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NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 7.0 Beta 2

Wed, 22/04/2020 - 21:12
The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS are proud to announce that DSpace 7.0 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing. Beta 2 is the second scheduled Beta release provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. As a Beta release, we highly advise against running this version in production. Rather, we ask that you consider installing it in a test environment, try it out, and report back any issues or bugs you notice through the JIRA issue tracker. DSpace 7.0 Beta 2 is deployed for public testing on a dedicated demo site and it can be installed manually or via a Docker “quick install”.  Instructions are available at: Try out DSpace 7. Included in Beta 2
  • Administrative Search (lightning demo video) combines retrieval of withdrawn items and private items, together with a series of quick action buttons.
  • EPeople, Groups and Roles can now be viewed, created and updated.
  • Bitstream Editing (lightning demo video) has a drag-and-drop interface for re-ordering bitstreams and makes adding and editing bitstreams more intuitive.
  • Metadata Editing (lightning demo video) introduces suggest-as-you-type for field name selection of new metadata. Shibboleth Authentication
  • Viewing Item Version History
  • Collection and Community (lightning demo video) creation and edit pages.
  • English, Latvian, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese and Spanish language catalogs.
  • Security and authorization improvements, including REST API support hiding specific metadata fields (metadata.hide property) and upgrades of different software packages on which DSpace 7 depends.
Source: DSpace 7 Release Notes Coming Soon   In the remainder of April, the contributors are focusing on a planning sprint to review the remaining release goals and (as necessary) adjust the 7.0 final release schedule.
  • Beta 3: Beta release focusing on Account Profiles, Submission/Workflow enhancements, additional Administrative tools
  • Beta 4: Beta release focusing on SEO enhancements, Theming enhancements, Batch processing tools, Solr-based Statistics views, improved GDPR alignment
  • Beta 5: Optional Beta release to cleanup any bugs or issues found in previous Betas, or complete any incomplete features.
  • 7.0 Final Release: The final, production-ready release of DSpace 7.0 will be released as soon as all the above Betas have been completed and any outstanding major bugs have been resolved. Roughly estimated at 1-2 months after the last Beta.
More information and the latest changes can be found on DSpace 7 Release Goals. Learn More   A number of recorded presentations and workshops are available through following links: Initial preparations and edits are being made to the official documentation for DSpace 7. Thanks to major code contributors!   The following organizations have been major code contributors to DSpace 7:
  • Atmire
  • 4Science
  • FCT / RCAAP
We gratefully recognize the following institutions, who together have generously contributed financially to support the DSpace 7 staged release program:
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Imperial College London
  • Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
  • LYRASIS
  • National Library of Finland
  • The Ohio State University
  • Texas Digital Library
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Toronto

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NOW AVAILABLE: VIVO 1.11.1

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 18:47

VIVO 1.11.1 is now available!

VIVO 1.11.1 is a point release containing two patches to the previous 1.11.0 release:
– Security patch that now prevents users with self-edit privileges from editing other user profiles [1]
– Minor security patch to underlying puppycrawl dependency (CVE-2019-9658) [2]

Upgrading from 1.11.0 to 1.11.1 should be a trivial drop-in replacement. If you are upgrading from 1.10 or before, see the VIVO 1.11.0 Release Announcement [3].

VIVO 1.11.1 can be downloaded now from https://github.com/vivo-project/VIVO/releases/tag/vivo-1.11.1

Release Manager
– Ralph O’Flinn

Developers / Testers
– Huda Khan
– Benjamin Gross
– Brian Lowe
– Ralph O’Flinn
– Andrew Woods

[1] https://github.com/vivo-project/Vitro/pull/106
[2] https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-9658
[3] https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/VIVO/VIVO+1.11.0+Release+Announcement

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NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 7.0 Beta 1

Wed, 04/03/2020 - 17:15

The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS are proud to announce that DSpace 7.0 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing.  Beta1 is the first of several scheduled Beta releases provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. As a Beta release, we do not recommend installing this version in production. Rather, we ask that you consider installing it in a test environment, try it out, and report back any issues or bugs you notice.

DSpace 7.0 beta1 can be tested on our demo sites, installed manually or via a Docker “quick install”.  See https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACE/Try+out+DSpace+7

New features to look for

  • A completely new User Interface. This is the new Javascript-based frontend, built on Angular.io (with support for SEO provided by Angular Universal). This new interface is themable via HTML and CSS (SCSS). For early theme building training, see the “Getting Started with DSpace 7 Workshop” from the North American User Group meeting: slides or video recording.
  • A completely new, fully featured REST API (provided via a single webapp backend). This new backend is not only a REST API, but also still supports OAI-PMH, SWORD (v1 or v2) and RDF.
  • A newly designed search box. Search from the header of any page (click the magnifying glass). The search results page now features automatic search highlight, expandable & searchable filters, and optional thumbnail-based results (click on the “grid” view).
  • A new MyDSpace area, including a new, one-page, drag & drop submission form, a new workflow approval process, and searchable past submissions. (Login, click on the profile icon, click “MyDSpace”). Find workflow tasks to claim by selecting “All tasks” in the “Show” dropdown.
  • Dynamic user interface translations (Click the globe, and select a language)
  • A new Admin sidebar. Login as an Administrator, and an administrative sidebar appears. Use this to create a new Community/Collection/Item, edit existing ones, and manage registries. (NOTE: A number of Administrative tools are still missing or greyed out. They will be coming in future Beta releases.)
  • Optional, Configurable Entities feature. DSpace now supports “entities”, which are Items of a specific ‘type’ which may have relationships to other entities. These entity types and relationships are configurable, with two examples coming out-of-the-box: a set of Journal hierarchy entities (Journal, Volume, Issue, Publication) and a set of Research entities (Publication, Project, Person, OrgUnit). For more information see “The Power of Configurable Entities” from OR2019: slides or video recording. Additionally, a test data set featuring both out-of-the-box examples can be used when trying out DSpace 7 via Docker.
  • Support for OpenAIREv4 Guidelines for Literature Repositories in OAI-PMH (See the new “openaire4” context in OAI-PMH).

The 7.0 Beta1 Release Notes are available at https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSDOC7x/Release+Notes

Coming soon

In the coming months we will be releasing a number of Beta releases, with each introducing new (or currently missing) features. The tentative release goals are as follows:

  • Beta 2 (goal: Mar 2020): Beta release focusing on Authentication / Authorization enhancements/fixes, enhanced Administrative Editing and Item Versioning.
  • Beta 3 (goal: Apr 2020): Beta release focusing on Account Profiles, Submission/Workflow enhancements, additional Administrative tools
  • Beta 4 (goal: May 2020): Beta release focusing on SEO enhancements, Theming enhancements, Batch processing tools, Solr-based Statistics views, improved GDPR alignment
  • Beta 5 (goal: June 2020): Optional Beta release to cleanup any bugs or issues found in previous Betas, or complete any incomplete features.
  • 7.0 Final Release: The final, production-ready release of 7.0 will be released as soon as all the above Betas have been completed and any outstanding major bugs have been resolved. Roughly estimated at 1-2 months after the last Beta.

More information on these release goals can be found at https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+7+Release+Goals

Learn more

At this time, the DSpace 7 documentation is still in progress, but has begun at https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSDOC7x/

There are also  a number of recorded presentations and workshops available which provide an overview of all the new 7.0 features. 

Thanks to major code contributors!

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

  • Atmire 
  • 4Science 
  • FCT / RCAAP 

 

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