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Internet for People: IFLA signs onto joint letter to G20 Presidency

IFLA - კვი, 17/06/2018 - 13:38

IFLA has added its name to a letter to Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina and host of the G20 – a gathering of the governments of the world’s biggest economies. The letter sets out a number of areas where policy-makers should act to ensure the Internet works, first and foremost, for its users.

Over the past three decades, the Internet has become ever more central to the way we learn, research, create and communicate. As such, the importance of ensuring that it develops in a way that helps users achieve their goals grows. Libraries, with their long expertise in managing and giving access to information, and well-established values of service to users, can help.

IFLA has therefore long engaged in making the case for giving everyone access to the Internet – notably through public access schemes. We have also called for laws and practices that make this access as full and meaningful as possible.

It is welcome that this year’s G20 is looking at digital and Internet policy issues. Bringing together the biggest global players is important, given that individual national approaches run counter to the global nature of the net. It is a chance to commit to an Internet that works for people.

To make the most of this opportunity, IFLA and other like-minded organisations have signed a joint letter to Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina (the 2018 host of the G20). This establishes five areas where governments can act:

  • Meaningful Access: investment in affordable access and digital literacy programmes
  • Privacy and Data Protection: ensuring citizens have greater control over their own data
  • Freedom of Expression: promote and maintain an open Internet for everyone
  • Cybersecurity: develop cybersecurity tools that respect human rights
  • Increased competition: allow for innovation and protect consumers

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

“As the Internet becomes ever more essential to the creation and sharing of information, we need to ensure that it works in a way that protects rights and promotes development. IFLA is proud to join the other signatories to this letter in setting out the way forwards”

IFLA encourages its members to use this letter in their own advocacy work, in order to make the case at all levels for an Internet that is truly focused on improving people’s lives.


You can read the letter here. Find out more about what IFLA is doing on questions around the Information Society.

JOB OPENING: Head of International Projects

LIBER news - პარ, 15/06/2018 - 15:19

LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. Our network consists mainly of university, national and special libraries. Together we help libraries support world-class research. LIBER was founded in 1971 and is based in The Hague. In November 2017, LIBER launched its new Strategy for 2018-2022: Research Libraries, Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age. To…

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Registration Open: Fedora and Samvera Camp in Berlin

DSpace news - ხუთ, 14/06/2018 - 19:42

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: Mark Bussey (DCE), Bess Sadler (DCE), Andrew Woods (DuraSpace), and David Wilcox (DuraSpace)

Attendance is limited to the first 30 registrants.  DuraSpace Members and Registered Service Providers receive a discounted rate.  Register before September 14th to receive a $50 discount!

Register Now!

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On Track or Off the Rails? IFLA publishes an update current status of transposition of the Marrakesh Directive in Europe

IFLA - ხუთ, 14/06/2018 - 17:22

As States which have signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities meet in New York, IFLA is today publishing an update on what EU governments are doing to make the Marrakesh Treaty a reality in Europe.

The Marrakesh Treaty, signed in 2013, removes unnecessary barriers to the creation and sharing of books in formats that are accessible to people with print disabilities. Previously, copyright rules often forced libraries and users to seek permission or pay fees, and made cross-border exchanges of works almost impossible.

The European Union passed key legislation - Directive 2017/1564 and Regulation 2017/1563 – in September 2017, with a deadline for Member States to update their own laws of 11 October 2018. Ratification in Europe will mean that 28 more countries are covered by the Marrakesh Treaty, opening up access to collections in major world languages to people in other countries which have ratified.

Less than four months from this date, IFLA’s research shows where things stand in most Member States. We look in particular at whether Member States are trying to make libraries pay for the copying and sharing of physical and audiobooks, whether they face additional obligations, and whether people with dyslexia and other disabilities can benefit.

Overall, we see that relatively few states are taking up the possibility to provide for compensation payments. This is good news, given both the financial and bureaucratic burden this can represent.

However, more are demanding that libraries register as ‘authorised entities’, despite this being illegal under the Treaty, or demanding that they provide more paperwork than necessary. Moreover, not enough are taking advantage of reform to ensure that all people with disabilities benefit from Marrakesh provisions.

IFLA will continue to monitor national legislation over the coming months. We welcome questions.

You can read the full report in a word document (also in large print) and in a pdf.

See also our guide on Marrakesh transposition in Europe,  our pages on the Marrakesh Treaty, and keep up to date with the latest on what IFLA is doing on copyright issues.


