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VIVO Updates September 16, 2018 — updated web site, Ontocale is a VIVO service provider, new site registry, camp is coming up, and see you in Germany!

DSpace news - ორშ, 17/09/2018 - 00:06

Web site  The VIVO web site has been updated.  See http://vivoweb.org.  Everything looks a bit better, the membership page and the site registry (see below) are much better.  Some things moved around, to improve navigation and simplify the site.  A “Features” page describing VIVO’s features has been added, along with “Join the Community” and “Governance”.  All the pages on the site have been updated.  We hope you like this update to the VIVO web site.

New service provider  Ontocale, headquartered in Bucharest Romania, and led by Brian Lowe, has become a service provider for VIVO.  Brian was one of the originators of VIVO and has deep knowledge of the software and the ontology.  He has helped many sites with the implementations and customizations.  Ontocale joins Clarivate and Symplectic as service providers for VIVO.

Sites  VIVO has a new registry of its sites.  The new registry is much easier to use, more attractive, and easier to update than the old registry.  Do you have a VIVO site?  Not sure if your site is in the registry?  You can visit the new registry here:  https://duraspace.org/registry/?filter_10=VIVO Click on your site and check the information. You can submit changes to update the information.  Do you have a site that’s not in the registry?  You can add easily your site.  We regularly learn of new sites.  Please add your site to the site registry!

VIVO Camp  VIVO Camp is coming up, October 18-20 at the Butler Library at Columbia University.  Camp is a great opportunity to learn more about VIVO, the VIVO ontology, and what it takes to do a VIVO project.  You can learn more and register here:  https://conta.cc/2v93x4x

German VIVO workshop  I’m writing from Hannover, Germany where I will taking part in the third annual German VIVO workshop, organized by TIB.  I look forward to meeting everyone and learning more about VIVO in Germany!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Save the Date! VIVO 2019, September 4-6, Podgorica, Montenegro

DSpace news - სამ, 11/09/2018 - 17:04

Violeta Ilik, and Nataša Popović for the organizing committee

VIVO 2019 is coming to Montenegro!

Podgorica, Montenegro, and surrounding area — Durmitor national park, Sahat Kula (the clock tower), downtown Podgorica, and bridges by night. Original images Andrea Polereczky CC BY-SA 3.0, Richard Schofield CC BY 2.0, Nije bitno CC BY 3.0, and Aleksandar Jaredić CC BY-SA 3.0 respectively. Derivative, composite image by M. Conlon

The School of Medicine at University of Montenegro, Clinical Center of Montenegro, and the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro are our hosts for the VIVO 2019 Conference in the gorgeous capital city of Podgorica. VIVO would like to thank the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for preparing an outstanding proposal for hosting the 2019 conference. The LOC members are:

  • Nataša Popović, MD, PhD, Vice Dean for Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montenegro
  • Maša Ždralević, PhD, Head of the Center for Scientific Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montenegro
  • Ljiljana Vučković, MD, PhD, Pathohistology specialist, ClinicalCenter of Montenegro
  • Dragan Laušević, MD, PhD, Epidemiologist, Institute of Public Health of Montenegro

Save the date and we hope to see you in Podgorica, Montenegro on September 4th to 6th 2019!

Program Chair

RubenVerborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University – IMEC and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group at MIT. The VIVO community had a chance to hear Professor Verborgh at the VIVO 2016 Conference when he presented his talk: “The Future is Federated” and lead a workshop titled: “Linked Data Fragments: Hands-On Publishing and Querying.” The leadership of the VIVO project was inspired by his presentations and added the Triple Pattern Fragments (TPF) server to the VIVO software.

Professor Verborgh aims to build a more intelligent generation of clients for a decentralized Web at the intersection of Linked Data and hypermedia-driven Web APIs. Through the creation of Linked Data Fragments, he introduced a new paradigm for query execution at Web-scale. He has co-authored two books on Linked Data, and contributed to more than 250 publications for international conferences and journals on Web-related topics.

About Podgorica

As the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica is used to hosting events of similar size. In addition, in 2017 Montenegro has been chosen by Vogue magazine as one of the most tempting destinations to travel, because of its natural beauty and significantly more affordable prices compared to its neighbors Italy, Greece, and Croatia.

Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro with population of about 150,000, positioned in the middle of the country, in a picturesque area with 2 rivers. Prepare to swim, hike, and enjoy the natural beauty of Montenegro before, after, or maybe during the conference.

