DuraSpace Digest
Vol. 3, Issue 7, July - August 2011

The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent blog posts about news, events, releases, and opportunities of interest to the DuraSpace community. Subscribe to the DuraSpace Blog RSS here: http://feedburner.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=DuraSpace  
 
in this issue
 
Announcements
- NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 3.5
- NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud 1.0-Fully-featured, Production Quality Open Source Release Makes it Easy to Store and Do More in the Cloud
- NEWS RELEASE: DuraSpace to Bring Cloud-Based Platform "Direct-to-Researchers"
 
Of Interest
- DSpace on Fedora Discussion at OR11
- National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Members Gather in Washington
- NOW AVAILABLE: July/August 2011 issue of D-Lib Magazine
- VIVO Delivers Scholarly Collaborators
- Two Decades of ArXiv Success
- Full Open Source Release of Recollection Platform 

DSpace News

- Welcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Hardy Pottinger
- Automating the Buzz - HIVE: Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary
- The DSpace User Group Meeting at OAI7

Fedora News
- WGBH Boston TV News Digital Library: "Clips of History, A Click Away"
- DiscoveryGarden Inc. Wins ITAP "Exceptional New Product or Service" Award
 
DuraCloud News

- DuraCloud Video Pilot Kick-Off Meeting
 
Events and Opportunities
- CALL for NOMINATIONS: HASTAC Scholars Program at Intersection of Digital Media and Learning  
- SAVE THE DATE: SPARC Announces Expanded Open Access Meeting
- Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit, Monterey CA, Oct. 17-19, 2011
- "RIRI" REGISTRATION OPEN: Red Island Repository Institute 2011  
- WORKSHOP INVITATION: The Future of the Past of the Web, British Library Conf. Centre, London
 
For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure
- "Frontiers of Science" Comics from University of Sydney Library
- Art Online at the University of Calgary Library
 
 
 ANNOUNCEMENTS  
NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 3.5
The Fedora 3.5, the robust framework for building digital repositories, focuses on several "under the hood" changes that improve Fedora's ability to be integrated and tested as part of larger repository systems.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/now-available-fedora-35
Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORA35/Fedora+3.5+Documentation

NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud 1.0-Fully-featured, Production Quality Open Source Release Makes it Easy to Store and Do More in the Cloud
DuraCloud 1.0 focuses on reporting and integrations with popular DSpace and Fedora repositories.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/now-available-duracloud-10%E2%80%93fully-featured-production-quality-open-source-release-makes-it-easy-store
Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/duracloud

NEWS RELEASE: DuraSpace to Bring Cloud-Based Platform "Direct-to-Researchers"
Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will fund expansion of popular cloud storage service to develop a hosted, cloud-based data storage and management service aimed at meeting the specific needs of working scientists and researchers.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/news-release-duraspace-bring-cloud-based-platform-%E2%80%9Cdirect-researchers%E2%80%9D
Related link: http://www.sloan.org/
 
OF INTEREST
 
DSpace on Fedora Discussion at OR11
At OR11 a panel discussion entitled "Exploring the Value of DSpace with Fedora Inside" was led by Mark Diggory, @mire, to identify the value of various approaches towards making DSpace software run "on top of" the Fedora platform.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/dspace-fedora-discussion-or11
Related link: dspace-general@lists.sourceforge.net; fedora-commons-users@lists.sourceforge.net

National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Members Gather in Washington
Preserving our digital heritage is bigger than any one institution can tackle alone which is why the theme of this meeting, "Make it Work: Improvisations on the Stewardship of Digital Information" was a call to not only review successes, but also to take action.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/national-digital-stewardship-alliance-ndsa-members-gather-washington%E2%80%93part-one
Related link: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/

NOW AVAILABLE: July/August 2011 issue of D-Lib Magazine
This issue contains four articles, two conference reports (OR11), several short pieces in the 'In Brief' column, excerpts from recent press releases, and news of upcoming conferences and other items of interest in 'Clips and Pointers'.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/now-available-julyaugust-2011-issue-d-lib-magazine
Related link: http://www.dlib.org/

VIVO Delivers Scholarly Collaborators
The VIVO project provides publicly available information on the people, departments, graduate fields, facilities, and other resources that collectively make up the research and scholarship environment at institutions to help scientists and researchers learn about who's doing what.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/vivo-delivers-scholarly-collaborators
Related link: http://vivoweb.org/

Two Decades of ArXiv Success
ArXiv registered 7.4 million unique IP addresses in 2010 alone. The 20-yr-old physics e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics accepted 6,000 submissions per month.
Read the post: http://www.duraspace.org/two-decades-arxiv-success
Related link: http://arxiv.org/

Full Open Source Release of Recollection Platform
Recollection is a web application that enables librarians, archivists, curators, and historians to create dynamic interfaces to cultural heritage collections.

