The DSpace platform now has over 700 instances in over 70 different countries worldwide.
Ithaca, NY Today’s web seminars will also be made available online.
DuraSpace Updates from Fedora Commons and DSpace: Web Seminar, Sept. 30
The next Sun/DuraSpace/SPARC “All About Repositories” web seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:00am PT. Register at http://www.education-webevents.com/.
Published by SPARC on September 24, 2009
Washington, DC – Last year, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Calgary were among a handful of institutions that established pools of money, through their libraries, to cover the cost of open-access journal fees. This approach – aimed at supporting a new academic publishing model that could ultimately relieve at least some of the burden of expensive journal subscriptions – has found a receptive audience among researchers on these two campuses.
Gothenburg, Sweden The DSpace User Group Meeting to be held Oct. 14-16 in Gothenburg, Sweden will serve as a gathering point for the DSpace community of users, administrators and developers to discuss DSpace platform possibilities, and to learn more about the new DuraSpace organization. TODAY is the last day to register for the meeting: http://dsug09.ub.gu.se/index.php/dsug/dsug09/schedConf/registration.
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA The DSpace committers group has announced two new additions to the group: Jeffrey Trimble and Larry Stone. Please join us in welcoming them!
Washington, DC Please join Michele Kimpton, Chief Business Officer of DuraSpace, for a WebEx web seminar sponsored by the Library of Congress (LOC) NDIIPP on Sept. 30, 2009. She will present an overview of the DuraCloud platform, currently in development. Her presentation will include details about the current DuraCloud pilot program in progress with New York Public Library and Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA While many savvy information managers and developers know that DSpace (http://dspace.org/), part of the DuraSpace (http://DuraSpace.org) product line, is the software of choice for academic, non-profit and commercial organizations that are building open access repositories, there are still some who may wonder about what DSpace is, and what’s “under the hood.” DSpace, with over 700 installations  worldwide, is an out-of-the-box repository software package for creating open repositories focu
Edinburgh, UK The Repository Fringe Festival was held from July 30-31 and was attended by repository managers and developers from the UK and beyond. The event, sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and hosted by Edinburgh University’s school of Informatics, was informal and the agenda was definitely “unconference” style. Presentations focusing on hybrid paper/digital deposit repository systems and streamlined scholarly workflows were presented by attendees who had self-selected to be part of the RFF program.
NITLE (http://www.nitle.org/), a community-based non-profit initiative, is offering a pre-conference workshop on “Manakin: Developing New Interfaces with the DSpace Interface Toolkit” on November 3, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. For more information or to register go to http://www.educause.edu/E2009/EDUCAUSE2009/Seminar12PManakinDevelopingNew/176004 .