REMINDER Call for Expressions of Interest in Hosting Open Repositories Conference: 2018 and 2019

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… Read more »

TRY IT OUT: DSpace 6.0 Release Candidate #3 Available

From Tim Donohue, DSpace tech lead, on behalf of the DSpace committers team Austin, TX  The third release candidate of 6.0 is now available for download and testing. 6.0-RC3 (Release Candidate #3) is a pre-release of 6.0, and we hope that the 6.0 final release will follow closely in its footsteps. We would appreciate additional… Read more »

VIVO Updates for Sept 4–Woods Hole, Tech Docs, Wiki Improvements, Modeling Fellowships

Woods Hole VIVO launched  The Marine Biology Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has a new VIVO, and its beautiful!  See http://vivo.mblwhoilibrary.org/  Congratulations to the Library at MBLWHOI for creating this wonderful new site! Technical documentation  We continue to make progress on creating the VIVO 1.9.x Documentation wiki from technical materials that previously were found… Read more »

NEW DEMO from the Hydra-in-a-Box Tech Team

From Mike Giarlo, software architect, Stanford University Libraries, on behalf of the Hydra-in-a-Box tech team Palo Alto, CA  Development on the Hydra-in-a-Box repository application continues, and here's our latest demo. Thanks to the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Indiana University for contributing to these sprints! This demo covers work done August 22nd-September 2nd—demonstrating early work on administrative sets,… Read more »

AVAILABLE: Fedora 4.6.0 Release

From A. Soroka, the University of Virginia Austin, TX  The Fedora team is proud to announce that Fedora 4.6.0 was released on Augsut 31, 2016 and is now available. Find full release notes (including details of particular tickets and issues addressed) at this URL: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+4.6.0+Release+Notes Resources   This release has been built against Java 8 and requires Java 8… Read more »

NOW AVAILABLE–TRAC Certified Long-term Digital Preservation: DuraCloud and Chronopolis for Institutional Treasures

Austin, TX  An institution’s identity is often formed by what it saves for current and future access. Digital collections curated by the academy can include research data, images, texts, reports, artworks, books, and historic documents help define an academic institution’s identity. Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification (TRAC)  certification was developed by OCLC, CRL and NARA… Read more »

Michele Kimpton: Vision and Skill Marked Tenure as DuraSpace CEO

Winchester, MA  Debra Hanken Kurtz became the new CEO of DuraSpace on February 16, 2015, taking the reigns from outgoing CEO Michele Kimpton. Ms. Kurtz looks forward to leading the organization in new directions while building on the solid foundation established by Ms. Kimpton. Recently Kimpton paused to reflect on key accomplishments and changes during her… Read more »