Vol. 6, Issue 2, February 2014

Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2014

The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent events, releases, and opportunities of interest to the DuraSpace community.
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in this issue

DuraSpace News

  • David Wilcox is the New Fedora Product Manager for the DuraSpace Team
  • DuraSpace and Archive-It Partner to Offer Off-site Backup and Preservation of Archive-It Collections
  • Recordings Available: "All About DSpace 4" Hot Topics Webinar Series

DuraSpace Projects

DSpace

  • DSPACE VISION SURVEY: Help Define the Future
  • GET READY: Register for the DSpace User Group Meeting on Mar. 5

Fedora

  • Keep in Touch: Round-Up of Fedora Repository Mailing Lists
  • Fedora4 Beta Phase Sprint Ten: Federation; Clustering; Pluggable Framework
  • AVAILABLE: The December 2013 Quarterly Report from Fedora

DuraSpace Services

  • About DuraSpace Cloud Services

DuraSpace Registered Service Provider (RSP) Highlights

  • DSpace and the Webometrics Institutional Repository Ranking, January 2014
  • The Connacht Ulster Alliance Demonstrates Value in a Shared Repository for Smaller Institutions

Community

  • CALL: Digital Preservation 2014
  • SHARE Releases Notification System Project Plan
  • AVAILABLE: February Issue of Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter
  • ESI ALUM OPPORTUNITY: E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group
  • New NDSA Report: The Benefits and Risks of the PDF/A-3 File Format for Archival Institutions
  • REGISTER for Open Repositories 2014: New Scholarship Programme Aims to Expand OR Participation
  • REGISTER: Hydra Europe Symposium April 7-8; Hydra Camp Europe April 8-11

DURASPACE NEWS

David Wilcox is the New Fedora Product Manager for the DuraSpace Team 
The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that David Wilcox has accepted a position with DuraSpace as the product manager for the Fedora project effective February 17, 2014.
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/david-wilcox-new-fedora-product-manager-duraspace-team
Related link: http://fedorarepository.org/

DuraSpace and Archive-It Partner to Offer Off-site Backup and Preservation of Archive-It Collections
DuraSpace, in partnership with Archive-It, is pleased to announce the newest feature of DuraCloud, a cloud based archiving and preservation service.
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/duraspace-and-archive-it-partner-offer-site-backup-and-preservation-archive-it-collections
Related linkshttps://www.archive-it.org/http://www.duracloud.org/

Recordings Available: "All About DSpace 4" Hot Topics Webinar Series
The seventh DuraSpace Hot Topics Webinar Series, "All About DSpace 4-Improved Interfaces for Man and Machine" concluded on February 19th.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/recordings-available-%E2%80%9Call-about-dspace-4%E2%80%9D-hot-topics-webinar-series
Related link: http://duraspace.org/hot-topics
 

Visit the DuraSpace Community Calendar or our recent Event Blog Posts
for a comprehensive online view of upcoming community events.


DURASPACE PROJECTS

DSpace

DSPACE VISION SURVEY: Help Define the Future
The DSpace Vision Survey aims to gather the collective thoughts of the DSpace user community in order to define and shape the future of DSpace over the coming years. 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/dspace-vision-survey-help-define-future
Related links:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/dspacevision

GET READY: Register for the DSpace User Group Meeting on Mar. 5
There is still time to register for the DSpace User Group Meeting on March 5. The session will be held following the SPARC Open Access Meeting in Kansas City.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/get-ready-register-dspace-user-group-meeting-mar-5
Related linkhttps://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/SPARC+DSpace+User+Group+Meeting+2014

Fedora

Keep in Touch: Round-Up of Fedora Repository Mailing Lists
The Fedora project now has several email lists. This message is a reminder of what each list is and its intended purpose.
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/keep-touch-round-fedora-repository-mailing-lists
Related linkhttps://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Mailing+Lists+etc

