testathon! We will be holding a two-week 6.0 Testathon extending from Monday, April 25 through Friday, May 6.
Please help ensure the success of DSpace 6.0 by helping us to test it during the 6.0 Testathon that will be held April 25 through May 6.
DeKalb, IL On April 22, 2016, the Digital POWRR team will be conducting a FREE, day-long workshop at the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock, AR entitled From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies. This full-day workshop is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
Austin, TX Learn more about the planning now underway as a result of the exciting news that the LYRASIS and DuraSpace Boards have voted unanimously in favor of an “intent to merge” the two organizations. In order to provide additional information for our communities DuraSpace and LYRASIS have developed the following information:
From the OR2016 DSpace Interest Group program committee
London, UK The DSpace community will meet again at the 11th Open Repositories Conference, 13–16 June, in Dublin, Ireland. The DSpace Interest Group program committee invites your contributions to share, describe and report on use of the DSpace platform, outlining novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of DSpace repositories. Whether you’re a developer, researcher, repository manager, administrator or practitioner, we would like to hear from you.
This month DuraSpace presented a two-part webinar series entitled “2015 Accomplishments and A Sneak Peek at What Lies Ahead" highlighting the recent developments in the suite of DuraSpace services: DSpaceDirect, ArchivesDirect, DuraCloud, and soon-to-be released, DuraCloud Vault. The first webinar -- presented November 9th by Carissa Smith, Cloud Services Manager -- focused on "The 'Direct' Services - DSpaceDirect and ArchivesDirect".