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Register Today: “DuraCloud in 2018: What’s New? What’s Next for the Software & the Service?”

DSpace news - პარ, 18/05/2018 - 21:08

DuraSpace presents a community webinar,

“DuraCloud in 2018: What’s New? What’s Next for the Software & the Service?” on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:00p.m. ET. Presented by Heather Greer Klein, DuraSpace Services Coordinator.

Many institutions and organizations are looking to secure their data in the cloud, but have concerns about preservation best practices and local technical expertise. This webinar will present an overview of DuraCloud, an open source preservation storage system and hosted service designed to make it easy to preserve data in the cloud.

In this one-hour webinar we’ll discuss DuraCloud’s features, storage options, and hosted service options in the United States and Europe.  Participants will also learn more about DuraCloud as open source software, the development roadmap, and the new pricing options for storing over 20 TB.  Following this presentation time will be reserved for questions from our audience.

Whether you’re currently a DuraCloud subscriber,  you’re interested in an open cloud preservation service, or you’d like to learn more about how to software development for the project, please join us!  Pre-registration is required.

Register Today!

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Debra Hanken Kurtz, DuraSpace CEO, to join Arizona State University as Associate University Librarian

DSpace news - ხუთ, 17/05/2018 - 19:52

Debra Hanken Kurtz will leave her post as CEO at DuraSpace to serve as the Associate University Librarian for Technology Services at Arizona State University Library. As of June 1, Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager at DuraSpace, will serve as the Interim Chief Executive Officer. Valorie Hollister, DuraSpace Director of Membership and Finance, and Bill Branan, Duraspace Services Technical Director, will assist Ms. Tripp with the transition.

As CEO, Ms. Hanken Kurtz brought a focus on expanded mission, community engagement, transparency, and openness to DuraSpace. Her commitment to increased engagement with the international user communities and the broader scholarly ecosystem fostered new memberships, new strategic partnerships and new projects under the DuraSpace umbrella. Under her leadership, the membership program brought in new members and refined the project governance, leading to a 94% membership retention rate. With her guidance, the DuraSpace hosted services business more than doubled, providing much needed archiving and preservation services to the community as well as additional support for our open source projects through revenues from hosted services. Organizationally, Ms. Hanken Kurtz helped DuraSpace achieve greater financial stability and to mature DuraSpace’s business practices.

“DuraSpace is in the healthiest shape it’s ever been under Debra’s leadership,” said Tyler Walters, Board President of DuraSpace. “I know Board members are grateful for all her efforts and accomplishments. We wish her well in her new post at ASU.”

Ms. Hanken Kurtz returns to academic librarianship to work more closely with the creators and users of repository and research outputs and to help preserve content and make it more easily accessible for scholars of every stripe. At ASU, she will have the opportunity to deepen her commitment to local and global activities that foster inclusivity in the scholarly ecosystem.

Ms. Hanken Kurtz said, “It has been a great privilege and pleasure to have served as CEO at DuraSpace as they have grown in staff, membership, and funding, broadened their scope, and extended the community’s collective reach. I am so proud of all we have accomplished and I look forward to continuing to support its mission as a community member.”

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Lesotho adopts the Marrakesh Treaty

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 16/05/2018 - 19:39

On 30 April 2018 the Kingdom of Lesotho became the 37th country in the world and the ninth country in Africa to join the Marrakesh Treaty. The Treaty will enter into force in Lesotho on 30 July 2018.

Speaking at the 39th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO on 1 November 2017, the Honourable Mokhele Moletsane, Minister of Education and Training in Lesotho, explained why his country would be joining the Treaty:

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VIVO Updates for May 13 — Upcoming Webinar, Sprint 2, Conference Updates

DSpace news - ორშ, 14/05/2018 - 22:32

From Mike Conlin, VIVO Project Director

Mark Your Calendars: Supporting a VIVO Regional Community. Christian Hauschke, VIVO Coordinator, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) will present a webinar entitled “Supporting a VIVO Regional Community,” June 12, 11 AM US Eastern Time.

When VIVO is implemented in a research institution, there is a need to adjust the software to local needs. If a system has its roots in a different country, the adjustments can be more comprehensive. The VIVO ontology and a lot of the underlying assumptions, which are based on the realities of the US scholarly landscape, must be “tailored” to be able to depict the academic culture. The differences concern both the meaning of the translated terms and the usage of the terms in the common language use.

