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Fedora Newsletter – July 2022

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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Fedora Newsletter – June 2022

პარ, 17/06/2022 - 19:50

Summer’s almost here! Welcome to the June edition of the Fedora Newsletter. This past month we were able to get on the road and see some familiar faces at Open Repositories in Denver, CO. We also met some new folks and want to welcome them with open arms to our community. Read on for more about what’s happening.

News 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 at Open Repositories

For the first time in 2 years, Open Repositories was held in-person in Denver, CO and we were fortunate enough to be able to participate in a variety of ways at the conference. This was an exciting opportunity to be able to reconnect with our users, meet new faces and share Fedora 6.0 with attendees.

A special thanks to the following community members for supporting the program during the event:

  • Jared Whiklo, University of Manitoba – Introduction to Fedora Workshop/Technical support
  • Robin Ruggaber, University of Virginia -IMLS Grant Update Poster Session Participant
  • Jon Dunn, Indiana University – Repository Rodeo Fedora Representative

Check us out:

Members of Fedora Governance & Strategic Planning Committee at Open Repositories in Denver, CO

Robin Ruggaber, University of Virginia, and Arran Griffith, Fedora Program Manager, present their poster – IMLS Grant Update: Fedora Migration Paths & Tools – A Pilot Project.

Jon Dunn, Indiana University, presents on behalf of Fedora at the Repository Rodeo session.

It’s Official – Fedora 6.2 is ready to go!

This month we officially launched the most current version of the software – Fedora 6.2. It is available for downloading and use at: https://github.com/fcrepo/fcrepo/releases/tag/fcrepo-6.2.0

6.2 Features and Highlights:

  • Newly added stats end point
    • View resources in your repository by things like mime type and byte count
  • Asynchronous repository initialization
    • Rebuild operation outside of the web application initialization flow so that users can start up Fedora and query the API without having to wait for the rebuild operation to complete

All other release notes and details can be found on the fcrepo GitHub page here: https://github.com/fcrepo/fcrepo/compare/fcrepo-6.1.1…fcrepo-6.2.0

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

Thinking about heading to iPres? The Fedora Team is still seeking info on interest on travel to Scotland in a SURVEY HERE. We are seeking the community’s thoughts on a Fedora gathering in conjunction with the conference dates (Sept 12-16, 2022) and are using the survey information to plan accordingly.

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

  • Call for Proposals for is now open for Samvera Connect 2022 taking place at the University of Notre Dame from October 24-27, 2022. Submit your proposal here until Aug 8, 2022.
  • Hyku 4.0 released featuring:
    • Cross-site search, theming enhancements, in-app with ENV defaults configuration process
    • See full release notes here: https://github.com/samvera/hyku/releases/tag/v4.0.0

Islandora

  • IslandoraCon will be held August 2-5,2022 at UPEI in Charlottetown, PEI.
  • Documentation Sprint taking place June 20-29
    • Sign Up and get more details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-xu-LP0GUo5X5OKvx8ol6HckG8V9DS5T3TwD0qmV_lc/edit?usp=sharing
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 channelor sign up for our Fedora community mailing list to stay in the loop. You can find more details here.

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Contributors to the DSpace Development Fund

ორშ, 16/05/2022 - 20:26

DSpace is excited to share that since we launched the DSpace Development Fund, members of the worldwide DSpace community have contributed to supporting continued funded development for DSpace, the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories.

These contributions directly support software development of key features prioritized by the DSpace community.

DSpace gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for their contributions to the DSpace Development Fund:

  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin – Medical Library
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Universitätsbibliothek
  • Georgia Tech Library
  • Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt
  • Universitätsbibliothek Kassel
  • Universität Konstanz
  • University of Arizona Libraries
  • University of Kansas
  • Virginia Tech University Libraries

Are you interested in supporting the DSpace Development Fund?

Here are some ways you or your institution can support DDF:

  • The best way to support DSpace is still through membership. A large portion of membership fees go directly into the development of DSpace. If your organization is not a member yet, please join us!
  • If your organization is already a member, increase your membership fee one time only or on a recurring basis. We’ll count the increase toward the DDF.
  • If your organization can’t commit to membership but would like to support DSpace development, you can make a one-time contribution of any size to the DDF.
  • If you would like to make an individual contribution (outside of your organization), you can make a one-time contribution to the DDF.

Contact us at DSpaceDonations@lyrasis.org if you would like to know more and contribute.

DSpace continues to grow and evolve to support open repositories because of generous contributions of time and resources by the global DSpace community. Please consider contributing to help us maintain this critical development work and to enhance the software you use.

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Statement by DSpace Governance

პარ, 29/04/2022 - 18:19

As the formal governing body of DSpace, the DSpace Steering Group and the DSpace Leadership Group express their support and solidarity with Ukraine and its people. We condemn Russia’s attack on Ukraine and are deeply concerned for everyone affected including our colleagues in Ukraine and Russia. We stand in solidarity with members of the DSpace community directly affected by this war of aggression. War is antithetical to the Open Access, Open Source, and Open Knowledge world we share and participate in and which the DSpace community represents.

