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Register Today! DSpace for Research Data Management Webinar

DSpace news - ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 18:47

DuraSpace presents a Community Webinar, DSpace for Research Data Management: Fordatis – a DSpace Solution

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (10:00am ET/4:00p.m. CET convert to your timezone), join Andrea Wuchner and Dirk Eisengräber-Pabst of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application orientated research organization, when they present, “DSpace for Research Data Management: Fordatis – a DSpace Solution.”

The recent Open Data project “FORDATIS aims to establish a research data repository not only under the FAIR principles, but also that is well-connected to both the publication repository and internal data management systems.  In this webinar, “Fordatis – a DSpace Solution” the presenters will discuss the issues of customization and implementation of an open access research data repository drawing from their experiences.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units spread  throughout Germany. As all 72 institutes have their own requirements, needs and they’re focused on different research activities, the challenge for the team working on the Fordatis project was to develop a solution that could collect different use cases, address the various needs and meet the diverse requirements.

The presentation will highlight their requirements and use cases, why they decided on DSpace, how they customized DSpace to meet their needs, the lessons they learned and future plans.  The one-hour webinar will conclude with a question answer session.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Register today!

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DSpace in Brazil

DSpace news - ოთხ, 14/11/2018 - 17:38

DuraSpace recently announced the first Country-specific Webinar Series with support from Neki IT, a Brazilian Certified DSpace Contributor. In this series different Brazilian institutions present their experiences with DSpace. As a Country-specific series, the webinars will be offered in the Portuguese language.

This new initiative supported by DuraSpace in collaboration with community members is intended to support the Brazilian community in sharing know-how, best practices and use cases on how to implement DSpace to provide open access to many valuable cultural and scientific resources.

Additionally to better enable communications within the Brazilian DSpace community, there is now an official and dedicated WIKI pages for the Brazilian User Group and a Slack channel under the broader DSpace channel (more information here).

LUME
The second webinar in the series presented LUME, a digital repository of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul that allows access to digital collections of materials produced within the University. During the webinar the LUME’s team presented their experience with DSpace, addressing the features of the repository they use and the difficulties they encountered in implementation. A recording off this webinar will be made available.

IBICT
The third webinar will offer the IBICT (Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia) perspective on DSpace, presenting reasons why IBICT believes in DSpace as an important instrument for sharing knowledge about building digital repositories while also demonstrating the importance of Open Source tools that enable access to information. Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/rT2Nc7qfSc8kQJGm1

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General Assembly 2018

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 14/11/2018 - 15:32

More than 80 people attended the 2018 EIFL General Assembly, which took place in Doha, Qatar, from 6 to 8 November, and was hosted by Qatar National Library, the newest national library building in the world.

Over three days participants took part in lively interactive sessions with expert guest speakers, collaborated and built links with one another, identified the most pressing needs in their consortia, and shared ideas about how to address these needs.

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3rd AfLIA Conference & 5th African Library Summit

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 12/11/2018 - 20:13

EIFL is to participate in the 3rd AfLIA Conference and 5th African Library Summit, which brings together library leadership and librarians, government officials and other information professionals and stakeholders from across Africa.

The conference and summit are organized and hosted by the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA). The 2019 theme is ‘African Libraries Creating the Africa We Want and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’.

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EIFL General Assembly in the news in Qatar

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 12/11/2018 - 19:55

Article title: International meet on access to information concludes at QNL

Publication/media outlet: The Peninsula

Date published: 12 November 2018

EIFL project/programme: EIFL General Assembly

Language of article: English

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Strengthening OA repositories in Africa

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 12/11/2018 - 17:15

EIFL is co-organizing a workshop that aims to develop a cohesive strategy for strengthening open access (OA) repositories in Africa.

The two-day workshop is the first in a series of meetings on OA repositories in Africa. It is co-organized in partnership with COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) and WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network).

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Converis and VIVO Working Together

DSpace news - პარ, 09/11/2018 - 21:04

From Ann Beynon, Clarivate Analytics  

At the third VIVO workshop in Germany, held September 17-18, 2018 in Hanover, WWU Munster, one of the largest universities in Germany, presented on how they connect Converis to VIVOConveris is a CRIS system provided by Clarivate Analytics used to assemble the complete professional profiles for a complete and up-to-date collection of all teaching, research, and service related activities.  By linking Converis to VIVO, organizations can curate and link together research information within Converis and showcase it for external stakeholders via VIVO.

