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Webinar: Open Knowledge Maps

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 23/05/2019 - 18:14

Librarians, researchers and students are invited to join this EIFL webinar about Open Knowledge Maps, an interface that searches databases for research and presents search results visually, in the form of knowledge maps.

The knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a topic by showing the main areas researched at a glance, and papers related to each area. Papers found are clustered together into similar topics.

Fedora 6: Application-independent Storage to Ensure the Persistence of Digital Data Through Time

DSpace news - ორშ, 20/05/2019 - 23:39

The Fedora community has long been at the forefront of developing an open source repository framework that supports digital preservation efforts. Fedora 6 aims to integrate a standardized structure for persisting and delivering the essential characteristics of digital objects in Fedora with the emerging Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) specification.  The OCFL defines a shared approach to file hierarchy for long-term preservation which describes an application-independent approach to the storage of digital information in a structured, transparent, and predictable manner. It is designed to promote long-term object management best practices within digital repositories.

Overview of Fedora 6 planned features:

  • Replace current Modeshape back-end
  • Implement the OCFL for persistence
  • Add a native, synchronous query interface
  • Improve performance and scale

Fedora 6 digital preservation enhancements are of interest to institutions because digital content stored with Fedora 6 will be transparently readable by both humans and machines, thereby making it accessible with or without Fedora. This application-agnostic approach to preservation is an essential characteristic of ensuring the persistence of digital data through time.

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Penn State have joined community efforts to support the development of Fedora 6 by increasing their Fedora membership contributions in 2019.  JHU is now a platinum member of DuraSpace in support of Fedora and Platinum member Penn State has contributed an additional $22,000 in support of Fedora for 2019.

Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management; Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center, Johns Hopkins University, explains, “We are developing open infrastructure at Johns Hopkins including the Public Access Submission System or PASS (http://pass.jhu.edu/) and an updated data archive specifically designed for health sciences data. Additionally, we plan to migrate our digital collections from DSpace to Islandora 8. Our increased commitment to Fedora in terms of financial resources, software developers, and user feedback reflects its importance for each of these components of our evolving open infrastructure. Fedora 6’s increased support for preservation and migration are ideal next steps in terms of capabilities.”

 

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AVAILABLE NOW: DSpace 7 Preview Release

DSpace news - ორშ, 20/05/2019 - 17:16

See a preview of the new DSpace 7 UI

The first preview release of DSpace 7 is now available for download, testing, and feedback. Demo sites are also available for a preview of DSpace 7 features.

DSpace 7 brings to DSpace a single, modern user interface and REST API and integrates current technological standards and best practices. This new UI combines with the existing core backend of DSpace 6, resulting in a lean, responsive, next-generation repository.

The preview release provides a first look at many of the new features that make DSpace 7 the largest development effort in the history of the software:

  • New Angular UI that is modern, responsive, and built using a Bootstrap theme for easy customization.
  • A completely redesigned REST API that is self-documenting and human browsable.
  • Redesigned submissions and workflows featuring a one page submission process with a drag-and-drop interface, and automatic metadata extraction from common formats like PDFs.
  • Configurable entities, an optional new item type inspired by the DSpace-CRIS project that allows for complex linked relationships between items. DSpace 7 will include the option to implement this feature for two use cases popular with the DSpace community:
    • Journal Hierarchy: create and link objects for a Journal, Volume, Issue, Article, and Author
    • Faculty & Organizational Units: a lightweight, CRIS-like option to represent Projects, Faculty, Department/Unit, Publication, etc.

Configurable entities help to better align DSpace with Next Generation Repository recommendations related to Identifiers as well as alignment with OpenAIRE v4.

DSpace 7 builds on DSpace 6 to create a modern and future-focused repository. The backend restructuring from DSpace 6 is retained and combined with the features above to create a powerful repository designed to address current user needs and plan for future standards.  

DSpace 7 is the first version of DSpace to be developed using test-driven development practices designed to identify and address issues earlier in the development process and lead to more stable releases. It is also the first release to use a working group model for decisions related to design and development.

Blog Post Translations

Translations of this announcement are available in several languages for distribution to DSpace user groups around the world.

