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Time for copyright laws in Africa to change

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 25/06/2019 - 13:52

On 12-13 June 2019, heads of copyright offices from more than 40 African states met in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries, archives, and education in the African region.

The African regional seminar was jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). The objective of the seminar was to analyze the situation of libraries, archives and educational institutions, and copyright limitations and exceptions in WIPO member states in Africa, and to identify areas for action.

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VIVO Updates, June 23, 2019 — Conference poster deadline 7/19, Christian Hauschke on Leadership Group, Nominations for community members, Freya Project

DSpace news - ორშ, 24/06/2019 - 02:06

Conference poster deadline July 19  Did you miss a deadline to submit work to the conference?  It’s not too late to submit a poster.  Poster submission is open now at  https://forms.gle/xLGyGsdT58jJBmMc7 through July 19.  Posters can be on any topics related to VIVO – implementation, development, ontology, adoption, representation, data curation, persistent identifiers, and much more.  All our sites are doing interesting work.  Please consider submitting a poster for the conference.

Christian Hauschke on LG  Congratulations to Christian Hauschke of TIB, Hannover who was elected to represent the bronze members of the VIVO Project.  Each year, the bronze members elect a representative to serve on the VIVO Leadership Group.  Welcome Christian!

Becoming a member of the VIVO Project means your institution supports VIVO financially.  This support makes it possible for us to have a project, develop software, and make it available as open source to the community.  Please consider supporting the VIVO project as a member.  You can become a member here:  http://bit.ly/dura-join And if your institution is already a member, thank you!

Community nominations  Each year, the VIVO community elects three members of the community to serve on the VIVO Leadership Group.  Community members at member institutions nominate members of the community who are eager and able to serve to help develop and execute strategy for the project.  Anyone may be nominated.  Nominations are open through June 28 (this Friday).  See http://bit.ly/2ZKGhYt . Self nominations are welcome.

Freya PID graph The Freya Project is a large scale EU project to assemble identified data about scholarship.  They are building an open knowledge graph that they called a “PID graph” for persistent identifier (PID).  The VIVO community has significant experience with building knowledge graphs at the institutional level, curating and identifying data.  Learn more about Freya, and their approach here:  https://www.project-freya.eu/en/blogs/blogs/the-pid-graph

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Young librarians changing libraries in Africa

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 21/06/2019 - 13:18

In May 2019, I joined six young public library innovators from Africa at the 3rd African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) Conference and 5th African Library Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was a rich learning ground for the young librarians, who were all there as a result of their participation in the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators (IYALI).

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Fedora Workshop, Staatsarchiv Bern, Switzerland, Aug 22

DSpace news - სამ, 18/06/2019 - 21:47

On August 22,2019 the State Archives Basel-Stadt and St. Gallen will host a Fedora Workshop with high-caliber speakers from Lyrasis/DuraSpace/Fedora: Product Manager David Wilcox and Technical Lead Andrew Wood will discuss Fedora 4 (currently 5.0.2) which replaces the Fedora 3.8 version currently running on many archives. Unlike Fedora 3.8 (XML and Relational Database), Fedora 4 builds on RDF and Triplestore.

This is a far-reaching change, presenting new opportunities that need to be examined in depth and discussed by the community to make sustainable use of them possible. Since many members of KOST use Fedora open source repository software, but the resources for building knowledge are scarce, a coordinated approach is appropriate.

The workshop will  be held in English .

Program

August 22

  • 9:00 – 9:30
    Welcome, introductions, VM setup
    Presenter: All
  • 9:30 – 10:30
    Introduction to Fedora: Resource Management, Versioning
  • 10:30 – 11:00
    Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00
    Introduction to Fedora: Authorization, Fixity, Messaging
  • 12:00 – 13:00
    Lunch
  • 13:00 – 14:30
    Introduction to the OCFL and Fedora 6.0
  • 14:30 – 14:45
    Break
  • 14:45 – 15:45
    Migrating to Fedora
  • 15:45 – 16:00
    Break
  • 16:00 – 16:30
    External Integrations
  • 16:30 – 17:00
    Wrap-up and discussion
    Presenter: All

Registration

The number of participants is limited to 30 people.

The workshop will take place in the State Archives Bern, Falkenplatz 4, 3001 Bern.

Registration is required and will be open until August 16,.2019.

