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NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 7.0 Beta 3

ოთხ, 09/09/2020 - 18:56

Dear DSpace Community,

The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS are proud to announce that DSpace 7.0 Beta 3 is now available for download and testing.

Beta 3 is the third scheduled Beta release provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. As a Beta release, we highly advise against running this version in production. Rather, we ask that you consider installing it in a test environment, try it out, and report back any issues or bugs you notice through GitHub (UI issuesBackend/API issues).

DSpace 7.0 Beta 3 is deployed for public testing on a dedicated demo site and it can be installed manually or via a Docker “quick install”.  Instructions are available at: Try out DSpace 7.

Included in Beta 3
  • Processes Admin UI (video) allows Administrators to run backend scripts/processes while monitoring their progress & completion.
  • Manage Account Profile allows logged in users to update their name, language or password.
  • New User Registration (video) and password reset to the Login screen.
  • Login As (Impersonate) another account allows Administrators to debug issues that a specific user is seeing, or do some work on behalf of that user.
  • Manage Authorization Policies of an Item allows Administrators to directly change/update the access policies of an Item, its Bundles or Bitstreams.
  • Manage Item Templates of a Collection allows Administrators to create/manage template metadata that all new Items will start with when submitted to that Collection.
  • Administer Active Workflows (video) allows Administrators to see every submission that is currently in the workflow approval process.
  • CC License step allows your users to select a Creative Commons License as part of their submission.
  • Angular CLI compatibility was added to the User Interface. This allows developers to easily update the User Interface using standard Angular commandline tools.

Source: DSpace 7 Release Notes

Learn more

Videos are now available highlighting features in the new MyDSpace area of DSpace 7:

A number of recorded presentations and workshops are available through following links:

Initial preparations and edits are being made to the official documentation for DSpace 7.

Coming soon
  • Beta 4: Beta release focusing on SEO enhancements, Theming enhancements, Solr-based Statistics views, improved GDPR alignment
  • Beta 5: Optional Beta release to address any bugs or issues found in previous Betas, or complete any incomplete features.
  • 7.0 Final Release: The final, production-ready release of 7.0 will be released as soon as all the above Betas have been completed and any outstanding major bugs have been resolved. Roughly estimated at 1-2 months after the last Beta.

More information and the latest changes can be found on DSpace 7 Release Goals.

Thanks to major code contributors!

The following organizations have been major code contributors to DSpace 7.




We gratefully recognize the following institutions who together have generously contributed financially to support the DSpace 7 staged release program, and individuals who devoted time to fundraising:

Cornell University
Pascal Becker
Dalhousie University
Duke University
ETH Zurich, ETH Library
Imperial College London
Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis
National Library of Finland
Beate Rajski
Technische Universität Berlin
Technische Universität Hamburg
The DSpace-Konsortium Deutschland
The Library Code GmbH
The Ohio State University
Texas Digital Library
University of Arizona
University of Edinburgh
University of Kansas
University of Minnesota
University of Toronto

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Revisit the VIVO Conference 2020!

ოთხ, 09/09/2020 - 17:58

The VIVO Conference 2020, which took place past June 16-18, was unique in many ways;

We have had our first online conference, a form of event that is becoming increasingly common and likely to remain for the duration of the COVID 19 pandemic, and it was a big step to make the VIVO community more inclusive.

We are proud to announce the highest participation since 2011: 261 registrants from 23 countries worldwide (from almost all of the continents, except Antarctica), were able to attend 44 presentations from 56 co-authors.

We had really interesting presentations related to VIVO implementations, ontology developments and in general related to research information systems and research data management.

The virtual conference was recorded, and is now published on the TIB AV Portal. You can find the recorded presentations in the VIVO 2020 collection.

More presentations will be published soon!

Thanks to all participants and the VIVO community in general for the great success of the 11th VIVO 2020 Conference. 

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Are Your University’s Researchers Discoverable?

ოთხ, 19/08/2020 - 18:33

As the world awaits more information about COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we look to biomedical research to deliver information, treatments, and an eventual vaccine.

Lately, research processes are accelerating, and researchers are collaborating, comparing results, and working together more than ever. To collaborate effectively, researchers need to find each other quickly, but that can be hit or miss unless researchers are well-known or actively curate their online presence.

How easy would it be to find a biomedical researcher at your university or research institution? Organizations with VIVO sites provide a valuable service for promoting research. VIVO’s public profiles help researchers find each other, using data from universities’ identity management, grants, and faculty systems.

By implementing VIVO, organizations effectively assert the researcher’s affiliation by creating their profile on their behalf. Ideally, their profiles list their preprints and papers with links to open access versions. The profile can show active funded projects as well as history of their research. Links to the researcher’s co-authors, their co-investigators, their departmental colleagues, and other cohorts enables viewers to browse and understand connections and collaborations. VIVO can provide all these functions, and it’s customizable to the needs of each institution.

Making current research interests, protocols, and data files accessible will promote open science around the world and highlight particular skills and expertise offered by your researchers. VIVO can serve as the institution’s hub for research data maintained in many source systems, particularly when connected to open access repositories that make publications and research data available to the public.

Collaborating requires shared vision and aligning experiences, but also compatibility. For this and so many reasons, public profiles like VIVO’s are key to telling the whole story about a potential collaborator.

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Fedora in the time of COVID-19

სამ, 18/08/2020 - 16:37

The impacts of coronavirus disease 2019 are being felt around the world, and access to digital materials is essential in this time of remote work and study. The Fedora community has been reflecting on the value of our collective digital repositories in helping our institutions and researchers navigate this unprecedented time. 

Many member institutions have seen increases in usage of digital repositories as teaching and learning has relied heavily upon digital access to special collections materials, and researchers have leveraged scholarly articles and research data to help aid in addressing the pandemic.

We highlight here two examples of where Fedora-based repositories are making a difference to faculty, students, and researchers in this time of COVID-19.

UNC-Chapel Hill Coronavirus Research repository https://doi.org/10.17615/krdy-6769

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Fedora-based Carolina Digital Repository expands the reach of scholarship by making research and datasets available online. Many publications include coronavirus-related research, and they have captured a wealth of these publications in their  COVID-19 research page with content from the UNC-Chapel Hill Coronavirus Research Collection.



“Influenza spread by droplets sprayed from nose and throat” https://resource.nlm.nih.gov/101453499

The National Library of Medicine in the United States houses many historical collections related to quarantine, communicable disease control, influenza spread, and the flu pandemic of 1918. This kind of historical content is especially relevant today as we look to the past to help us in weathering the experience of the coronavirus, and provide valuable information to those studying public health. Of particular note is a post that features public health posters which are housed in their Fedora-based repository.

Fedora is free and open source, and we rely on our community to support our efforts. For more information on the Fedora program and tiered membership levels, please see the Fedora page on the LYRASIS website.

Este Pope is the Head of Digital Programs in the Amherst College Library

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VIVO Conference 2020: Explore the Program

ოთხ, 10/06/2020 - 16:30

The VIVO Conference will be held next week,  June 16-18 online. The organizers are pleased to invite you to browse this year’s exciting and comprehensive VIVO conference program.

The program includes a Keynote and many speakers, workshops, panels, lightning talks and more–all online, easy for everyone to attend, and free of charge! Register

Dr. Mathias Brochhausen will present the keynote address. Dr. Brochhausen is Associate Director of Education Programs and Associate Professor, in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida.  Dr. Brochhausen’s research focuses on ontology and the representation of social constructs.

You still have time to register for this exciting conference!

Register here today!

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