New DuraSpace Web Site–A Focus On DuraSpace Open Technologies
Submitted by on Tue, 2011-05-10 11:54
Ithaca, NY DuraSpace is pleased to announce the release of a new organizational web site designed using some of our own open technologies to create flexible and durable digital content. The new site has been built in collaboration with Discovery Garden, a DuraSpace Registered Service Provider, using Islandora, a robust open source digital asset management system based on the combination of a Fedora digital repository and Drupal. Islandora was developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library and makes it easy to build and manage repository content for use by web sites.
DuraSpace requires an efficient and dynamic online information transfer point to provide users with quick routes to in-depth information about DSpace (http://DSpace.org), Fedora (http://fedora-commons.org) and DuraCloud (http://DuraCloud.org), along with ways to participate in DuraSpace open source development. The DuraSpace web site is backed by a lightweight and easy-to-use content management system with Fedora under the hood. DuraSpace materials related to iterative open source development can now be made persistent in a Fedora repository through a simple web interface. The Duracloud.org web site announced last week was also built with Islandora.
Key features include a rotating display of selected collections from community repositories, fast access to DSpace, Fedora and DuraCloud open source project information, the latest organizational and community news and information, an events calendar, as well as blog and twitter feeds and community wiki spaces.
DuraSpace is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. DuraSpace software and services are used worldwide as solutions for open access, institutional repositories, digital libraries, digital archives, data curation, virtual research environments, and more. DuraSpace provides leadership and innovation in the use of open source and cloud-based technologies to serve libraries, universities, research centers, cultural heritage institutions, and other knowledge stewards. The organization’s open source technology portfolio includes the DSpace open access repository application and the Fedora open repository platform. DuraSpace is the home of DuraCloud, an emerging cloud-based service that leverages existing cloud infrastructure to enable durability and access to digital content. The DuraSpace team includes recognized leaders and experts in the management of digital information. The team works with an active and diverse international community committed to the durability of digital resources.
The DuraSpace technology portfolio inherently addresses the issue of durability of digital content. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline, “open technologies for durable digital content.”