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Register Today! DSpace for Research Data Management Webinar

ხუთ, 15/11/2018 - 18:47

DuraSpace presents a Community Webinar, DSpace for Research Data Management: Fordatis – a DSpace Solution

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (10:00am ET/4:00p.m. CET convert to your timezone), join Andrea Wuchner and Dirk Eisengräber-Pabst of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application orientated research organization, when they present, “DSpace for Research Data Management: Fordatis – a DSpace Solution.”

The recent Open Data project “FORDATIS aims to establish a research data repository not only under the FAIR principles, but also that is well-connected to both the publication repository and internal data management systems.  In this webinar, “Fordatis – a DSpace Solution” the presenters will discuss the issues of customization and implementation of an open access research data repository drawing from their experiences.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units spread  throughout Germany. As all 72 institutes have their own requirements, needs and they’re focused on different research activities, the challenge for the team working on the Fordatis project was to develop a solution that could collect different use cases, address the various needs and meet the diverse requirements.

The presentation will highlight their requirements and use cases, why they decided on DSpace, how they customized DSpace to meet their needs, the lessons they learned and future plans.  The one-hour webinar will conclude with a question answer session.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Register today!

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DSpace in Brazil

ოთხ, 14/11/2018 - 17:38

DuraSpace recently announced the first Country-specific Webinar Series with support from Neki IT, a Brazilian Certified DSpace Contributor. In this series different Brazilian institutions present their experiences with DSpace. As a Country-specific series, the webinars will be offered in the Portuguese language.

This new initiative supported by DuraSpace in collaboration with community members is intended to support the Brazilian community in sharing know-how, best practices and use cases on how to implement DSpace to provide open access to many valuable cultural and scientific resources.

Additionally to better enable communications within the Brazilian DSpace community, there is now an official and dedicated WIKI pages for the Brazilian User Group and a Slack channel under the broader DSpace channel (more information here).

LUME
The second webinar in the series presented LUME, a digital repository of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul that allows access to digital collections of materials produced within the University. During the webinar the LUME’s team presented their experience with DSpace, addressing the features of the repository they use and the difficulties they encountered in implementation. A recording off this webinar will be made available.

IBICT
The third webinar will offer the IBICT (Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia) perspective on DSpace, presenting reasons why IBICT believes in DSpace as an important instrument for sharing knowledge about building digital repositories while also demonstrating the importance of Open Source tools that enable access to information. Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/rT2Nc7qfSc8kQJGm1

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Converis and VIVO Working Together

პარ, 09/11/2018 - 21:04

From Ann Beynon, Clarivate Analytics  

At the third VIVO workshop in Germany, held September 17-18, 2018 in Hanover, WWU Munster, one of the largest universities in Germany, presented on how they connect Converis to VIVOConveris is a CRIS system provided by Clarivate Analytics used to assemble the complete professional profiles for a complete and up-to-date collection of all teaching, research, and service related activities.  By linking Converis to VIVO, organizations can curate and link together research information within Converis and showcase it for external stakeholders via VIVO.

Benjamin Gross, VIVO specialists at Clarivate Analytics, recently trained the Converis implementation staff in Karlsruhe, Germany on VIVO to enable them to build VIVO sites for Converis customers across the globe who want to take advantage of this combination of tools.

Clarivate Analytics is as Certified DuraSpace Partner for VIVO services, helping organizations to implement and customize their VIVO.

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DuraSpace Appoints Executive Director

ხუთ, 08/11/2018 - 16:09

DuraSpace is pleased to announce Erin Tripp has been appointed the Executive Director of DuraSpace, effective November 1, 2018. Ms. Tripp has been serving as the Interim CEO for the organization since June 1, 2018.

As Executive Director, Ms. Tripp will focus on broadening engagement with the international user communities of DSpace, Fedora, VIVO, and DuraCloud. She will be working on growing and developing new strategic partnerships and improving the sustainability of DuraSpace’s products and services.

“DuraSpace is looking ahead to the future and we feel Erin is the right person to lead us there,” said Tyler Walters, Board President of DuraSpace. “The DuraSpace team and Board of Directors is enthusiastic about working with Erin and collaborating to strengthen the strategic direction for DuraSpace in our rapidly evolving landscape.”