The conference center in Podgorica is located close to cultural monuments such as: Ribnica fortres, Old city and Clock tower, King Nikola’s winter residence and Kings park.

Historic places

Left to right, Ostrog monastery, city of Kotor, streets of Cetinje. Original images Branko Marinković yCC BY-SA 4.0, Chensiyuan CC BY-SA 4.0, Marianne van Twillert-Wennekes [http://montenegro-for.me/2017/10/5-things-you-should-not-miss-in-cetinje/] respectively. Derivative, composite image by M. Conlon

The city is located close to the:

  • Mediterranean coast with sandy beaches and historic cities of Bar, UNESCO-protected bay of Kotor, and Budva (1 hour car ride from Podgorica to Budva)
  • Lake Skadar National Park with fishing villages Rijeka Crnojevica, Vranjine and Virpazar (30 minute car ride from Podgorica to Rijeka Crnojevića)
  • Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site (2 hour ride from center of Podgorica to glacial lakes and stunning mountain peaks of the Dinaric Alps)
  • City of Cetinje, the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro, is a beautiful historic town, just a 30 minute drive from the center of Podgorica. In Cetinje, the visitors can see the Blue Castle — the official home of today’s president of Montenegro. Cetinje is home to many impressive historic buildings that housed embassies during the 19th century, and the monastery that allegedly keeps the right hand of John the Baptist and a piece of the Holy Cross.
  • Ostrog Monastery built into the cliff of a mountain located about 1 hour from Podgorica by car.
The weather

During this time of year you will enjoy a mild, very pleasant climate.

The venue

The LOC has selected the Hilton Hotel as our conference venue which can accommodate 150 attendees in its conference rooms.  

You can also stay at the Hilton hotel where rates should be around 125 Euros per night. Alternatively, on-line sources such as booking.com and similar web-sites offer affordable luxury residential apartment accommodation located a short distance (3-5 blocks) from the conference center.

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VIVO Updates September 9, 2018 — VIVO workshop in Germany, September Sprint, the SPARQL Book

DSpace news - სამ, 11/09/2018 - 17:04

Third annual VIVO workshop in Hannover, Germany, September 17-18  Next week is the third annual VIVO workshop in Hannover, Germany, organized by TIB.  See https://events.tib.eu/vivoworkshop2018/ I hope to see you there!

September Sprint  VIVO is planning a development sprint for September 17-28.  See http://bit.ly/2CaFnxh

The SPARQL Book  SPARQL is a query language used to get data from VIVO.  You can use SPARQL to make reports and visualizations, inspect data in your VIVO, build new interfaces, and much more.  Learning SPARQL is fun (at least it was for me).  One reason learning SPARQL was fun was a great book, the SPARQL book Learning SPARQL by Bob DuCharme.  If you are learning about the semantic web, RDF, and VIVO, you won’t do better than DuCharme’s clear text. Highly recommended for all those working with VIVO and VIVO data.

DuCharme, B. Learning Sparql, 2nd edition.  O’Reilly. 2013.  386 pg.  ISBN13  978-1449371432.

If you’d like a gentle hands-on introduction to the VIVO ontology, RDF, and SPARQL, consider attending VIVO Camp at Columbia University in New York City, in October.  We cover ontology, SPARQL, and much more.  Information on the camp is available here:  https://conta.cc/2v93x4x

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Announcing the New DuraSpace Service Provider (DSP) Program

DSpace news - ორშ, 10/09/2018 - 17:57

We’re happy to announce the DuraSpace Registered Service Provider (RSP) Program has been restructured and rebranded in 2018 as the DuraSpace Service Provider (DSP) Program. It offers different types of service providers in our community, large and small, more ways to collaborate with DuraSpace.

The DSP establishes partnerships with service providers that wish to provide open source software services with the support of DuraSpace.

The goals of the new Program are four-fold:

• Working more closely with open source service providers to generate qualified leads and promote the adoption of DuraSpace open technologies to a broader group of prospect organizations
• Celebrating the expertise and in-kind contributions of service providers as it propels the quality and functionality of our code-bases and open knowledge to empower users
• Providing support and mentorship to service providers who want to start contributing to our communities
• Generating revenue to fund DuraSpace staff positions to manage code contributions/ merges, releases, bug fixes, and community leadership and outreach efforts in support of DuraSpace open technologies and communities

The new DuraSpace Service Provider (DSP) Program has three tiers:

Certified DuraSpace Partners
Certified DuraSpace Contributors
DuraSpace Listed Service Providers

Each tier has categories for DSpace, Fedora (Samvera/Islandora), VIVO, DuraCloud, and ArchivesDirect.
Our current list of service providers is available, here: https://duraspace.org/community/service-providers/. A summary of the DSP program is available in our Program Outline.
If you have a question, please contact Erin Tripp at etripp@duraspace.org.

