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From Kevin Ashley, Director Digital Curation Centre and OR12 Conference Program Chair, on behalf of the programme committee and the local organizing committee of OR12

Edinburgh, Scotland The theme of this year’s Open Repositories Conference  is “Open Services for Open Content: Local In/Global Out.” It will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland between July 9-13, 2012. You are invited to consider what you can contribute to the conference program.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-10 13:54

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) extended its DSpace IR ( to include different groups independently on the same platform when developers realized that each community could have its own URL, look and feel, and administration using DSpace.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-05 17:01

Customer requested features improve content control in the cloud

Ithaca, NY The newest DuraCloud release provides fine-grained access control over your content in the cloud with significant user administration improvements:

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2012-01-05 13:00

From Patty Gertz, Jasig

Westminster, CO The first joint Jasig/Sakai annual conference will be held Sunday, June 10 through Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. Supplementary half-day Jasig and Sakai seminars will be held on on Sunday, June 10.

More details to follow soon.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-12-16 16:45

From Robin Taylor, EDINA, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, UK We have a new bug-fix release of DSpace 1.8 available: DSpace 1.8.1

This small bug fix release addresses a number of issues that have cropped up since 1.8.0. A list of the issues can be found here.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-12-15 13:54

Ithaca, NY Start the new year by taking DuraCloud out for a 2-month trial run—free—and find out how DuraCloud can help you meet your back-up, preservation, streaming and collaboration needs for 2012. DuraCloud is the only "one click to the cloud" managed cloud service that provides you with multiple locations and providers.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-12-15 13:41

From the SWORD project:

Bath, UK The SWORD v2 project has been asked by the JISC to look into the applicability of the SWORD protocol for depositing Research Data.  The SWORD protocol has always been agnostic about the type of resource it is depositing, however its initial development stemmed from a requirement for the deposit of scholarly communications outputs into repositories – these typically being small text-based items.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-12-05 12:15

Ithaca, NY Slides and video recordings from recent DuraSpace web seminars are now available.

About DuraCloud Technical Overview Web Seminar

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-12-02 12:21

Ithaca, NY Please join DSpace technical lead Tim Donohue for a free webinar overview of the DSpace Curation System and how you can seamlessly use the DSpace "Replication Task Suite" add-on to back up your content to DuraCloud through the DSpace user interface.

Date: Nov 30, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Hosted By: DuraSpace
Presented By: Tim Donohue (DSpace technical lead)

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2011-11-18 15:55