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ICT camp in Bundibugyo, Uganda

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 23/08/2022 - 16:30

Maendeleo Foundation, EIFL’s partner, will conduct a week-long ICT camp to equip people in Bundibugyo District, Western Uganda, with computer and internet skills. The training will take place at Semulik Secondary School in Bundibugyo town.

EIFL renews agreement with HeinOnline

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 22/08/2022 - 14:10

EIFL has renewed its agreement with William S. Hein & Co. Through this agreement, institutions can subscribe at discounted prices to three products: the customized HeinOnline package for EIFL, the HeinOnline package for EIFL plus the Law Journals Library, and the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.

The customized HeinOnline package for EIFL contains the constitutional histories of 170+ countries, a large collection of historical books and monographs on legal history.

Fedora Migration Stories: University of Maryland College Park

DSpace news - ოთხ, 10/08/2022 - 16:40

Migration user stories from institutions are some of the best ways to understand how our users are working with Fedora, what issues they’re experiencing and what is working well for them. These stories are also equally as important for fellow community members looking to understand what is possible at their own institutions.

With the release of Fedora 6 in June 2021, we have been actively following along with community members who are testing out the migration tools and documentation and these early migrations have proven that our work has paid off. The tools are working, the documentation is solid and with help from communication channels like Slack and the mailing lists, institutions are taking the leap and making the move out of their old Fedoras into Fedora 6.

But we can’t forget that migration success stories are not just of those moving to Fedora 6. Migrations are costly, resource intensive and take months or years of planning, and any time an institution is able to secure the preservation of their digital content by migrating to a supported version of Fedora, we consider this a success. So today I am excited to share with you a migration success story from the University of Maryland.

Introduce yourself:

Josh Westgard (JW): My name is Josh Westgard and I am the Systems Librarian, Digital Programs & Initiatives at the University of Maryland College Park.

Tell us about the repository you migrated:

JW:  We currently have about 4,780 videos, 6,299 sound recordings.

These represent all of our time-based digital media collections, primarily consisting of digitized content from Special Collections and University Archives, Special Collections in Performing Arts, and the former Library Media Services department. Major holdings include content related to campus athletics, student life, broadcasting archives, and faculty and student recitals and performances.  We also have some digitized versions of content in our physical collections on legacy media types, such as VHS tapes.

Most of the content (~ 9000 items) was migrated from a legacy system built on Fedora 2 + a media streaming service. This instance also includes some newly digitized content that was deposited directly into the new system (~ 2,000 items).

What other types of integrations or software did you use?

JW: This is an instance of Avalon Media System, with authentication through campus’ central authentication service. We have extended Avalon to allow for IP-based access controls to be applied to the individual items because we needed to allow unauthenticated access to users physically present on campus. We also needed to restrict access to certain buildings for collections governed by a strict donor agreement.

In addition, we added a feature to Avalon that allows administrative users to download a copy of the master media file for each object, so they can fulfill patron requests directly without needing to ask IT to restore the file from preservation storage. 

Finally, we added a feature that allows administrative users to create access tokens that can be shared with researchers who need to access content that is otherwise restricted. These tokens can be configured to allow streaming or download (or both), and can be scheduled to expire.

Tell us about the challenges did you encountered during the migration process:

JW: Probably the biggest challenge was locating original media for certain very old collections. The legacy system predated our current digital preservation workflow and because the Fedora objects used Fedora’s external relationship feature (rels-ext) to point to the streaming server the files were not available in Fedora for migration. Ultimately we did manage to locate most of the preservation files, and those we could not locate could be manually extracted from the legacy streaming server.

Overall, our challenges really were not related to Fedora but rather to wrangling our data, much of which was very old.

Do you have any recommendations for the Fedora Team on ways we could have helped?

JW: The migration toolkit met our needs. We extended migration-utils with a python script to convert the extracted data into the Avalon batch import CSV format. 