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Webinar Registration Open: ArchivesDirect Overview: Standards-Based Preservation with Hosted Archivematica

DSpace news - ორშ, 10/09/2018 - 17:38

DuraSpace presents a Community Webinar,ArchivesDirect Overview: Standards-Based Preservation with Hosted Archivematica

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET (convert to your timezone), Sarah Romkey, Archivematica Program Manager from Artefactual Systems and Heather Greer Klein, Services Coordinator from DuraSpace will present a one-hour webinar, “ArchivesDirect Overview: Standards-Based Preservation with Hosted Archivematica.”

This webinar will provide an overview of ArchivesDirect, a hosted instance of Archivematica that includes DuraCloud preservation storage and is provided by DuraSpace in partnership with Artefactual Systems. We’ll cover what hosted Archivematica can do for your organization; how it integrates with other systems and services; and the training and support provided with an ArchivesDirect subscription.

Archivematica is an integrated suite of open-source software tools that allows users to process digital objects from ingest to access in alignment with the OAIS reference model. Together, Archivematica and DuraCloud provide a powerful, fully-hosted digital preservation software and storage solution. ArchivesDirect also includes onboarding and training by digital preservation experts to support your digital preservation goals and processes.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Register today!

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NOW AVAILABLE: The DSpace Community Annual Report 2017 – July 2018

DSpace news - ხუთ, 06/09/2018 - 17:40

The DSpace Community Annual Report 2017 – July 2018 is now available. The Report provides an overview of the user community, membership, two brief community profiles, a technical overview, governance, finance, and events.

Download the DSpace Community Annual Report 2017 – July 2018 here.

We invite you to learn more about the DSpace community, current initiatives, and progress towards the release of DSpace 7 in the Community Annual Report. Thanks to members of the DSpace community for their help in developing this report: Terry Brady (Georgetown University Library); Claudio Cortese (4Science); Tim Donohue (DuraSpace); Felicity Dykas (University of Missouri Libraries); Valorie Hollister (DuraSpace); Salwa Ismail (Georgetown University Library); (Mariya Maistrovskaya (University of Toronto Libraries); Michele Mennielli (DuraSpace); Carol Minton Morris (DuraSpace); Samu Viita (National Library of Finland)

DSpace is a community-based, open source project that produces the DSpace repository platform. With a 16-year history, strong membership support, and active participation from a wide variety of stakeholder institutions located all over the world 2017-2018 was a year of progress toward the key community priority of developing and releasing DSpace 7 with a new, single Angular user interface and enhanced REST API.

The technical roadmap for 2017 is focused on DSpace 7 development. As a production repository DSpace needs to meet the needs of large and small stakeholder institutions, so minor updates have been released as needed. At the same time the bulk of technical efforts were focused on DSpace 7 which included a great deal of groundwork and foundation support for the new REST API. Plans for a Beta release of DSpace 7 with support for entities are on track for early 2019.

Building and sustaining a strong community is a central goal for the DSpace Project. To this end, training webinars and user group meetings were offered throughout the year; see the complete list in the Events section at the end of the report for details.

Your feedback is welcome. Please send comments and suggestions to Carol Minton Morris cmmorris@duraspace.org.

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Early Bird Discount for Fedora and Samvera Camp in Berlin Ends Soon

DSpace news - ოთხ, 05/09/2018 - 16:40

From David Wilcox, Product Manager for Fedora

Early bird pricing for Fedora and Samvera Camp in Berlin ends on September 14 so be sure to register [1] soon!

Fedora and Samvera Camp will take place at the Berlin State Library November 5 – 8, 2018. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts – no prior Fedora or Samvera experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora and Samvera learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers from both communities.

A draft curriculum [2] is available on the wiki. Please contact me (dwilcox@duraspace.org) with any questions.

See you in Berlin!