Since joining DuraSpace in 2017 as the Business Development Manager, Ms. Tripp’s work to date has been focused on building granting opportunities, creating new models for supporting small or burgeoning open source projects, and  fostering collaboration with open source service providers.

“We have an incredible team of staff who will continue to deliver on our mission, engage our communities, and promote openness” Ms. Tripp said. “I’m looking forward to engaging with our members to meet the needs of today and tomorrow. We have so much to look forward to as a community.”

All members will have an opportunity to meet and talk with Ms. Tripp during virtual office hours on Wednesday, November 14 between 9 am and 4 pm EDT or at the upcoming CNI fall meeting in Washington, DC on December 10-11.  Please reach out to Ms. Tripp to say hello and book a time to talk by emailing her at etripp@duraspace.org.

The DuraSpace team and Board of Directors are grateful to our members for their continued support throughout this transition process. As a result of your ongoing interest, engagement and participation, DuraSpace is well-positioned to continue to serve our communities by providing leadership and innovation in the development and deployment of open technologies and managed services that promote enduring access to the world’s digital heritage.

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VIVO Updates for November 7, 2018 — Product Direction, Cornell, Smithsonian, New Sites, Ontocale, ISWC, Interest Groups

ოთხ, 07/11/2018 - 13:13

Statement of Product Direction for 2019 The VIVO Leadership Group has developed and adopted a Statement of Product Direction for VIVO product development for 2019 bit.ly/vivo-direction-2019. Bringing together the interests of those in product evolution, the committers group, the development community, ontologists, and the interests of our sites and members, the statement of direction lays out four broad directions for 2019. Over the course of the coming year, we will hear much more about developments in these areas. Some areas are ready for immediate work and advancement while others will take more planning and consideration. The statement of product direction is a giant step forward for the VIVO Project. For the first time, we have a consensus statement on the direction of product development for the coming year.

The Statement of Product Direction for 2019 bit.ly/vivo-direction-2019 will orient our development, grant, and event efforts, as well as shape work for architecture and development sprints.

Please review the statement and share your thoughts on the VIVO lists and Slack.

I hope you will be able to contribute to the work ahead.

Scholars at Cornell We received the following unfortunate news from Dean Krafft at Cornell University this week:

I regret to announce that due to university-level choices on supporting faculty profiles, the Cornell University Library will no longer be able to maintain the Scholars@Cornell web site beyond December 31, 2018. We still remain deeply interested in making use of semantic technologies to describe research, researchers, and scholarship. We plan to continue to be engaged with the VIVO community, and we look forward to continuing collaborations, new grant funding opportunities, and all efforts to provide open solutions for the improvement of scholarship and research.
Dean Krafft

We look forward to continued collaboration with the wonderful team at Cornell!

Smithsonian Profiles The Smithsonian Institution (https://www.si.edu/) has launched Smithsonian Profiles (https://profiles.si.edu/). You can read the press release here: Smithsonian Launches Profiles of Scholarly Experts – Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex.  From Wikipedia:

The Smithsonian Institution (/smɪθˈsoʊniən/ smith-SOH-nee-ən), established on August 10, 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. Originally organized as the “United States National Museum,” that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967.

Welcome Smithsonian Institution!

Two more new sites evaluating VIVO But wait, there’s more! Two more sites have joined the VIVO community this week:

  • Universidade Estadual de Goiás (http://bit.ly/2CJWVzc) in Goiás, Brazil has a new VIVO site in evaluation.
  • AT CRIS Consulting & Implementation (http://bit.ly/2CLGfqY) in Karlsruhe, Germany is also evaluating VIVO.

Welcome!

Ontocale joins VIVO as a Service Provider Ontocale (http://ontocale.com), headquartered in Bucharest Romania, has joined VIVO as a service provider. Brian Lowe, founder of Ontocale, is also one of the originators of VIVO. Brian has deep knowledge of VIVO and the VIVO ontology. You can learn more about Ontocale and the Duraspace Service Provider program here: Ontocale Joins DuraSpace Service Provider (DSP) Program

Interested in becoming a VIVO Service Provider? Contact Erin Tripp at Duraspace. We are often asked if there are companies that help with VIVO work. Yes, there are. You can find VIVO Service Providers on our web site here: VIVO Service Providers