You can see this fork of the migration-utils for our local changes: https://github.com/umd-lib/migration-utils/tree/feature/LIBAVALON-143

What would you like other institutions to know about your experience?

JW: It was very useful for us to think about the migration not as a straight migration from the old system to the new system, but rather as following the  “Extract/Transform/Load” (ETL) paradigm.  Migration-utils provided the extract to disk (binaries plus CSV), and then significant reorganization and cleaning of the data (the “transform” step) was performed by library staff. Our target was the existing Avalon batch import format (this was the “load” step). One of the challenges this presented was that the Avalon CSV import format, due to the way it handles multi-valued fields, meant that we had to be very careful when moving data around in this extracted form.

You can find the University of Maryland’s AV repository here: https://av.lib.umd.edu

A big thank you to Josh Westgard and Kate Dohe for their contributions to both this post and for sharing their stories at the Fedora Summer Open House in July, 2022. If you have any questions about their migration or any of the information provided above, you can feel free to reach out to Josh at westgard@umd.edu.

Thank you again!

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EIFL agreements boost open access publishing

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 09/08/2022 - 14:45

Lorraine Estelle, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, analyses the amount of research published in open access in 2021 by authors from EIFL partner countries, to find out how EIFL-negotiated open access agreements are making a difference.  

Diamond Open Access Conference

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 09/08/2022 - 10:47

Diamond Open Access (OA) refers to a scholarly publication model in which journals and platforms do not charge fees to either authors or readers. In March 2022, Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National Research Agency (ANR) presented an Action Plan for Diamond OA to strengthen the Diamond Open Access ecosystem. The Action Plan has been endorsed by over 55 organizations, including EIFL, and many individuals

National Research Repository workshop, Zambia

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 08/08/2022 - 12:08

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, with EIFL partners the Zambia Library Consortium (ZALICO) and the University of Zambia, will speak about repository development in Zambia and other African countries at this National Research Repository planning workshop in Zambia. 

Fedora Newsletter – July 2022

DSpace news - პარ, 05/08/2022 - 21:23

We hope that you all enjoyed your July long weekends, whether it was for July 4th in the US or Canada Day north of the border, we hope that the weather was nice, the BBQ’s were hot and drinks were cold. As we move officially in to summer, we wanted to keep you updated on some of the things we have going on in the coming weeks. Read on to find out more. 

News You’re Invited! Fedora Summer Open Houses 

We are officially inviting you to join us at one of our 2 upcoming Fedora Open Houses being held this month. These open houses are meant to be an opportunity to share use cases, ask questions and come together to learn about what we’ve been working on. In the interest of accommodating different time zones, we opted to host two separate events – one catering to North America and one for those in the EU/UK. We hope you can join us for one (or both!) of the following sessions: 

Tuesday, July 26th from 12pm – 1pm Eastern – https://bit.ly/3PkEJ0Y 

Wednesday, July 27th from 10am – 11am Eastern – https://bit.ly/3c2iiiQ 

The Open House events are FREE to attend, so bring your colleagues and friends to listen in on the conversation. The more the merrier! Check out all that is going on in our new Community Calendar

IMLS Grant Migration Toolkit 

At the end of June, the first draft of the Migration Toolkit was released to the community for feedback and comments. This toolkit is a result of the IMLS Funded Grant Project – Fedora Migration Paths & Tools: A Pilot Project. Pilot Partners at the University of Virginia and Whitman College collaboratively created the content for the toolkit to provide resources for migrating from Fedora 3 to the newest, most supported version of the software, Fedora 6. It contains instructions for the migration process, templates, metadata remediation best practices and user stories collected throughout the course of the grant. You can also find links to the migration utilities and validation tooling created as a result of the work. 

You can see the Draft Toolkit here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZGrofJU-vAYOitGJabJ10Brcvo_oFjTO46FxEK7vmgM/edit?usp=sharing 

We are asking the community to review the contents, instructions and templates contained within the Toolkit and provide feedback and comments. All comments should be entered before July 29, 2022 at which point the Pilot Partners and Fedora team will review and finalize the document for community-wide distribution and use. We look forward to hearing your feedback! 

