From Bram Luyten, @mire
Heverlee, Belgium The OAI9 Conference held in Geneva shed light on a wide range of current open access developments. With over 138 countries represented, it was more than a success. As member of the organizing committee Jens Vigen stated: “Geneva is the place where people meet and particles collide”. We could not agree more.
Leading up to the OAI9 conference @mire organised two DSpace user group meetings. DSpace users from all over Europe gathered to catch up with each other’s ideas and use cases. Each user group meeting, covering a full day of presentations and discussions, provided such interesting stories that we did not want to keep them to ourselves. Which better way to share them with you than using an open access repository? Thus we submitted the presentations to DSpace. You can access them by browsing the links below.
French speaking DSpace User Group meeting on June 15th
We organised a French speaking day to respond to the growing French speaking DSpace community. The fact there are emerging platforms like HAL covering multiple French repositories only strengthens our belief the communauté francophone will soon be a general understanding in the repository world.
- Laurent Capelli: HAL: platforme d'archives ouvertes
- Thomas Blieck: Sam: Science Arts & Métiers, Une solution DSpace/Hal
- Izumi Omata: Retour d'expérience de la plateforme iPubli - Inserm
- Bram Luyten: Internationalisation (i18n)
- Bram Luyten: Workflow presentation
- Benoît Wéry: Hal-DSpace: Etude des possibilités offertes par la combinaison des deux plateformes
Benoît Wéry presenting the opportunities of a HAL-DSpace combination
International DSpace User Group meeting on June 16th
During the English speaking day we had the honour to welcome international speakers from the broad repository field. After these presentations and discussions, DSpace Tech Lead Tim Donohue and Duraspace CEO Debra Hanken Kurtz revealed the upcoming plans for DSpace and the DuraSpace organisation. Watch the video recordings of their presentations along with many others by clicking the links below.
- Richard Jones: You must comply: Funder mandates and open access compliance
- Nik Stanbridge: Arkivum: Long-term bit-level preservation of large repository content
- Marina Muilwijk: The way of the article: integration with internal and external systems
- Andrew Mwesigwa: Sustaining DSpace Repositories: the experiences of Makerere University library (Maklib) and University of Zimbabwe library (UZ lib)
- Sonmez Celik: The current state of open access in Turkey
- Debra Hanken Kurtz: DuraSpace at OAI9
- Tim Donohue: DSpace Technology Roadmap
- Bram Luyten: DSpace Statistics: Challenges and Opportunities
- Ignace Deroost: To DSpace and beyond: New and upcoming in DSpace
Andrew Mwesigwa talking to DSpace tech lead Tim Donohue
Participate in the DSpace Community
Seize the opportunity to participate in the international DSpace community. If you are a repository manager and want to talk to your peers in a monthly call, the DCAT (DSpace Community Advisory Team) is the place to go. If you are a developer who is more comfortable using IRC (internet relay chat), other developers welcome you with open arms in their weekly developer meetings.
If you are thinking of organizing a local workshop or training, know that @mire experts are available and would be happy to travel to your institution or present remotely. Contact us to engage @mire for training and workshop activities.