DuraSpace Digest
Vol. 3, Issue 6, June - July 2011

The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent blog posts about news, events, releases, and opportunities of interest to the DuraSpace community. Subscribe to the DuraSpace Blog RSS here: http://feedburner.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=DuraSpace  
 
in this issue
 
Announcements
· Looking Back, Going Forward: The DuraSpace Roadmap
· There's Still Time to Sign Up for a FREE DuraCloud Account
· From DuraSpace Web Seminars-Slides and Audio Available, "Open Source: What Is It?  A Discussion of the Advantages, Risks, and Rewards"
 
Of Interest
· Open Repositories 2011 Slides-Posts-Tweets-Photos
· Updates from the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG)
· Are You This Year's Islandora t-shirt Designer?   
DSpace News
· DSpace Workshop: Lets Get Started! Creating Institutional Repositories Using Open Source Software
Fedora News
· Hydra Project Introduces New Web Site at OR11
· The New ContentDM Migration Tool from Islandora
· Fedora CloudSync
 
DuraCloud News
· DuraCloud at ALA
 
Events and Opportunities
· Register While There's Still Space Available: CURATEcamp 2011 at Stanford University
· CALL: Submit a 250-word proposal for the Berlin9 Open Access Conference Poster Display
 
For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure
· Dagomba Dance Drumming from Tufts Digital Library
 
 ANNOUNCEMENTS  
Looking Back, Going Forward: The DuraSpace Roadmap
To kick-off DSpace and Fedora User Group sessions DuraSpace presented the DuraSpace Roadmap on June 10 at OR11.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/looking-back-going-forward-duraspace-roadmap
Related link: https://conferences.tdl.org/or/OR2011/OR2011main

There's Still Time to Sign Up for a FREE DuraCloud Account  Sign up for a DuraCloud trial account and find out just how easy and efficicient cloud storage and computing can be with DuraCloud.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/theres-still-time-sign-free-duracloud-account
Related link: http://duracloud.org
 

From DuraSpace Web Seminars-Slides and Audio Available, "Open Source:  What Is It?  A Discussion of the Advantages, Risks, and Rewards" If you missed the web seminar slides and audio are now available.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duraspace-web-seminars%E2%80%93slides-and-audio-available-open-source-what-it-why-does-duraspace-develop-und
Related link: http://www.slideshare.net/duraspace  
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
Open Repositories 2011 Slides-Posts-Tweets-Photos  
An in-progress listing of interesting, on-the-spot reflections, reviews, analysis, and reports on emerging technologies, trends, implementations and impressions  intermixed with photos in posts and tweets from attendees.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/open-repositories-2011-slides-posts-tweets-photos
Related link: https://conferences.tdl.org/or/index.php/OR2011/OR2011main

Updates from the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG)
Tom Cramer, Stanford University, will take the helm of the PASIG and will help guide it into an independent organization status.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/updates-preservation-and-archiving-special-interest-group-pasig
Related link: http://www.sun-pasig.ning.com  

Are You This Year's Islandora t-shirt Designer?   
We are calling out to our community in our best open-source fashion, to see if anybody wants to participate in the design of the official 2011 Islandora Camp t-shirt.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/are-you-year%E2%80%99s-islandora-t-shirt-designer
Related link: http://islandora.ca/icamptshirt
 
DSPACE NEWS

DSpace Workshop: Lets Get Started! Creating Institutional Repositories Using Open Source Software  This is a one-day workshop in South Africa on Friday Sept. 16, 2011 focused on creating institutional repositories with DSpace.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/dspace-workshop-lets-get-started-creating-institutional-repositories-using-open-source-software
Related link: http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011/registration  
 
 
FEDORA NEWS
 
Hydra Project Introduces New Web Site at OR11  
The new Hydra Project web site features the tag line "Eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground" and is a location for new and existing community members to find up-to-date Hydra information:
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/hydra-project-introduces-new-web-site-or11
Related link: http://projecthydra.org/

The New ContentDM Migration Tool from Islandora  
With the aim of providing Islandora/Fedora migration tools for a wide range of repository systems Islandora is set to begin testing a new ContentDM migration tool with simple image and PDF collections.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/new-contentdm-migration-tool-islandora
Related link: http://discoverygarden.ca/    

 
Fedora CloudSync
Fedora CloudSync is a new web-based utility for backing up and restoring Fedora content in DuraCloud.
Read the post: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORACREATE/Fedora+CloudSync
Related link:http://duracloud.org  
 
DURACLOUD NEWS
 
DuraCloud at ALA
DuraCloud will be part of two panel presentations on cloud computing at ALA this weekend.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duracloud-ala
Related link: http://www.alaannual.org/
 
 
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Visit the DuraSpace Community Calendar for a comprehensive online view of upcoming events.
 
Register While There's Still Space Available: CURATEcamp 2011 at Stanford University
CURATEcamp is a series of unconference-style events focused on connecting practitioners and technologists interested in digital curation.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/register-while-there%E2%80%99s-still-space-available-curatecamp-2011-stanford-university
Related link: http://curatecamp.org/about

CALL: Submit a 250-word proposal for the Berlin9 Open Access Conference Poster Display  
The ninth installment in the Berlin Open Access Conference Series convenes leaders in the science, humanities, research, funding, and policy communities around The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Deadline for poser submissions is July 27.
Read the post: http://www.berlin9.org/news/callforposters.shtml
Related link: http://www.berlin9.org/index.shtml  
 
 
FOR YOUR REPOSITORY VIEWING PLEASURE
 
 
Dagomba Dance Drumming from Tufts Digital Library  
Tufts University, a DuraSpace Gold Sponsor, has made a unique collection of Dagomba Dance Drumming resources available through the Tufts Digital Library.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/your-repository-viewing-pleasure-dagomba-dance-drumming-tufts-digital-library
Related link: http://dl.tufts.edu/
 
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