Trip reports from ISWC The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) bring together researchers, corporations, librarians, and many others interested in the development of the semantic web and related technologies. This year’s conference was held in Monterey, California. This week, I came across two very good trip reports regarding the conference. Paul Groth of the University of Southampton researches intelligent systems with a particular focus on the web and science applications. His report can be found here: http://bit.ly/2CKPKa2 Juan Sequeda, computer scientist, author, and founder of Capsenta posted his report here: http://bit.ly/2CJc1Vs Both are very interesting perspectives on incredible developments in knowledge graphs and information representation. ISWC 2019 – The 18th International Semantic Web Conference (https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/)) will be in Auckland New Zealand, October 26-30, 2019.

Interest Groups VIVO has interest groups that meet regularly to discuss topics of common interest. The Development Interest Group meets each Tuesday at 11 AM US eastern time to plan sprint, review open issues and pull requests. The group is facilitated by Andrew Woods.

Apps and Tools, Community Engagement, and Implementation each are looking for new facilitators. Facilitators set and agenda, sent out meeting reminders, and host meetings on VIVO Zoom. It’s a great way to meet people in the community. Interested? Please send an email to Julia Trimmer or Mike Conlon. We’re happy to help you get started!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Fedora 5.0.0 Release Candidate Available for Testing

კვი, 04/11/2018 - 00:51

From Danny Bernstein, Technical Lead, DuraSpace

The Fedora 5.0.0 release candidate is available for testing. Pending any issues discovered in the testing of the release candidate, the 5.0.0 release is planned for Dec 3, 2018.

The primary features/updates found in this release include:

• Alignment with the Fedora API Specification 1.0 which includes the implementation of the following web standards:
Memento (versioning)
SOLID/WEB (web access control)
Activity Streams (notifications)
• Modeshape is no longer used for versioning and access control
The following is a full list of JIRA tickets found in this release:
https://jira.duraspace.org/issues/?filter=14708

The latest and greatest documentation can be found here:
https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORA5x

There are several ways you can test this release candidate:
1) Download the one-click-run [1]
2) Download the war file to deploy into a servlet container [1]
Please provide your feedback on the release testing page [2].

[1] https://github.com/fcrepo4/fcrepo4/releases/tag/fcrepo-5.0.0-RC-1
[2] https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Release+Testing+-+5.0.0

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Webinar: DSpace for Research Data Management

სამ, 30/10/2018 - 19:04

DuraSpace presents a Community Webinar, DSpace for Research Data Management: Fordatis – a DSpace Solution

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (10:00am ET/4:00p.m. CET convert to your timezone), join Andrea Wuchner and Dirk Eisengräber-Pabst of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application orientated research organization, when they present, “DSpace for Research Data Management: Fordatis – a DSpace Solution.”

The recent Open Data project “FORDATIS aims to establish a research data repository not only under the FAIR principles, but also that is well-connected to both the publication repository and internal data management systems.  In this webinar, “Fordatis – a DSpace Solution” the presenters will discuss the issues of customization and implementation of an open access research data repository drawing from their experiences.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units spread  throughout Germany. As all 72 institutes have their own requirements, needs and they’re focused on different research activities, the challenge for the team working on the Fordatis project was to develop a solution that could collect different use cases, address the various needs and meet the diverse requirements.

The presentation will highlight their requirements and use cases, why they decided on DSpace, how they customized DSpace to meet their needs, the lessons they learned and future plans.  The one-hour webinar will conclude with a question answer session.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Register today!

 

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CALL for Hosting (CfH) the North American DSpace User Group Meeting

სამ, 30/10/2018 - 17:50

From Salwa Ismail, Chair of DSpace Leadership Group on behalf of the DSpace Leadership Group

Texas Digital Library has kindly offered to host the next DSpace North American User Group Meeting in Austin, TX. This is a great opportunity for the North American DSpace community to meet again after the successful event hosted at and by Georgetown University Library in Washington DC in August 2017. However, due to certain discriminatory laws in Texas, some U.S. states restrict travel to Texas. Hence, the DSpace Leadership Group, with the full support of TDL, has decided to reach out to the DSpace community to see if there were any other organizations who would be able to host the event.