Please send your binding registration fee to markus.loch@bs.ch. The workshop fee (CHF 150) must be paid by August 16,.20199 to IBAN CH73 0900 0000 9000 0644 5, recipient: Staatsbuchhaltung, 9000 St. Gallen. Please note the payment message “KAKU 101210 / 3E.VS.039” and the name of the participant.

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EIFL at IFLA 2019

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 18/06/2019 - 12:26

Rima Kypryte, EIFL Director, and Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme Manager, will participate in the 2019 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions World Library and Information Congress (IFLA WLIC 2019). The theme of the congress is Libraries: dialogue for change.

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Valorie Hollister: Leadership and Versatility Marked Tenure at DuraSpace

DSpace news - ორშ, 17/06/2019 - 22:28

DuraSpace’s Chief Financial Officer, Valorie Hollister, will be ending her 12-year tenure with DuraSpace this month. The transition marks a tenure of significant improvement in the financial transparency of the organization.

Since the early days at one of DuraSpace’s predecessor organizations, the DSpace Foundation, Ms. Hollister has shown leadership, versatility, and fiscal savviness. Focused on community building and outreach, she launched and led several community groups, organized user group meetings, played a key role in developing community project governance and elections. She also coordinated professional development offerings, like the DLF/CLIR E-Science Institute.

For the last 5 years, Ms. Hollister has been at the helm of DuraSpace’s financial strategy and management and a key business partner to both the DuraSpace Executive Director and DuraSpace Board of Directors. Tyler Walters, President of the DuraSpace Board of Directors and Dean of University Libraries at Virginia Tech, says, “As a direct result of Valorie’s effort and skill DuraSpace is in the strongest fiscal position in its history, with both the net income and cash flow improved significantly. She provided financial clarity and transparency to the Board of Directors and the broader community. I appreciate and highly value her versatility, dedication, and willingness to take on whatever the organization has needed over the years.”

In her tenure Ms. Hollister developed and managed $1.3M annual fundraising campaign with 198 members from around the world. She was also in charge of  the human resources and business management functions, ensuring the DuraSpace team and supporting infrastructure could operate at peak efficiency. Over the past year she led the fiscal and human resources due diligence work for the merger with LYRASIS. Erin Tripp, DuraSpace Executive Director, says “Valorie’s efforts provided the DuraSpace Board of Directors with a comprehensive review of key financial and human resource information. Her efforts were a critical component of the merger process, equipping the Board with in-depth analysis and lines of inquiry that were essential for our Board discussions and decisions.”

In parting Ms. Hollister says, “I have relished my years collaborating with an amazing team of colleagues, the DuraSpace members, the DuraSpace Board of Directors, and the broader user community. I look forward to seeing the DSpace, Fedora, and VIVO projects thrive in the newly combined organization at LYRASIS.”   

The DuraSpace team and Board of Directors extend their extend heartfelt thanks to Ms. Hollister for her leadership and wish her the best as she begins the next phase of her career.

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SAVE THE DATE for the LYRASIS Member Summit Oct. 1 – 2 Chicago, Illinois

DSpace news - სამ, 11/06/2019 - 21:27

We are thrilled to be planning our 4th annual Member Summit. This year’s in-person event will be at the Big 10 Conference Center in Chicago. Our theme this year is Local to Global. This  will be our first meeting after the LYRASIS + DuraSpace merger, and we will be welcoming DuraSpace Members and staff. The summit will include high level discussions for your senior and executive staff as well as the Leaders Circle pre-conference event.

The LYRASIS Member Summit is a members-only meeting for senior strategists and staff who are looking for new ways to collaborate and serve their users, researchers and communities. It is designed to help our members and their institutions seize both sustainable and disruptive innovations to deliver new, better, and tried and tested approaches for increasing and sustaining access to knowledge. The Member Summit creates a unique space for learning, networking, collaboration and designing action on the most important issues facing archives, libraries, museums and galleries today. As a LYRASIS member, you are invited to this annual conference at no charge.

Registration for both our Summit and hotel block will be open in the next few weeks! We hope to see you there!

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VIVO Updates, June 9, 2019 — Upcoming sprint, Open Repositories, LYRASIS, Leadership Group Elections coming up

DSpace news - ორშ, 10/06/2019 - 01:39

Sprint coming up June 17-26  Interested in development?  Ready to sprint?  The VIVO developers will be holding a sprint June 17-26 to work on externalizing the search indexes of VIVO in support of VIVO Scholar and other applications.  Developer calls are held every Tuesday at 11 AM US Eastern Time.  See Development Interest Group for call agendas and sprint planning.

