Data curation

DuraSpace at Seventh International Open Repositories Conference 2012

DuraSpace was represented by staff and community members at the Seventh International Open Repositories Conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland July 9-13, 2012. The following strategic overviews and links to slides and videos are provided for those who were unable to attend the conference.
 

NEW PUBLICATION: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

From Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute

Atlanta, GA We are pleased to announce the publication of Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation, edited by Nancy Y. McGovern (Volume Editor).

http://www.educopia.org/publications

DuraCloud Offers Reliable Digital Preservation at Affordable Prices

Winchester, MA DuraSpace, a leader in open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, took the leap into cloud computing with the launch of the DuraCloud managed service and open source software in 2011.  DuraSpace took that leap because it is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to contributing to the preservation of the world's vital intellectual, cultural and scientific heritage.

Understanding Digital Curation: The Digital Curation Resource Guide from Digital Scholarship

From Charles W. Bailey, Jr, Publisher, Digital Scholarship

Houston, TX  Digital Scholarship has released the Digital Curation Resource Guide:

http://digital-scholarship.org/dcrg/dcrg.htm

This resource guide presents over 200 selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It covers

Fedora 3.6 Offers Significant "Under-the-hood" Retooling

Ithaca, NY Along with a some new features the release team delivered a significant bit of under-the-hood retooling with the release of Fedora 3.6. The retooling consists of:

• upgrading the web services framework, and
• completing the migration to a modern configuration and management framework (aka Spring).

Does Your Organization Preserve 50+ TBs of Content?

From Andrea Goethals, Digital Preservation and Repository Services Manager Harvard Library, on behalf of the Standards and Practices Working Group, National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA)

New Name and Release Zero (R0) of Variations on Video Hydra-based Project

Bloomington, IN The Variations on Video project will transition to a new name: the Avalon Media System. This Indiana University and Northwestern University project aims to develop an open source software system to enable academic libraries and archives to easily provide online access to their video and audio collections.

Kindura: A Pragmatic Open Source Approach to Institutional Cloud Storage with Fedora and DuraCloud

Ithaca, NY Institutions with IT departments offer services and storage based on infrastructure that has been accumulated over time. Limitations of in-house services combined with evolving data curation, management and cost requirements, have made the flexibility of cloud computing and storage options appealing.

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