Now Available: The LYRASIS FY2019 Annual Report

Now Available: The LYRASIS FY2019 Annual Report

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 »

Tune in to OA Week “Equity in Open Knowledge” Highlight–Open Data Activism in Search of Algorithmic Transparency

Tune in to OA Week “Equity in Open Knowledge” Highlight–Open Data Activism in Search of Algorithmic Transparency

From Verletta Kern, Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Washington Libraries Take a break during Open Access Week and join the ACRL Open Research and Digital Collections Discussion Groups on Tuesday, October 22nd from 11:00am-12:00pm Central for “Open Data Activism in Search of Algorithmic Transparency: Algorithmic Awareness in Practice”.  Tying in with this year’s OA Week theme of “Open… Read more »

CALL for Archiving 2020 Proposals

CALL for Archiving 2020 Proposals

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

Fedora 6 Code Sprint 1 Summary

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 »

VIVO ORCID Tutorial Now Available

VIVO ORCID Tutorial Now Available

From Sheila Rabun, LYRASIS ORCID US Community Specialist If you have not yet integrated ORCID with your VIVO instance, please consider doing so! We have a new video tutorial and corresponding blog post about how to use either the Public or Member ORCID API to allow users to authenticate and connect their ORCID iD with their VIVO… Read more »

UPDATE: Samvera Connect 2019

UPDATE: Samvera Connect 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

Sessions Announced for the LYRASIS Member Summit

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 »

Agreement Supports Mutual Advancement

Agreement Supports Mutual Advancement

LYRASIS and  DSpace recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to clarify the ways in which they intend to work together. Entering into a shared commitment in the form of an MOU is an effective tool for collaboration and operationalizing shared values in a widely- distributed community. The DSpace Program is comprised of an unincorporated… Read more »

VIVO 2019 Conference Held in Montenegro

VIVO 2019 Conference Held in Montenegro

From Violeta Ilik on behalf of the VIVO 2019 (Conference) Task Force The Tenth Annual VIVO Conference was held from Wednesday September 4 to Friday September 6 in Podgorica, Montenegro. The VIVO 2019 Conference Task Force would like to thank sponsors, speakers, presenters, attendees, the Grand Travel Agency staff members, and the amazing staff at… Read more »

Towards a Fedora Migration Path

Towards a Fedora Migration Path

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 »