Participate: ORCID in Repositories Task Force

DSpace news - ხუთ, 14/06/2018 - 17:12

Background and group scope
Over the past several years, new ORCID features and increased community uptake have introduced opportunities for ORCID to serve as open infrastructure for automating aspects of repository workflow.

While some repositories have developed sophisticated infrastructure that leverages ORCID to automate workflow, support for ORCID is available out of the box in only a few open source and vendor supplied systems. This means that many institutions that don’t have the resources to customize a system or develop an entirely home-grown solution are unable to make full use of ORCID in their repositories.

To improve workflow automation, author disambiguation, and visibility of repository content using the community-driven infrastructure that ORCID provides, we need better ORCID integration in more repository systems. The ORCID in Repositories Task Force will provide input on repository community needs regarding ORCID and on a set of recommendations for supporting ORCID in repository platforms that will help guide repository system developers.

Charge and Deliverables
This group is charged with reviewing and providing feedback on the proposed recommendations for supporting ORCID in repository systems, including considering:

At what points in repository workflows are ORCID iDs most useful/relevant?
What are the current challenges in using ORCID in repositories?
What ORCID features would be most helpful to include in a repository platform?
The group will develop a set of recommendations to guide repository system developers in designing and building ORCID features. These will be released for public comment before being finalized.

This group will also review and feedback on survey questions that will be used to assess community interest in features proposed in the above recommendations.

Formation & membership
Membership of this group is voluntary, and we invite participation by individuals who have an interest in the topic — including repository providers, repository managers, librarians, IT staff, and research administration staff. The group will be chaired by Michele Mennielli, International Membership and Partnership Manager at DuraSpace. Michele will be supported by Liz Krznarich, ORCID Frontend Tech Lead. ORCID will recognize group members on its website.

To encourage a “safe space” for frank conversations, discussions during meetings and online conversation will be kept confidential; meetings and other communications including document comments will be considered closed. As with other ORCID task forces, activity, status and outcomes of the group will be shared with the ORCID Board. The group will also share its draft recommendations publicly, for comment by the community, before they are finalized.

Expected effort
We expect the group to attend three one-hour web meetings over the course of three to four months, starting in July 2018, and to dedicate about four hours to reviewing documents outside of the meetings. ORCID staff will generate draft documents, provide logistical support, and take meeting notes.

Meeting 1: Introduce members and review group charge. Discuss survey questions (draft circulated in advance), problems being addressed, and review proposed recommendations.
Homework: Comment on the proposed recommendation.
Meeting 2: Discuss comments on the proposed recommendations and merge comments into a draft recommendation for public comment.
Homework: Comment on draft recommendation.
Meeting 3: Review public comments and finalize recommendations.

For additional information about the working group, please contact us.

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New OA policies in Eastern African universities

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 14/06/2018 - 13:35

Twelve universities in Eastern Africa have adopted open access (OA) policies requiring researchers to deposit their research in institutional OA repositories, subject to copyright permissions.

The new policies will make the universities’ research output freely available online, ensuring that important research that is being conducted at universities in Eastern Africa reaches the global scientific community.

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IFLA at EuroDIG 2018

IFLA - ხუთ, 14/06/2018 - 12:03

The European Dialogue for Internet Governance, EuroDIG, took place in Tbilisi, Georgia on the 5th and 6th of June 2018. The event is an open multi stakeholder platform to share views about the internet and how it is governed. This year IFLA helped organize one of the workshops held at the event.

Your Freedom of Expression vs. mine? Who is in control? looked at the various issues discussed at EuroDIG 2018 through the prism of freedom of expression. The panel discussed if the limits to freedom of expression are getting wider or narrower, what specifically has been the impact of the huge changes brought about by technical development and if they been beneficial of detrimental, and who are the agents setting limits and controlling our ability to express ourselves freely online. 

The discussion was engaging, and the participants represented a varied group of experts ranging from academia, institutional organizations and civil society. The panellists included: Cristian Urse, Head of Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Giacomo Mazzone from the European Broadcasting Union, Irina Drexler of the No Hate Speech Movement, Professor Wolfgang Benedek from the University of Graz , Natalia Mileszyk of Communia Association , Pearse O ‘Donohue from the European Commission and Giorgi Gvimradze of the Georgian Broadcasting Corporation.

IFLA closed the workshop highlighting the remedies the panellists identified and stressing the link between freedom of expression and human rights. 