Technology Update 

In June, the committer and tech team delivered Fedora 6.2.0, which contained some non-critical bug fixes, improvements to the HMLT UI and a new Statistics API. This Statistics API, a feature of which was requested by community users, will allow you to gather information quickly and easily about the contents of your repository at a given point in time.  

Additionally, the team has continued to work on optimizing performance and resolving bugs. They have focused on updating dependencies and have spent time adding features to both the migration and validation tools. Both tools now support “resume” functionality so that you can restart a migration or validation from where the process previously stopped. You can also now opt for a “head” only (ie. The most recent) migration if you don’t need to return your entire Fedora 3 version history. 

The team continues to meet every Thursday at 11am Eastern if you would like to join us for our weekly Tech Call. This call is open for anyone to join, even if just to listen in on the conversation. All are welcome! 

You can find the zoom link in our community calendar

Where to Find Us 

August – IslandoraCon, Charlottetown, PEI Canada 

  • Presentation: IMLS Grant – Fedora Migration Paths and Tools: A Pilot Project  

September – iPres 2022, Glasgow, Scotlanld 

  • Workshop: Welcome to Fedora 6.0: Features, Migration Support & Integrations for Community Use Cases

October – DLF and affiliated events, Baltimore, MD 

  • Learn@DLF Workshop: Welcome to Fedora 6.0: Features, Migration Support & Integrations for Community Use Cases 
  • DLF Forum:  Fedora 6.0: Feature Highlight & Community Update
  • DigiPres: Fedora 6.0: Features and the OCFL

Access 2022, Ottawa, Canada 

  • Presentation: IMLS Grant Update – Fedora Migration Paths & Tools: A Pilot Project 

See a conference you want to attend and have a collaborative idea you’d like to work with the Fedora team on? Email us at arran.griffith@lyrasis.org. We would love to work together on join presentations to help bring Fedora to more users. 

What’s Happening in Our Partner Communities  Samvera 
Islandora
  • IslandoraCon will be held August 2-5,2022 at UPEI in Charlottetown, PEI. 
  • Join the Code of Conduct Committee! 
    • In advance of IslandoraCon, the community is seeking volunteers for a Code of Conduct Committee lead by Amy Blau and Drew Heles. Sign up to volunteer here
  • Islandora Annual General Meeting is taking place August 4, 2022 from 2pm-4pm Eastern 
    • Register here: https://t.co/VxTmXD1NRz 
OCFL 
  • Editorial Board released guidelines for maintaining and operating OCLF Projects 
  • OCFL 1.1 Spec is nearly ready for release 
  • Most recent community meeting minutes can be found here
    • Next meeting to take place Wed. Aug 11 8pm EDT/5pm PDT I Thurs. Aug 12 10am AEST/1am GMT 
Membership – Your support is valuable! 

Fedora is an open-source, community-supported program funded entirely by membership contributions. As we move in to membership renewals for FY2022-23, we wanted to thank all of our financial sponsors who continue to actively support this vital piece of software, used by countless institutions across the globe. Your funding supports our staff who work to develop, teach, engage and support all active Fedora users. Without our members, we would not be able to support the preservation of the vital content contained within the repositories of our users. Find out how you can help. Learn more and become a member today! 

Fedora Registry 

Part of our mission with Fedora 6.0 is to better understand our user install base. As a result, we are reaching out to the community now to help with these efforts. Is your institution in our registry? If so, are all the details up to date? Check out the current Fedora Registry here: https://duraspace.org/fedora/community/fedora-users/ 

Need an update or need to add your instance? Use this link: https://duraspace.org/registry/register-your-site/ 

By understanding our install base and what versions of Fedora are being used, we will be better prepared to provide the support necessary for our entire community. 