The host institution is responsible for the logistics (rooms, schedule/agenda, etc.) and registration. They are also responsible for meals/snacks (if doable). Past events have kept registration very minimal at under $50 and have been around 1.5 days. While there is no preference for a date, it is preferred that the meeting is hosted during a time that does not overlap with another conference. If there is an interest from another institution, the hosts of the past events would be happy to answer any questions. Please note that while this is not a DuraSpace sponsored event, DuraSpace helps the event by promoting it and sending its staff to this event to attend/present the sessions.

In the event that we are unfortunately unable to garner interest from any other institution, the TDL consortium will proceed with hosting it and the event will be promoted with statements of inclusion that the university system currently uses for other events along with the DuraSpace Code of Conduct.

We look forward to hearing from the DSpace community.

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OpenAIRE Becomes a Fully-fledged Organization

ორშ, 29/10/2018 - 16:30

From Prof. Yannis Ioannidis, OpenAIRE A.M.K.E Interim Head

DuraSpace strategic partner OpenAIRE announced today the formation of its legal entity, OpenAIRE A.M.K.Ε., a non-profit partnership, to ensure a permanent presence and structure for a European-wide national policy and open scholarly communication infrastructure.

About OpenAIRE: OpenAIRE, funded by the EC since 2008, has led the shift to open scholarship in Europe and helped alignment with the rest of the world. An e-Infrastructure with a true EU footprint, OpenAIRE promotes open scholarship and improves the discoverability, accessibility, sharability, reusability, reproducibility and monitoring of data-driven research results, across scientific disciplines and thematic domains, cross-border in Europe and beyond.

A community-driven organization at heart, OpenAIRE accomplishes a participatory infrastructure via its established network of 34 National Open Access Desks (NOADs) in EU member states and associated countries, accompanied by a service-driven approach which aims to support, acelerate and monitor open science. Respecting and realizing the “no-one size-fits-all” of the diverse research community and cultural variety of Europe, OpenAIRE is an integral part and a leading force behind the developments of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

OpenAIRE democratizes the research life-cycle, by assisting the transition of how research is performed and knowledge is shared.

Structure: Following a hybrid model of member organization and member state representation, the OpenAIRE A.M.K.E. aims to become the foundation for national coordination on Open Science in Europe, achieving long-term sustainability and economies of scale.

Becoming a member: OpenAIRE A.M.K.E. sets off with its current base. To accomplish a truly open and participatory modus operandi, it is open for other organisations to join from February 2019 onwards. Members of the organization will apply their expertise in their national or thematic contexts to:

• Support of reproducible research with technical services
• Alignment of Open Science policies
• Support & Training for Open Science

Our members are expected to actively contribute to shaping the European open scholarly communication infrastructure, capitalizing on their collective experience in Open Science. In this new setting, we will continue and strengthen our efforts within the EOSC context to engage all EU and associated member states to commit to the alignment and implementation of Open Science and outreach to other organizations beyond the OpenAIRE project base.

OpenAIRE Organization
OpenAIRE has reached a milestone: for ten years the organization has spearheaded the principles of openness, and has emerged as a key player in the Open Science landscape in Europe with global ties. Open Science practices are gaining global momentum, and committed players are needed to support this shift. OpenAIRE as an organization from now on, will provide a permanent platform to support tomorrow’s research for Europe. The OpenAIRE organization can’t wait to make this work and to achieve this, the Open Science and research community is we actively invited to contribute.

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Recording Available: “Securing Community-Controlled Infrastructure: SPARC’s plan of action”

ხუთ, 25/10/2018 - 20:29

On October 24th SPARC’s Executive Director and Board Member of DuraSpace, Heather Joseph, presented a DuraSpace members-only webinar, “Securing Community-Controlled Infrastructure: SPARC’s plan of action.”

In a recently published article, “Securing community-controlled infrastructure,” Heather Joseph, SPARC Executive Director, begins to address a common concern that was raised by the Open community in late 2017: “Everything we have gained by opening content and data will be under threat if we allow the enclosure of scholarly infrastructures.” In this webinar, Heather shared SPARC’s efforts on their community-controlled infrastructure project that further explores this question.  Heather highlighted what lead to SPARC conducting a market analysis, which included both a financial analysis and an analysis of strategies of some of the key commercial  players in the infrastructure arena, and the implications of those strategies for our community.  DuraSpace members were the first to hear about the findings of this work and learn what the next steps are.