This one-hour webinar aims at explaining some of the differences we have experienced while trying to make VIVO compliant to the needs of the German VIVO community. Our motives, goals, tools, and means of communication will be introduced to help others learn from our experiences. Time will be reserved for questions following the presentation.

Sprint 2 Sprint 2 is being organized to finish a VIVO 1.10 release candidate. If you are interested in documentation, and/or testing, please considering joining the sprint. Details here: Sprint 2

Three weeks to the JB Duke Hotel and the Ninth Annual VIVO Conference. The VIVO Conference is coming up, June 6-8 at the JB Duke Hotel on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, served by the Raleigh-Durham airport, and includes a great line-up of keynote speakers, community presentations, posters, workshops and “unconference” sessions that can be organized by the attendees. Register today! http://vivoconference.org

Late breaking Call for Posters. May 30 is the final deadline for late breaking posters for the VIVO Conference. Have work to share with others? A poster is great way to share your work! http://vivoconference.org/news/late-breaking

Go VIVO!

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Neki IT in Latin-American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISoL) 2018

DSpace news - ორშ, 14/05/2018 - 22:07

Neki IT participated in the Latin-American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISoL in Portuguese) this April. Neki IT represented DSpace at the event, providing its perspective and experience of working with the open source repository platform since 2005.

The FLISoL festival takes place in several cities in Latin America and it aims to promote the use of free software through lectures, workshops, and practical activities with participants. It’s the largest Latin America event of its kind. The event provided important feedback to Neki IT that will be used to update and improve services.

The Neki IT team exhibited at the event, providing information and demonstrations of DSpace. This is part of the company’s commitment to DSpace and Duraspace to disseminate information and news about DSpace to our region and community.

Neki IT is one of only two Latin America companies participating in the DuraSpace registered service provider (RSP) program, certified to provide DSpace services such as installation, configuration, custom development, training, support, maintenance and consulting.

To know more about the event, visit: https://flisol.info/Brasil. For more information on Neki IT, visit: http://neki-it.com.br/. For more information on the registered service provider (RSP) program, visit: https://duraspace.org/dspace/resources/service-providers/.

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Help Build Bridges to Worldwide Open scholarship by Becoming a DuraSpace Member and Receive Price Reductions on first-year DuraCloud Subscriptions

DSpace news - ორშ, 14/05/2018 - 18:16

The 2018 Membership Campaign raises funds to support the continued advancement of the DuraSpace projects–DSpace, Fedora, VIVO, and CASRAI . This year when you become a new member of DuraSpace at either the silver, gold, or platinum level you will automatically become eligible for DuraCloud price reductions for the first year of service. Become a DuraSpace member and help build bridges to worldwide open scholarship!
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Read about all the benefits of DuraSpace membership here.

DuraCloud is an open, hosted service from DuraSpace that makes it easy to control where and how your organization preserves content in the cloud. DuraCloud enables one-click access to preservation storage with one or more expert cloud storage providers like Amazon Web Services and the TRAC-certified Chronopolis network, while adding lightweight features that enable digital preservation, data access, and data sharing.

We invite you to learn more by registering for our upcoming webinar on May 24th: DuraCloud in 2018: What’s New? What’s Next for the Software & the Service?
Learn more about the service in the DuraSpace Guide, request a quote, or contact Heather Greer Klein, hklein@duraspace.org, for more information.

We are grateful for our community’s financial support, and for their engagement in the enterprise we share as we work together to provide enduring access to the world’s digital heritage.

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ARKs in the Open: Project Update #5, DuraSpace Summit and CNI engagement

DSpace news - ოთხ, 09/05/2018 - 16:47

The ARKs in the Open team has been out on the road, attending the DuraSpace Summit as well as the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring meeting in San Diego, California. Both events provided great networking opportunities, and, at the DuraSpace meeting, we were able to see first hand how its community-based open source projects function.