[1] http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efh0ovaw218f778f&llr=5iy95gcab
[2] https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/2018-11+Fedora+and+Samvera+Camp+Berlin

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VIVO Updates for September 2, 2018 — camp, sprint, languages, steering group, action planning, making data, OpenHarvester

DSpace news - ორშ, 03/09/2018 - 01:31

Reminder, VIVO Camp October 18-20, Columbia University.  More info and register here:  https://conta.cc/2v93x4x

September Sprint  VIVO is planning a development sprint for September 17-28.  See http://bit.ly/2CaFnxh

Adding Language Proficiency to VIVO   The Ontology Improvement Task Force is developing new assertions for specifying language expertise.  As in “Mike speaks English”. The group is considering ISO 639 as a standard set of languages, the Library of Congress RDF as standard URI, and language proficiencies based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages and http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/iso639-1.html  These standards, when implemented in VIVO will add to VIVO’s ability to represent the expertise of people.  Language coding is also planned for works, indicating the language of the work.  The issue is here in JIRA:  VIVO-1544

If you have comments regarding the representation of language proficiency, existing models and ontologies, or comments on these standards, please share on the ontology channel on Slack.  You can join VIVO Slack here:  http://bit.ly/vivo-slack

We have a Steering Group!  As a result of recent elections, and volunteering, we now have a VIVO Steering Group.  The Steering Group is Paul AlbertAnna GuillaumetMark NewtonDong Joon (DJ) LeeAlex Viggio,  Julia Trimmer , Mike Conlon , andVioleta Ilik. The Steering Group addresses operational issues in the project, and creates materials, suggestions, and proposals for the Leadership Group.  If you have any ideas about the project, please share them with members of the Steering Group.  They would like to hear from you.

Action Planning  As you may recall, the VIVO Project created a year-long process of review and planning that began March 1 with a face to face meeting at Duke University.  Five action planning groups were formed – Vision, Product Evolution, Resources, Governance, and Community Development.  Each was tasked with developing recommendations for Leadership.  You can always find a current report of the action planning efforts here:  http://bit.ly/2CbpaYL

Share your approach to making data for VIVO  Do you have home grown tools for making data for your VIVO?  Do you use one of the common ingest tools?  We’re collecting ingest tools and approaches here:  Ingest Tools – Who Is Using What  Please add yours!

OpenHarvester Muhammad Javed has developed a new tool for harvester publications for individuals called OpenHarvester.  You can find it on GitHub here:  https://github.com/mjaved495/OpenHarvester  OpenHarvester finds publications in various open indices and learns about the author as it is used.  You may want to try it and provide feedback.

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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VIVO Updates for September 2, 2018 — camp, sprint, languages, steering group, action planning, making data, OpenHarvester

DSpace news - ორშ, 03/09/2018 - 01:31

Reminder, VIVO Camp October 18-20, Columbia University.  More info and register here:  https://conta.cc/2v93x4x

September Sprint  VIVO is planning a development sprint for September 17-28.  See http://bit.ly/2CaFnxh

Adding Language Proficiency to VIVO   The Ontology Improvement Task Force is developing new assertions for specifying language expertise.  As in “Mike speaks English”. The group is considering ISO 639 as a standard set of languages, the Library of Congress RDF as standard URI, and language proficiencies based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages and http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/iso639-1.html  These standards, when implemented in VIVO will add to VIVO’s ability to represent the expertise of people.  Language coding is also planned for works, indicating the language of the work.  The issue is here in JIRA:  VIVO-1544

If you have comments regarding the representation of language proficiency, existing models and ontologies, or comments on these standards, please share on the ontology channel on Slack.  You can join VIVO Slack here:  http://bit.ly/vivo-slack

We have a Steering Group!  As a result of recent elections, and volunteering, we now have a VIVO Steering Group.  The Steering Group is Paul AlbertAnna GuillaumetMark NewtonDong Joon (DJ) LeeAlex Viggio,  Julia Trimmer , Mike Conlon , andVioleta Ilik. The Steering Group addresses operational issues in the project, and creates materials, suggestions, and proposals for the Leadership Group.  If you have any ideas about the project, please share them with members of the Steering Group.  They would like to hear from you.

Action Planning  As you may recall, the VIVO Project created a year-long process of review and planning that began March 1 with a face to face meeting at Duke University.  Five action planning groups were formed – Vision, Product Evolution, Resources, Governance, and Community Development.  Each was tasked with developing recommendations for Leadership.  You can always find a current report of the action planning efforts here:  http://bit.ly/2CbpaYL

Share your approach to making data for VIVO  Do you have home grown tools for making data for your VIVO?  Do you use one of the common ingest tools?  We’re collecting ingest tools and approaches here:  Ingest Tools – Who Is Using What  Please add yours!

OpenHarvester Muhammad Javed has developed a new tool for harvester publications for individuals called OpenHarvester.  You can find it on GitHub here:  https://github.com/mjaved495/OpenHarvester  OpenHarvester finds publications in various open indices and learns about the author as it is used.  You may want to try it and provide feedback.

