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Register for Islandora and Fedora Camp in Arizona, February 24-26, 2020

October 29, 2019

LYRASIS and the Islandora Foundation invite you to attend the first Islandora and Fedora Camp at Arizona State University, February 24-26, 2020: https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=5F12A402-E7F4-E911-80FE-00155D73CF3B. Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework.  Islandora was originally developed by the University… Read more »

NDSA Announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0

October 29, 2019

From Carol Kussmann, University of Minnesota Libraries After over a year of hard work, the NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) Levels of Digital Preservation Working group announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0! In 2018 the NDSA sent out a call to the larger digital preservation community asking for interest in updating the Levels of… Read more »

Now Available: The LYRASIS FY2019 Annual Report

October 15, 2019

From Robert Miller, Chief Executive Officer, LYRASIS On behalf of the entire team at LYRASIS, I am pleased to announce that the LYRASIS  FY 2019 annual report is now available. It was as fun to pull this together as it was to take on so many wonderful things for our community. It started off as… Read more »

CALL for Archiving 2020 Proposals

October 9, 2019

Join an international community of technical experts, managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises at Archiving 2000 from May 18-21, 2020 to explore and discuss the digitization, preservation, and access of 
2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and audio-visual materials, including documents, photographs, books, paintings, videos, and born digital works. Authors are invited to… Read more »

Fedora 6 Code Sprint 1 Summary

October 2, 2019

The first code sprint to develop Fedora 6 ran from September 16-27 with thirteen participants: Danny Bernstein, LYRASIS Andrew Woods, LYRASIS Ben Pennell, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Jared Whiklo, University of Manitoba Mohamed Mohideen Abdul Rasheed, University of Maryland Peter Eichman, University of Maryland Aaron Birkland, Johns Hopkins University Youn Noh, Yale University… Read more »

UPDATE: Samvera Connect 2019

September 20, 2019

From Brian McBride and Richard Green on behalf of the Samvera Connect 2019 organizing teams Samvera Connect will be held Oct.22-25 at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. The following is a list of important updates this week. • The sign-up list for Mentees  is open – anyone who would like to be paired with a… Read more »

Sessions Announced for the LYRASIS Member Summit

September 19, 2019

This year’s LYRASIS Member Summit will be held October 3-4 in Chicago. The theme is “From Local to Global. It promises to be a fast-paced, two-day experience that pairs imagination with innovation and discussion with action. The following sessions are all scheduled for Day 2, but don’t miss Day 1 which will be focused on… Read more »

Towards a Fedora Migration Path

September 17, 2019

In 2018, DuraSpace was awarded a planning grant (LG-72-18-0204) by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to investigate the barriers to upgrading libraries and archives running unsupported versions of Fedora because reliance on the older versions of Fedora puts the stability, security and functionality of the content and services of these repositories at… Read more »

Research Participation Invitation: Accessibility in Institutional Repositories Study

September 17, 2019

From Kristi Park, Texas Digital Library. This  is an approved request for participation in research that has been approved by the Texas State University Institutional Review Board (IRB). You are invited to participate in a research study on accessibility practices in institutional repositories (IRs) at academic libraries. This survey is designed to be answered by IR managing… Read more »

U.S. National Archives Releases Digital Preservation Framework

September 17, 2019

From Leslie Johnston, Director of Digital Preservation, U.S. National Archives (NARA) The U.S. National Archives (NARA) is pleased to announce that it has released its digital Preservation Framework on Github for public comment: https://github.com/usnationalarchives/digital-preservation The framework comprises an instrument for assessing file format risk, the results of NARA’s assessment of over 350 file format variants,… Read more »