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What Does Your Site Care About? Participate in the 2014 VIVO Annual Survey

Winchester, MA  Please consider participating in the VIVO project’s annual survey of implementation sites. The survey form is online:

https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1704676-gIMWlsYzom

The primary purpose of this effort is to clarify and prioritize future efforts to meet implementation sites’ needs. Answers need not be perfect. Your and your institution’s identity will be anonymized on request.

OR2014 Update: Erin McKiernan to be Keynote Speaker, Conference Program Available, REGISTER NOW!

Helsinki, FI The 9th International Conference on Open Repositories (#OR2014) to be held June 9-13, 2014 is fast-approaching. Exciting program details have been announced by conference organizers.

ERIN MCKIERNAN WILL BE THE OR2014 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

We are delighted to announce that the opening keynote this year will be Dr. Erin McKiernan.

Introducing the American Library Association Institutional Repository (ALAIR)–with DSpaceDirect

Winchester, MA  A "Convention of Librarians" was held in Philadelphia in the fall of 1876 [1].  On October 6, 1876 a register was passed for attendees to sign to become charter members of a new library association that would become the ALA. Records of the American Library Association's (ALA) [2] history of achievement and service provide a way to understand the historical and societal value of librarianship.

Fedora 4 Call to Action–Test Your Favorite Feature!

Winchester, MA  A Fedora 4.0 beta will be released in time for Open Repositories 2014. The full list of features to be included in the 4.0 beta and the release is available here.

REGISTER for Islandora Camp in London, May 7-9

From the Islandora Team

Charlottetown, PEI  Islandora Camp will take place May 7 - 9, 2014 on the campus of King's College in London, England. This will be Islandora's second time in Europe and first time in the UK. Full details and registration are on the camp website: http://islandora.ca/camps/uk2014.

CALL: 14th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications and DCMI Annual Meeting

From Cathy N. Hartman, Associate Dean of Libraries, University of North Texas

Denton, TX  The 14th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications and DCMI Annual Meeting focused on "Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural Memory", will be held  October 8-11, 2014 in Austin, Texas, USA.

The complete Call for Participation may be found here: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2014/cfp

DSpaceDirect Details: No-Cost Upgrades Reduce Repository Management Expenses

“DSpaceDirect Details” is a bi-weekly series of blog posts relating key features of the only low-cost hosted repository solution for discovery, access, and archiving, to common institutional repository requirements. Contact cmmorris@duraspace.org to have the current post delivered to your in-box.

SAVE THE DATES: Advanced DSpace Course June 3-6, Austin, Texas

From From Debra Hanken Kurtz, Director, Texas Digital Library

Austin, TX  In response to the popularity of the previously offered Advanced DSpace training opportunity, the Texas Digital Library is offering an expanded 4-day Advanced DSpace course on June 3-6 in Austin, Texas.

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