Benjamin Gross, VIVO specialists at Clarivate Analytics, recently trained the Converis implementation staff in Karlsruhe, Germany on VIVO to enable them to build VIVO sites for Converis customers across the globe who want to take advantage of this combination of tools.

Clarivate Analytics is as Certified DuraSpace Partner for VIVO services, helping organizations to implement and customize their VIVO.

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DuraSpace Appoints Executive Director

DSpace news - ხუთ, 08/11/2018 - 16:09

DuraSpace is pleased to announce Erin Tripp has been appointed the Executive Director of DuraSpace, effective November 1, 2018. Ms. Tripp has been serving as the Interim CEO for the organization since June 1, 2018.

As Executive Director, Ms. Tripp will focus on broadening engagement with the international user communities of DSpace, Fedora, VIVO, and DuraCloud. She will be working on growing and developing new strategic partnerships and improving the sustainability of DuraSpace’s products and services.

“DuraSpace is looking ahead to the future and we feel Erin is the right person to lead us there,” said Tyler Walters, Board President of DuraSpace. “The DuraSpace team and Board of Directors is enthusiastic about working with Erin and collaborating to strengthen the strategic direction for DuraSpace in our rapidly evolving landscape.”

Since joining DuraSpace in 2017 as the Business Development Manager, Ms. Tripp’s work to date has been focused on building granting opportunities, creating new models for supporting small or burgeoning open source projects, and  fostering collaboration with open source service providers.

“We have an incredible team of staff who will continue to deliver on our mission, engage our communities, and promote openness” Ms. Tripp said. “I’m looking forward to engaging with our members to meet the needs of today and tomorrow. We have so much to look forward to as a community.”

All members will have an opportunity to meet and talk with Ms. Tripp during virtual office hours on Wednesday, November 14 between 9 am and 4 pm EDT or at the upcoming CNI fall meeting in Washington, DC on December 10-11.  Please reach out to Ms. Tripp to say hello and book a time to talk by emailing her at etripp@duraspace.org.

The DuraSpace team and Board of Directors are grateful to our members for their continued support throughout this transition process. As a result of your ongoing interest, engagement and participation, DuraSpace is well-positioned to continue to serve our communities by providing leadership and innovation in the development and deployment of open technologies and managed services that promote enduring access to the world’s digital heritage.

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Apply now! EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 07/11/2018 - 14:06

We are delighted to announce that the EIFL Public Library Innovation Award - for public library services that improve lives - is now open.

The award is open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve lives in their communities by addressing any of the following issues, which are included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

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VIVO Updates for November 7, 2018 — Product Direction, Cornell, Smithsonian, New Sites, Ontocale, ISWC, Interest Groups

DSpace news - ოთხ, 07/11/2018 - 13:13

Statement of Product Direction for 2019 The VIVO Leadership Group has developed and adopted a Statement of Product Direction for VIVO product development for 2019 bit.ly/vivo-direction-2019. Bringing together the interests of those in product evolution, the committers group, the development community, ontologists, and the interests of our sites and members, the statement of direction lays out four broad directions for 2019. Over the course of the coming year, we will hear much more about developments in these areas. Some areas are ready for immediate work and advancement while others will take more planning and consideration. The statement of product direction is a giant step forward for the VIVO Project. For the first time, we have a consensus statement on the direction of product development for the coming year.

The Statement of Product Direction for 2019 bit.ly/vivo-direction-2019 will orient our development, grant, and event efforts, as well as shape work for architecture and development sprints.

Please review the statement and share your thoughts on the VIVO lists and Slack.

I hope you will be able to contribute to the work ahead.

Scholars at Cornell We received the following unfortunate news from Dean Krafft at Cornell University this week:

I regret to announce that due to university-level choices on supporting faculty profiles, the Cornell University Library will no longer be able to maintain the Scholars@Cornell web site beyond December 31, 2018. We still remain deeply interested in making use of semantic technologies to describe research, researchers, and scholarship. We plan to continue to be engaged with the VIVO community, and we look forward to continuing collaborations, new grant funding opportunities, and all efforts to provide open solutions for the improvement of scholarship and research.
Dean Krafft

We look forward to continued collaboration with the wonderful team at Cornell!