We need your help!

If you’re interested in testing and providing feedback on this preview release and future releases of DSpace 7, you may wish to view the recent webinar “DSpace Docker for Repository Managers: Running Any Version of DSpace from your Desktop.”

Aside from testing, other areas where all contributions are welcome:

Download the DSpace 7 Preview release

If you notice any bugs or issues with the Preview release, please report them immediately to our issue tracker: https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/DS

An enhanced Preview release is anticipated this summer, and the DSpace 7 Beta release and information about the DSpace 7 Testathon will be announced later this year. You can learn more at the DSpace 7 Release Status page.

A big thank you to the DSpace community for all the work that has led to this Preview release, particularly the DSpace 7 Working Group, Entities Working Group, DSpace Committers, and DSpace Leadership and Steering groups.

 

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Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 20/05/2019 - 11:30

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, are to present a paper at the Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019.

The theme of the conference, which takes place at the University of Yangon, is 'Nation Building through Quality Research and Innovation'.

 

VIVO Updates, May 19, 2019 — Leadership Group elections, Early bird conference registration deadline, Knowledge Graph conference, Books for VIVO

DSpace news - ორშ, 20/05/2019 - 01:04

Elections for Leadership Group  Each year, the VIVO Project holds elections as per its charter to name a new Leadership Group to begin July 1.  The Leadership selects it chair and vice chair, and names a Steering Group of its members.  The VIVO Leadership Group  sets the strategic direction for the project and is the primary governance group for the project.  The VIVO Steering Group assists the Leadership Group by preparing proposals and agendas and discussing operational issues as needed.

For more information on the elections see How are the VIVO Leadership and Steering Groups Formed?

Please consider serving on the VIVO Leadership Group!

Early bird conference registration deadline May 27  To get the lowest possible rate for registration at the VIVO conference, please register by the early bird deadline of May 27.  The conference will be held in Podgorica, Montenegro, September 4-6.  The organizers have received outstanding proposals and we expect to have a fabulous conference.  Your can register here:  http://bit.ly/2FWcRRt

The Local Organizing Committee has selected theHilton Hotelas our conference venue. You can also stay at the Hilton hotel where rates should be around 125 Euros per night. Alternatively, on-line sources such asbooking.comand similarweb-sitesoffer affordable luxury residential apartment accommodations located a short distance (3-5 blocks) from the conference center.

Knowledge Graph Conference Columbia University held its first 2019 Knowledge Graph Conference organized by the School of Professional Studies of Columbia University and chaired byFrançois Scharffe, May 7-8, 0219.  The conference brought together world experts to help people understand the benefits of knowledge graphs such as VIVO.  Juan Sequeda, who’s travel reports we have featured here before, was an invited speaker and produced another wonderful travel report of this important event.  Please see http://www.juansequeda.com/blog/2019/05/11/2019-knowledge-graph-conference-trip-report/

Books for VIVO  Every couple of months we post a suggestion for books to read related to VIVO.  This month we are recommending a classic on open source projects, Kurt Fogel’s Producing Open Source Software:  How to Run a Successful Free Software Project  The book is freely available on-line.  The chapters cover the main topics of an open source project such as VIVO.

Perhaps beach reading for your summer holiday/vacation.

Calls this week.  Looking to join a VIVO call?  All are welcome!  Call calendar is here:  http://bit.ly/vivo-calendar

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Yangon 'Effective Training' workshop

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 16/05/2019 - 20:40

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Yangon, Universities' Central Library, Yangon University of Economics,  East Yangon and West Yangon universities, Dagon University, Sittwe University and Mawlamyine University - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

VIVO Updates, May 12, 2019 — Conference proposals due Wednesday, EuroCRIS, VIVO Scholar, OpenRefine, Internationalization

DSpace news - ორშ, 13/05/2019 - 17:52

VIVO Conference proposals due this Wednesday, May 15.  The VIVO Conference call for proposals will be open through this Wednesday, May 15.  The conference will be held September 4-6, 2019 in Podgorica, Montenegro.  Proposals are very welcome for presentations, posters, panels, and workshops.  Proposals are welcome on all aspects of the open representation of scholarship, data regarding scholarship, and the use of that data to improve scholarship.  We hope to receive your proposal!