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Fedora Newsletter – April 2022

ხუთ, 21/04/2022 - 17:25

They say April showers bring May flowers, and we are excited to see what’s popping up in the Fedora community this month. Read on for more about what has been happening and what to expect within the Fedora community.

News Membership Renewal Time!

This month we began our annual membership renewal process. The program team began early communications with all previous members to ensure all contact information was up-to-date and that messaging would be reaching the proper individual. If you know of changes since last year at your institution, please reach out to Arran Griffith at arran.griffith@lyrasis.org to make updates.

Reasons to Become a Member:

  • Continued development efforts on the core software post 6.0 release and for the planning of future development based on community needs
  • Paid program staff to ensure daily operations continue to support the needs of the community
  • A voice in program governance
  • Discounts on LYRASIS Learning programs and opportunity to attend Annual LYRASIS Members Summit

Not a member yet, but want to learn more? Read more about how your membership donation can help protect and preserve the priceless content contained within Fedora repositories around the world and continue to support open access and open source programs like ours.

Fedora 6.2 –Release Candidate

We are happy to share that we are beginning the release process for Fedora 6.2.0.

New features include:

  • Repository Stats API endpoint. This feature provides resource and byte counts by mime type as well as resource type.
  • Improvements to the search UI enabling users to specify multiple search conditions as well as version listing for binaries.
  • We’ve also made it possible to reindex existing resources on demand.

In addition to the above features, the release includes six bug fixes and handful of security updates. Thanks to the entire team who contributed, committed and has delivered on the new features and continually strive to ensure the software is meeting community needs.

Fedora 5.1.2 Release Candidate

A release candidate for Fcrepo 5.1.2 is available for testing by the community and we are seeking users to test it out. It incorporates bug fixes related to external binaries as well as dependency updates, including upstream updates to the underlying Modeshape layer.

Download and test out the Release Candidate here: https://github.com/fcrepo/fcrepo/releases/tag/fcrepo-5.1.2-RC-2

Where to Find Us

JuneOpen Repositories 2022

Workshop: Welcome to Fedora 6.0

Presentations: Repository Rodeo & IMLS Grant Update: Fedora Migration Paths and Tools: A Pilot Project (tentative)

Where will you be this conference season? We would love to hear where you are planning to be so that we can coordinate and get the opportunity to try and connect face-to-face with our community members.

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.

Staffing News

We recently announced that Daniel Bernstein, our current acting Tech Lead, has accepted a new position and will be fully stepping away from the Fedora Program later this year. Danny has been a mainstay of Fedora both as a software project and as a community. Along with work from Mike Ritter, who remains in his role, and others in the community, Danny has helped shepherd Fedora 6 to a successful deployment. He has kept the project moving forward and coordinated a roadmap for the near-term future. We are fortunate and grateful that Danny will continue to spend some of his time on Fedora even as he transitions into his new role.

The Program Team and Fedora Governance, in partnership with our organizational home, LYRASIS, are committed to continuing the forward momentum of the program in all areas while we evaluate and discuss options for filling the vacancy. A strategic planning committee, with volunteers from the community, began in January of this year to help determine future program direction and will continue to focus on the technical needs as a part of their endeavors. This strategic work will help inform technical staffing needs best suited for Fedora.

Fedora always has been, and will continue to be, strong because of our people. With our dedicated team of committers and a plugged-in and active community, we will continue to provide the same level of support. Though he is not gone yet, we will miss Danny and wish him all the best!

IMLS Grant Update

We are excited to be reaching the final stages of the IMLS Grant (LG-246264-OLS-20): Fedora Migration Paths and Tools Project. With the cutover to the new Whitman College site nearly complete we have begun compiling the Migration Toolkit which will then be shared with the community for initial feedback and testing. We expect to have the Toolkit available for review in the next 2 weeks, so please keep your eyes open for it.

In the meantime, you can read more about the entire Grant process on our wiki here. You can also read all of our previous blog posts here.

What’s Happening in Our Partner Communities

Samvera

  • Call for proposals is open for Samvera Virtual Connect with an extended deadline of March 15, 2022. It will take place online May 4-5, 2022. Submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/k47vf7AjVtYUt74M7
  • Samvera Connect is coming back to in-person! It will be hosted by The University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana from Oct 24-27, 2022.
  • The Samvera Annual Report was released and can be found on their wiki here.

Islandora

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.

Membership – Your support is valuable!

Fedora is an open-source, community-supported program funded entirely by membership contributions. This funding supports staff to work on developing, teaching, engaging and supporting Fedora users across the globe. 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!

Get Involved

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

 

 

 

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