DEMO: Recent Hyku Technical Advances

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From Michael J. Giarlo, Technical Manager, Hydra-in-a-Box Project, Software Architect on behalf of the Hyku tech team Stanford, CA  Here’s the latest demo of advances made on Hyku. This demo covers work done in March and April of 2017 — including the consolidated dashboard with collapsible sidebar, ability to change the colors of the site via… Read more »

REGISTER for the 2017 VIVO Conference: Key Advantages

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The new and improved VIVO 2017 Conference is set to take place August 2 – 4 at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, NY. Here are some key advantages: It’s cheaper.  Registration is $225 until May 15-that’s $150 less than last year. And workshops are free! It’s community-organized. Our 2017 VIVO task force is planning a different kind of conference, based on feedback from the community. It’s member-hosted. You’ll see… Read more »

A Report from the 2017 DuraSpace Member Summit

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Albuquerque, NM The annual DuraSpace Summit report to members was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 4-5 following the CNI Spring Member Meeting. DuraSpace Members met to focus on strategy and tactics aimed at broadening and extending the organization’s reach in support of global community ecosystem efforts towards preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage and academic… Read more »

DSpace 7 REST API Demo Available Online

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From Michele Mennielli, International Business Developer 4Science   Rome, Italy  4Science has been working hard to support the important activities related to DSpace 7 and, as responsible for the REST API Subteam, we just setup an online demo for users to start playing with it. The new REST API can be accessed at this link: http://dspace7.4science.it. We hope the… Read more »

Webinar: Powering Linked Data and Hosted Solutions with Fedora

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Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform that forms a strong  base for digital preservation, and supports Linked Data.  Fedora is used in a wide variety of institutions around the world, including libraries, museums, archives, and government organizations. Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, May 16* at 9:30am AEST (convert to your timezone) to… Read more »

The DSpace 7 Project–A Simple Summary

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From Tim Donohue, DSpace Tech Lead and the DSpace 7 UI Outreach Group. DSpace 7 development will be highlighted at OR2017 next month including demonstrations. Recordings and slides from the recent Hot Topics webinar series, “Introducing DSpace 7: Next Generation UI” are available here. Background to the DSpace 7 project Starting in 2015, a DSpace 2015-18 Strategic Plan was created/adopted, along… Read more »

PARTICIPATE: Beyond the Repository Survey On Distributed Preservation

From the “Beyond the Repository” Team: Laura Alagna, Carolyn Caizzi, Brendan Quinn, Sibyl Schaefer, Evviva Weinraub Northwestern University Libraries and the University of California San Diego Library are investigating the integration of local digital repository services with distributed preservation networks, such as The Digital Preservation Network (DPN), Chronopolis, and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust). This research… Read more »

Welcome Erin Tripp: Business Development Manager for DuraSpace

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Austin, TX  DuraSpace is pleased to announce that Erin Tripp will join DuraSpace as the new Business Development Manager on May 1, 2017. Her duties will include pursuing new partnerships, grants, and strategies to grow business for DuraSpace hosted services DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, and ArchivesDirect. Working with staff and our community, Mrs. Tripp will help cultivate new business opportunities… Read more »

Welcome New DuraSpace Board Members Kaitlin Thaney and Wolfram Horstmann

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Austin, TX The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Kaitlin Thaney and Wolfram Horstmann have accepted appointments to the DuraSpace Board of Directors. Kaitlin Thaney is an open advocate and Senior Fellow at Mozilla. Most recently, Ms. Thaney served as the Director of Mozilla Leadership Networks at the Mozilla Foundation, overseeing community-based programs in science, learning,… Read more »

JOIN Fedora at ELAG2017 Athens

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Austin, TX  The 41th European Library Automation Group (ELAG) Systems Seminar will be held at the National Technical University of Athens, in Athens, Greece from June 6 to 9 2017. If you will be traveling to ELAG2017 (http://elag2017.org) please join us at the Fedora Bootcamp, “Automating Digital Curation Workflows with Fedora,” on June 6. Bootcamp attendees will… Read more »