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Ugandan libraries building digital skills for the future

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 07/04/2021 - 12:54

In Soroti Public Library, 300 miles north of Kampala, excitement is growing about a new ‘Digital Skills @ Your Public Library’ project, offering training to women and unemployed youth through public and community libraries.  Soroti is one of 25 libraries in Uganda taking action to reduce the digital divide in a country where less than half the population use the internet.

Libraries mean Business: marking World IP Day

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 01/04/2021 - 19:15

EIFL and IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) are organizing an online event to mark World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April. The theme of this year’s World IP Day, organized each year by the World Intellectual Property Organization, is ‘IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market’.

Launch of statement in support of WTO TRIPS waiver proposal

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 31/03/2021 - 13:23

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will participate in an online public event and press conference to launch a statement by global civil society joining the call by South Africa and India for the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily suspend its rules on intellectual property necessary to support the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19.

IFLA CLM mid-term meeting

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 31/03/2021 - 13:12

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will attend the meeting of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee for its mid-term meeting. The online meeting will provide an opportunity to share updates on copyright reforms around the world, as well as the impact of copyright laws on the provision of libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community call: Researcher engagement and researcher-friendly repository deposit workflows

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 30/03/2021 - 14:59

Wondering how to inspire the faculty to deposit in a repository? Join this community call organized by LIBSENSE, EIFL and our partner consortium, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH) and discuss good practices in collaborating with faculty and subject specialists/faculty librarians/reference librarians. 

Get into WIPO - Africa

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 30/03/2021 - 14:38

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, will join IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and AfLIA (the African Library & Information Associations and Institutions) in a webinar to deepen the engagement of librarians in Africa in work at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The regional event is a follow-on to ‘Getting started with WIPO’ that introduced library professionals to the world of WIPO.

EIFL supports WTO TRIPS waiver for COVID-19

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 30/03/2021 - 14:17

For the first time, library, education and research organizations around the world joined the call by South Africa and India for the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily suspend its rules on intellectual property necessary to support the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19. The call is co-sponsored by 57 developing countries, mostly in Africa.

Zambia library initiative inspires young creatives

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 25/03/2021 - 20:33

Choma Provincial Library in Zambia is transforming the lives of young creatives by providing them with training, space and equipment to work together on creative projects. In just one year, the library - 

Library’s initiative inspires young creatives in Zambia

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 25/03/2021 - 19:23

Keen to expand services for youth, public librarians at Choma Provincial Library conducted a scan of facilities for young people in Choma, capital of Zambia’s Southern Province. They found that there were some good youth centres and services, but that the town lacked facilities to support young people’s creativity.

Fedora Migration Paths and Tools Project Update: March 2021

DSpace news - ოთხ, 24/03/2021 - 20:34

This is the sixth in a series of monthly updates on the Fedora Migration Paths and Tools project – please see last month’s post for a summary of the work completed up to that point. This project has been generously funded by the IMLS.

The Whitman College pilot team has updated their Islandora 8 instance to support Amazon S3 storage via Fedora’s native capabilities in order to comply with functional requirements. Additionally, the new Drupal 9 theme developed by Born Digital is being updated and configured to support various functional requirements related to display and browsing. This theme will be shared with the Islandora Foundation so it can be adopted and extended by others in the community.

An Alpha build of the migration validation utility is mostly complete and should be ready for the University of Virginia pilot team to begin testing by the end of the week. A list of tests the utility is capable of running is available on the wiki. The utility compares source Fedora 3 data with migrated Fedora 6 data and produces a HTML report. This report will also be available as a TSV file. 

Migration validation utility HTML output

Scott Prater from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has generously contributed his time and effort to a Fedora 3 to 6 API mapping document, which will help institutions map their client code interactions from their Fedora 3.x repositories to their new Fedora 6.x repositories. Once this document is complete it will be shared with the Fedora technical team before being shared more broadly as part of the migration toolkit.

Next month we hope to make progress on testing the new Whitman College Islandora 8 repository to ensure that functional requirements have been met. Where there are gaps we will assess how best to address them. Meanwhile, the University of Virginia pilot team will use the validation utility to verify that their Fedora 6.x content has been faithfully migrated from their Fedora 3.x repository before loading the data into a Fedora 6.0 Beta instance to test against their functional requirements.

Stay tuned for future updates!

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EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 22/03/2021 - 12:54

EIFL has organized a series of 12 webinars to introduce academic (university and research) librarians to our new digital research literacy training programme for librarians. 

An important role of academic libraries is to support researchers and students to produce quality research outputs. One of the ways in which they do this is by providing digital research literacy training. However, a survey conducted by EIFL in 2018 found that academic librarians were struggling to provide this training in a fast-moving digital environment. 