The recordings and presentation slides of both webinars are available at https://duraspace.org/webinar/.

This was the third webinar in our members-only Hot Topics webinar series, “The Revolution Will Be Open?” curated by David Lewis, Indiana University Purdue University Indiana, Dean Emeritus of the University Library and Michael Roy, Middlebury College, Dean of the Library. The recordings and presentation slides of the first two webinars in this series, “The 2.5% Commitment: Investing in Open” and “Beyond North America: Widening Access and Participation,” are available at https://duraspace.org/webinar/.

Our final webinar in this series, “How For-Profit Companies Can Be a Part of the Open Environment,” will be presented on December 5, 2018.  DuraSpace members will be invited to attend the webinar and participate live with the presenters.

Members of DuraSpace are among leaders of institutions from all over the world who share a belief that our digital scientific and cultural heritage should be preserved and made accessible for future generations. Members of DuraSpace have been invited to become part of a conversation that aims to begin an investigation into what it will take to sustain the emerging set of open technologies that underpin the open scholarly ecosystem we all depend on.

Our members are actively engaged in determining how to move forward towards a more open scholarly ecosystem. Attending Hot Topics webinars is one benefit that we offer our members to aid in collaborative consideration of common issues and potential solutions as an exclusive benefit of being a DuraSpace member.  Become a DuraSpace member today!

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Ontocale Joins DuraSpace Service Provider (DSP) Program

ოთხ, 24/10/2018 - 18:25

DuraSpace is pleased to welcome Ontocale, as its newest participant in the DuraSpace Service Provider (DSP) program. Ontocale is a Certified DuraSpace Contributor offering VIVO services and the program’s third VIVO provider, joining Clarivate Analytics and Symplectic.

Brian Lowe, founder of Ontocale, has been a contributor to VIVO since 2006. Having been a developer at Cornell University and a semantic software development team lead during VIVO’s NIH-funded expansion to an open-source project, he brings a deep knowledge of the technology stack and community.

“We help you make the most out of VIVO, from harvesting data to taking advantage of their rich semantic structure for customized display and reporting. The goal is to give you the unique software features you need while building on and contributing to open community-developed data standards,” Lowe says.

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

“Ontocale has been a terrific contributor in the VIVO community, in terms of code development and as a participant in our international events such as our DuraSpace-euroCRIS Interoperability Event in June,” says Erin Tripp, DuraSpace Interim CEO. “We are delighted to welcome Brian and his team to the DSP program.”

The goals of the DSP program include working more closely with open source service providers to promote the adoption of DuraSpace open technologies and celebrating the expertise and in-kind contributions of service providers as it propels the quality and functionality of our code-bases.

Established in 2009, DuraSpace is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. More than eighteen hundred institutions use and help develop open source software in partnership with DuraSpace.

For more information on VIVO service providers, please visit: https://duraspace.org/vivo/community/service-providers/.
For more information on Ontocale, please visit http://ontocale.com/ or email Brian Lowe (brian@ontocale.com).
For more information on the DuraSpace and the DSP program, please email Michele Mennielli (mmennielli@duraspace.org).

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Inviting Your Feedback: Draft Recommendation for ORCID in Repositories

ორშ, 22/10/2018 - 20:03

From Liz Krznarich, Technical Lead, ORCID

A few months ago, we announced the launch of the ORCID in repositories task force. This group, chaired by Michele Mennielli, International Membership and Partnership Manager at DuraSpace, was charged with reviewing and providing feedback on proposed recommendations for supporting ORCID in repository systems. In an unprecedented show of interest, we received over 40 applications from individuals interested in joining the task force.

Gathering input from across the repository community is a key priority for this project. However, due to constraints of time, space, and telecommunications, the size of the task force had to be limited. With diversity a primary driver, 15 members were selected, representing 12 countries (on 6 continents!) and a variety of organization types. Now, after several months of scrutinizing documents and meeting across far-flung timezones, the task force is releasing its Draft recommendation: Supporting ORCID in repository systems for public review and comment.

The recommendation is open for comment through 15 Nov, 2018. You may comment directly in the draft. We invite you to share the document widely with your peers and colleagues who have an interest in the use of ORCID in repositories. You may send us your comments by email to community@orcid.org if you’d prefer to remain anonymous on the public document. After the comment period, the task force will review the feedback and incorporate it into its final recommendation.

