Happy Holidays From DuraSpace

Happy Holidays From DuraSpace

As 2018 draws to a close all of us here at DuraSpace wish our friends and colleagues near and far the happiest of holiday seasons, and extend warm wishes for a prosperous and healthy new year. We are grateful for your continued interest in and support of our shared goal of preserving and providing access… Read more »

Exposing Repository Content to Google Scholar

Exposing Repository Content to Google Scholar

From Atmire DSpace Repositories serving scholarly content generally receive a significant amount of daily download traffic from Google Scholar. In a recent webinar for Atmire clients, Bram Luyten zoomed in on: The basic principles of how Google Scholar indexes your repository Detecting and resolving indexing problems using the free Atmire Analyzer Monitoring traffic originating from Google… Read more »

Making DSpace GDPR Compliant

Making DSpace GDPR Compliant

From DSquare Technologies DSquare Technologies is pleased to announce GDPR solution for DSpace. Most of us are aware that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted during May, 2018 resulting in stricter data privacy requirements. It is now more  important than ever to ensure security of Personal Identifiable information. DSquare Technologies developed a GDPR compliance… Read more »

VIVO Updates for December 16, 2018 — Interest groups and task forces, Coalition of Networked Information, a fantastic 2018

VIVO Updates for December 16, 2018 — Interest groups and task forces, Coalition of Networked Information, a fantastic 2018

Our interest groups and task forces  VIVO has interest groups – sort of permanent recurring groups that meet to discuss topics of shared interest, and task forces – time limited groups that meet to create a work product.  Anyone can create either. We currently have two interest groups – Development, which meets weekly, and Ontology, which meets every other week.  To join… Read more »

ARKs in the Open: Project Update #8, 2018 Wrap-Up and Looking to 2019

ARKs in the Open: Project Update #8, 2018 Wrap-Up and Looking to 2019

The ARKs-in-the-Open (AITO) team made great strides in 2018 toward their goal to transition the ARK specification and registry from the California Digital Library to a community supported and managed activity. Some highlights of the work so far this year: • The project received expressions of interest from 27 organizations on 4 continents. • The… Read more »

VIVO Updates for December 9, 2018 — sprint, RDA, Barend Mons, Ontology, expert finder systems

VIVO Updates for December 9, 2018 — sprint, RDA, Barend Mons, Ontology, expert finder systems

Whoa, what a sprint  Last week we had a sprint for newcomers to the VIVO project.  We set a new record for participation in a sprint (21).  I want to thank all the newcomers from all over the world.  We had major efforts in internationalization, search technology, bug fixes, documentation, build process, user experience, and product… Read more »

Recording Available: “How For-Profit Companies Can Be a Part of the Open Environment”

Recording Available: “How For-Profit Companies Can Be a Part of the Open Environment”

On December 5th the DuraSpace Hot Topics Series, “The Revolution Will Be Open?” concluded with the fourth and final webinar in this series.  Andrew Smeall of Hindawi, Brian Hole of Ubiquity Press, and Anita Bandrowski of  SciCrunch presented, “How For-Profit Companies Can Be a Part of the Open Environment.”  In this one-hour webinar each presenter discussed their… Read more »

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) to Cease Operations

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) to Cease Operations

Message to DPN members from the DPN nodes Yesterday the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) announced plans to cease operations. The individual nodes that collectively provided preservation services to DPN seek to reassure the DPN membership as well as the larger academic and digital preservation communities that we remain confident about the future of digital preservation.… Read more »

Announcing DuraCloud Canada: Linking Data Repositories to Preservation Storage

Announcing DuraCloud Canada: Linking Data Repositories to Preservation Storage

DuraSpace and the University of Toronto Libraries in collaboration with Scholars Portal and COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries) are pleased to announce a new joint project “DuraCloud Canada: Linking Data Repositories to Preservation Storage” funded by CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation. The purpose of… Read more »

VIVO Updates for December 2, 2018 — Sprint this week, January architecture fly-in, David Wilcox, Books for VIVO, Open Repository CFP

VIVO Updates for December 2, 2018 — Sprint this week, January architecture fly-in, David Wilcox, Books for VIVO, Open Repository CFP

Sprint this week!  VIVO will be holding a one week sprint to introduce new developers to the project.  The print will focus on maintenance tasks.  If you’d like to learn about VIVO, how it is developed, and pitch in, this is a great opportunity.  You will want to be on VIVO Slack if you are not already.  Details… Read more »