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Hook Your Repository Up to the Repository Analytics & Metrics Portal (RAMP)

DSpace news - ხუთ, 30/08/2018 - 16:04

From Atmire   Share your repository usage data with the international RAMP initiative for repository usage analysis and comparison.

Montana State University, the Association of Research Libraries, the University of New Mexico, and OCLC Research have joined as partners to examine the difficulties that libraries face in producing accurate reports on the use of their digital repositories.

The Repository Analytics & Metrics Portal (RAMP) is a web service that improves the accuracy of institutional repository (IR) analytics and provides IR managers with the following capabilities:

  • Persistent access to accurate counts of file downloads from IR.
  • Implementation with minimal training or configuration.
  • The potential to aggregate IR metrics across organizations for consistent benchmarking and analysis.
How to join

In order to join RAMP , it is a prerequisite that you are using Google Analytics and Google Search Console to track your repository traffic. The RAMP team will provide you with a small verification file that Atmire can deploy on DSpace, in order to authorize the RAMP team to access data from your repository’s Google account.

This integration is very light weight and only grants the RAMP team with READ-ONLY access to the Google Search Console data. No personally identifiable information (PII) is collected. After this integration has been set up, you receive a login to the RAMP portal, where you can see traffic reports for your repository and compare them with others

Get started today

Simply send an email to ramp.msu@gmail.com, stating the url of your repository and your role as the contact person to get the ball rolling.

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Harvard Upgrades DASH DSpace Repository

DSpace news - ხუთ, 30/08/2018 - 16:01

From Atmire  The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication worked together with Atmire on a major upgrade to Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH).

Pioneering in the field of Open Access, Harvard originally launched the Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) repository on September 1st 2009. Over the years, Harvard added dozens of customizations, including workflow tools, DASH Stories, and MyDASH statistics, to meet the needs of its staff, authors, and readers.

Driven by its vision for a more useful open-access repository, the OSC team committed to upgrade DASH, and turned to Atmire to implement the major new iteration of DASH.

We’re very happy with the upgrade to DASH. For nine years we’d been using an early version of DSpace, heavily customized for our needs. It gave us exactly what we wanted and worked beautifully. But the constant tweaking took its toll. The upgrade embraces all our major customizations, reduces our maintenance load, makes it easier for new developers to join the project, and adds features we couldn’t easily have added on our own. Atmire knows the DSpace universe, and it was a pleasure to work with them on the new code and the migration of our content.

Peter Suber, director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication

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IMLS Funds DuraSpace Fedora Investigation–Designing a Migration Path: Assessing Barriers of Upgrading to the Most Current Version of Fedora–No Collection Left Behind

DSpace news - სამ, 28/08/2018 - 19:32

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded DuraSpace a National Digital Platform Planning Grant for $49,279 to investigate barriers to upgrading hundreds of U.S.-based libraries and archives running unsupported versions of Fedora. In consultation with stakeholders this project will conduct an environmental scan of relevant community initiatives, and gather primary research data to inform recommendations to reduce barriers to upgrading to the most current version of Fedora.

There are approximately 240 U.S.-based libraries and archives identified as target beneficiaries of the deliverables of this project including universities, liberal arts colleges, and not-for-profit special libraries hosted by historical societies and small research institutes.

Working closely with stakeholders which include the Islandora and Samvera communities the Migration Path project will begin on October 1. First steps will include convening an advisory board representing a spectrum of experiences deploying Fedora, as well as a diversity of organization sizes and resources including community governance representatives, R1 institutions, a representative of a related grant-funded project, and a liberal arts college that collaborates with consortia-style bodies for sharing resources and reducing costs.

We expect to begin disseminating the results of the project as soon as June 2019.

The full Designing a Migration Path: Assessing Barriers Upgrading to the Most Current Version of Fedora project narrative is available here: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Designing+a+Migration+Path

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IMLS Funds DuraSpace Fedora Investigation–Designing a Migration Path: Assessing Barriers of Upgrading to the Most Current Version of Fedora–No Collection Left Behind

DSpace news - სამ, 28/08/2018 - 19:32

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded DuraSpace a National Digital Platform Planning Grant for $49,279 to investigate barriers to upgrading hundreds of U.S.-based libraries and archives running unsupported versions of Fedora. In consultation with stakeholders this project will conduct an environmental scan of relevant community initiatives, and gather primary research data to inform recommendations to reduce barriers to upgrading to the most current version of Fedora.