Our goal is to publish the final version of the document in December, 2018, after which we will launch work to incorporate the recommendations into our existing workflow documentation for repositories. In parallel, we look forward to working with the repository community to adopt the recommendations, including informing the work of Projects Governance of open source platforms supported by DuraSpace.

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

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VIVO Updates–New Sites, Event Reports

ორშ, 22/10/2018 - 17:19

From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director

New sites Two new sites were added to the VIVO site registry this week:

• In Hungary: The Courage Project: Connecting Collaborations. http://cultural-opposition.eu/registry/

• In Brazil: Directório de pesquizaz de Juventude (The Youth Research Directory). http://diretoriodepesquisasnj.ibict.br/vivo/

We welcome these two new sites to the VIVO community!

Do you have a site to add? Visit: https://duraspace.org/registry/register-your-site/

Metadata for Machines A big thank you to GoFair (https://www.go-fair.org/) for inviting me to participate in their inaugural Metadata for Machines (M4M) workshop in Leiden, October 15-16. The workshop included people from RDA, Bioportal, European funding agencies, librarians, software developers, and many others in conversations regarding FAIR machine-readable metadata for the scholarship and science. The CEDAR project (https://metadatacenter.org/) was highlighted, along with VIVO as potential components of a FAIR metadata infrastructure.

German VIVO workshop Slides from the third VIVO German workshop are available here: https://events.tib.eu/vivoworkshop2018/programm/ Lots of great work in Germany on VIVO and related projects!

VIVO Camp Thanks to the participants and instructors (Violeta Ilik, Huda Khan, and Benjamin Gross) for a great camp at the beautiful Butler Library on the campus of Columbia University in New York City. The camp provides an opportunity to learn more about VIVO, the VIVO ontology, and implementation of VIVO. We look forward to hearing about the great work the campers will produce!

Go VIVO!

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VIVO Updates for October 21 — New sites, Metadata for Machines, German VIVO workshop, VIVO Camp

ორშ, 22/10/2018 - 16:45

New sites Two new sites were added to the VIVO site registry this week:

We welcome these two new sites to the VIVO community!

Do you have a site to add?  Visit: https://duraspace.org/registry/register-your-site/

Metadata for Machines  A big thank you to GoFair (https://www.go-fair.org/) for inviting me to participate in their inaugural Metadata for Machines (M4M) workshop in Leiden, October 15-16.  The workshop included people from RDA, Bioportal, European funding agencies, librarians, software developers, and many others in conversations regarding FAIR machine-readable metadata for the scholarship and science.  The CEDAR project (https://metadatacenter.org/) was highlighted, along with VIVO as potential components of a FAIR metadata infrastructure.

German VIVO workshop  Slides from the third VIVO German workshop are available here: https://events.tib.eu/vivoworkshop2018/programm/  Lots of great work in Germany on VIVO and related projects!

VIVO Camp  Thanks to the participants and instructors (Violeta IlikHuda Khan, and Benjamin Gross) for a great camp at the beautiful Butler Library on the campus of Columbia University in New York City.  The camp provides an opportunity to learn more about VIVO, the VIVO ontology, and implementation of VIVO.  We look forward to hearing about the great work the campers will produce!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Fedora and Samvera Camp in Berlin: Final Days to Register

ოთხ, 17/10/2018 - 20:37

Registration for this event closes October 30th!  Register today!

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).

DuraSpace Members and Registered Service Providers receive a discounted rate.  Register before October 30, 2018!

Register Now!

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A Summary of the DSpace 7 Community Sprint #3

ოთხ, 17/10/2018 - 20:06

From Tim Donohue, Technical Lead for DSpace and DSpaceDirect

Last week, we wrapped up our third virtual community sprint on DSpace 7 (Oct 1-12). Congratulations to all our sprint participants, and thank you to all the participating institutions including:

Universities (alphabetically):

Hamburg University of Technology (Germany), TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), TU-Dresden (Germany), University of Konstanz (Germany), University of Minnesota (USA), and Willamette University (USA)

Service Providers (alphabetically):

4Science (Italy), Almat (Mexico), Atmire (Belgium), and The Library Code (Germany)

Thanks also to our Sprint Coaches, Andrea Bollini (4Science) and Art Lowell (Atmire). They not only help lead/plan the development of the DSpace 7 REST API and Angular UI, but also act as coaches/teachers during each of our community sprints.

