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The DSpace 2013 RoadMap and 3-5 Year Vision


From Tim Donohue, DuraSpace technical lead for the DSpace project

Winchester, MA  At the recent Open Repositories Conference, held in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island in Canada, a draft 3-5 Year Vision for the DSpace platform was introduced as well as a brief overview of the DSpace 2013 RoadMap.

CALL: Host the Annual International Open Repositories Conference in 2015


OR2013 conference session, Charlottetown PEI, Canada

The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks proposals from candidate host organizations for the 2015 Annual International Open Repositories Conference. Proposals from all geographic areas will be given consideration.

Important Dates

NOW AVAILABLE: First Alpha Release of Fedora 4 from Fedora Futures

Winchester, MA  DuraSpace and the Fedora Futures team are proud to announce the first Alpha release of Fedora 4. In addition to carrying forward the best qualities of the Fedora platform, Fedora 4 Alpha 1 addresses a number of high priority requirements expressed by the international repository community, including:

• increased performance, with enhanced vertical and horizontal scalability,

• improved durability and service availability,

Brown University Libraries Join the Fedora Futures Project as Platinum Sponsor

Winchester, MA  The Fedora Futures team is very pleased to extend a warm welcome to Brown University. Brown is one of several institutions who are answering the a call for serious community re-investment in Fedora.

Report from the DSpace User Group Meeting Held in Conjunction with OAI8

From Bram Luyten, @mire

Heverlee, Belgium  Participants from 9 countries convened on June 18 in Geneva, Switzerland for an intensive one-day DSpace User Group Meeting. The group was a mix of developers, repository managers and service providers. This mix generated many ideas and discussions in an atmosphere of mutual respect and enthusiasm for the DSpace platform. Read on for some of the interesting bits that came up during the course of the day. 

New Webinar@AIMS: Learn About the Ontology Plug-in for Integrating Controlled Vocabularies

From Imma Subirats, Senior Knowledge and Information Management Specialist at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

NOW AVAILABLE: New Release of DSpace CRIS Module

Andrea Bollini, Project Manager, IT Architect and Systems Integrator, CINECA

Rome, Italy  CINECA[1] and the University of Hong Kong (HKU)[2] are pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of a new release of the DSpace CRIS module:

https://github.com/CILEA/dspace-cris

Visit With DuraSpace at Open Repositories 2013

Winchester, MA  We are looking forward to seeing you if you are traveling to "Repository Island" next week for the Eighth International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2013). Come visit us at the DuraSpace table to learn more about exciting new initiatives for both the DSpace project and Fedora project (called Fedora Futures).  Meet members of the DuraSpace team, and find out how you can get involved in the future direction and work for both DSpace and Fedora.

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