There are approximately 240 U.S.-based libraries and archives identified as target beneficiaries of the deliverables of this project including universities, liberal arts colleges, and
not-for-profit special libraries hosted by historical societies and small research institutes.

Working closely with stakeholders which include the Islandora and Samvera communities the Migration Path project will begin on October 1. First steps will include convening an advisory board representing a spectrum of experiences deploying Fedora, as well as a
diversity of organization sizes and resources including community governance representatives, R1 institutions, a representative of a related grant-funded project, and a liberal arts college that
collaborates with consortia-style bodies for sharing resources and reducing costs.

Advisory board members currently include:
Mark Jordan, Chair of Islandora Foundation Board of Directors & Head of Library Systems, Simon Fraser University
Mike Giarlo, Member of Samvera Steering Committee & Software Engineer & Architect, Stanford University
Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management, Johns Hopkins University
Este Pope, Head of Digital Programs, Amherst College
Tim Shearer, Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and IT, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Andrew Weidner, Digital Operations Coordinator & Bridge2Hyku Project Manager, University of Houston Libraries

We expect to begin disseminating the results of the project as soon as June 2019.

The full Designing a Migration Path: Assessing Barriers Upgrading to the Most Current Version of Fedora project narrative is available here: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Designing+a+Migration+Path

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Digitisation and Digital Preservation Workshop 6-9 November 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

DSpace news - ორშ, 27/08/2018 - 23:17

To share information about digitisation of library collections, digitisation project management, and digital preservation ITOCA, the News Media Section of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) in partnership with the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Regional Centre for Southern Africa, University of Nairobi, Digital Divide Data, and DuraSpace, will offer a Digitisation and Digital Preservation Workshop, November 6-9, 2018, at the University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

The main goal of the workshop is to to increase participants’ knowledge about digitisation of library collections, digitisation project management and digital preservation.

Download an informational PDF about the workshop here.

More specifically, the general topics that will be covered include:
1. Review of the OAIS reference model
2. Review of digitization programs from around the world
3. Selection of materials
4. Review of standards for digitized materials
5. Digitization workflow
6. Project management, quality assurance and acceptance criteria
7. Digital preservation considerations
8. Digitization tools, open source and commercial
9. Hands-on activities
10. Using AgEcon search, international database.

The workshop will focus on the general topics of digitisation and preservation. Open source repositories play a key role in preserving and disseminating digitized content. For this reason, DuraSpace staff members have been invited to virtually present a general update of related activities (Michele Mennielli), and a more specific update of DSpace activities, including a DSpace 7 preview (Tim Donohue). Register here.

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CALL for Participants: DSpace 7 Entities Working Group

DSpace news - ორშ, 27/08/2018 - 20:04

From Tim Donohue, DuraSpace Technical Lead for DSpace and DSpaceDirect

Per the DSpace Steering Group’s June statement on the DSpace 7 Data Model [1] and the DSpace 7 Update talk at OR2018 [2], we are now establishing a DSpace 7 Entities Working Group whose role will be to:
• Define an implementation roadmap for DSpace 7 Configurable Entities (based on the assessment of an early prototype)
• Draft a post-DSpace 7 roadmap for Configurable Entities (to be reviewed by Steering and Leadership)
• Implement Configurable Entities, per defined roadmap (by creating a Pull Request, to be reviewed by DSpace 7 team and Committers)
This group will be a Technical Working Group. Core participants will be expected to be able to review/analyze code, implement new code, etc. While less-technical participants are welcome to join meetings and provide feedback, you should expect discussions to often be highly technical in nature.

More information can be found on this group’s wiki page at: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+7+Entities+Working+Group

Anyone is welcome to join this working group (at any time). To register your interest in joining this team, please fill out the below Doodle poll by Wednesday, August 29.

Doodle Poll to coordinate first meeting (early September): https://doodle.com/poll/nvaykbdevwnfc5fd

As with all our working groups, all meetings will be publicly announced (on Slack and on the group’s wiki page). All meeting notes/recordings will also be publicly available on the wiki.

If you have any questions, please contact me tdonohue@duraspace.org.

[1] Steering group statement: https://duraspace.org/statement-from-dspace-steering-group-on-the-dspace-7-data-model/
[2] DSpace 7 Update talk: http://tinyurl.com/or2018-dspace7

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Free Publications from 2018 Shanghai Ranked Institutions in DSpace

DSpace news - ორშ, 27/08/2018 - 19:46

From Atmire  A wide uptake of institutional repositories facilitates open access access to scientific research.

