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University Development in Myanmar

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 11/10/2019 - 15:21

Over 150 rectors from universities across Myanmar will take part in a conference on the topic, University Development in Myanmar. 

The conference is organized by the Rectors’ Committee, and will include papers and discussion on the role of the Myanmar Teachers’ Union in higher education, how universities and industry can work together, and internationalization of Myanmar universities. 

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Tune in to OA Week “Equity in Open Knowledge” Highlight–Open Data Activism in Search of Algorithmic Transparency

DSpace news - ოთხ, 09/10/2019 - 19:39

From Verletta Kern, Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Washington Libraries

Take a break during Open Access Week and join the ACRL Open Research and Digital Collections Discussion Groups on Tuesday, October 22nd from 11:00am-12:00pm Central for “Open Data Activism in Search of Algorithmic Transparency: Algorithmic Awareness in Practice”.  Tying in with this year’s OA Week theme of “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge,” this online learning opportunity will begin with an introduction to algorithms, touching on definitions, implications, and the link to digital transparency initiatives followed by a chance for a simple, hands-on experience with pseudocode (no previous coding knowledge required).   Presenters Jason Clark and Julian Kaptanian (Montana State University Libraries)  will facilitate a discussion on programmer bias, the complexity behind algorithmic decisions, and integrating the concept of algorithmic awareness into teaching and advocacy.

This learning opportunity has grown in part out of the robust research conducted by Clark and Kaptanian as a part of an IMLS grant and the positive reception of a previous collaboration between the ACRL Open Research and Digital Collections Discussion Groups, presented earlier in 2019. Recording available here. We hope to continue the learning here in this hands-on webinar that integrates algorithmic awareness into teaching and advocacy. 

Please register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. A recording will be available after the event for those who register. We hope you will join us for this Open Access Week event!

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CALL for Archiving 2020 Proposals

DSpace news - ოთხ, 09/10/2019 - 19:24

Join an international community of technical experts, managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises at Archiving 2000 from May 18-21, 2020 to explore and discuss the digitization, preservation, and access of 
2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and audio-visual materials, including documents, photographs, books, paintings, videos, and born digital works.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts describing original work in technical areas related to 2D, 3D, and AV materials by November 1, 2019. Call for proposals here.

Digitization

  • New developments in digitization technologies and workflows
  • Advanced imaging techniques and image processing, e.g., multispectral imaging, 3D imaging
  • Large scale/mass digitization and workflow management systems
  • Quality assurance and control 
of digitization workflow, e.g., targets, software, automation, integration

Preservation / Archiving

  • Formats, specifications, 
and systems
  • Management of metadata
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Archival models and workflows

Access of 2D, 3D, and AV materials

  • Dissemination and use of digitized 
materials, e.g., rights management, crowdsourcing, data mining, data visualizations
  • Formats for preservation and access
  • Deep learning algorithms to improve search results; AI, machine learning, etc.
  • Open access and open data strategies
  • Integration of linked open [usable] data (LOD/LOUD)/Open source solutions/APIs (automated programming interface, e.g., IIIFs)

Management and Partnerships

  • Policies, strategies, plans, and risk management; repository assessment
  • Business and cost models
  • Collaborations and partnership best practices/lessons learned/case studies

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Open access workshops in Senegal

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 09/10/2019 - 16:40

EIFL and EIFL’s partner library consortium in Senegal,  the Consortium des Bibliothèques de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Sénégal (COBESS), will host a series of workshops on open access policies and repositories as part of Open Access Week 2019 celebrations. Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager will facilitate workshops on the following topics:

Monday, 21 October 

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Looking back at 20 years of EIFL

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 07/10/2019 - 15:45

“In an unprecedented initiative called ‘Electronic Information for Libraries’ (EIFL Direct), libraries in 39 countries will have access to a wealth of electronic full-text scholarly journals.” This announcement, by press release, marked the birth of EIFL 20 years ago, on 5 October 1999. 

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Ethiopia adopts a national open access policy

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 04/10/2019 - 17:31

In September, Ethiopia adopted a national open access policy for higher education institutions. EIFL guest blogger, Dr Solomon Mekonnen Tekle, librarian at Addis Ababa University Library, and EIFL Open Access Coordinator in Ethiopia, celebrates the adoption of the policy.

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EIFL-OA features in report on Mexico event

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 04/10/2019 - 14:44

Article title: Open Talk in Mexico Explores Strategies for Strengthening Universal Access to Research

Publication/media outlet: Mirage News

Date published: 4 October 2019

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme

Language of article: English

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Fedora 6 Code Sprint 1 Summary

DSpace news - ოთხ, 02/10/2019 - 21:58

The first code sprint to develop Fedora 6 ran from September 16-27 with thirteen participants:

  • Danny Bernstein, LYRASIS
  • Andrew Woods, LYRASIS
  • Ben Pennell, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Jared Whiklo, University of Manitoba
  • Mohamed Mohideen Abdul Rasheed, University of Maryland
  • Peter Eichman, University of Maryland
  • Aaron Birkland, Johns Hopkins University
  • Youn Noh, Yale University
  • Dan Field, National Library of Wales
  • Jenny A’Brook, National Library of Wales
  • Richard Williams, National Library of Wales
  • Michal Dulinski, National Library of Wales
  • Remigiusz Malessa, National Library of Wales

The sprint had two primary goals:

  1. Implement basic resource management for Containers and Binaries in accordance with Oxford Common File Layout persistence
  2. Demonstrate a basic Fedora 3 to OCFL conversion using migration-utils and the OCFL client developed by Peter Winckles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Two teams were established to pursue each of these goals in parallel. The resource management team spent much of the first week engaged in detailed discussions on how to map Fedora’s resource management functionality to the OCFL, which led to a number of open questions that were answered over the course of the sprint. This team now has a clear path forward that they can follow in the next sprint in November.

The migration team members were relatively new to Fedora development, so this sprint served as an opportunity to get up to speed with the technology, development practices, and tools. The Fedora technical team facilitated this onboarding by assigning discrete tasks and guiding the new participants through the code review process. The updated migration-utils can now migrate Fedora 3 resources to an OCFL-compliant structure; the next step will be to align this structure with the expectations of Fedora 6. 

By the conclusion of the sprint, the teams had finalized the design work and gotten a good start on implementation. This will set up the next sprint in November, which will focus more on implementation with a goal of producing a functional Fedora 6 prototype by the end of 2019.

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