Read the post: http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2011/08/full-open-source-release-of-recollection-platform/
Related link: http://recollection.zepheira.com/account/interest/
 
DSPACE NEWS

Welcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Hardy Pottinger
The DSpace committers team are delighted to announce a new member to the group: Hardy Pottinger from University of Missouri Library Systems.
Read the post: http://www.duraspace.org/welcome-latest-dspace-committer-hardy-pottinger
Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpaceContributors

Automating the Buzz - HIVE: Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary
The challenges of interdisciplinary vocabulary engineering are being addressed via the Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering (HIVE) project, led by a research team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Metadata Research Center (MRC),
Read the post: http://www.duraspace.org/automating-buzz-hive-helping-interdisciplinary-vocabulary
Related link: https://www.nescent.org/sites/hive/Main_Page

The DSpace User Group Meeting at OAI7
A diverse group of 50 attendees, both developers as well as repository managers, gathered on June 21, 2011 for the @mire and Duraspace -sponsored DSpace Pre-Conference User Group.
Read the post: http://www.duraspace.org/dspace-user-group-meeting-oai7
Related link: http://indico.cern.ch/internalPage.py?pageId=12&confId=103325
 
 
FEDORA NEWS
 
WGBH Boston TV News Digital Library: "Clips of History, A Click Away"
For those who are accustomed to looking up news stories on microfiche machines the ability to access local news history through archived broadcasts online is a valuable and unique resource.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/wgbh-boston-tv-news-digital-library-clips-history-click-away
Related link: http://bostonlocaltv.org/

DiscoveryGarden Inc. Wins ITAP "Exceptional New Product or Service" Award
DiscoveryGarden Inc., has won the Innovation and Technology Association of Prince Edward Island's (ITAP) "Exceptional New Product or Service" award, honouring "achievement in research and development, innovation, and successful market penetration with an IT related product or service,"
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/discoverygarden-inc-wins-itap-%E2%80%9Cexceptional-new-product-or-service%E2%80%9D-award
Related link: http://discoverygarden.com
 
DURACLOUD NEWS

DuraCloud Video Pilot Kick-Off Meeting
The DuraCloud team kicked off the DuraCloud Video Pilot Project with a one day meeting with pilot institutions the Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT) and WGBH Boston. The goal of the DuraCloud Video Pilot is to have a robust video offering embedded in the DuraCloud platform that will be available to the public through the DuraCloud service.
Read the post: http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/duraspace/2011/08/24/duracloud-video-pilot-kick-off-meeting/
Related link: http://duracloud.org
 
 
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Visit the DuraSpace Community Calendar for a comprehensive online view of upcoming events.
 
CALL for NOMINATIONS: HASTAC Scholars Program at Intersection of Digital Media and Learning
The HASTAC Scholars program is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media & learning, 21st century education, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and sciences.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-nominations-hastac-scholars-program-intersection-digital-media-and-learning
Related link: http://hastac.org/scholars

SAVE THE DATE: SPARC Announces Expanded Open Access Meeting
SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced it will host its first North American meeting on Open Access in 2012. The first of its kind, the event will expand on the successful biennial SPARC Digital Repositories meeting. Save the date: Kansas City, March 11-13, 2012
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/save-date-sparc-announces-expanded-open-access-meeting

Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit, Monterey CA, Oct. 17-19, 2011
The Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit is an interactive event which includes leading edge thinking, collaborative opportunities for evaluating different future scenarios, various perspectives and viewpoints, industry experts, and more.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/library-directors-digital-strategy-summit-monterey-ca-oct-17-19-2011
Related link: http://www.infotoday.com/IL2011 and http://www.librarysummit.com/

"RIRI" REGISTRATION OPEN: Red Island Repository Institute 2011
Canada Registration is now open for this year's Red Island Repository Institute, September 17-23.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/%E2%80%9Criri%E2%80%9D-registration-open-red-island-repository-institute-2011
Related link: http://islandora.ca/riri

WORKSHOP INVITATION: The Future of the Past of the Web, British Library Conf. Centre, London
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), The British Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition invite you to attend their 3rd joint web archiving workshop on October 7, 2011, at the British Library Conference Centre.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/workshop-invitation-future-past-web-british-library-conf-centre-london
Related link: http://www.digitalpreservationcoalition.co.uk/events/details/35-future_past_web?xref=35
 
FOR YOUR REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE
 
"Frontiers of Science" Comics from University of Sydney Library
From 1961-1982 the Sydney Morning Herald took a chance on "Frontiers of Science," a new kind of comic that aimed to dramatize scientific breakthroughs in an illustrated format.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/your-repository-viewing-pleasure-frontiers-science-comics-university-sydney-library
Related link: http://frontiers.library.usyd.edu.au/

Art Online at the University of Calgary Library
A wide variety of browsable online resources are available from the University of Calgary Library that include 18th century collections, the Library of Congress American Memory collections and much more.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/your-repository-viewing-pleasure-art-online-university-calgary-library
Related link: http://library.ucalgary.ca/
 
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