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Layne Johnson is the New VIVO Project Director

Winchester, MA  The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Dr. Layne Johnson has accepted a position with DuraSpace as the project director for the VIVO project effective May 1, 2014. In his role as VIVO project director, Layne will work closely with the community and steering group to set the vision and long term roadmap for VIVO, the open source semantic web platform that enables research discovery.

UPDATE: Heartbleed Patch Applied to All DuraSpace Services and Websites

Dear DuraSpace Services, Wiki, JIRA and Website Users,

Winchester, MA  As you know a vulnerability in OpenSSL, which has been named “Heartbleed”, was detected earlier this month.

VIVO Conference Update: Early Bird Registration Open; Workshops Announced; Register Online Today!

Winchester. MA  This year's VIVO Conference will be held Aug. 6-8, 2014 in Austin, Texas, and is a unique opportunity for people from across the country and around the world to come together in the spirit of promoting scholarly collaboration and research discovery.

Plan to attend conference workshops on Wednesday, August 6. Simply register for them as you register for the full VIVO/SciTS conference.

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.

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