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DuraSpace and euroCRIS will co-host a one-day event to focus on interoperability between DSpace repository and CRIS systems in advance of the CRIS 2018 Conference in Umeå, Sweden - on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on April 2, 2018

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) organized an ARK Identifier Summit followed by an ARK Experts Day in Paris last week. The California Digital Library’s John Kunze, Identifier Systems Architect and creator of ARKs, was invited to give the opening keynote (“The Covenant of the ARK”) at the Summit and lead the Experts Day.

Submitted by etripp on March 29, 2018

On March 28th Erin Tripp, DuraSpace Business Development Manager, presented a DuraSpace Community Webinar, "Open Source Repository Upgrades: Top Advice from Practitioners.”  In this webinar Erin shared practical advice about repository upgrades and migrations.  The advice shared was derived from a 2017 DuraSpace survey that resulted in responses from librarians, application analysts, engineers, and project managers from the United States, Canada, the UK, and Switzerland.  Erin highlighted the advice that was shared so participants could benefit from the experience of their peers

Submitted by kristi on March 28, 2018

From Bram Luyten, Atmire

WHO Library in Geneva releases new features for IRIS, the extensive public health DSpace repository, including statistics and automated recommendations.

Submitted by kristi on March 28, 2018

From Claudio Cortese, 4Science  

4Science has several new projects for 2018 and will participate in significant conferences for the repository community.

Submitted by kristi on March 28, 2018

Since its release at the fall 2017 Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) meeting, many people have engaged with the Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values. More than one hundred comments have been added to the Declaration. The comment period remains open until the end of March 2018. If you haven’t already, please add your voice. Representatives from our group (see below) will review comments and make revisions to the statement in April 2018.

Submitted by etripp on March 26, 2018

Attention: faculty information, grants, and repository managers!

You’re invited to participate in a project aimed at collecting, augmenting, and making discoverable patterns of faculty collaboration and research outputs through a pilot led by Research Graph and VIVO, and managed by Duraspace as a not-for-profit venture.

The proposed project will:

Submitted by etripp on March 16, 2018

Add your voice to the new ARKs in the Open Roadmap and Resources and Value Statement. These new project artifacts describe the product and community resources required to fulfill a sustainable future for ARKS and our value proposition.

The roadmap is designed to welcome people to the ARKs in the Open project, tell them how to get involved in the project, and present a list of short-term, long-term, and aspirational priorities.

Submitted by etripp on March 15, 2018

As the number of DSpace and Fedora repositories and VIVO installations grow–in 2018 there are more than 2,900 registered worldwide–the desire to learn more about them–where are they, how they are accessed online, what type of content they hold, software versions, specializations etc.–also increases. Answers to these and other questions can lead to greater connections among institutions and repository instances with similar goals and interests.

Submitted by kristi on March 13, 2018

During a recent meeting of DSpace Developers an idea was shared by Terry Brady of Georgetown University, to host community meetings that discuss what DSpace Developers are up to; a developer showcase that allows developers the opportunity to share their tools, processes and recent work with everyone in the DSpace community.

Submitted by kristi on March 12, 2018