Here are a few interesting facts about this Sprint. This sprint saw the largest number of institutions participating (11 total, counting DuraSpace). We had six community developers who returned after participating in a previous sprint. It’s wonderful to see each of them return and continue to learn and contribute to DSpace 7! Germany, as a country, outnumbered all others with five total participants (from 5 different institutions)! I’m glad to see the enthusiasm for DSpace 7 carried over from the German DSpace User Group meeting (DSpace Anwendertreffen 2018) in September.

Summary of Sprint Activities

During the two-week sprint, seven Pull Requests (PRs) were developed, approved & merged into DSpace 7, with another seven PRs still in-progress. On the Angular UI side, we saw new translations of the existing UI (Czech, Dutch and German) along with bug fixes, enhancements and an early mockup of administrative menus. On the REST API side, we saw the creation of new endpoints (for creating communities and groups), enhanced Submission functionality, OpenSearch support and numerous bug fixes.

Additional information about this Sprint, including the full list of participants and PRs can be found at: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+7+Community+Sprint+3

The dates for our next sprint are still being determined. However, even between sprints, we welcome anyone to join the DSpace 7 development effort. We hold a weekly, Thursday meeting and have active Slack channels for DSpace 7 UI (#angular-ui) and DSpace 7 REST API (#rest-api) discussions. We also maintain a list of “easy” tickets which new developers can claim to learn about DSpace 7 and/or the contribution process. More information can be found at: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+7+Working+Group

Thanks again to all those who’ve contributed to DSpace 7 (in sprints or between sprints). Your support helps make DSpace 7 even better!

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VIVO Updates for October 14, 2018 — Camp, Force 11, Technólogico de Monterrey, VIVO registry

კვი, 14/10/2018 - 23:05

VIVO Camp this week  Join the VIVO instructors at VIVO Camp this week at the beautiful Butler Library on the campus of Columbia University in New York City, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week.  Violeta Ilik of Columbia, Huda Khan of Cornell, Benjamin Gross of Clarivate, and I will be working with participants from universities and industry to learn more about VIVO, Vitro, and the ontology, along with SPARQL, Karma, project planning, use cases, data sources for VIVO and much more.  We hope you have an opportunity to join us!  For further details, and to register and attend, click here:  https://conta.cc/2v93x4x

Force 2018 last week  Force 11 held its annual conference, Force 2018, at McGill University in Montreal, Canada October 10-12.  See https://www.force11.org/meetings/force2018  Force 11 is is interested in the future of research communications and e-scholarship.  For me, it is the second most interesting conference each year, behind the VIVO conference, of course.  Force 11 brings together researchers, communicators, librarians, publishers, and technologists in presentations, posters, and discussions regarding the future.  They are lively discussions.

Alexander Garcia Castro and I presented on Blockchain for Open Science in a Force 11 workshop organized by Lambert Heller of TIB Hannover.  I counted another 10 presentations regarding VIVO, mentioning VIVO, and referencing VIVO.  There is significant interest in the open graph of scholarship and VIVO’s efforts to create and represent it.

We expect to hear the dates and location of Force 2019 shortly.  We will pass them along here.

Technólogico de Monterrey  Congratulations to the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, also known as Technólogico de Monterrey, or Tec, for adding their VIVO site to the VIVO registry here.   With 31 campuses across Mexico, and more than 89,000 students, Tec is the most recognized university in Latin America (Wikipedia).  Please join me in welcoming Tec to the VIVO community.  You can find their VIVO here:  http://research.tec.mx:8080/vivo-tec/

VIVO Registry  The VIVO site registry lists 159 sites around the world.  Some sites are in evaluation, others have active pre-production projects, while still others are in production.  Do you have a VIVO site?  Regardless of its level of maturity, it would be great if you could add your site to the registry.  It only takes a minute.  You can add your site here:  https://duraspace.org/registry/register-your-site/

Go VIVO!