EuroCRIS  Several VIVO people are heading to the EuroCRIS 2019 meeting in Helsinki, Finland, May 27-29.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend.  We’re always eager to meet and chat about VIVO!

VIVO Scholar Update presentation.  From the vivo-community email list dated May 9:

Hi VIVO Community,

The VIVO Scholar Task Force is working on a new, lightweight, read-only front end for VIVO, based largely on the discovery and foundational work of the Product Evolution Task Force, which recently wrapped up.

Please join us for an open, town-hall style meeting on Thursday, May 16 at 11 eastern. Connection information is here: https://duraspace.zoom.us/j/952326581. We’ll fill you in on what we’re doing now and what we’re planning, so bring your questions about VIVO Scholar.

Future VIVO Scholar town hall meetings will be held roughly every 8 weeks at the same time: June 11, September 12, October 31, January 9, February 20

Hope to talk to you next week!
Julia

Julia Trimmer
Chair, VIVO Leadership and Steering Group

Director, Faculty Systems and Analysis
Duke University in Durham, NC
Explore Duke’s amazing faculty and researchers in Scholars@Duke.

OpenRefine presentation  Christian Hauschke of TIB Hannover will present on OpenRefine, a tool for cleaning data and transforming it for VIVO and other purposes.  TIB Hannover uses OpenRefine extensively.  The presentation will be this Thursday, May 16, 10 AM US Eastern Time during the Ontology Interest Group meeting.  Connection information is here:  https://duraspace.zoom.us/j/952326581

Internationalization  The Internationalization Task Force is starting up again to discuss requirements (see VIVO i18n task force – requirements) for the VIVO interface and build on work done by our international sites.  The group will meet on June 4 at 10 AM US Eastern Time.  Connect here:  https://uqam.zoom.us/j/5142161911

Calls this week  The VIVO Calendar has calls for the week.  Check it out!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Webinar: Open Access and the Humanities: A Train the Trainer Perspective

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 10/05/2019 - 11:54

This train-the-trainer webinar, hosted by EIFL and FOSTER Open Science, aims to develop and deepen understanding of the topic, 'Open Access and the Humanities', and of the tools and methods available to trainers. Participants will learn about the challenges faced in training humanities researchers on open access, and the issues and challenges faced by humanists. There will be discussion of future collaboration, and a programme of events and activities to enable collaboration and learning. 

Date and time: 21 May, 13.00 CEST.  

2019 DSpace North American Users Group Call for Proposals

DSpace news - სამ, 07/05/2019 - 22:56

The 2019 DSpace North American Users Group planning committee invites proposals for the upcoming meeting which will be held September 23 & 24, 2019 at the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

This meeting will provide opportunities to discuss ideas, strategies, best practices, use cases, and the future development of DSpace 7 with members of the DSpace community including repository developers, technology directors, and institutional repository managers.

We are looking for proposals to cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • DSpace 7 development and integration
  • Upgrading or migrating to DSpace
  • Accessibility
  • DSpace for research data
  • DSpace for cultural heritage
  • Analytics and assessment
  • Institutional repositories / scholarly communication issues
  • “Show and Tell” – share your success and challenges
  • Anything else you would like to share with the community!

We are seeking proposals in the following formats:

  • Lightning Talk (5-10 min) – a brief, freestanding presentation, with or without slides, including Q&A
  • Presentation (20 min) – a more comprehensive, freestanding presentation, including Q&A
  • Discussion Panel (45 min) – a collection of brief presentations on a topic or area, including a moderated Q&A or open discussion
  • Workshop – an instructor-led workshop on a topic or tool
  • Birds-of-a-feather – breakout sessions for attendees to engage in a particular topic

Submit a proposal by June 21, 2019.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by July 15, 2019.

Need some ideas? Check out past North American user group meeting programs on the conference wiki!

Questions? Contact us at dspace-user-group-meeting@umn.edu.

The 2019 DSpace North American User Group Meeting is jointly sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Texas Digital Library.