Back home, the ARKs in the Open team is now hard at work developing Advisory Team invitations which we expect to send out shortly. We are very proud to have attracted interest and support from the following organizations on four continents:

• Australian National Data Service
• Bibliothèque nationale de France
• Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg
• Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas – Argentina
• The British Library
• Family Search International
• Indiana University
• Institut Internationale de la Marionnette
• National Center for Atmospheric Research
• Portico
• Sempiternelia
• Smithsonian Institution
• Texas A&M University Libraries
• University College Dublin
• University of Arizona
• University of California, San Francisco
• University of Houston Libraries
• University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• University of Maryland
• University of North Texas
• University of Utah

If you’d like to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in this project, please sign up for the ARK mailing list, http://bit.ly/2o7aNew or visit our wiki.

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SCHEDULE Available: One-day DuraSpace and euroCRIS DuraSpace-euroCRIS Interoperability Event

DSpace news - ოთხ, 09/05/2018 - 16:40

The schedule for the DuraSpace-euroCRIS Interoperability Event focused on interoperability between DSpace repository and CRIS systems on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (in advance of the CRIS 2018 Conference in Umeå, Sweden) is now available: http://www.cris2018.se/schedule/

The CRIS 2018 Conference offers both DuraSpace and euroCRIS the right opportunity to bring the two communities together. This first joint initiative will focus on the relations between one of DuraSpace’s projects, DSpace, and the CRIS systems.

DSpace users will have a great opportunity to identify existing examples of integration between DSpace and CRIS systems and to discuss functionalities that DSpace could implement in the future to more effectively support workflows traditionally associated with Research Information Systems.

The meeting is open to the international community of DSpace Users and to all those who are interested in exploring DSpace as a sustainable solution for their project. All participants will have a chance to get together and share their experience and use cases to the benefit of the whole community.

Since the event is in Sweden it will provide all attendees the unique opportunity to learn how the relations between DSpace repositories and CRIS systems are being implemented in the Scandinavian Region.

If you are interested in participating, please let us know by filling in this form

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Seminar on Creative Commons Licences

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 09/05/2018 - 12:27

EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will give a presentation on open licensing and Creative Commons at a seminar to be held at the University of Latvia Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences

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Registration Open: “Supporting a VIVO Regional Community” Webinar

DSpace news - ორშ, 07/05/2018 - 21:12

DuraSpace presents a community webinar,

“Supporting a VIVO Regional Community” on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:00a.m. ET (time zone converter).  Presented by Christian Hauschke, VIVO Coordinator, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).

VIVO is member-supported, open source software and an ontology for representing scholarship.  VIVO supports recording, editing, searching, browsing, and visualizing scholarly activity. VIVO encourages showcasing the scholarly record, research discovery, expert finding, network analysis, and assessment of research impact.  When installed and populated with researcher interests, activities, and accomplishments by an institution, VIVO enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines at that institution and beyond.

When VIVO is implemented in a research institution, there is a need to adjust the software to local needs. If a system has its roots in a different country, the adjustments can be more comprehensive. The VIVO ontology and a lot of the underlying assumptions, which are based on the realities of the US scholarly landscape, must be “tailored” to be able to depict the academic culture. The differences concern both the meaning of the translated terms and the usage of the terms in the common language use.

This one-hour webinar aims at explaining some of the differences we have experienced while trying to make VIVO compliant to the needs of the German VIVO community. Our motives, goals, tools, and means of communication will be introduced to help others learn from our experiences.  Time will be reserved for questions following the presentation. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Register Today!

 

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EIFL extends agreement with Credo Reference

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 04/05/2018 - 11:47

EIFL has signed a three-year renewal agreement with Credo Reference, an online reference database with authoritative content from over 700 e-book titles, covering major topics in the arts, humanities and sciences.

The agreement, which runs until 2021, is available to library consortia and libraries in 37 EIFL partner countries.

Among Credo Reference’s many special features are:

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Strengthening ties between DuraSpace and the Islandora Foundation

DSpace news - ხუთ, 03/05/2018 - 20:54

DuraSpace is pleased to announce a new formal working relationship with the Islandora Foundation, a Canadian non-profit that fosters the Islandora repository community and codebase.

More than two hundred repositories worldwide are built on Islandora, a popular digital asset management platform using Fedora as a back-end repository.

The relationship between DuraSpace and the Islandora Foundation will be strengthened by the Foundation’s new bronze-level membership with DuraSpace. The membership will aid the Foundation by:

  • Providing support for community announcements and events,
  • Eligibility to vote on an at-large Member representative to the DuraSpace board,
  • Eligibility to nominate representatives of the Fedora Leadership Group,
  • Involvement in the annual DuraSpace summit,
  • Bi-monthly meetings between DuraSpace, Fedora, and Foundation staff to stay abreast of community initiatives, and
  • Planning meetings between subset of the Fedora Leaders Group and the Islandora Foundation Board of Directors in the coming months.

