From the Open Repositories Conference Steering Committee
From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director
Internationalization VIVO is used in more than 25 countries around the world. See http://duraspace.org/registry/vivo for a list of sites. You can use the country selector on the right hand side of the list to select sites by country.
From Andrew Woods, Fedora Tech Lead
Austin, TX The Fedora Team is proud to announce the two releases: Fedora 4.6.1 and 4.7.0. The Fedora 4.7.0 release includes many fixes and improvements, documented below, as well as an upgrade to the backend datastore. Therefore, the Fedora 4.6.1 includes a patch to the underlying ModeShape that generates backups suitable for restore to Fedora 4.7.0.
From Barrie Howard, Internship and Fellowship Programs, Library of Congress
Washington, DC How prepared is your organization to provide long-term, durable access to its mission-critical digital content? What skills and experience do staff need to address the digital preservation needs of your organization?
From José Luis Martín Muñoz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
From Andrea Bollini, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer,4Science
Austin, TX The 2016 DuraSpace Membership Campaign closed at the end of October. By joining DuraSpace this year 159 members are now connected with the DSpace, Fedora and VIVO projects they depend on. DuraSpace members become open source project part-owners who actively help advance project goals by participating in project governance. Thank you to all our members for believing, as we do, in working together to provide enduring access to the world’s digital heritage forever.
From Mike Conlon, VIVO project director
Stanford University becomes a member. Stanford University has joined Duraspace as a member supporting VIVO. Stanford is very active in the Fedora project, and Linked Data for Libraries.
Santiago, Chile On December 6, 2017 the Universidad La República and Prodigio Consultores, a DuraSpace Registered Service provider specializing in digital information management projects, are set to offer a one-day workshop. Highlights will include discussions of good engineering practices and examples of DSpace technical implementations including development of statistics and usage metrics.
From Tim Donohue, DSpace Tech Lead for DuraSpace on behalf of the DSpace Committers Group
Austin, TX The DSpace Committers are delighted to announce a new member to the team: Art Lowel from Atmire. Please join us in welcoming him!