Open Repositories  VIVO community members will be attending Open Repositories at the University of Hamburg this week. We hope those attending have a chance to catch up, discuss VIVO, and how best to move forward.  https://or2019.blogs.uni-hamburg.de/

Three weeks to LYRASIS  As many of you know, Duraspace is merging with LYRASIS, another US non-profit, to improve support of community open source for academics.  The merger is expected to become official July 1, 2019.  LYRASIS and Duraspace staff have been diligently meeting, learning each other’s work, and preparing for becoming a single organization.

I have served as a board member of Duraspace since 2014 and participated in the decision to merge with LYRASIS.  I will not be a board member of the new organization.  You may hear of other changes – in personnel, and in business practices.  The VIVO Project remains autonomous.  It is governed by its Leadership Group.  Its relationship with LYRASIS is defined by the MOU VIVO has in place with Duraspace, which LYRASIS will honor.

Leadership Group Community elections coming up  Speaking of the Leadership Group, watch for an announcement of nominations for community members to serve on the Leadership Group.  This is an outstanding opportunity for motivated community leaders to step forward and join in the governance of the project.  There are fascinating, important, and perhaps challenging issues facing the Leadership Group this year.  We hope you will consider being nominated to serve!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Invitation: Please Come to a DuraSpace Reception In Hamburg, Germany

DSpace news - ოთხ, 05/06/2019 - 16:19

Are you traveling to Hamburg, Germany for the Open Repositories Conference (OR2019)? Please join your DuraSpace colleagues Tim Donohue, Michele Mennielli, Andrew Woods and David Wilcox for a reception celebrating open community, collaboration and innovation on Monday June 10 from 7-9 PM. Conference participants are welcome for light appetizers and drinks at The Pony Bar located within walking distance from the University of Hamburg at Allende-Platz 1, 20146 Hamburg, Germany (directions: https://goo.gl/maps/gDnVkvKr65PZAkeF7).

Please join us to celebrate what we have accomplished together and what we look forward to in the future. DuraSpace and Lyrasis announced that they would join their organizations earlier this year. They will complete the merger by July 1, 2019. Together they will create new models for collaboration, innovation and development in the landscape of academic, research, and public libraries, galleries, archives, and museums. The merged organization will leverage expertise, reach, and capacity to create and build new programs, services and technologies that enable durable, persistent access to data and services. The LYRASIS and DuraSpace communities will have a strong voice in the development and governance of programs, projects, and services that are already market leaders.

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OCFL (Oxford Common File Layout) 0.3 Beta Specification Released: Your Feedback Requested

DSpace news - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 21:45

From Andrew Woods, on behalf of the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) editorial group

The Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) specification describes an application-independent approach to the storage of digital information in a structured, transparent, and predictable manner. It is designed to promote standardized long-term object management practices within digital repositories.


Illustration by Sam Mitchell, Lyrasis

For those following the OCFL initiative or those generally interested in current community practice related to preservation persistence, you will be pleased to know that the OCFL 0.3 beta specification has been released and is now ready for your detailed review and feedback!
– https://ocfl.io/0.3/spec/

Twenty four issues [1] have been addressed since the 0.2 alpha release (February, 2019). Beyond editorial/clarifying updates, the more substantive changes in this beta release include:
– Flexibility of directory name within version directories for holding content payload [2]
– Optional “deposit” directory at top of Storage Root as draft workspace [3]
– Expectation of case sensitivity of file paths and file names [4]

Within the 90 day review period until September 2nd, please review the specification and implementation notes and provide your feedback either as discussion on the ocfl-community [5] mailing list or as GitHub issues [6].

The monthly OCFL community meetings [7] are open to all (second Wednesday of every month @11am ET). Please join the conversation, or simply keep your finger on OCFL’s pulse by lurking!

More detail and implementation notes can be found at https://ocfl.io.