These initiatives will add to existing collaborations between DuraSpace, Fedora community members, and Islandora community members, including:

  • Islandora representation on the Fedora specification editorial team and Fedora Leadership teams,
  • Islandora representation on a Fedora advisory group for a proposed planning grant project,
  • Joint planning and execution of a data migration stories project, and
  • Use of the DuraSpace wiki and JIRA ticketing systems.

DuraSpace CEO, Debra Hanken Kurtz, says “Our mission aligns well with that of the Foundation. Formalizing our collaboration will help us to be more intentional and strategic in our approach to support each other as peers working toward common goals”.

Mark Jordan, chair of the Islandora Foundation Board of Directors says “The Islandora Foundation is very much looking forward to working more closely with DuraSpace to strengthen our collective communities and promote the use of open repository platforms.”

For more information on this working relationship with the Islandora Foundation and DuraSpace, please contact Erin Tripp (etripp@duraspace.org).

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COAR Annual Meeting 2018

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 03/05/2018 - 13:57

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will participate in the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Annual Meeting and pre-conference sessions. The meetings bring together representatives of research performing and research funding organizations, and people involved in repository development from across the world.

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Webinar: Open Research Data in H2020

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 03/05/2018 - 13:53

This webinar, on Horizon 2020 (H2020) requirements for Open Research Data, is the second in OpenAIRE’s series of two webinars for H2020 project coordinators, research administrators and researchers. EIFL is hosting and facilitating the two webinars.

The webinar will cover Open Research Data requirements in the H2020 framework programme for research and innovation, Data Management planning and how OpenAIRE can help.

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Webinar: OA to Publications in H2020

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 03/05/2018 - 13:51

This webinar, on Horizon 2020 (H2020) requirements for open access (OA) to publications, is the first of two OpenAIRE webinars for H2020 project coordinators, research administrators and researchers.

EIFL is hosting and facilitating the two webinars. This webinar covers the OA mandate in the H2020 framework programme for research and innovation, what is expected of projects and how OpenAIRE can help. 

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AVAILABLE: 2017 Fedora Annual Report

DSpace news - სამ, 01/05/2018 - 21:00

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce that The 2017 Fedora Annual Report is now available. This report was approved by the Fedora Leadership Group at the end of April. A PDF of the report can be downloaded from the Fedora wiki.

Highlights include a membership update, community profiles,  governance,  finance, and expenditures, progress on key initiatives, 2018 Initiatives, events and planned training in 2018.

Please feel free to share The 2017 Fedora Annual Report with colleagues and anyone else who might be interested.

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Webinar: New research insights platform

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 01/05/2018 - 11:09

EIFL invites librarians, research administrators and managers from EIFL partner countries to participate in this hour-long webinar about the Dimensions platform for discovering and assessing research.

Dimensions provides an integrated database covering the entire research process from funding to research, and from publishing results to application of the research in business and policy-making.

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VIVO Updates April 29 — Sprint Progress Report, Leadership Group Election

DSpace news - ორშ, 30/04/2018 - 22:04
From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director Outreach and Engagement Call this Thursday  May 3, 1PM US Eastern time, the Outreach and Engagement Interest Group will have its monthly call.  All are welcome!

Sprint Progress Report As you may know, VIVO is in the midst of its first community sprint.  The sprint started last Monday and continues through this Friday.  Learn more here:  Sprint 1

Force 11, International Data Week deadlines Two conferences have upcoming deadlines for submissions:

Election to Leadership  In May, VIVO will hold nominations and elections for members of the Leadership Group.  The VIVO Leadership Group consists of member representatives and community representatives.  VIVO will hold elections for a member of the Bronze level institutions, and elections for community representatives.  The Leadership Group meets every four weeks and sets strategic direction for VIVO.  The Leadership Group also appoints the members of the Steering Group.  The Steering Group meets every two weeks and discusses the operational elements of the VIVO Project.  Look for announcements regarding nominations for Leadership.  We’re looking for people dedicated to VIVO who have the time to attend the meetings, and participate in Leadership activities.  For planning purposes, and discussions within your institution, you should assume that participation in VIVO Leadership is a 5% time commitment.  Elected members serve one year terms.

