DSpace 1.6

Vote on Code4Lib Conference Prepared Talks, Bloomington, IN, Feb. 7-10, 2011

Bloomington, IN Voting has begun for Code4Lib 2011 Conference prepared talks. Please vote on 50 prepared talk proposals and let the organizers know how you would like the program to shape up. Thanks to everyone who has contributed!

Vote now:  http://vote.code4lib.org/election/index/17

REQUEST FOR PARTICIPATION: "DSpace With Fedora Inside" Application

Ithaca, NY A few months ago, the DuraSpace organization made the recommendation that the DSpace and Fedora user communities work together to integrate the DSpace and Fedora technologies, allowing the DSpace software to run "on top of" the Fedora platform. Essentially, this would mean that the DSpace application would have an option to install it with "Fedora Inside".  DSpace with "Fedora Inside" would be a version of the DSpace application which would store its contents (files and/or metadata) in Fedora.

Open Data, Open Minds Highlight SPARC Digital Repository Meeting

From LibraryJournal.com

The 2010 SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) Digital Repositories Meeting this week managed to combine serious talk about the challenges of open data, examining both successes and failures, with an efficient and informative showcase, the Innovation Fair, featuring rapid-fire presentations of tools and services from institutional repositories (IR).

PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM: The Value of Shared Access and ReUse of Publicly Funded Scientific Data

Washington, DC You are invited to attend a public symposium, "The Value of Shared Access and ReUse of Publicly Funded Scientific Data
" organized by the
Board on Research Data and Information National Research Council
 (http://www.nationalacademies.org/brdi) on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 2:00-4:15 p.m. to be held at the 20 F Street Conference Center Conference Room B, 20 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.

NOW AVAILABLE: DuraCloud Open Source 0.7 With New Content Management Features

Ithaca, NY DuraCloud Open Source 0.7 is the latest release of the DuraCloud software, a platform that is built on commercial cloud infrastructure.  This release provides users with better tools for managing their content in the cloud. You may download it from the DuraCloud wiki (https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/duracloud07/DuraCloud+Release+0.7).

Still Time to Register for the DSpace User Group Meeting

It is not to late to register! Below are the details and final schedule for the upcoming DSpace User Group Meeting.
 

@mire and DuraSpace invite all DSpace enthusiasts to this half day DSpace user group meeting. The meeting will feature sessions on the upcoming DSpace 1.7 release, both addressed to repository managers and developers. @mire representatives will introduce @mire's unique offering of services and add-on modules, supporting institutions running their own in-house repository.

For Your Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Graphic Novels and Comic Books”

Ithaca, NY Comic books and graphic novels–picture books for adults–have come a long way. Although “Archie” comic books of the 1950s era were reflections of current popular culture themes, newer varieties are complex blends of social commentary and evocative graphic representations that speak volumes using words and pictures to make the whole truly greater than the sum of its parts.

DSpace 1.6 Testathon Starts Monday Dec 7

Starting this coming Monday, December 7, we begin the DSpace 1.6 Testathon, code-named the “Big Bug Hunt”. Several members of the
DSpace community will host public instances of 1.6 for you to sign onto and put 1.6 through its paces. If you would prefer, you are also welcome
to download the beta of 1.6 to install locally, or to test an upgrade of your version 1.5.x test or development system.

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