EuroDIG was also the right venue to present informally libraries’ work in public access and digital media literacy.

IFLA participated in seminars and workshop stressing the added value created by libraries engagement at the local and community level. Digital Media literacy was again reiterated in the contest of misinformation, fake news and hate speech. A fruitful discussion with representatives from the European commission shed light on the role libraries have in preparing and engaging citizen to be critical consumers of information.

Georgian librarians were also present at the event and IFLA was able to visit the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia and its amazing collection and staff. The tour emphasized the central role libraries have as hub for public access to the Internet as many patrons used the facility to access the Internet to connect with friends and family but also to do homework. 

Maia Simonishvili, Curator of the Anglo-American Reading Hall, Leading Specialist of the PR & Cultural Programs Division, was proud to show an incredible collection of old and new materials, the German and French language centers in the library and an impressive museum on the history of modern Georgia. 

The event presented incredible networking opportunities in a friendly and relaxed environment.

EuroDIG 2019 will be hosted in Amsterdam and we are already looking forward to it.

DSpace 7 Updates from OR2018, Including a Recorded DSpace 7 Demo

DSpace news - ოთხ, 13/06/2018 - 23:56

From Tim Donohue, Technical Lead for DSpace and DSpaceDirect

In case you were not able to join us last week at the Open Repositories Conference (http://or2018.net) in Bozeman, Montana, or just want to review conference materials, we’ve collected information from all the major DSpace presentations and workshops below. (Please note, there were many other presentations and posters that involved DSpace. Below we’ve just noted the major community announcements / demo / tutorials that came out of the conference.)

DSpace 7 Updates, Demo and RoadMap

On Thursday, June 7, I gave an update on the DSpace 7 efforts and provided an early demo of the latest DSpace 7 user interface. While this presentation was not recorded, I’ve recorded a “live” demo of the DSpace 7 UI and made it available on YouTube (see below)

  • DSpace 7 Update Slides: https://tinyurl.com/or2018-dspace7 (Includes updates, What is coming in DSpace 7, estimated roadmap, and screenshots of the live demo)
  • DSpace 7 Recorded Demo: https://youtu.be/yKnos2jTdSQ (Includes a preview of REST API, Browse, Search, and a detailed demo of the enhanced Submission & Workflow functionality.)

As announced at OR2018, we are working towards a “beta” release of DSpace 7 by the end of this year, with a first “release candidate” in early 2019, and a final, production release shortly thereafter. We also have a DSpace 7 Community Sprint (new developers are welcome) coming up from July 9-20. Sprint signups are open at https://tinyurl.com/dspace7sprints

DSpace Overview during the Repository Rodeo Panel

On Thursday, June 7, Maureen Walsh (The Ohio State University and chair of the DSpace Community Advisory Team) represented DSpace on the “Repository Rodeo Panel”. This is an annual panel at Open Repositories where all repository platforms provide a brief overview of their platforms, latest accomplishments, what is coming next, and how to get involved. This session was streamed live and recorded.

DSpace 7 Technical Workshops

On Monday, June 4, we hosted two DSpace 7 technical workshops to allow developers and other tech-savvy individuals to learn a bit more about both the DSpace 7 REST API and the DSpace 7 Angular User Interface. These resources are a great way to get more familiar with the new technologies in DSpace 7, and also great learning resources if you are a developer interested in taking part in a future DSpace 7 Sprint.

We hope you all are as excited about DSpace 7 as we are! As several individuals noted at OR2018, DSpace 7 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases we’ve had in years!

As always, we welcome your feedback or involvement! We’d also encourage your developers to join us on a future DSpace 7 Sprint (https://tinyurl.com/dspace7sprints). The more help we get, the quicker DSpace 7 will get released! If you have questions, feel free to get in touch via email or on our DSpace Slack.

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გერმანული არხის, ZDF-ის ვიზიტი ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში

საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკას გერმანიის ცნობილი არხის, ZDF-ის წარმომადგენლები ეწვივნენ, რომლებიც ფრანკფურტის წიგნის ბაზრობისთვის, საქართველოს შესახებ დიდ სიუჟეტს ამზადებენ.