Fedora4 Beta Phase Sprint Ten: Federation; Clustering; Pluggable Framework
The Fedora team has concluded the tenth sprint within the "Beta Phase" of Fedora4 development. 
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/fedora4-beta-phase-sprint-ten-federation-clustering-pluggable-framework 
Related link https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Sprint+B10+Summary

AVAILABLE: The December 2013 Quarterly Report from Fedora
Review the highlights of Fedora's fourth quarter activities.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/available-december-2013-quarterly-report-fedora


DURASPACE SERVICES

About DuraSpace Cloud Services
DuraSpace services enable large and small organizations and institutions to affordably manage, provide access to, archive and preserve their digital assets. 
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/about-duraspace-cloud-services
Related links: http://duracloud.org/http://dspacedirect.org/


DURASPACE REGISTERED SERVICE PROVIDER (RSP) HIGHLIGHTS

This section highlights the work of DuraSpace Registered Service Providers.

@MIRE:
DSpace and the Webometrics Institutional Repository Ranking, January 2014      

The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain, Cybermetrics lab recently published the January 2014 edition of the popular web-exposure ranking for Institutional Repositories.                                                                                                                               
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/dspace-and-webometrics-institutional-repository-ranking-january-2014 
Related linkhttp://atmire.com/website/?q=content/webometrics-institutional-repository-ranking-january-2014

OPEN REPOSITORY:
The Connacht Ulster Alliance Demonstrates Value in a Shared Repository for Smaller Institutions

The Connacht Ulster Alliance launched their repository on Tuesday February 18th, attended by the presidents and staff from the three Institutes in the CUA.
Read the post http://duraspace.org/connacht-ulster-alliance-demonstrates-value-shared-repository-smaller-institutions
Related linkhttp://cual.openrepository.com/cual


COMMUNITY

CALL: Digital Preservation 2014
Digital Preservation 2014 will be held July 22-24 in the Washington, DC area.
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/call-digital-preservation-2014
Related link:  http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/

SHARE Releases Notification System Project Plan
The SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)-a joint initiative of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)-today released the SHARE Notification System Project Plan. 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/share-releases-notification-system-project-plan
Related linkhttp://duraspace.org/sites/duraspace.org/files/u3/share-notification-system-project-plan-6feb2014.pdf

AVAILABLE: February Issue of Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter
The February issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available!  
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/available-february-issue-library-congress-digital-preservation-newsletter 
Related linkhttp://digitalpreservation.gov/news/newsletter/201402.pdf 

ESI ALUM OPPORTUNITY: E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group 
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are pleased to announce a new opportunity for E-Science Institute (ESI) alumni: the first annual E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group course is scheduled to begin this spring.
Read the posthttp://duraspace.org/esi-alum-opportunity-e-research-peer-network-and-mentoring-group 
Related linkhttps://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=CLIR&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=80fb6060-9e4b-4fad-b5c4-493c9128daeb

New NDSA Report: The Benefits and Risks of the PDF/A-3 File Format for Archival Institutions
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Standards and Practices Working Group is pleased to announce the release of a new NDSA report, "The Benefits and Risks of the PDF/A-3 File Format for Archival Institutions." 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/new-ndsa-report-benefits-and-risks-pdfa-3-file-format-archival-institutions 
Related linkhttp://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/working_groups/documents/NDSA_PDF_A3_report_final022014.pdf?loclr=blogsig

REGISTER for Open Repositories 2014: New Scholarship Programme Aims to Expand OR Participation
We are pleased to announce that registration for Open Repositories 2014 is now open. 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/register-open-repositories-2014-new-scholarship-programme-aims-expand-or-participation
Related linkhttp://or2014.helsinki.fi/?page_id=454

REGISTER: Hydra Europe Symposium April 7-8; Hydra Camp Europe April 8-11
The Hydra Project is pleased to announce the first Hydra Europe events, taking place during April, at Trinity College, Dublin. 
Read the post:  http://duraspace.org/register-hydra-europe-symposium-april-7-8-hydra-camp-europe-april-8-11
Related linkhttps://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Europe+2014


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