Mike
Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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DSpace Use On the Rise

სამ, 09/10/2018 - 18:06

From Alberto García Guadarrama, eScire

In 2006, eScire’s group implemented the first repository in Mexico at the Colegio de Posgraduados – COLPOS (College of Postgraduates). 12 years later, eScire is working towards consolidating DSpace repositories as THE option, not only for graduate thesis archival, but also for storing institutions’ documents including: congress and posters communications, pre-prints, post-prints, audio-visual material, journals, patents, standards and regulations, learning materials, and more.

One of our strategies is offering free, online courses, where all academic and, in general, any institution, can easily learn about installing DSpace, workflow, customization and more. This has generated a lot of interest from all  types of institutions, including national institutions such as Politécnico Nacional – IPN (National Polytechnic Institute), up to large and specialized institutions, like CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia de México–National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico) Centres. We share information freely with all institutions and as a result, some have asked for more assistance, services, installation, training, consultancy, confirming DSpace as their preferred repository solution. One of our available resources is the YouTube Channel called CCV – Comunidad del Conocimiento Virtual (Virtual Knowledge Community) where we share all recorded webinars. Here you can find the list of free available webinars in Spanish.

Fig. 1. Response on the actual free webinars on open source software (Mexico & Latin America)

Another strategy is promoting and creating the first DSpace Users and Developers Community in Mexico. On September 10-11, 2018 eScire participated in Entre Pares 2018 (Between Peers). It is an annual seminar for publishers and librarians promoted by CONACYT in Mexico. This year it was held in Puebla (where eScire has its main office). This provided an excellent opportunity for us to reach out to most of our clients in Mexico. eScire hosted a welcome party on Sunday, September 9 and initiated the first Users and Developers Dspace Community in Mexico on September  11. Here you can find some photographs.  About 42 attendees participated from CINVESTAV, IPN, UNAM, CIDETEQ, CIATEQ, ULSA, BUAP, UAM, CIBNOR, UMAD, CIESAS, UDG, UPAEP, UAT, UGTO, USON, UNICACH. All participants were interested in joining the community.

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OpenAIRE and DuraSpace Partner to Support Greater Functionality in the Global Repository Network

სამ, 09/10/2018 - 16:26

On September 25, 2018 OpenAIRE and DuraSpace signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Both OpenAIRE and DuraSpace have a shared interest in a robust, interoperable, and functional network of repositories that provide value to the research community and contribute to Open Science and Open Access in Europe and the world.

Repositories collectively act as the foundation for Open Science by collecting and providing access to research outputs, and play a key role in the emerging scholarly commons. To that end, OpenAIRE and DuraSpace aim to ensure that repositories are using up-to-date technologies and adopting international standards and protocols. Through this MOU, OpenAIRE and DuraSpace have agreed to work together on a number of aspects to support their common goals. These activities include enabling DSpace systems to comply with OpenAIRE metadata guidelines, gradual adoption of next generation repository functionalities, and working together on standardized methods for measuring and aggregating usage statistics.

This partnership will support the global community of repository users by improving repository functionality and enabling the adoption of other value-added services by repository platforms and aggregators.

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Save the Date for Open Repositories 2020, June 1-4 in Stellenbosch, South Africa

ორშ, 08/10/2018 - 17:51

The Open Repositories Steering Committee and Stellenbosch University is delighted to announce that the 15th Open Repositories Conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 1-4 June 2020. The conference will be organised by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service who looks forward to welcoming delegates to the first Open Repositories Conference (OR) on the African continent.

Stellenbosch University, located in the historical town of Stellenbosch, approximately 50 km from Cape Town, strives to be Africa’s leading research-intensive university, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative where knowledge is advanced in service of society.

The Library and Information Service has been playing an active role in the African and international Open Access community for a number of years and one of its strategic objectives is to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a range of external and internal stakeholders by advancing local, national and international initiatives with regards to open scholarship.

Having chosen Stellenbosch as the venue, the annual OR Conference continues its objective to bring practitioners working at the interface of technology and scholarship together. Participants at OR come from higher education, government, libraries, archives and museums to share their experiences and knowledge about repository infrastructure, tools, services, and policies. We hope you will join us in Stellenbosch in 2020!

For the local organizing committee:

Ellen Tise & Mimi Seyffert-Wirth

Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service

mseyf@sun.ac.za

For the Open Repositories Steering Committee:

Elin Stangeland

University of Oslo Library

elin.stangeland@ub.uio.no

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