Fedora 4 and the Knowledge Grid at U Michigan Medical School


Deploying Fedora 4, or Migrating from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 is a challenge with built-in rewards. This series of articles, “Fedora 4 in Production” looks into why and how community members are working with Fedora 4 to enhance both collections and workflow at their institutions. In this article Allen Flynn, Research Analyst and Technology Lead at… Read more »

VIVO Updates for May 28–Conference Breaks its Glass Ceiling, Survey, Outreach, Internationalization


From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director VIVO Conference breaks its glass ceiling!  Where are the women speakers leading our thinking in VIVO, linked open data, research, identifiers, and scholarly profiles?  Well, at the VIVO Conference, of course.  For the first time, both our keynotes are women – Christina Patuelli, School of Information at Pratt Institute, and… Read more »

Aaron Birkland–Extending Fedora Functionality


The Fedora repository project relies on many individuals and institutions to make the project successful. We are grateful for their commitment and will showcase their contributions in a series of community profiles aimed at recognizing our contributors’ achievements, and introducing them to the rest of the community.  Aaron Birkland has been a contributor to Fedora since the… Read more »

Webinar: DSpace-CRIS: How it works and how to leverage it


DSpace-CRIS is an open-source extension of DSpace, built on top of the JSPUI, originated in 2009 from a collaboration with the University of Hong Kong. Characteristic of DSpace-CRIS is a flexible and extensible data model, which allows the creation and management of any kind of entities (such as researchers, organizations, projects, etc.) and the relations among those entities.… Read more »

4Science: Presenting the IIIF Image Viewer Add-on for DSpace


From Michele Mennielli, International Business Developer 4Science  The University of Trieste chose 4Science for hosting and the maintenance of their DSpace-CRIS installation. Thanks to this partnership we will be able to work on many new functionalities for DSpace-CRIS and soon make them available to the whole community. As the previous month, June will be a month full of important conferences. As a sponsor… Read more »

Texas Digital Library Joins Chronopolis Digital Preservation Network

From Sibyl Schaefer, Chronopolis Program Manager/Digital Preservation Analyst, University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA  University of California, San Diego, The Texas Digital Library (TDL), along with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, has joined the Chronopolis digital preservation network, becoming the first new node since the network’s inception in 2008. Other nodes in the TRAC-certified… Read more »

Deployment of ORCID Integration Services


From Emilio Lorenzo, Arvo Consulting  With the development of tight-integration functionalities between DSpace and orcid.org, repositories can obtain numerous advantages by improving data consistency in key information systems. These developments help repositories lower the barriers of ORCID integration and take-up. A number of services, suitable for institutions with ORCID membership and hence with access to member API, have… Read more »

VIVO 2017 Workshops–They’re Free, Posters/Demos, Speakers, Sponsorship


Here are the latest updates from  the 2017 VIVO Conference to be held August 2 – 4 at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Remember: Friday, May 26 is the last day to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration rate! Workshops Learn new VIVO strategies–attend a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, August 2. Five free half-day workshops provide a deep dive… Read more »

VIVO Updates for May 21–Conference News, Ontology Explorer


From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director Conference news. Did you know we are having the 8th annual VIVO Conference at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC, August 2-4?  I’m sure you did.  There is lots of news about the conference: Early bird registration ends this Friday, May 26.  After that the rates go up.  Early bird is… Read more »

DSpace UK and Ireland User Group Meeting Slides, Links and More


From Sarah Molly, Chair, DSpace UK and Ireland User Group, Research Support Manager, Library and Archives, Queen Mary University of London London, UK  Notes, jottings, slides and links from the May 17, 2017 DSpace UK and Ireland User Group meeting are available here. These resources will be updated over the next few days, and following up on actions, if you have… Read more »