Smithsonian Profiles The Smithsonian Institution (https://www.si.edu/) has launched Smithsonian Profiles (https://profiles.si.edu/). You can read the press release here: Smithsonian Launches Profiles of Scholarly Experts – Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex.  From Wikipedia:

The Smithsonian Institution (/smɪθˈsoʊniən/ smith-SOH-nee-ən), established on August 10, 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. Originally organized as the “United States National Museum,” that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967.

Welcome Smithsonian Institution!

Two more new sites evaluating VIVO But wait, there’s more! Two more sites have joined the VIVO community this week:

  • Universidade Estadual de Goiás (http://bit.ly/2CJWVzc) in Goiás, Brazil has a new VIVO site in evaluation.
  • AT CRIS Consulting & Implementation (http://bit.ly/2CLGfqY) in Karlsruhe, Germany is also evaluating VIVO.

Welcome!

Ontocale joins VIVO as a Service Provider Ontocale (http://ontocale.com), headquartered in Bucharest Romania, has joined VIVO as a service provider. Brian Lowe, founder of Ontocale, is also one of the originators of VIVO. Brian has deep knowledge of VIVO and the VIVO ontology. You can learn more about Ontocale and the Duraspace Service Provider program here: Ontocale Joins DuraSpace Service Provider (DSP) Program

Interested in becoming a VIVO Service Provider? Contact Erin Tripp at Duraspace. We are often asked if there are companies that help with VIVO work. Yes, there are. You can find VIVO Service Providers on our web site here: VIVO Service Providers

Trip reports from ISWC The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) bring together researchers, corporations, librarians, and many others interested in the development of the semantic web and related technologies. This year’s conference was held in Monterey, California. This week, I came across two very good trip reports regarding the conference. Paul Groth of the University of Southampton researches intelligent systems with a particular focus on the web and science applications. His report can be found here: http://bit.ly/2CKPKa2 Juan Sequeda, computer scientist, author, and founder of Capsenta posted his report here: http://bit.ly/2CJc1Vs Both are very interesting perspectives on incredible developments in knowledge graphs and information representation. ISWC 2019 – The 18th International Semantic Web Conference (https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/)) will be in Auckland New Zealand, October 26-30, 2019.

Interest Groups VIVO has interest groups that meet regularly to discuss topics of common interest. The Development Interest Group meets each Tuesday at 11 AM US eastern time to plan sprint, review open issues and pull requests. The group is facilitated by Andrew Woods.

Apps and Tools, Community Engagement, and Implementation each are looking for new facilitators. Facilitators set and agenda, sent out meeting reminders, and host meetings on VIVO Zoom. It’s a great way to meet people in the community. Interested? Please send an email to Julia Trimmer or Mike Conlon. We’re happy to help you get started!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Public librarians’ training in Kenya

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 05/11/2018 - 16:08

Twenty public librarians selected to be trainers within the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) network will attend a two-day workshop on community needs assessment and library service performance and outcomes evaluation organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP).

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Partnership for Public Access

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 05/11/2018 - 12:00

Janet Sawaya, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Advisor for Initiatives for Africa, will take part in a evening reception at which delegates will discuss how public internet access centres, libraries, community networks and offline internet can combine to connect billions of people who are not yet connected.

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Fedora 5.0.0 Release Candidate Available for Testing

DSpace news - კვი, 04/11/2018 - 00:51

From Danny Bernstein, Technical Lead, DuraSpace

The Fedora 5.0.0 release candidate is available for testing. Pending any issues discovered in the testing of the release candidate, the 5.0.0 release is planned for Dec 3, 2018.

The primary features/updates found in this release include:

• Alignment with the Fedora API Specification 1.0 which includes the implementation of the following web standards:
Memento (versioning)
SOLID/WEB (web access control)
Activity Streams (notifications)
• Modeshape is no longer used for versioning and access control
The following is a full list of JIRA tickets found in this release:
https://jira.duraspace.org/issues/?filter=14708

The latest and greatest documentation can be found here:
https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORA5x

There are several ways you can test this release candidate:
1) Download the one-click-run [1]
2) Download the war file to deploy into a servlet container [1]
Please provide your feedback on the release testing page [2].

