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Attention: faculty information, grants, and repository managers!

You’re invited to participate in a project aimed at collecting, augmenting, and making discoverable patterns of faculty collaboration and research outputs through a pilot led by Research Graph and VIVO, and managed by Duraspace as a not-for-profit venture.

The proposed project will:

Submitted by etripp on 2018-03-16 08:30

As the number of DSpace and Fedora repositories and VIVO installations grow–in 2018 there are more than 2,900 registered worldwide–the desire to learn more about them–where are they, how they are accessed online, what type of content they hold, software versions, specializations etc.–also increases. Answers to these and other questions can lead to greater connections among institutions and repository instances with similar goals and interests.

Submitted by kristi on 2018-03-13 12:18

During a recent meeting of DSpace Developers an idea was shared by Terry Brady of Georgetown University, to host community meetings that discuss what DSpace Developers are up to; a developer showcase that allows developers the opportunity to share their tools, processes and recent work with everyone in the DSpace community.

Submitted by kristi on 2018-03-12 11:16

DuraSpace presents a community webinar,

“Making DSpace Your Own” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 12:00p.m. EST.
Presented by Terry Brady, Georgetown University Library, Applications Programmer Analyst, Department of Library Information Technology

Submitted by kristi on 2018-03-07 15:12

On February 28, 2018 David Wilcox., Fedora Product Manager presented a DuraSpace Community Webinar, "Getting Started with Fedora."  This presentation provided an overview of the software and basic concepts, examples of deployments, and an overview and demonstration of the core and extended features. Additionally, ways to become involved with the Fedora community and how Fedora can help your organization access and preserve your digital content were also discussed.

Submitted by kristi on 2018-03-05 19:43

A workshop on Supporting FAIR Data Principles with Fedora was delivered on Thursday, February 22 by David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager. This workshop provided an overview of Fedora with a focus on how it can support the four FAIR principles: findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability. Attendees had an opportunity to explore Fedora features first-hand using a virtual environment. Similar training opportunities will be available at events throughout the year.


Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2018-03-05 11:20

From David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager

The early bird price for Fedora Camp at NASA [1] ends on Friday, March 16, so be sure to reserve your spot soon! The camp takes place May 16-18. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts – no prior Fedora experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced Fedora trainers. A draft agenda is available on the wiki [2].

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2018-03-05 10:19

From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director

Action Planning  VIVO Leadership, Steering and invited guests met March 1 at Duke University to review progress of the VIVO Project over the past three years, consider goals for the coming year, and organize action planning teams to create measurable objectives and monitor progress toward the objectives.  Five teams were formed:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2018-03-05 09:18

Last Friday February 23rd the University of Toronto Scarborough hosted an Islandora CLAW + Linked Data Lunch and Learn session. The recording is available here:

Webinar presentations:

0:00:14 - Introduction to Islandora CLAW and Linked Data (Danny Lamb, Technical Lead, Islandora Foundation)

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2018-02-27 15:29