[1] https://github.com/OCFL/spec/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+closed%3A2019-02-18..2019-06-03+
[2] https://github.com/OCFL/spec/issues/341
[3] https://github.com/OCFL/spec/issues/320
[4] https://github.com/OCFL/spec/issues/285
[5] ocfl-co…@googlegroups.com
[6] https://github.com/ocfl/spec/issues
[7] https://github.com/OCFL/spec/wiki/Community-Meetings

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El tema de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto 2019 será "¿Abierto para quién? Equidad en el conocimiento abierto”

OA Week news - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 19:53

El Comité Asesor de la Semana de Acceso Abierto 2019 se complace en anunciar que el tema de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto 2019, que se celebrará del 21 al 27 de octubre, será "¿Abierto para quién? Equidad en el conocimiento abierto”.…

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इंटरनेशनल ओपन एक्सेस वीक (मुफ्त प्रवेश सप्ताह) २०१९ “मुक्त प्रवेश किसके लिए खुला? खुले ज्ञान में समानता ”

OA Week news - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 19:53

२०१९  की ओपन एक्सेस वीक एडवाइजरी कमेटी ने घोषणा की है की ,  2019 इंटरनेशनल ओपन एक्सेस वीक का विषय "फ्री एक्सेस किससे? फ्री नॉलेज सबके लिए है" यह सप्ताह 21-27 अक्टूबर २०१९ को आयोजित किया गया है ।

मुक्त प्रवेश और  ज्ञान वितरित करने के लिए…

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Le thème de International de Open Access Week 2019 (Semaine internationale du libre accès 2019) est « Ouvert pour qui ? Équité dans le Savoir Ouvert »

OA Week news - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 19:52

Le Comité consultatif de Open Access Week 2019 est heureux d'annoncer que le thème de International Open Access Week 2019 (Semaine internationale du libre accès 2019), qui aura lieu du 21 au 27 octobre, sera «Ouvert pour qui ? Équité dans le Savoir Ouvert ».…

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A 2019-es Open Access hét témája: nyitva, de kinek? Egyenlőség a nyílt hozzáférésű tudományban.

OA Week news - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 19:52

A 2019-es Open Access hét (október 21-27) tanácsadói testülete örömmel jelenti be az idei év Open Access hetének témáját: ”Nyitva, de kinek? Egyenlőség a nyílt hozzáférésű tudományban” (“Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”).

Ahogy…

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आंतरराष्ट्रीय ओपन ऍक्सेस वीक (मुक्त प्रवेश आठवडा) २०१९ "मुक्त प्रवेश कोणासाठी ? मुक्त ज्ञान सर्वासाठी "

OA Week news - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 19:50

२०१९ च्या ओपन ऍक्सेस वीक सल्लागार समितीने जाहीर केले की २०१९ च्या…

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2019年国際Open Access Weekのテーマ: 「誰のためのオープン化?オープンな知識における平等を考えよう」

OA Week news - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 19:50

2019年のOpen Access Week諮問委員会は、10月21日から27日まで開催される2019年国際Open Access Weekのテーマを「誰のためのオープン化?オープンな知識における平等を考えよう」としました。…

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Tema van die 2019 International Open Access Week is: Oop vir wie? Gelyke toegang tot oop kennis

OA Week news - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 19:49

Die 2019 Open Access Week Adviserende Komitee is opgewonde om die tema vir International Open Access Week 2019 - geskeduleer vir 21-27 Oktober 2019 - aan te kondig: Oop vir wie? Gelyke toegang tot oop kennis.

In die oorgang tot `n sisteem waar…

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Theme of 2019 International Open Access Week To Be “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”

OA Week news - სამ, 04/06/2019 - 19:30

The 2019 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week, to be held October 21-27, will be “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”.…

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Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 31/05/2019 - 10:50

Free and open access to research in Myanmar will grow dramatically as a result of an exciting new project that will establish a national portal for journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings and other research output from Myanmar universities.

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News from 4Science

DSpace news - ხუთ, 30/05/2019 - 17:30

DSpace 7 Preview Release is available: 4Science is a major contributor to the creation of this new version, together with other contributors from the community.

4Science has been awarded for the implementation of the OpenAIRE-CRIS-CERIF Guidelines in DSpace-CRIS. The main objectives of this implementation are to:

  • realize the implementation of the latest OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers in DSpace-CRIS
  • enable DSpace-CRIS platforms to expose research information to OpenAIRE.

This month, 4Science participated in the following events, with multiple roles, as speaker, partner, and sponsor:

  • COAR 2019 Annual Meeting, May 21-23, Lyon (France)
  • euroCRIS Membership Meeting Spring 2019, May 27-29, Helsinki (Finland)

Here’s where we’ll be next month:

  • GARR conference 2019, June 4-6, Turin (Italy)
  • Open Repositories 2019 (OR2019), June 10-13, Hamburg (Germany)
  • OAI11, June 19-21, Geneva (Switzerland)

Let’s meet there and talk about FAIR Open Science!

https://www.4science.it/en/2019/05/22/4science-events-spring-summer-2019/

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