[1] https://github.com/fcrepo4/fcrepo4/releases/tag/fcrepo-5.0.0-RC-1
[2] https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Release+Testing+-+5.0.0

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Workshop on the Marrakesh Treaty

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 01/11/2018 - 18:13

EIFL will speak at a workshop hosted by Qatar National Library to raise awareness in Qatar about the benefits of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities, and to give guidance on implementing the Treaty nationally. The State of Qatar acceded to the Marrakesh Treaty on 24 October 2018. 

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Webinar: Zendy - easy access to free academic content

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 30/10/2018 - 19:16

This webinar, hosted by the EIFL Licensing and Open Access programmes, will demonstrate Zendy, a new platform that provides researchers and scholars with with easy access to high-quality academic literature.

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Webinar: DSpace for Research Data Management

DSpace news - სამ, 30/10/2018 - 19:04

DuraSpace presents a Community Webinar, DSpace for Research Data Management: Fordatis – a DSpace Solution

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (10:00am ET/4:00p.m. CET convert to your timezone), join Andrea Wuchner and Dirk Eisengräber-Pabst of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application orientated research organization, when they present, “DSpace for Research Data Management: Fordatis – a DSpace Solution.”

The recent Open Data project “FORDATIS aims to establish a research data repository not only under the FAIR principles, but also that is well-connected to both the publication repository and internal data management systems.  In this webinar, “Fordatis – a DSpace Solution” the presenters will discuss the issues of customization and implementation of an open access research data repository drawing from their experiences.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units spread  throughout Germany. As all 72 institutes have their own requirements, needs and they’re focused on different research activities, the challenge for the team working on the Fordatis project was to develop a solution that could collect different use cases, address the various needs and meet the diverse requirements.

The presentation will highlight their requirements and use cases, why they decided on DSpace, how they customized DSpace to meet their needs, the lessons they learned and future plans.  The one-hour webinar will conclude with a question answer session.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Register today!

 

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CALL for Hosting (CfH) the North American DSpace User Group Meeting

DSpace news - სამ, 30/10/2018 - 17:50

From Salwa Ismail, Chair of DSpace Leadership Group on behalf of the DSpace Leadership Group

Texas Digital Library has kindly offered to host the next DSpace North American User Group Meeting in Austin, TX. This is a great opportunity for the North American DSpace community to meet again after the successful event hosted at and by Georgetown University Library in Washington DC in August 2017. However, due to certain discriminatory laws in Texas, some U.S. states restrict travel to Texas. Hence, the DSpace Leadership Group, with the full support of TDL, has decided to reach out to the DSpace community to see if there were any other organizations who would be able to host the event.

The host institution is responsible for the logistics (rooms, schedule/agenda, etc.) and registration. They are also responsible for meals/snacks (if doable). Past events have kept registration very minimal at under $50 and have been around 1.5 days. While there is no preference for a date, it is preferred that the meeting is hosted during a time that does not overlap with another conference. If there is an interest from another institution, the hosts of the past events would be happy to answer any questions. Please note that while this is not a DuraSpace sponsored event, DuraSpace helps the event by promoting it and sending its staff to this event to attend/present the sessions.

In the event that we are unfortunately unable to garner interest from any other institution, the TDL consortium will proceed with hosting it and the event will be promoted with statements of inclusion that the university system currently uses for other events along with the DuraSpace Code of Conduct.

We look forward to hearing from the DSpace community.

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WIPO Copyright Committee (39th Session)

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 30/10/2018 - 16:23

The 39th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 21 - 25 October 2019.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

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WIPO Copyright Committee (38th Session)

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 30/10/2018 - 16:18

The 38th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 1 - 5 April 2019.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

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Internet Governance Forum 2018

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 30/10/2018 - 12:51

EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Advisor for Initiatives for Africa, Janet Sawaya, will take part in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2018. This year’s theme is ‘The Internet of Trust’.

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