Ithaca, NY Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace CEO, recently spoke with Ryan Busch, Today's Campus, about how the DuraSpace non-profit organization contributes to the management and preservation of digital content—particularly created by the academic community—with an open source technology portfolio that includes DSpace, Fedora and DuraCloud. DuraSpace software and services are used worldwide as solutions for open access, institutional repositories, digital libraries, digital archives, data curation, virtual research environments.
See the interview here: http://todayscampus.com/interview/3018Ryan_Busch_Interviews_Michele_Kimpton_CEO_of_Duraspace
Both DSpace, the easy-to-use repository application, and Fedora, the flexible framework for building digital repositories, were founded more than ten years ago as the importance of preserving the digital record of culture and science was recognized. The Internet Archive also emerged to to preserve ephemeral materials that only appeared on the web and that currently disappear at the rate of one web page every one hundred days.
The DuraSpace organization was founded in 2009 when DSpace and Fedora joined their organizations to pursue a common mission. Since that time DuraSpace has added value to the community by establishing community programs and continuing to provide strategic leadership for DSpace, Fedora and DuraCloud—a new service offering that makes it easy and cost effective to manage and preserve content in the cloud.