Highlights From The International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)


A workshop on Supporting FAIR Data Principles with Fedora was delivered on Thursday, February 22 by David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager. This workshop provided an overview of Fedora with a focus on how it can support the four FAIR principles: findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability. Attendees had an opportunity to explore Fedora features first-hand using a virtual… Read more »

REMINDER: Save on Fedora Camp at NASA pricing–Register soon!


From David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager The early bird price for Fedora Camp at NASA [1] ends on Friday, March 16, so be sure to reserve your spot soon! The camp takes place May 16-18. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts – no prior Fedora experience is required. Participants can expect… Read more »

VIVO Updates for March 4 — Action Planning, Camp, Conference, Meetings This Week, OpenVIVO Paper


From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director Action Planning  VIVO Leadership, Steering and invited guests met March 1 at Duke University to review progress of the VIVO Project over the past three years, consider goals for the coming year, and organize action planning teams to create measurable objectives and monitor progress toward the objectives.  Five teams… Read more »

ARKs in the Open – Project Update #1


As announced last week, the California Digital Library (CDL) and DuraSpace are collaborating to build an open, international community around Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) and their use as persistent identifiers in the open scholarly ecosystem. We’re calling the project ARKs in the Open. Since the announcement, we’ve received expressions of interest from two national libraries, three universities and a non-profit, all endorsing… Read more »

Recording and Slides From CLAW Webinar: Islandora + Fedora 4


Last Friday February 23rd the University of Toronto Scarborough hosted an Islandora CLAW + Linked Data Lunch and Learn session. The recording is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC1mujWB30k&t=12s. Webinar presentations: 0:00:14 – Introduction to Islandora CLAW and Linked Data (Danny Lamb, Technical Lead, Islandora Foundation) Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PaSXTGWekQAADA0NSL6e4-oC2fP12xj5wj57ATlMT1A/edit#slide=id.g3220567843_1_112 1:02:32 – Islandora Metadata Interest Group Update (Rosie LeFaive, UPEI, Mike Bolam,… Read more »

KnowledgeArc Platform News


From Michael Guthrie, KnowledgeArc (https://www.knowledgearc.com) is pleased to welcome the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) to the KnowledgeArc platform. ASSAf are hosting their 6 Open Access journals that were migrated from Open Journal Systems version 2 to the new OJS version 3, combined onto a multi-journal installation that now includes the former Wiley Scholar One… Read more »

REGISTER for ILIDE (Innovative Library in Digital Era) 2018


The April 15-18 ILIDE (Innovative Library in Digital Era) International Conference in Jasna, Slovakia is open for registration. This International conference attracts librarians from all over the world. The aim of the Innovative Library in Digital Era Conference is to present visionary and original ideas based on the extensive experience of the participating experts and institutions.… Read more »

4Science Awarded OpenAIRE Funding to Increase Open Science Interoperability Features


The 4Science proposal for an implementation aimed at increasing the interoperability features supported by the most broadly used platforms in the open science ecosystem for Literature Repositories, Data Repositories, Journals platforms and CRIS/RIMS, such as DSpace, Dataverse, OJS and DSpace-CRIS, has been selected for funding under the OpenAIRE call for services, launched last December. The tender… Read more »

CDL and DuraSpace launch open community outreach initiative for ARK identifiers


California Digital Library (CDL) and DuraSpace are pleased to announce a collaboration aimed at building an open, international community around Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) and their use as persistent identifiers in the open scholarly ecosystem. Over 550 institutions (research, not-for-profit, private, government) across the world have registered to use ARKs.  They’ve created an estimated 175 million ARKs with publicly resolvable… Read more »

Atmire Announces DSpace Upgrade for UCalgary PRISM


Members of the University of Calgary community can now archive, showcase, and track the impact of their research outputs with ease thanks to a major upgrade to PRISM, the University of Calgary’s Digital Repository. Established in 2003 and housing over 30,000 items, PRISM has long been a repository to share and preserve articles, theses, conference proceedings, technical… Read more »