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Recording Available: “Supporting a VIVO Regional Community” Webinar

DSpace news - ოთხ, 13/06/2018 - 21:00

On June 12th, Christian Hauschke, VIVO Coordinator at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), presented a DuraSpace Community Webinar.  In the webinar, “Supporting a VIVO Regional Community” Christian shared his experiences in making VIVO compliant to the needs of the German VIVO community. He highlighted the motives, goals, tools, and means of communication involved because when VIVO is implemented in a research institution, there is a need to adjust the software to local needs. If a system has its roots in a different country, the adjustments can be more comprehensive. The VIVO ontology and a lot of the underlying assumptions, which are based on the realities of the US scholarly landscape, must be “tailored” to be able to depict the academic culture. The differences concern both the meaning of the translated terms and the usage of the terms in the common language use.  This webinar will be a valuable resource for other regions establishing their own VIVO community.

The presentation slides and webinar recording are available at https://duraspace.org/webinar/.

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The 2018-19 Fedora Leadership Group & Community Nominations

DSpace news - ოთხ, 13/06/2018 - 20:28

Fedora is excited to announce the Leadership Group for the 2018 membership year.

Chris Awre University of Hull Rob Cartolano Columbia University Sayeed Choudhury Johns Hopkins University Stefano Cossu The Art Institute of Chicago Tom Cramer Stanford University Jon Dunn Indiana University Karen Estlund Penn State University Declan Fleming University of California, San Diego Maude Francis University of New South Wales Neil Jefferies University of Oxford Mark Jordan Islandora Foundation Steve Marks University of Toronto Rosalyn Metz Emory University Tom Murphy ICPSR – University of Michigan Este Pope Amherst College Robin Ruggaber University of Virginia Doron Shalvi National Library of Medicine Tim Shearer UNC Chapel Hill University Libraries Dustin Slater The University of Texas Libraries Jennifer Vinopal The Ohio State University Libraries Ben Wallberg University of Maryland Evviva Weinraub Northwestern University Jared Whiklo University of Manitoba Maurice York University of Michigan Patrick Yott Northeastern University

Members of the Leadership Group play a key role in setting the strategic direction and priorities of the project through the approval of the annual budget allocation and project roadmap and establishing the annual community direction.  Under the governance of Fedora, Leadership Group members represent Platinum member institutions, in-kind contributors or are representatives of Gold, Silver, or Bronze member institutions that have been nominated and elected by DuraSpace Members in support of Fedora.  The Fedora community benefits greatly from the engagement of it’s Leadership Group and is excited to welcome these members.

The Fedora project is seeking two individuals from the community to be an active participant in the future of the Fedora project by serving as a member of the Fedora Leadership Group.  

Beginning today, we invite anyone in the Fedora community, DuraSpace members (whose institution doesn’t already have a Leadership Group seat) or non-members of DuraSpace, to nominate an individual who you believe would be a good representative of the community (self-nominations are welcome).

Ideal candidates should be familiar with Fedora and have an interest in being engaged with key project decisions and the broader user community. It is also helpful if the candidate has fiscal or staffing responsibility within their organization and able to bring the commitment, creativity, and dedication that the role calls for.

Learn more about the Fedora Leadership Group here.

Please submit your nomination using this form by June 25, 2018.  Self-nominations are welcome.  

Next Steps

At the end of the nomination process anyone nominated will be asked to submit a brief personal statement expressing why they would be a suitable candidate for the Leadership Group.  An election will follow at which time the Fedora community will be asked to vote for two candidates.

If you have any questions about the Fedora project governance or the nomination and election process please contact David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager.

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Getting to Grips with Information in a Digital Age: IFLA Joins Reflections at UNESCO Conference

IFLA - ოთხ, 13/06/2018 - 17:45

The first UNESCO-IFAP conference on ‘Tangible and Intangible Impacts of Information and Communications in the Digital Age’ on 3-8 June 2018 brought together representatives of government, academia and libraries to discuss the way digital technologies are changing how we learn, share and communicate. Speaking on behalf of IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmeron and Secretary General Gerald Leitner, Maria-Carme Torres Calvo offered words of welcome.

It is becoming more and more common to hear criticism of the Internet, and the type of society and economy that it has brought into existence. Governments, businesses, and many civil society actors are calling for action, often in immediate reaction to the latest scare or scandal.

However, to realise and safeguard the benefits the digital age has brought, and find real solutions to those problems that do exist, deeper reflection is necessary. This was the objective of the UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP) conference, which brought officials, experts, activists and librarians together to build a shared understanding of the issues.

A Unique Contribution

The programme offered rich opportunities to highlight the contribution that libraries and their experience can make to the debate. Maria-Carme Torres Calvo, in delivering opening words on behalf of IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmeron and Secretary-General Gerald Leitner, underlined this unique perspective.

