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From Richard Poynder, independent journalist and blogger specialising in information technology, scholarly communication, professional online database services, open sciencee-Science, and intellectual property.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2017-12-21 10:17

From Sibyl Schaefer, Chronopolis Program Manager and Digital Preservation Analyst, University of California, San Diego

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2017-12-18 16:45

The digital preservation landscape is one of a multitude of choices that vary widely in terms of purpose, scale, cost, and complexity. Over the past year a group of collaborating organizations united in the commitment to digital preservation have come together to explore how we can better communicate with each other and assist members of the wider community as they negotiate this complicated landscape.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2017-12-11 17:06

From Open Repositories 2018 Program Co-Chairs Claire Knowles and Evviva Weinraub

Open Repositories 2018 is now calling for proposals around the theme of Sustaining Open.

http://www.or2018.net/call-for-papers/

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2017-11-20 10:31

As described in the the Fedora API specification (specification charter), the specification is designed to:

  • Define the characteristics and expectations of how clients interact with Fedora implementations

  • Define such interactions such that an implementation's conformance is testable

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2017-10-26 09:52

This blog post was contributed by David W. Lewis, Dean of the IUPUI University Library, dlewis@iupui.edu This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license 

The Commitment: Every academic library should commit to contribute 2.5% of its total budget to support the common infrastructure needed to create the open scholarly commons.

Academic Libraries and the Open Scholarly Commons

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2017-09-26 15:56

From Andrew Woods, Fedora Tech Lead, on behalf of the Specification Editors and the Fedora Leadership

After much discussion and iteration, the initial public working draft of the Fedora API Specification is now available for broader public review.

http://fedora.info/spec

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2017-06-30 09:31

From Richard Green, Consultant to the University of Hull Library

The new Samvera (formerly Hydra) website is now live at samvera.org.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2017-06-29 09:12

DuraSpace has a lot to celebrate in 2017. Our community-supported open source technologies continue to contribute to advancing the access and preservation goals of our member organizations and beyond. The DuraSpace hosted services team is onboarding new customers, while at the same time contributing to efforts to offer new technologies that provide full, hosted access to, control of, and protection for your content.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2017-06-22 13:19