Tag: Technology

From Ethiopia to Portugal: Say Goodbye to 2017 and Welcome to 2018


From Claudio Cortese, 4Science   4Science is in Africa to support VLIR-UOS. VLIR-UOS is a Flemish initiative that supports partnerships between universities in Flanders (Belgium) and in developing countries, looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges. In the framework of the institutional cooperation with Bahir Dar University (BDU), Ethiopia, and particularly the Phase 1 Transversal Institutional… Read more »

Migrating to DSpace


From Atmire   Are your considering to migrate your current repository to DSpace but you are wondering what the options are? Over the years, Atmire has carried out migrations from a variety of platforms such as EPrints, Fedora, Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, DigiTool, Equella and homegrown software. Because of its wide array of commonly used import facilities… Read more »

Research and Cultural Heritage Ecosystems Better Supported by 4Science

From Claudio Cortese, 4Science  4Science is pleased to announce that we have joined, as the first participant, the Certified DuraSpace Partner Program to deliver DuraCloud services. This partnership will facilitate delivery of DuraCloud digital preservation and content storage services in Europe, offering cloud-hosted services and application support in additional time zones and languages. At 4Science,… Read more »

Cottage Labs Joins DuraSpace Registered Service Provider (RSP) Program


DuraSpace is pleased to welcome Cottage Labs as its newest participant in our Registered Service Provider (RSP) Program, delivering services for Fedora and Samvera (formerly Hydra). Cottage Labs is the program’s first Samvera provider. Richard Jones, Founder and Senior Partner, says, “We based our product, Willow, on Samvera/Fedora because it’s cutting-edge open source technology. Joining… Read more »

Welcome New Fedora Committer Ben Pennel


From Andrew Woods, Fedora Tech Lead, on behalf of the Fedora committers and leadership The Fedora Project committers and leadership have asked Ben Pennell,UNC University Libraries,  to become a committer and we are pleased to announce that Ben has accepted. Ben is a skilled developer and has worked with Fedora 4 since its earliest days.  From… Read more »

CALL–Open Repositories 2018: Sustaining Open


From Open Repositories 2018 Program Co-Chairs Claire Knowles and Evviva Weinraub Open Repositories 2018 is now calling for proposals around the theme of Sustaining Open. http://www.or2018.net/call-for-papers/ Research and Cultural Heritage communities have embraced the idea of Open; open communities, open source software, open data, scholarly communications, and open access publications and collections. These projects and communities require… Read more »

DSpace-CRIS and DSpace-GLAM: The Community is Expanding

From Claudio Cortese, 4Science  More and more institutions are adopting DSpace-CRIS and DSpace-GLAM worldwide.  There is a growing interest around our open source solutions based on DSpace, with more and more institutions adopting them worldwide. Slides from a recent webinar entitled “DSpace-CRIS: How it Works and how to Leverage it” were  presented by: Susanna Mornati,… Read more »

Open Repository Revamp: The Premium and Affordable DSpace Service

From Bram Luyten, Atmire  As the most widely adopted repository platform, supported by a vast international community, DSpace is an open source marvel. However, using it to build and operate a world class repository service has not been a trivial task for many institutions. It has frustrated the Atmire team that countless institutions could just… Read more »

Next Steps: A Fedora API Test Suite


As described in the the Fedora API specification (specification charter), the specification is designed to: Define the characteristics and expectations of how clients interact with Fedora implementations Define such interactions such that an implementation’s conformance is testable Enable interoperability by striving to minimize the need for modifications to client applications in order to work with… Read more »



From Graham Triggs, Technical Lead for VIVO   On behalf of the VIVO team, I am pleased to announce that VIVO 1.9.E is now available.Downloads are available on the GitHub release page: https://github.com/vivo-project/VIVO/releases/tag/rel-1.9.3   VIVO 1.9.3 is a minor release that updates ORCID api compatibility to 2.0, and has a couple of minor performance improvements.   If you are using the ORCID integration, it is recommended that you… Read more »