Webinar: Researcher identity & ORCID

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 19/03/2021 - 13:41

Join this EIFL webinar on how to train students and researchers about establishing an online identity, and about ORCID, one of the topics addressed in the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Webinar: Using the OA route to increase research impact

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 19/03/2021 - 13:19

Join this EIFL webinar on how to train students and researchers about using open access (OA) to increase research impact, one of the topics addressed in the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Webinar: Institutional repository

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 19/03/2021 - 12:36

Join this EIFL webinar on how to train students and researchers about institutional repositories, one of the topics addressed in the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Webinar: Effective publishing strategy

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 18/03/2021 - 20:16

Join this EIFL webinar on ‘Choosing an effective publishing strategy’, one of the topics addressed in the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Webinar: Academic Integrity

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 18/03/2021 - 20:08

Join this EIFL webinar on ‘Academic Integrity’, one of the topics addressed in the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Webinar: Digital research literacy training

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 18/03/2021 - 19:59

Join this EIFL webinar to learn more about the EIFL Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline for Librarians. The webinar is for academic (university and research) librarians who are currently providing or are planning to provide digital research literacy training for students and researchers.

Digital Research Literacy Training Programme Outline

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 18/03/2021 - 13:38

An important role of academic libraries is to support researchers and students to produce quality research outputs, and one of the ways in which they do this is by providing digital research literacy training. However, a survey conducted by EIFL in 2018 found that academic librarians were struggling to provide this training in a fast-moving digital environment.

Meet the Members – Episode 2

DSpace news - პარ, 12/03/2021 - 17:31

Welcome to the second episode in a series of blog posts aimed at introducing you to some of the wonderful members within our community who work tirelessly to advocate, educate and promote Fedora and other community-supported programs like ours. At Fedora, we are strong because of our people and without individuals like this advocating for continued development we would not be where we are today. 

Fedora is an open-source, community-supported program funded entirely by membership contributions. Without our members, we would not be able to support the preservation of the vital content contained within the repositories of our users around the world. Find out how you can help. Learn more and become a member today!

This week we would like to introduce you to Rosalyn Metz and Robin Ruggaber, two former chairs of our Steering and Leadership Governance groups.

Let’s Meet Rosalyn!

Rosalyn Metz, Associate Dean, Library Technology & Digital Strategies, Emory University Libraries

Tell me your name, where you work and what your title is.

“I’m Rosalyn Metz – Associate Dean, Library Technology & Digital Strategies at Emory University Libraries.”

How are you involved with Fedora Governance?

“I’m less involved than I was previously as the chair-elect and the chair. Right now I’m a member of Fedora Steering and I participate on the Fedora Governance and Business Model Vision and Strategy Group.”

How long have you been involved with Fedora? How long have you been involved in Fedora Governance?

“My first interaction with Fedora was in 2009 or 2010 when I was working at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. A colleague in the archives was interested in preserving the college’s records and we thought Fedora might be a good solution to the problem. I installed it and played around a little, but ultimately the colleague chose to focus on paper records first and we put the idea on the back burner. Fast forward 4 years and while working at Stanford I attended my first Fedora meeting at PASIG in Karlsruhe, Germany and I’ve participated in the community as time has allowed ever since.”

 What compels you to continue to advocate for Fedora? Why do you think it’s important

“I believe digital preservation is a series of activities organizations undertake to ensure content remains safe for now and into the future. At the same time I believe preserving content in software that will outlive any single company or organization helps to ensure our content can do the same. Fedora helps organizations serve both of those functions and is a natural complement to any digital preservation plan.”

What is the coolest thing you’ve done with your repository?

“Emory University Libraries exposed much of the information contained within Fedora in our Hyrax-based repository marrying digital preservation with our access repository.

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

“My cat. She’s a prolific hunter catching and bringing home all manner of creatures as gifts, sometimes multiple gifts a day! At the same time she manages to spend most of her day lounging about on soft cushy blankets. Oh to be so productive with so little effort.”

And now, without further adieu…Robin!

Robin Ruggaber, Director of Strategic Technology Partnerships & Initiatives, University of Virginia

Tell me your name, where you work and what your title is.

“I’m Robin Ruggaber – Director of Strategic Technology Partnerships & Initiatives at the University of Virginia Libraries.”

How are you involved with Fedora Governance?

“I am currently a member of Fedora Steering & Fedora Leaders, serving on the Communication, Outreach, Marketing, and Community Strategy Group. I am also working on the IMLS funded project Fedora Migration Paths & Tools with UVA serving as a pilot project partner.”

How long have you been involved with Fedora? How long have you been involved in Fedora Governance?

“The UVA Library was one of the original implementation partners back in 2001. I got involved in the Fedora Futures project in 2012 and have since worked in Steering, Leaders and various strategy groups.”

What compels you to continue to advocate for Fedora? Why do you think it’s important?

“I am fully committed to preserving cultural heritage and making knowledge openly accessible. Fedora offers a preservation-focused repository that is based on standards and is flexible enough to stand alone or support an array of digital management technologies (Samvera, Islandora, etc). I see Fedora as a strong foundational element to any digital library system architecture.”

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

“The tawny Jaguar which chose me so it simply is. Thanks!”

Thank you again to Rosalyn and Robin for taking the time let us learn a little bit more about their stories and why they choose to continue to contribute to the Fedora community. If you would like more information about Fedora Governance you can find more information on our wiki here.

And for additional information on how you can support community-supported programs like Fedora, please consider becoming a Member by clicking here.

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EIFL, IFLA issue call on World Trade Organization

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 10/03/2021 - 13:45

EIFL and IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) have called on the Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to extend international trade law measures which reduce burdens on the poorest countries, and allow them to set regulatory frameworks for copyright to enable their libraries to support education, research and cultural participation.

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