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From David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager, on behalf of the Fedora team.

Austin, TX  The Fedora team is proud to announce that Fedora 4.5.1 was released on April 29, 2016. Full release notes are included below and are also available on the wiki:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2016-05-03 12:54

Austin, TX  The annual DuraSpace Membership Campaign for 2016 officially kicks off today. The campaign raises funds to support the continued advancement of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO open source software projects. While DuraSpace proudly provides these applications for free for anyone to use, our projects rely on membership fees to pay for staff who provide technical leadership, direct strategic planning, organize community outreach, and coordinate timely software releases for the open source projects.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2016-04-20 07:13

From Oliver Bendorf, program associate, Digital Library Federation

Washington, DC  The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) invites proposals for Digital Preservation 2016, to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9-10 November 2016.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2016-04-18 13:03

From Tim Donohue, DSpace Tech Lead, on behalf of the DSpace Committers

I'm pleased to announce that the DSpace 6.0 codebase is now ready for Testathon! We will be holding a two-week 6.0 Testathon extending from Monday, April 25 through Friday, May 6.

Please help ensure the success of DSpace 6.0 by helping us to test it during the 6.0 Testathon that will be held April 25 through May 6. 

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2016-04-18 11:44

Austin, TX  Software, like fashion, can go out of style, or just simply not work to support modern interactions after a few years. In 2015 the DSpace Project made the decision to to develop a new, single user interface for DSpace to replace aging JSPUI and XMLUI interfaces.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2016-03-31 08:30

Austin, TX  DuraSpace is a proud sponsor of the upcoming SPARC MORE Meeting, March 7-8, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. The gathering of librarians, educators, and researchers will focus on the 2014 “Convergence” meeting theme and will explore the increasingly central role libraries play in the growing shift toward Open Access, Open Education and Open Data.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2016-03-02 12:53

From Jan Weiland, ZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Hamburg, Germany  The ZBW - German National Library of Economics gladly invites you to join the next German DSpace User Group meeting in Hamburg:

Date: Tuesday, 27th September 2016, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue: ZBW, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, fifth floor, Room 519

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2016-03-02 12:37

From P. Ramesh, Senior Technical Officer and Asst. Professor, Department of Library and information Science, Osmania University

Hyderabad, India  A team at Osmania University has developed a live DVD for installation of DSpace 5.2 and Joomla 3.4.5, which was formally released in 2015. This live DVD is very useful for Library and Information Science students, teachers and professionals. More than 650 people from 40 countries have downloaded and are using this file.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2016-03-01 08:44

January 27, 2016, Atlanta, GA - The Boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace, two leading member-based non-profit organizations serving libraries, archives, museums, as well as the broader scholarly, cultural heritage and technology communities, have unanimously approved an "Intent to Merge".

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2016-01-26 17:43