Report from Fedora Camp in NYC

Austin, TX  After successful Fedora Camps held at Duke University in North Carolina and Caltech in Southern California, the Fedora team hit the big city.  An intimate group of 22 Fedora enthusiasts came together at Columbia University in New York City November 28-30. Instructors from the US and Canada were on hand to teach and… Read more »

On the Road with Fedora: IDCC Workshop

The 12th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) will be held in Edinburgh from February 20-23, 2017 bringing together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context. David Wilcox, Fedora product manager for DuraSpace, will offer a full-day Fedora workshop, “Curating Digital Content with Fedora,” on… Read more »

Institutional Treasures Preserved with DPN and DuraCloud Vault

Austin, TX  In January of 2016 the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) began accepting collections to a vital corpus of digital scholarly resources through DuraCloud Vault. DPN and DuraSpace, developer of DuraCloud Vault with Chronopolis, are pleased to report that member deposits into DPN through DuraCloud Vault are well underway. Numerous notable collections are now permanently… Read more »

New add-ons: the #makeITopen campaign by 4Science

From Susanna Mornati, Head of Operations 4Science A new opportunity for add-ons that we call, the #makeITopen campaign, could represent a turning point in the Community support services already offered by 4Science. At 4Science we truly believe in the value of openness and we are committed to release in open source everything we develop. In… Read more »

Announcing the German DSpace User Group Meeting 2017

Following meetings in 2014, 2015, and 2016, we are happy to announce that there will be a fourth German DSpace User Group Meeting in 2017. The German DSpace User Group Meeting 2017 will be organized by Fraunhofer IRB, Stuttgart University Library and The Library Code. It will take place at University of Stuttgart on Thursday,… Read more »

ANNOUNCING The 2017 Open Repositories Conference Scholarship Programme

From the Open Repositories Conference Steering Committee The Open Repositories Steering Committee invites applications for the Open Repositories 2017 Scholarship Programme. Scholarships provide support for a small number of full registered places for the 2017 conference in Brisbane through a competitive application process. It is open to librarians, repository managers, developers, and researchers in digital… Read more »

VIVO Updates for Nov 27–Internationalization

From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director Internationalization  VIVO is used in more than 25 countries around the world.  See https://duraspace.org/registry/vivo for a list of sites.  You can use the country selector on the right hand side of the list to select sites by country.   VIVO is designed to support use in languages other than English, but… Read more »

NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 4.6.1 and 4.7.0 Releases

From Andrew Woods, Fedora Tech Lead Austin, TX  The Fedora Team is proud to announce the two releases: Fedora 4.6.1 and 4.7.0. The Fedora 4.7.0 release includes many fixes and improvements, documented below, as well as an upgrade to the backend datastore. Therefore, the Fedora 4.6.1 includes a patch to the underlying ModeShape that generates backups… Read more »

Library of Congress Survey: Are You Ready to Provide Long-term Access?

From Barrie Howard, Internship and Fellowship Programs, Library of Congress Washington, DC  How prepared is your organization to provide long-term, durable access to its mission-critical digital content? What skills and experience do staff need to address the digital preservation needs of your organization? The Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Program, http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/education/index.html, is… Read more »

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Releases VIVO Research Portal

From José Luis Martín Muñoz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Madrid, Spain  We are happy to announce the launch of the UC3M Research Portal at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. This VIVO-based platform aims to show all research work being done at our institution. We invite you to take a look and comment. The portal is read-only (there's… Read more »