We encourage members of the wider open repository community and those interested in learning more about the open source DSpace repository platform to participate. More information about accommodations, registration, and schedule will be made available on the conference website.

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VIVO Updates May 5, 2019 — Calendar, CFP, Ontology, ROR

DSpace news - ორშ, 06/05/2019 - 04:43

The VIVO Calendar  The VIVO Calendar is a simple Google Calendar, available on the home page of the VIVO wiki.  You can add this calendar to your collection so that are up to date on all VIVO meetings and events.  Have an update of question about the calendar?  Post to one of the VIVO email lists.  Thanks!

Conference call for proposals closed May 15  The VIVO Conference call for proposals has been extended to May 15.  We look forward to your proposal for a workshop, poster, panel, or presentation.  Topics at the VIVO conference include everything having to do with representing and using data about scholarship, including, but not limited to software development, implementation, change management, ontology development, persistent identifiers, national adoption, analytics, data wrangling, and anything else you might think of related to the open world of metadata regarding scholarship and research.  The conference will be held September 4-6, 2019 in Podgorica, Montenegro.  We hope to see you there!

An ontology project  For sometime, the VIVO ontology has needed to improve – VIVO needs to cover more of the world of scholarship, and represent new expectations in scholarship.  VIVO needs to take advantage of advances in ontological design and practice that have emerged since the ontology was first created in 2007 and last revised in 2013.  Revising the ontology will be a significant effort – a new ontology which builds on all that has been learned needs to be developed; 2) testing, tools, and training will be needed to help the community adopt the new ontology; and 3) the VIVO software, and existing software using the current ontology will need to be upgraded using the tools and training.  The effort is expected to take several years, and involve the entire VIVO community.  The current VIVO ontology is expected to be supported indefinitely.

A one page summary of the effort, the approach to the work and some consequences can be found here:  VIVO Ontology Version 2 in one page

A short white paper is available here: VIVO Ontology Version 2

Multiple presentations at the conference will present concepts regarding the effort and how all can participate.

The Ontology Interest Group meets every other Thursday to discuss the effort, solicit, input, review early thoughts, and determine direction.  All are welcome!

We look forward to the participation of the VIVO community in this effort.  Over the coming months, we will have a series of short surveys regarding needs in the community for representation.  We hope you can take a few minutes to review these surveys with your VIVO group and answer as a group to provide let us know how to make the VIVO ontology more relevant, more consistent, and more open.

ROR  Looking for data regarding research organizations?  You might want to take a look at the Research Organization Registry (http://ror.org)  Following on the work of Digital Science and GRID (http://grid.ac) and a collaboration between 17 organizations including ORCiD, THOR, and CrossRef, ROR is an independent, non-profit effort to curate an open registry of the world’s research organizations.

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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VuFind - 5.1.1

Foss4lib.org - პარ, 03/05/2019 - 19:18
Package: VuFindRelease Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

Last updated May 3, 2019. Created by Demian Katz on May 3, 2019.
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Bug fix release.

2018 EIFL Annual Report

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 02/05/2019 - 16:02

We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2018 Annual Report, celebrating achievements of our programmes and projects during the year.

Thank-you to everyone who worked with us in 2018.

READ NOW

Read the online version of the Annual Report here.

Download the low resolution PDF version of the Annual Report here.

VIVO Updates for April 28 — Conference deadline May 1, OPERA workshop, VIVO Scholar, Calls this week

DSpace news - ორშ, 29/04/2019 - 01:12

Conference call for proposals deadline extended to May 1  The 10th annual VIVO Conference will be held in Podgorica, Montenegro, September 4-6, 2019.  This is our first conference in Europe!  The conference will be a great opportunity to meet colleagues in the VIVO community, discuss development, ontology, implementation and other work.  The conference is interested in all work related to the representation, presentation and reuse of data regarding scholarship.  Workshop proposals, posters, presentation, panels and other formats are all welcome.  Please submit your proposal.  See the Call for Proposals.

