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From Tim Donohue, DSpace tech lead on behalf of the DSpace developers

Austin, TX  DSpace 5.6 is now available providing security fixes to the XMLUI, JSPUI and REST API, along with bug fixes to the DSpace 5.x platform.

Submitted by carol on 2016-10-14 10:17

The German DSpace User Group Meeting 2016 took place at ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Hamburg on September 27th, 2016. This was the third annual meeting for the group. With 45 participants, it was the largest meeting so far. High attendance was due in part to the momentum that DSpace has in Germany right now.  A few new institutions participated that were already working on their migration or are considering migrating to DSpace.

Submitted by kristi on 2016-09-28 12:06

By Susanna Mornati, 4Science  At 4Science, http://www.4science.it/en/, we are all very proud to appear for the first time in the DuraSpace Digest.

Submitted by kristi on 2016-09-28 09:28

Austin, TX  DuraSpace is pleased to announce that Heather Greer Klein accepted the position as hosted services customer specialist effective October 26, 2016. In this role, Heather will work closely with the DuraSpace hosted services team to manage the lead to sale process of DuraSpace hosted services (DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, ArchivesDirect) including customer service, product pricing, new account set up, onboarding, and training.

Submitted by carol on 2016-09-27 09:14

From Aaron Coburn, systems administrator and programmer, Academic Technology Services, Amherst College

Amherst, MA  I would like to announce the 4.4.4 release of the Fedora Camel component.

This is a patch release that deprecates two endpoint options: transform and tombstone. Those options are still available in this release, but they will log a warning; they will be completely removed in the 4.5.0 release.

Submitted by carol on 2016-09-22 13:45

Austin, TX  Who doesn't like a pretty picture? DuraSpace Pictures on Instagram features community news and updates plus photographs of people and places related to DuraSpace initiatives and activities. Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/duraspace_pictures/

Submitted by carol on 2016-09-22 10:52

Austin, TX  Get current technical facts about DSpace, Fedora and VIVO in a concise format online, or as a downloadable PDF. Overview technical specifications for each DuraSpace open source project offer a basic description, history, a typical product use case, an architectural overview, key features and more.

DSpace technical specifications here.

Fedora technical specifications here.

Submitted by carol on 2016-09-21 15:28

From the organisers of the Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2017

Brisbane, Australia  The Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2017, will be held on June 26th-30th, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. The organisers are pleased to issue this call for contributions to the program, with submissions due by 20 November 2016.

Submitted by carol on 2016-09-21 09:13

From William Nixon and Elin Stangeland on behalf of the Open Repositories Steering Committee

Glasgow, Scotland  The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks Expressions of Interest (EoI) from candidate host organizations for the 2018 and 2019 Open Repositories Annual Conference series. The call is issued for two years this time to enable better planning ahead of the conferences and to secure a good geographical distribution over time. Proposals from all geographic areas will be given consideration. 

Important dates

Submitted by carol on 2016-09-14 09:12

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