VIVO Updates for January 6, 2019 — Happy New Year, Books for VIVO, Open Repositories, Wikidata, Calls This Week

VIVO Updates for January 6, 2019 — Happy New Year, Books for VIVO, Open Repositories, Wikidata, Calls This Week

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break!  It’s a time for family, good cheer, for reflecting on the year past, and the year to come. 2018 was an important year for VIVO.  Many wonderful things happened as project participation grew and the idea of an open source system for representing scholarship… Read more »

DSpace Users Group Meeting and Training Workshop Held in New Delhi, India

DSpace Users Group Meeting and Training Workshop Held in New Delhi, India

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Kalanidhi Division in collaboration with DSquare Technologies (Certified DuraSpace Contributor for DSpace) hosted a “DSpace Users Group Meeting and Training Workshop” on 3-4 December, 2018. Key objectives of the event included bringing the local user community together and enhancing their understanding of DSpace based on experiences of… Read more »

NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 5.0.0

NOW AVAILABLE: Fedora 5.0.0

From Daniel Bernstein, Technical Lead and Developer, on behalf of the Fedora Committers We are proud to announce the release of Fedora 5.0.0 December 14th, 2018. The move from Fedora 3.x to 4.x represented a full reimplementation of the Fedora architecture. The move from Fedora 4.x to 5.x DOES NOT represent the same scope of change. The changes… Read more »

Impact of Plan S Implementation Guidelines on DSpace Repositories

Impact of Plan S Implementation Guidelines on DSpace Repositories

From Atmire Atmire reflections on the requirements for Plan S compliant Open Access repositories. Coalition S recently released guidance on the implementation of Plan S, an initiative by European funders to make full and immediate Open Access a reality by 2020. Very specifically, this guidance contains section 10.2 – Requirements for Plan S compliant Open Access… Read more »

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 »