Open Research Analytics (OPERA) The Danish Electronic Research Library hosted a workshop March 28, on open research analytics.  This continuing effort to develop open research analytics based on open sources and open representation as with VIVO data.  So many VIVO people and presentations!  Work on network analysis and presentation, research impact, metrics, open science support and much more.  See https://deffopera.dk/workshop-march-28-2019/

VIVO Scholar Task Force  The VIVO Scholar Task Force, a new VIVO project effort being led by Duke University has a goal of creating a new, optional, performant, internationalized, accessible, read-only interface for VIVO sites running VIVO 1.10 and above.  The task force addresses goal 1 in the Product Direction for 2019.  See VIVO Scholar Task Force

Calls this week  Here’s the calls for this week.  All are welcome.  All calls use Zoom video conferencing.  All have agendas in the wiki and have news in the wiki following the meeting.  All times are US eastern.  See Meeting Times Around the World for local timers.  We hope you can join a meeting that interests you!  Newcomers are always welcome.

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Yangon 'Effective Training' workshop

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 26/04/2019 - 12:27

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Yangon, Universities' Central Library, Yangon University of Economics,  East Yangon and West Yangon universities, Dagon University, Sittwe University and Mawlamyine University - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

WIPO Regional Seminar in Africa

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 26/04/2019 - 12:06

A delegation from EIFL will participate in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Regional Seminar for the African region on libraries, archives, museums, and educational and research institutions.

Training Namibian public library trainers

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 25/04/2019 - 15:47

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend two EIFL workshops on the topics, how to evaluate new public library services (two days), and communications and advocacy (two days).

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network.

Four more universities adopt OA policies

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 24/04/2019 - 12:51

EIFL welcomes the news that four more universities in EIFL partner countries, one in Ethiopia and three in Serbia, have adopted open access and open science policies.

This brings the total number of institutions in EIFL partner countries that have adopted open access and open science policies to 148.

Recording and Slides DuraSpace and Google Scholar Webinar for Brazil

DSpace news - სამ, 23/04/2019 - 18:24

More than 150 people participated in the first DuraSpace and Google Scholar webinar for Brazil on April 22. You may register for the April 26 DuraSpace and Google Scholar Peruvian webinar here.

The webinar demonstrated  how indexing with Google Scholar can increase the overall visibility of Brazilian repositories and their contents. The best practices for indexing were addressed, demonstrating how the system works, as well as identifying the main problems that occur in indexing and suggesting ways to solve them.

A recording and slides from the webinar are now available (in the Portuguese language).

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Positive start to WIPO’s first copyright session in 2019

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 23/04/2019 - 11:47

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, participated in the 38th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that took place in Geneva from 1-5 April 2019. EIFL engaged with member states to explain why libraries need an international copyright framework, and how the planned WIPO regional seminars can contribute to achieving real results.

Repository and CRIS Interoperability Workshop at OR2019

DSpace news - ორშ, 22/04/2019 - 22:11

Have you heard about the Repository/CRIS Workshop that will be held on Monday June 10 in Hamburg, Germany at Open Repositories 2019?  Join Michele Mennielli, Anna Clements and Pablo de Castro to:

• explore how to make repositories work with CRIS/research information management systems like VIVO
• address goals and drivers for integration
• hear use cases of successful CRIS/repository implementations that integrate a variety of open source and vended systems

Plans are underway to continue this discussion at the 2019 VIVO Conference in Podgorica, Montenegro Sept. 4-6, 2019.

You may be wondering, “What’s a CRIS, and why should it integrate with a repository?”

VIVO falls under a broad category of systems that aggregate research metadata, including research information management systems, research networking systems, research information systems, and current research information systems. Many faculty profile systems, expert finder systems and faculty activity systems also aggregate research information.

Around the world, repositories support and facilitate the research process, open access, compliance, and reporting, both within and outside institutions. Repositories may be implemented for different purposes, and they’re not always connected to a research information aggregator like VIVO, despite the resulting benefits to our global community.

Recognize a geographic theme? In Europe, CRIS systems have gained traction thanks in part to national mandates for open access and assessments of research. VIVO has a strong presence in Europe, as do DSpace and Fedora, and there are so many exciting developments in the European VIVO community. This year’s VIVO Conference is a great opportunity to get on board.

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