The latest edition of the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, aka Shanghai Ranking, came out last week. As the list below shows, a large number of these world-renowend make their research outputs freely available for online consultation, through their DSpace repositories.

1. Harvard University

3. University of Cambridge

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

6. Princeton University

10. University of Chicago

12. Cornell University

14. University of Washington

18. Johns Hopkins University

19. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

23. University of Toronto

24. Imperial College London

26. Duke University

27. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

28. University of Wisconsin – Madison

32. New York University

32. The University of Edinburgh

35. Kyoto University

37. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

38. The University of Melbourne

40. The University of Texas at Austin

41. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

43. University of British Columbia

44. Karolinska Institute

48. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

50. Vanderbilt University

51. University of Maryland, College Park

51. Utrecht University

57. University of Helsinki

62. University of Oslo

68. University of Sydney

69. The Australian National University

70. Boston University

70. Rice University

74. Leiden University

79. Georgia Institute of Technology

83. University of California, Irvine

85. National University of Singapore

86. KU Leuven

94. The Ohio State University – Columbus

96. Nanyang Technological University

As a certified DuraSpace partner, Atmire contributes to the open source development of the DSpace platform. Several of these institutions entrusted Atmire with software development and services related to their DSpace repositories.

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VIVO Updates August 19, 2018 — Fall semester, Research Intelligence, NFAIS, Meetings this Week

DSpace news - ორშ, 20/08/2018 - 01:34

Summer ends and school begins  For many of us, summer vacations are ending and school is beginning.  Like many academic activities, VIVO slows down in the summer and gains momentum in the fall.  Here are just a few of the things that are happening:

  • September Sprint is being planned.  Please review proposed tasks and volunteer to help improve the VIVO software
  • Third VIVO German Workshop, September 17-18, TIB, Hannover, Germany. See https://events.tib.eu/vivoworkshop2018/
  • VIVO Camp, October 18-20, Butler Library, Columbia University, New York City. See https://conta.cc/2v93x4x
  • Leadership and Steering are leading efforts to develop and commit to a development focus for VIVO and align various efforts across the project
  • Action Planning continues with effort focused on product evolution, resources, and structure and governance.  You will hear more from each of these efforts over the coming months
  • A Research Intelligence task force is forming. See below and please join.
  • Force 11, RDA, CNI meetings and others.  We hope to see you in Montreal, Gabarone, Botswana, and Washington DC respectively

As always, if you have questions or comments about these or any other efforts related to VIVO, feel free to drop me an email at mconlon@ufl.edu, post to either vivo-community@googlegroups.comvivo-tech@googlegroups.com,  or VIVO Slack.  Not on VIVO Slack?  Join here:  http://bit.ly/vivo-slack

Research Intelligence Task Force forming Interested in Research Intelligence?  Tom Cramer is organizing a task force.  See Research Intelligence Task Force.  From the task force charter:

“Research intelligence is increasingly interesting to the VIVO community, and a sphere where VIVO is particularly well-positioned to add value to adopting institutions, and as an open project, to help shape practices and expectations within the international research community. This Task Force will provide a designated area for the VIVO Community and fellow travelers to communicate and collaborate on research intelligence, emerging requirements and best practices, and implications for policy, systems, interfaces and data models.”

The National Federation for the Advancement of Information Services will be holding a virtual workshop August 29 entitled “Getting Your Content Ready for Semantic Search and AI.”  Violeta Ilik will be presenting “Implementing Semantic Discovery for Researchers” See http://bit.ly/2OMn5UA for more information.

Will you be presenting regarding VIVO at an upcoming event or conference?  Are you planning to attend a conference and you would like to know if other VIVO community members will be presenting or attending?  See Conferences Attended and to Attend for info on conferences of interest.  Have something to add to the page?  Please do!  The wiki is open for editing.

Meetings this week

All times are US Eastern

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Fedora and Samvera Camp in Berlin: Early Bird Discount until 9/14/18

DSpace news - ხუთ, 16/08/2018 - 17:54

Register before September 14th to receive a $50 discount!

