News & Events

DSpace Use On the Rise

October 9, 2018

From Alberto García Guadarrama, eScire In 2006, eScire’s group implemented the first repository in Mexico at the Colegio de Posgraduados – COLPOS (College of Postgraduates). 12 years later, eScire is working towards consolidating DSpace repositories as THE option, not only for graduate thesis archival, but also for storing institutions’ documents including: congress and posters communications,… Read more »

OpenAIRE and DuraSpace Partner to Support Greater Functionality in the Global Repository Network

October 9, 2018

On September 25, 2018 OpenAIRE and DuraSpace signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Both OpenAIRE and DuraSpace have a shared interest in a robust, interoperable, and functional network of repositories that provide value to the research community and contribute to Open Science and Open Access in Europe and the world. Repositories collectively act as the… Read more »

Save the Date for Open Repositories 2020, June 1-4 in Stellenbosch, South Africa

October 8, 2018

The Open Repositories Steering Committee and Stellenbosch University is delighted to announce that the 15th Open Repositories Conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 1-4 June 2020. The conference will be organised by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service who looks forward to welcoming delegates to the first Open Repositories Conference (OR) on… Read more »

Announcing the First Country-Specific Webinar Series: Brazil

September 27, 2018

DuraSpace is pleased to announce the first Country-specific Webinar Series. Thanks to the support of Neki IT, a Brazilian Certified DSpace Contributor, we are collaborating on the organization of three webinars this fall where three different Brazilian institutions will present their experiences with DSpace. As a Country-specific series, the webinars will be offered in the… Read more »

Announcing the next DSpace 7 (Virtual) Development Sprint, Oct 1-12, Sign up to Learn More and Contribute to DSpace 7!

September 24, 2018

From Tim Donohue, Technical Lead for DSpace and DSpaceDirect The third DSpace 7 (Virtual) Development Sprint will take place from October 1-12, 2018. We are in search of developers interested in joining us for a two week sprint (you need not be available for the entire two weeks). Sprint participants will help us make enhancements… Read more »

Reintroducing the DuraSpace Registry

September 24, 2018

The DuraSpace Registry is a community-driven database that identifies which institutions and organizations around the world use DSpace, Fedora, and VIVO. The Registry, which answers the question, “Who’s Using”, has been significantly upgraded: https://duraspace.org/registry/ The new Registry includes a map view of installations and is viewable by project. DuraSpace is in the ongoing process of… Read more »

NOW AVAILABLE: The DSpace Community Annual Report 2017 – July 2018

September 6, 2018

The DSpace Community Annual Report 2017 – July 2018 is now available. The Report provides an overview of the user community, membership, two brief community profiles, a technical overview, governance, finance, and events. Download the DSpace Community Annual Report 2017 – July 2018 here. We invite you to learn more about the DSpace community, current… Read more »

Hook Your Repository Up to the Repository Analytics & Metrics Portal (RAMP)

August 30, 2018

From Atmire   Share your repository usage data with the international RAMP initiative for repository usage analysis and comparison. Montana State University, the Association of Research Libraries, the University of New Mexico, and OCLC Research have joined as partners to examine the difficulties that libraries face in producing accurate reports on the use of their digital… Read more »

Harvard Upgrades DASH DSpace Repository

August 30, 2018

From Atmire  The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication worked together with Atmire on a major upgrade to Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH). Pioneering in the field of Open Access, Harvard originally launched the Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) repository on September 1st 2009. Over the years, Harvard added dozens of customizations, including… Read more »

Digitisation and Digital Preservation Workshop 6-9 November 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

August 27, 2018

To share information about digitisation of library collections, digitisation project management, and digital preservation ITOCA, the News Media Section of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) in partnership with the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Regional Centre for Southern Africa, University of Nairobi, Digital Divide Data, and DuraSpace, will offer a Digitisation and Digital… Read more »