Libraries could provide ‘social’ Internet access, allowing people to cooperate in making the most of access to information. They are public-focused, often with a mission to reach out to the marginalised.

They are long-time experts in finding, evaluating and applying information. And they offer a positive answer to many of the concerns we face today about the volume and veracity of information, by helping individuals to take more critical attitudes and realise where to take care.

​Media and Information Literacy in a Digital Age

Media and Information Literacy was also high on the agenda, with a strong awareness both of the importance of developing skills, but also of the need to change the way this is taught. Libraries are first-hand witnesses of evolving information flows, and can contribute to this work.

IFLA is already closely involved in UNESCO's Global Alliance of Partnerships for Media and Information Literacy, and looks forward to further helping to shape the agenda. Thanks not only to the expertise of librarians, but also the vital role played by libraries in life-long learning and with vulnerable groups, there is much to offer.

You can download the programme of the event here, and see IFLA's comments in the opening session. Read more about IFLA’s work on libraries and the information society here, and find out about how you can get involved in UNESCO work on media and information literacy in our guide.

Call for Nominations: VIVO Community Leadership Group Seats

DSpace news - ოთხ, 13/06/2018 - 17:01

VIVO Community,

The VIVO Leadership Group is the strategic decision-making body for VIVO, and consists of representatives from member institutions and three community members. These three community members will serve on the Leadership Group for one year.

It’s time to hold nominations and elections for three community members, and we need your input. Here’s how it works:

  • Anyone affiliated with a VIVO member institution can nominate individuals  who you believe would be good representatives of the community.  Multiple people from the same institution can make nominations.
  • You can nominate one, two, or three people from the VIVO community using the Nomination Form.
  • You can nominate yourself (provided you’re affiliated with a VIVO member institution).
  • Please send your nominations before midnight on June 25.

Once we receive nominations, we’ll ask for each nominee interested to submit a personal statement explaining why they are interested in serving on the Leadership Group and why they would be an ideal candidate.  An election will follow and VIVO Community Liaisons will vote for three nominees.

Your voice is critical to VIVO, and this is your opportunity to help shape the VIVO Leadership Group. Send your nominations today!

Nomination Form

If you have any questions about the Community Leadership Group nomination or election process please contact Kristi Searle.

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17 ივნისი - „ვეფხისტყაოსნის“ საჯაროდ კითხვის დღე

17 ივნისი - „ვეფხისტყაოსნის“ საჯაროდ კითხვის დღე

17 ივნისს 11:00 საათიდან 19:00 საათამდე ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის დამოუკიდებლობის დარბაზში (ბიბლიოთეკის მე-2 კორპუსი, გუდიაშვილის ქ. 5) „ვეფხისტყაოსნის“ საჯაროდ კითხვა გაიმართება. ღონისძიების ინიციატორია მწერალი დათო ტურაშვილი.

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14 ივნისს წიგნის მუზეუმი არ იფუნქციონირებს

14 ივნისს წიგნის მუზეუმი არ იფუნქციონირებს

14 ივნისს ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის წიგნის მუზეუმში სანიტარული დღე გამოცხადდა, რის გამოც მუზეუმი ამ დღეს დამთვალიერებელს ვერ მიიღებს.

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Action at WIPO!

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 13/06/2018 - 14:02

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager participated in the 36th meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the global body that sets international copyright law and policy, that took place from 28 May to 1 June 2018. During the busy week, EIFL engaged in discussions on libraries and archives, made interventions in plenary sessions, met with member state delegates and collaborated with NGO partners.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Designing Inclusive Libraries. Our WLIC 2018 Open Session is now a little over 2 months away!

IFLA - ოთხ, 13/06/2018 - 01:30

There are just over 2 months to our exciting open session at WLIC 2018.

Come along on 26 August at 16.00 to hear from experts from Africa, Europe and North America about a range of topics addressing the key area of libraries and inclusiveness from design to service delivery. Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing our open session speakers so check back to learn more about them.

Our open sessions are consistently the best attended and always inform, inspire and excite delegates.

We look forward to seeing you on 26 August!

A free Workshop on Text Mining and the HathiTrust Research Center at the IFLA in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

IFLA - სამ, 12/06/2018 - 22:51

Are you attending the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress?