DuraSpace and Data Curation Experts invite you to attend Fedora and Samvera Camp at the Berlin State Library November 5 – 8, 2018.  Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. The latest version of Fedora features vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, ease of use and more.  Samvera (previously known as Hydra) is a grass-roots, open source community creating best in class digital asset management solutions for Libraries, Archives, Museums and others.  The Samvera software offers flexible and rich user interfaces tailored to distinct content types on top of a robust back end – giving adopters the best of both worlds. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts – no prior Fedora or Samvera experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora and Samvera learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers from both communities.  Previous Fedora Camps and Samvera Camps (previously known as Hydra Camps) have been held throughout the United States, United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland.  Most recently, DCE hosted the inaugural Advanced Samvera (Hydra) Camp focusing on advanced Samvera developer skills.The upcoming combined camp curriculum will provide a comprehensive overview of Fedora and Samvera by exploring such topics as:

  • Core & Integrated features
  • Data modeling and linked data
  • Content and Metadata management
  • Migrating to Fedora 4.x
  • Deploying Fedora and Samvera in production
  • Ruby, Rails, and collaborative development using Github
  • Introductory Blacklight including search and faceting
  • Preservation Services

The curriculum will be delivered by a knowledgeable team of instructors from the Fedora and Samvera communities: Tom Johnson (DCE), Bess Sadler (DCE), Andrew Woods (DuraSpace), and David Wilcox (DuraSpace).

Attendance is limited to the first 30 registrants.  DuraSpace Members and Registered Service Providers receive a discounted rate.  Register before September 14th to receive a $50 discount!

Register Now!

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Registration Open for VIVO Camp in New York City

DSpace news - სამ, 07/08/2018 - 22:39

From Violeta Ilik, VIVO Leadership Group, on behalf of the VIVO Camp instructors

VIVO Camp is a multi-day training event designed specifically for new and prospective users. Camp will be held October 18-20, 2018 in the Butler Library at Columbia University. Over two and a half days, VIVOCamp will start with an introduction to VIVO leading to a comprehensive overview by exploring these topics:

• VIVO features
• Examples and demos of VIVO including customizations
• Representing scholarship
• Loading, displaying and using VIVO data
• Introduction to the ontologies
• Managing a VIVO project
• Engaging communities
• Using VIVO resources

Participants can expect to gain a broad understanding of all aspects of implementing VIVO, including scoping and planning, development and data ingest, user engagement and customizations. This event will be an opportunity to meet and consult with key VIVO community members and to benefit from the experience of many successful VIVO implementations. The curriculum will include multiple opportunities to address current challenges. Participants should bring specific questions to VIVO Camp for discussion.

VIVO Camp instructors provide years of experience holding VIVO events, managing VIVO implementations, and participating in the VIVO community.

Violeta Ilik, Head of Digital Collections & Preservation Systems, Columbia University
Huda Khan, VIVO Developer, Cornell University
Benjamin Gross, Clarivate
Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director, University of Florida

Join us in October to learn about VIVO and consult with this group of VIVO experts. Registration is limited. Please register to reserve your place at VIVO Camp. We will close registration when the event has filled.

See you in New York!

Please visit this LINK to register: https://conta.cc/2v93x4x

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DSpace Workshop at CONCYTEC–the Peruvian National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation Conference

DSpace news - ოთხ, 01/08/2018 - 18:54

From Michele Mennielli, International Membership and Partnership Manager for DuraSpace

On July 18, 2018 CONCYTEC (the Peruvian National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation) hosted the first DSpace workshop in Peru as a pre-conference event during the National Conference on Research Information. The event was most likely the most attended DSpace workshop ever organized, with over 160 attendees present in the room and 120 additional people following the training online.

Together with the DSpace training session delivered by Joan Caparros from CSUC (the Catalan Consortium of Universities), DuraSpace had the opportunity to collaborate with other international organizations to provide a broader view on the future of repositories in general, and specifically on future enhancements to DSpace. Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of COAR gave a presentation about COAR’s Next Generation Repositories to introduce how DSpace is implementing such recommendations. The afternoon was dedicated to a training on DSpace-CRIS provided by 4Science.

During the two days Conference following the DSpace Workshop, CONCYTEC presented to more than 500 representatives of universities and national institutions from all over Peru, the project of implementing a central research information management system (CRIS) for the country. Speakers from different international organizations such as DuraSpace, euroCRIS, COAR, ORCID, LA Referentia presented their views and activities related to the research information and scholarly ecosystem, discussing about interoperability issues and standards, and presenting best practices from around the world (including presentation from CINECA and the Pontificia Universidad Católica the Chile).

In Peru there are 158 DSpace repository currently running and the event was an important opportunity for DuraSpace to meet with our community of users, to listen to and learn what are their needs and expectations.

At DuraSpace we look forward to keep collaborating with CONCYTEC to support the Peruvian DSpace community and to share their activities and achievements with the rest of the world.

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