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DuraSpace is an international community dedicated to providing a welcoming, inclusive and positive experience for all members of our community. This includes formal gatherings, social settings, and online activities including mailing lists, wikis, web sites, IRC channels, Slack, and/or private correspondence. Accordingly, all community members are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout events and online as well as in-person interactions associated with Duraspace.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on September 28, 2017

Contributed by Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager for DuraSpace

This was my second time attending PASIG and it was a wonderful experience. It featured stories of successes and failures, detailed explanations of existing guidelines, and expressions of support that we can gain the skills and knowledge to meet our digital preservation goals. If you couldn’t be there, we have you covered:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on September 27, 2017

From Ann Beynon, Clarivate Analytics We are pleased to announce that Benjamin Gross has joined the Clarivate Analytics team to support VIVO implementations, as well as other data integration projects.  Benjamin is well-known in the VIVO community as an active contributor to the VIVO project, Google groups, and conferences.

Submitted by kristi on September 27, 2017

This blog post was contributed by David W. Lewis, Dean of the IUPUI University Library, This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license 

The Commitment: Every academic library should commit to contribute 2.5% of its total budget to support the common infrastructure needed to create the open scholarly commons.

Academic Libraries and the Open Scholarly Commons

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on September 26, 2017

November 6 - 9, 2017 join us in Evanston, Illinois for our annual, worldwide gathering of the Samvera Community.  Samvera Connect 2017 is a chance for Samvera Community participants to gather in one place at one time, with an emphasis on synchronizing efforts, technical development, plans, and community links. 

Submitted by kristi on September 26, 2017

From Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager for DuraSpace

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on September 21, 2017

Austin, TX  You are invited to join experienced trainers and Fedora gurus at Fedora Camp, co-hosted by University of Texas Libraries and Texas Digital Library, to be held October 16-18 at the Perry-Castañeda Library at the University of Texas, Austin.


Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on September 15, 2017

From Michael Conlon, VIVO Project Drector  Participation in VIVO.  The Outreach and Engagement Interest Group will have a call this Thursday at 1 PM US Eastern time.  Webex link is here: Please join for a discussion regarding participation in VIVO.  What are the opportunities?  What might the opportunities be?

Submitted by kristi on September 5, 2017