Books?  Some people still read books.  Seems like a good idea.  There are a number of books that are quite relevant to the VIVO community, and have helped us develop the ideas behind the project.  Do you know of a book that you think would benefit the members of the VIVO community?  We’d like to hear from you.  We will post some book suggestions here in VIVO Updates.  We look forward to hearing from you.

New supporter, McMaster University Thank you McMaster University for your financial support of the VIVO Project.  McMaster has been a member of Duraspace, and is now a Gold Member.  They support multiple projects, including VIVO.  Thank you McMaster University!

A complete list of the financial supporters of the VIVO Project can be found at the VIVO web site here:  http://vivoweb.org/community/membership

It’s easy to become a member, see http://bit.ly/dura-join If you’d like to learn more about membership, please contact Mike Conlon

Go VIVO!

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All Skills Needed: Collaborate on DuraCloud during the Mozilla Global Sprint on May 10-11

DSpace news - ორშ, 30/04/2018 - 20:47

Whatever your skill level or expertise, the Mozilla Global Sprint needs you! Register to participate and you’ll have the opportunity to work on our project, Open Sourcing DuraCloud: Beyond the License on May 10-11.

Our goals for the two-day virtual event are to work with a diverse group of collaborators from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets in whatever capacity makes sense to them. In the broader Mozilla context, this project has themes of digital inclusion, open innovation, and decentralization.

As a starting point for working together, we created Github issues describing tasks such as reviewing and improving documentation, testing DuraCloud, creating instructional videos, brainstorming marketing new ideas, and more.

Digital preservation impacts everyone. DuraCloud preserves academic, cultural heritage and research data. It’s open source software that connects curators of digital content to storage providers, duplicates content across providers, and performs integrity checking to verify that stored content remains unchanged.

Interested? Here’s how you can register for the sprint.

How to Register

  • Navigate to https://ti.to/Mozilla/global-sprint-virtual18
  • Enter your organization, name, email, country
  • Answer the following questions:
    • Is this your first sprint?,
    • Do you have a github handle and if so what is it?,
    • How did you find out about your local site?
      • [Ignore this question – we aren’t affiliated with a local site for this sprint]
    • How did you find out about the sprint?
  • You will receive two emails, one free virtual ‘ticket’ confirmation and one calendar invite to  #mozsprint.

During the Sprint

Once registered for #mozsprint you can participate in the following ways.

  1. If you are new to DuraCloud, you’ll want to start by checking out theREADME, which will give you an introduction to the project.
  2. Introduce yourself, let us know who you are and how you’d like to get involved.
  3. Join the conversation on Gitter.
  • Was there something in the README or about the project you didn’t understand or want to know more about? Just ask.
  • Do you have contribution ideas you’d like to discuss with the project leads? Just mention @bbranan, @heathergreerklein, or @eeohalloran_twitter.
  1. Review the issues to find a place to jump in and help. If you have questions, leave a comment on the issue or ask in Gitter.
  2. Not sure where to start? Try one of these:

​   6. Join one of our Sprint Standup calls. These will be used for status updates and to get answers to questions:

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Registration Open: “DuraCloud in 2018: What’s New? What’s Next for the Software & the Service?”

DSpace news - პარ, 27/04/2018 - 22:45

DuraSpace presents a community webinar,

DuraCloud in 2018: What’s New? What’s Next for the Software & the Service?” on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:00p.m. ET.  Presented by Heather Greer Klein, DuraSpace Services Coordinator.

Many institutions and organizations are looking to secure their data in the cloud, but have concerns about preservation best practices and local technical expertise. This webinar will present an overview of DuraCloud, an open source preservation storage system and hosted service designed to make it easy to preserve data in the cloud.

In this one-hour webinar we’ll discuss DuraCloud’s features, storage options, and hosted service options in the United States and Europe.  Participants will also learn more about DuraCloud as open source software, the development roadmap, and the new pricing options for storing over 20 TB.  Following this presentation time will be reserved for questions from our audience.

Whether you’re currently a DuraCloud subscriber,  you’re interested in an open cloud preservation service, or you’d like to learn more about how to software development for the project, please join us!  Pre-registration is required.

Register Today!

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