From William Nixon and Elin Stangeland on behalf of the Open Repositories Steering Committee
Glasgow, Scotland The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks Expressions of Interest (EoI) from candidate host organizations for the 2018 and 2019 Open Repositories Annual Conference series. The call is issued for two years this time to enable better planning ahead of the conferences and to secure a good geographical distribution over time. Proposals from all geographic areas will be given consideration.
From Tim Donohue, DSpace tech lead, on behalf of the DSpace committers team
Austin, TX The third release candidate of 6.0 is now available for download and testing. 6.0-RC3 (Release Candidate #3) is a pre-release of 6.0, and we hope that the 6.0 final release will follow closely in its footsteps.
Woods Hole VIVO launched The Marine Biology Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has a new VIVO, and its beautiful! See http://vivo.mblwhoilibrary.org/ Congratulations to the Library at MBLWHOI for creating this wonderful new site!
From Mike Giarlo, software architect, Stanford University Libraries, on behalf of the Hydra-in-a-Box tech team
Palo Alto, CA Development on the Hydra-in-a-Box repository application continues, and here's our latest demo. Thanks to the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Indiana University for contributing to these sprints!
From A. Soroka, the University of Virginia
Austin, TX An institution’s identity is often formed by what it saves for current and future access. Digital collections curated by the academy can include research data, images, texts, reports, artworks, books, and historic documents help define an academic institution’s identity.
From Abigail Grotke, Digital Library Project Manager, Library of Congress
Washington, DC How would YOU like to help preserve the United States federal government .web domain for future generations? But, that's too huge of a swath of Internet real estate for any one person to preserve, right?!
Wrong! The volunteers working on the End of Term Web Archiving Project are doing just that. But we need your help.
From Mike Conlon, VIVO project director
New sites! August was a big month for new VIVO implementations. Eight new implementations are underway:
From Aaron Coburn, Programmer and Systems Administrator, Amherst College
Amherst, MA I would like to announce the immediate availability of version 4.6.0 of the Fedora Messaging Toolbox.
The messaging toolbox is designed to support a variety of asynchronous integrations with external tools and services, such as a Solr search engine or an external Triplestore. Version 4.6.0 of the messaging toolbox is compatible with both the forthcoming 4.6.0 release of the Fedora Commons server and previous releases of Fedora.
From Julia Trimmer, Manager, Faculty Data Systems & Analysis, Office of the Provost, Duke University
Durham, NC Will you be attending the Symplectic User Conference at Duke University on September 13 and 14? If you would like to get together around that event to learn more about VIVO at Duke University, members of the Scholars@Duke team are available to meet before or after the event.