Get Involved 

Fedora is designed, built, used, and supported by the community. Join the conversation on our Fedora Slack channel or sign up for our Fedora community mailing list to stay in the loop. You can find more details here

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Webinar: Copyright and licensing - Ukraine

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 01/08/2022 - 18:23

Ukrainian journal editors and publishers are invited to join the SUES (Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff) webinar on copyright and licensing. 

Webinar: Indexing journals in DOAJ - Ukraine

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 01/08/2022 - 18:13

Ukrainian open access journal editors and publishers are invited to join the first SUES (Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff) webinar to learn more about the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). 

Institutional Repository Assessment: Asia

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 29/07/2022 - 13:16

Join this COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) Asia OA sharing session on the latest developments in institutional repositories assessment in Japan and Singapore. Topics to be covered are - 

EIFL-PLIP T-break: Online learning

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 29/07/2022 - 13:05

Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’, where T stands for trainers - on the topic, Online learning.

There will be three speakers:

Small libraries are making a big impact

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 28/07/2022 - 15:50

The two African public librarians who travelled to Romania as part of the 2022 EIFL Initiative for Young African Library Innovators (IYALI 2022) programme, and the Romanian librarians they met on their journey, were amazed at how much their libraries have in common, writes EIFL Public Library Innovation Manager, Ramune Petuchovaite.

LEGO Foundation supports EIFL Public Library Innovation Award

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 25/07/2022 - 14:13

The 2022 EIFL Public Library Innovation Award, with support from the LEGO Foundation, will be awarded to public and community libraries that have proved excellence in enabling learning through play.

The LEGO Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that children globally are given opportunities to learn through play, which develops in them essential skills to thrive in life and reach their full potential.

EIFL renews agreement with MSP for three years

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 21/07/2022 - 13:28

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with Mathematical Science Publishers (MSP) journals. This agreement provides for free access to 17 peer-reviewed journals in 29 countries.

MPS is a scholar-led non-profit publisher, with a mission to serve the maths community through high-quality publishing. Journals are published in the areas of mathematics and engineering. New journal titles will be automatically added to the collection.

The agreement runs from January 2023 until December 2025 and is open to library consortia and libraries in the following EIFL partner countries:

OJS workshop for the Western and Nyanza region Kenya universities

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 13/07/2022 - 17:42

EIFL’s partner consortium, the Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), is organizing an Open Journals Systems (OJS) implementation workshop at Rongo University for the Western and Nyanza region universities. 

Webinar: Depositing AAMs in IRs

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 13/07/2022 - 12:34

The majority of publishers allow the author’s final version of the article, also called the Author’s Accepted Manuscript (AAM), to be deposited in a repository and provide open access to it. This  maximizes an article's visibility and impact.

User rights in WIPO broadcast treaty must be strengthened

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 01/07/2022 - 16:23

At WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/42) that took place in May 2022, the Committee agreed that the Chair would revise the Draft Text for the WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty (document SCCR/42/3) based on comments, suggestions and questions from delegations.

Ebooks – where are we heading?

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 29/06/2022 - 14:39

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and LIbraries Programme Manager, will attend a one-day workshop on the e-book crisis in libraries caused by increasing and unpredictable licence costs, restrictive licensing terms and restrictions on content availability.

ESOF2022 in Katowice

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 29/06/2022 - 12:46

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is a panelist on the ‘Be open – be scientist. Global transformation of science. Policy perspective’ and ‘Be open – be scientist. Global transformation of science. Practice perspective’ panels during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2022 in Katowice, Poland.

Webinar: OA publishing in public health

EIFL - FOSS news - სამ, 28/06/2022 - 11:08

Calling African journal editors, librarians and all others interested in open access publishing and public health - join this LIBSENSE and PublicHealth.Africa (PHA) webinar to discuss the results of a study of open access parameters in African public health journals, to share good open access publishing practices, and discuss an education programme to facilitate open publishing in Africa.

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