DuraSpace Blog Digest, Aug - Sept 2011 Online http://duraspace.org/publications
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Aug. - Sept. 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
- Google Summer of Code Student Projects Contribute to DuraSpace Open Technologies
- 2011 DuraSpace Sponsorship Program Update
- Regional Fedora Users Meeting
- "Case Studies in Sustainability" from Ithaka S+R
- CALL for Proposals to Host Open Repositories Annual Conferences, 2013 and 2014
- Take the DSpace Community Survey on Metadata Support
- Welcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Kevin Van de Velde
- How "Big" are DSpace Repositories?
- RIRI Rocks: Notes from the Red Island Repository Institute
- University of Hull's Hydra Goes Live
- DuraCloud Video Pilot Kick-Off Meeting
Events and Opportunities
- CALL: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012)
- DuraSpace Gold Sponsor ICPSR Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration
- Open Access Week Idea Swap
- DuraCloud at the 2011 DLF Forum
- DuraCloud at EDUCAUSE 2011
- SAVE THE DATE: SPARC Announces Expanded Open Access Meeting
- Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit, Monterey CA, Oct. 17-19, 2011
- WORKSHOP INVITATION: The Future of the Past of the Web, British Library Conf. Centre,
Google Summer of Code Student Projects Contribute to DuraSpace Open Technologies
This year we had a great group of students and mentors that resulted in a total of five successful GSoC projects!
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/google-summer-code-student-projects-contribute-duraspace-open-technologies
Related link: http://code.google.com/soc/
2011 DuraSpace Sponsorship Program Update
DuraSpace is pleased to report that we currently have 50 organizations that have chosen to become sponsors this year. Of the 50 organizations participating so far this year, 16 are new sponsors.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/2011-duraspace-sponsorship-program-update
Related link: http://www.duraspace.org/sponsorship-online-implementation
Regional Fedora Users Meeting
There will be a regional Fedora user group meeting on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 9am-4pm at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for anyone in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/regional-fedora-users-meeting
Related link: http://groups.google.com/group/dc-fedora-users/?pli=1
"Case Studies in Sustainability" from Ithaka S+R
Ithaka S+R, with funding from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance, revisited twelve digital projects first profiled in 2009 to understand the impact of the economic downturn on each project's sustainability model.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/case-studies-sustainability-ithaka-sr
Related link: http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/research/case-studies-in-sustainability-2011
CALL for Proposals to Host Open Repositories Annual Conferences, 2013 and 2014
The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks proposals from candidate host organisations for the 2013 and 2014 Open Repositories Annual Conferences. Preference will be given to North American hosts for OR2013, and to European hosts for OR2014.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-proposals-host-open-repositories-annual-conferences-2013-and-2014
Related link: http://sites.tdl.org/openrepositories/
Take the DSpace Community Survey on Metadata Support At the request of the DSpace Committers and Developers, the DSpace Community Advisory Team or DCAT has begun an effort to build a community consensus on improving the metadata support in future DSpace releases.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/take-dspace-community-survey-metadata-support
Related link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MTVF88G
Welcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Kevin Van de Velde
The DSpace committers team are delighted to announce a new member to the group: Kevin Van de Velde from @mire.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/welcome-latest-dspace-committer-kevin-van-de-velde
Related link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+Release+1.8.0+Notes
How "Big" are DSpace Repositories?
A discussion on the DSpace users list provided information about DSpace repositories with large numbers of items. The discussion began with the simple question, "Anyone know what is the largest repository of DSpace and how many items it has?"
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/how-%E2%80%9Cbig%E2%80%9D-are-dspace-repositories
Related link: http://drc2.libraries.uc.edu
RIRI Rocks: Notes from the Red Island Repository Institute
The Fedora framework for building digital repositories along with some of the community initiatives that have helped to fuel its success were the focus of the Red Island Repository Institute (RIRI) 2011 held on Prince Edward Island, Canada Sept. 17-22, 2011.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/riri-rocks-notes-red-island-repository-institute
Related link: http://islandora.ca/
University of Hull's Hydra Goes Live
The Hydra in Hull team is pleased to announces the launch of Hydra at University of Hull.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/university-hulls-hydra-goes-live
Related link: https://hydra.hull.ac.uk/
DuraCloud Video Pilot Kick-Off Meeting
On August 4, 2011, the DuraCloud team kicked off the DuraCloud Video Pilot Project with a one day meeting with pilot institutions the Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT) and WGBH Boston.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duracloud-video-pilot-kick-meeting
Related link: http://duracloud.org/
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Visit the DuraSpace Community Calendar for a comprehensive online view of upcoming events.
CALL: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012)
Submissions are invited for the the Fourth Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2012), to be held May 22 - 25, 2012, in Limerick, Ireland.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/call-qualitative-and-quantitative-methods-libraries-international-conference-qqml2012
Related link: http://www.isast.org/
DuraSpace Gold Sponsor ICPSR Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration
The 2011 Biennial Meeting of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) for more than 160 official representatives will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan October 5-7, 2011.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duraspace-gold-sponsor-icpsr-kicks-50th-anniversary-celebration
Related link: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/ICPSR/or/ormeet/2011/index.html
Open Access Week Idea Swap
A free SPARC online event, October 2, 2011, held in conjunction with Open Access Week 2011.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/open-access-week-idea-swap
Related link: http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=90
DuraCloud at the 2011 DLF Forum
Please mark your calendars for the 2011 DLF Forum that will feature a hands-on demonstration of the DuraCloud service.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duracloud-2011-dlf-forum
DuraCloud at EDUCAUSE 2011
If you are planning to attend EDUCAUSE 2011 to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia October 18-21st, please save a spot in your schedule for the DuraCloud session entitled "Using the Cloud to Archive and Preserve the Scholarly Record: Experiences from the DuraCloud Pilot."
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/duracloud-educause-2011
Related link: http://www.educause.edu/E2011/Program/SESS058
SAVE THE DATE: SPARC Announces Expanded Open Access Meeting
SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced it will host its first North American meeting on Open Access in 2012. The first of its kind, the event will expand on the successful biennial SPARC Digital Repositories meeting. Save the date: Kansas City, March 11-13, 2012
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/save-date-sparc-announces-expanded-open-access-meeting
Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit, Monterey CA, Oct. 17-19, 2011
The Library Directors Digital Strategy Summit is an interactive event which includes leading edge thinking, collaborative opportunities for evaluating different future scenarios, various perspectives and viewpoints, industry experts, and more.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/library-directors-digital-strategy-summit-monterey-ca-oct-17-19-2011
Related link: http://www.infotoday.com/IL2011 and http://www.librarysummit.com/
WORKSHOP INVITATION: The Future of the Past of the Web, British Library Conf. Centre, London
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), The British Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition invite you to attend their 3rd joint web archiving workshop on October 7, 2011, at the British Library Conference Centre.
Read the post: http://duraspace.org/workshop-invitation-future-past-web-british-library-conf-centre-london
Related link: http://www.digitalpreservationcoalition.co.uk/events/details/35-future_past_web?xref=35
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