Ithaca, NY Thanks to everyone for their participation and help during the DSpace 1.6.0 Testathon in December. During the Testathon we came across a total of 34 different bugs, found by over 10 different testers. Although this may sound like a lot of bugs, our team of volunteer developers have already fixed many of them and are actively working to fix the rest in the coming weeks.
In particular we would also like to recognize and thank those institutions and developers who hosted DSpace 1.6.0 test instances during the Testathon:
Ithaca, NY Did you miss an “All About Repositories” web seminar from 2009? Open access recordings of the following presentations are now available from the DuraSpace web site “Resources”page (http://duraspace.org/resources.php):
DSpace and Fedora: A Collaboration Update — February 18, 2009
All About Fedora — March 18, 2009
What To Expect at the 2009 Open Repositories Conference (OR09) Event — May 13, 2009
All About DSpace — June 3, 2009
From the Program Committee of the Fifth International Conference on Open Repositories 2010 (http://or2010.fecyt.es/publico/Home/index.aspx)
Glasgow, UK The European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) is the leading European scientific forum on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues, bringing together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field. ECDL 2010, the 14th conference in this series, will be organized by the University of Glasgow. The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Bangalore, India The Library & Information Centre, B.N.M. Institute of Technology, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560 070 is organizing a one-day National Workshop on “Design & Organization of Institutional Repositories Using DSpace (Version 1.5.2)” to be held on January 9, 2010.
By Chris Awre, Head of Information Management Academic Services, University of Hull
Oxford, UK The Fedora UK & Ireland and EU User Groups held their first formal joint meeting at the University of Oxford on December 8, 2009. The day provided a good opportunity to share experiences and ideas, and was focused around two themes of current interest.
Stuart Lewis, DSpace 1.6 Community Release Manager, announced that the week-long DSpace 1.6 testathon ‘The Big Bug Hunt’ is underway. So far 9 bugs, ranging from inconsistencies in the documentation, bugs in the jspui and xmlui, and suggestions for improvements to email notifications have been reported. The more that are gathered, the better DSpace 1.6 will be.
Please join in with the testathon…
WHO: You! Everyone is invited to take part, and we’ve make it as easy as possible for you to have access to a DSpace 1.6 test system.
This announcement is forwarded from David Ruddy, Director, E-Publishing Technologies, Division of Library Information Technologies, Cornell University Library (CUL).
Starting this coming Monday, December 7, we begin the DSpace 1.6 Testathon, code-named the “Big Bug Hunt”. Several members of the
DSpace community will host public instances of 1.6 for you to sign onto and put 1.6 through its paces. If you would prefer, you are also welcome
to download the beta of 1.6 to install locally, or to test an upgrade of your version 1.5.x test or development system.