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Austin, TX  The 2016 DuraSpace Membership Campaign closed at the end of October. By joining DuraSpace this year 159 members are now connected with the DSpace, Fedora and VIVO projects they depend on. DuraSpace members become open source project part-owners who actively help advance project goals by participating in project governance. Thank you to all our members for believing, as we do, in working together to provide enduring access to the world’s digital heritage forever.

Submitted by carol on 2016-11-29 10:41

From the organisers of the Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2017

Brisbane, Australia  The OR17 Call for Proposals is available on the conference web site: http://or2017.net/call-for-proposals/

Submitted by carol on 2016-09-30 10:32

From the organisers of the Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2017

Brisbane, Australia  The Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2017, will be held on June 26th-30th, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. The organisers are pleased to issue this call for contributions to the program, with submissions due by 20 November 2016.

Submitted by carol on 2016-09-21 09:13

Austin, TX  DuraSpace seeks a Hosted Services Customer Specialist who will be responsible for managing the lead to sale process of DuraSpace hosted services (DuraCloudDSpaceDirectArchivesDirect) including customer service, product pricing, new account set up, onboarding and training.

Submitted by carol on 2016-08-17 15:47

Austin, TX  The DuraSpace organization today announced Carissa Smith’s departure from her position as Cloud Services Product Manager effective July 29, 2016. She has accepted a position as a systems analyst with a non-profit healthcare organization in upstate New York.

Submitted by carol on 2016-07-26 08:56

Austin, TX  This week DuraSpace released an Openness Policy developed in collaboration with community stakeholders. DuraSpace is open in the ways that “open” can be defined related to a community-supported open source software development process—collaboration, partnerships, governance, communications, business practices and surfacing new ideas. 

Submitted by carol on 2016-06-23 13:21

Austin, TX  The DuraSpace organization today announced Jonathan Markow’s retirement from his position as Chief Strategy Officer for DuraSpace, effective November, 2016.

CEO Debra Hanken Kurtz said, “With heavy hearts and a deep appreciation for everything that Jonathan has accomplished for our community and our organization during his tenure at DuraSpace, we wish our friend and colleague every success and much happiness.”

Submitted by carol on 2016-06-08 11:08

Austin, TX  The annual DuraSpace Membership Campaign for 2016 officially kicks off today. The campaign raises funds to support the continued advancement of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO open source software projects. While DuraSpace proudly provides these applications for free for anyone to use, our projects rely on membership fees to pay for staff who provide technical leadership, direct strategic planning, organize community outreach, and coordinate timely software releases for the open source projects.

Submitted by carol on 2016-04-20 07:13

Austin, TX  The "Report from the Sixth Annual DuraSpace Member Summit" is now available in the May/June 2016 issue of D-Lib Magazine. Read the article here.

Submitted by carol on 2016-03-23 13:05

January 27, 2016, Atlanta, GA - The Boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace, two leading member-based non-profit organizations serving libraries, archives, museums, as well as the broader scholarly, cultural heritage and technology communities, have unanimously approved an "Intent to Merge".

Submitted by carol on 2016-01-26 17:43

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