It has been a busy summer here at 4Science, with the new release of DSpace-CRIS and the ongoing development of DSpace 7. September will be even more exciting, with two important appointments, in order to share our ideas about the best way to use DSpace in different contexts.
During the last months 4Science developers released both DSpace-CRIS 5.7.0 and DSpace-CRIS 6RC2 (based on DSpace 6.2).
By Michael Guthrie, Director, KnowledgeArc The Nigerian Research and Education Network Federated Repository (NgREN) has launched a federated repository with assistance from KnowledgeArc. The new DSpace archive brings together the works from 42 different DSpace instances in the country, and provides a hub to showcase and highlight the intellectual output of Nigeria's universities.
The Fedora repository project relies on many individuals and institutions to make the project successful. We are grateful for their commitment and will showcase their contributions in a series of community profiles aimed at recognizing our contributors’ achievements, and introducing them to the rest of the community.
Bethany Seeger has been a Fedora contributor to the Fedora repository team for two years. Her focus is on MODS XML to RDF mapping as Amherst migrates to Fedora 4.
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.
Open source software development takes commitment, an understanding of the benefits of participation, and a sense of adventure with regard to making something good happen for a wide community of stakeholders.
From Andrea Bollini, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, 4Science
DSpace-CRIS is an open-source extension of DSpace that includes functionality useful for CRIS (Current Researcher Information System) users. DSpace-CRIS enables ingestion, storage, display and management of metadata and fulltext of all research-related components that can include publications, projects, grants, patents, organization units and researcher profiles (people).
From the organizers of the 2017 VIVO Conference
The 2017 VIVO Conference is all about research networking! If this topic and creating an integrated record of the scholarly work of your organization is of interest then the 2017 VIVO Conference is the place to be Aug 2-4 in New York City. Institutions with production VIVOs as well as those who are considering implementing VIVO will be in attendance, present their work, and/or offer workshops.