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DuraSpace at Seventh International Open Repositories Conference 2012

DuraSpace was represented by staff and community members at the Seventh International Open Repositories Conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland July 9-13, 2012. The following strategic overviews and links to slides and videos are provided for those who were unable to attend the conference.
From high level policy-related presentations to open access solutions for large or small institutions, to innovative, bundled repository platforms and novel approaches to preservation and archiving, widely-deployed DuraSpace open source technologies are seen as key components in global efforts to collect, manage, preserve and create access to our shared digital scholarly, scientific and cultural heritage.
Research Data Management
As expected, research data management was a popular topic at Open Repositories 2012. The following three presentations, including Cameron Neylon's keynote address, cover a range of issues of interest. Please note that the Smithsonian Institution's repository-based solution for managing research data is being adopted by DuraSpace as a front-end for the DuraCloud for Research project.
• Network Enabled Research, Opening Keynote
Presenter: Cameron Neylon

• Big Data Challenges in Repository Development
Presenter: Leslie Johnson
• A Repository-based Architecture for Capturing Research Projects at the Smithsonian
Presenter: Thornton Staples


Two approaches were presented at Open Repositories towards establishing persistent and authoritative digital object identifiers.
• ORCID Update and why you should use ORCIDs in your repository
Presenter: Simeon Warner

• Creating Citable Data Identifiers
Presenters: Ryan Scherle, Mark Diggory
DSpace Highlights and Tutorials

The DSpace user community continues to address the challenges of data management, discovery, search, navigation and workflow with new innovations for the DSpace software as well as through add-ons and integrations. Presentations at Open Repositories highlighted advances in functionality/features and integrations in addition to a number of useful tutorials on both technical and administrative topics.

• The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository: Open Access with Global Development Impact
Presenters: Lieven Droogmans, Tom Breineder, Matthew Howells, Carlos Rossel

• Contributions for DSpace 3.0 (VH)
Presenters: Lieven Droogmans, Ben Bosman, Mark Diggory

• An Invitation Toward Development: Demystifying Customization of the XMLUI Through Best Practices
Presenter: Patrick Etienne
• How to Make Your DSpace Repository Open AIRE Compliant
Presenters: Eloy Rodrigues, Jose Carvalho, Pedro Principe

• Curation Tasks for Repository Managers: Staying in the Light and have a Dark Side
Presenters: S. Leonie Hayes, Elin Stangeland, Sean Thomason on behalf of Yanan Zhao, Kim Shepherd, Yin Yin Latt
Fedora Highlights

Fedora repositories for big data, complex commercial integrations, and as support infrastructure for specialized audio and video workflows were highlighted during the Open Repositories Conference. The Fedora platform provides the foundation for many types of solutions that presenters described including Hydra and Islandora institutional repositories for media, research and data management.
• Built to Scale?
Presenter: Edwin Shin
• Variations on Video
Presenters: Claire Stewart, Jon Dunn

• A Fedora Akubra Storage Plug-in for the Dell DX Object Storage Platform
Presenters: Thomas Habing, Howard Ding, William Ingram, RobertFerrer

• WGBH Open Source Digital Asset Management System for Media Preservation
Presenter: Karen Cariani
DuraCloud Highlights

This panel presentation provided three institutional use cases for the DuraCloud open source software and service and three different approaches to combining cloud preservation capabilities to customized software stacks.

• Preservation in the Cloud Three Ways
Presenters: Richard Rodgers, Mark Leggot, Simon Waddington