Open Polytechnic of New Zealand live on DSpace Express

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand live on DSpace Express

In a record time of less than one month, OPNZ was live on Atmire’s DSpace Express service. It is hard to imagine two places being further apart than Leuven, near Brussels, Belgium and Lower Hutt, near Wellington, New Zealand. Despite the 11 hours time zone difference, the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (OPNZ) team members… Read more »

Announcing the Release of NewspaperWorks  v1.0.0

Announcing the Release of NewspaperWorks  v1.0.0

The NewspaperWorks team–Eben English (BPL), Harish Maringanti (Utah), Brian McBride (Utah), Jacob Reed (Utah) and Sean Upton (Utah)–announces the release of NewspaperWorks  v1.0.0! NewspaperWorks is a gem for Hyrax applications that provides work types, metadata fields, batch ingest workflows, and front-end functionality for digitized newspaper content. The gem can be used to integrate newspaper content… Read more »

¿Abierto para quien? Open For Whom?

¿Abierto para quien? Open For Whom?

The theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week, October 21-27, is “Open for Whom? Equity in Knowledge.” The chasm separating those on opposite cliffs of the digital divide remains, despite ongoing efforts to bridge it, and it is this persistent gap that underscores the 2019 OA’s week theme question: ¿Abierto para quien? Open For Whom? In… Read more »

Texas A&M University Libraries Launches New Implementation of VIVO, Scholars@TAMU

Texas A&M University Libraries Launches New Implementation of VIVO, Scholars@TAMU

Texas A&M University Libraries has officially launched our new implementation of VIVO, Scholars@TAMU !  It includes multiple new feature sets that our end users have been asking for. Modern interface – Responsive, mobile friendly! Enhanced search features –  Customized faceted searches Easier access to the back end data –  ability to export data on the fly, and… Read more »

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 »