JOIN US ON:  August 23, 2018, for a day-long text mining workshop for librarians hosted by the IFLA Social Science Libraries Satellite Meeting. Come and Learn more about digital humanities methods and text mining?

Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn and become familiar with during this session:

  • Building a corpus of texts in a HTRC Workset, and using it to conduct text analysis on your collection of works;
  • Gathering data through web scraping;
  • Cleaning data, dirty OCR, and clean OCR;
  • Using Python for text mining;
  • Topic modeling and other approaches for text analysis.

Date & Time: August 23,  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a break for lunch. All are encouraged to attend, and no experience is necessary!

Location: Dr. Abdul Latiff Library at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)

Seating will be limited, so please register at: https://htrc-ddrf-ifla.eventbrite.com  

Updates and room directions will be sent to registrants just prior to the event date, and you can visit http://teach.htrc.illinois.edu for information about the workshops. 

Questions: Please contact htrc_workshop@library.illinois.edu with any questions. 


VuFind - 4.1.3

Foss4lib.org - ორშ, 11/06/2018 - 20:03
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Bug fix / PHP 7.2 compatibility release.

VIVO Updates — Survey, Conference, Leadership, Travel, Dean Krafft

DSpace news - ორშ, 11/06/2018 - 18:30

What do you value about VIVO? VIVO is conducting a short survey. Three simple questions. We started the survey at the conference and have received many thoughtful replies. Not able to attend the conference? Please respond here: VIVO Value Survey. Please share with your colleagues and encourage that they share. We’d like to hear from everyone about VIVO.

A Wonderful Conference The Ninth Annual VIVO Conference was held this past week at the beautiful JB Duke Hotel on the campus of beautiful Duke University. The conference provided a perfect setting for seeing the work of others, sharing and discussing current ideas, and learning more about VIVO, ontology, linked data, research information, faculty profiles, and much more. This year the organizers welcomed people working on other systems that collect and provide information about research activities and outputs.

A special thanks to Paul Albert who served as conference chair. Paul did an outstanding job. Eric Meeks served as program chair, organizing posters, presentations, invited talks, workshops, and introducing “unconference” sessions organized during the conference. Julia Trimmer served as local host, working with the hotel and university to insure everyone had everything they needed. They were supported by a conference team. Together they put on quite an event!

Did you present at the conference? As we have done in years past, we are making conference materials available through OpenVIVO. You can post your materials to Figshare (http://figshare.com) Be sure to identify yourself and your collaborators using ORCiD, and tag your work #vivo18. The VIVO Project has automated scripts that pull in metadata from Figshare and populate OpenVIVO. We wish all conferences worked this way.

Leadership Group The Leadership Group is on the move. Lots of news:

Julia Trimmer of Duke University has been elected acting chair of the Leadership Group and the Steering Group.
Ginny Pannabecker of Virginia Tech has joined the group replacing Julie Griffin
Doug Hahn of Texas A&M has joined the group replacing Michael Bolton
Muhammad Javed of Cornell has joined the group replacing Dean Krafft
An election for the bronze members representative is being concluded
An election for three community representatives will begin shortly. Each will be elected to one year terms.
The group will be meeting every four weeks and has adopted some new processes for conducting its business. The group will name the VIVO Steering Group in the weeks ahead. The Steering Group will assist Leadership by raising and discussing issues facing the project, and drafting documents for Leadership approval.

Upcoming Travel I will be on the road a bit over the next four weeks. Next week, I’ll be in Umeå, Sweden for the EuroCRIS 2018 meeting. See http://www.cris2018.se/ The meeting brings together people interested in Current Research Information Systems (CRIS). The following week I will be in Montreal for a CASRAI workshop, then in Philadelphia for a family gathering. After a few days home, I will be heading to Nanjing, China for the inaugural meeting of the Association for Data, Information, and Society. I’ll be back home July 9. Should be great travels. My email may be a bit slow during some of these trips. I appreciate your patience.

Dean Krafft As we heard above, Dean Krafft, Chief Technologist of the Cornell University Libraries is stepping down from the VIVO Leadership Group, and from the VIVO Steering Group chair position, which he has held since VIVO joined Duraspace in 2013. I met Dean in 2009 in the writing of the VIVO grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health. We have worked closely together over the last nine years. It would be hard to imagine a better colleague, nor a person who has been more steadfast, supportive, creative, insightful, and professional in all he has done for VIVO over all these years. The community owes Dean an immeasurable debt of gratitude. Dean, you will truly be missed.

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