DSpace 1.7 Web Seminar Jan 27: "What's New in DSpace 1.7"

Tue, 2011-01-18 12:18 -- carol

Ithaca, NY Please join Peter Dietz, DSpace 1.7 release coordinator, for a web seminar on January 27 at  at 11:00 am Eastern for “What's new in DSpace 1.7.”

In this one hour web seminar, Peter will provide an overview of 1.7, highlighting the new features and improvements included in the lastest DSpace release and how they could benefit your institution. His presentation will include highlights about:

• Mirage XMLUI Theme: a new clean, professional looking theme for XMLUI with increased browser compatibility, easier customization and enhanced performance. Click for a video demo.
• DSpace Discovery: a faceted browse/search interface for XMLUI that gives a deeper and more intuitive look at repository content with auto completion for search and context sensitive browse suggestions.  Click for an informational video.
Archival Information Package (AIP) Backup & Restore process: allows for a backup of DSpace into a generic METS-based structure, that can be used to migrate DSpace content to another system that supports AIPs (DSpace or non-DSpace).
Curation Administration User Interface: allows for a series of curation tasks (profile bitstream formats, virus scan, check for required metadata) to be performed on objects in DSpace.
• PowerPoint text extraction, for searching within PowerPoint slides
• Improved Google Scholar indexing on metadata and PDF content
• Improved performance and scalability of DSpace: the code has been thoroughly analyzed by a suite of code quality tools and there have been considerable performance gains with regard to item ingestion and indexing speed
• Automated Unit Testing of core code: helps the developers ensure the core code of DSpace is as bug free and stable as possible

No pre-registration is required. To participate login 10 minutes prior to the presentation:

http://www.infiniteconferencing.com/Events/duraspace; participant code: 7834995

Audio: 641-593-6241; participant code: 7834995

If you are unable to attend, a recording of the web seminar will be available the following week.  The recording will be posted on the DuraSpace website, along with other previous web seminars and may be accessed here:
http://duraspace.org/resources.php 

Please contact Carol Minton Morris with questions.