Ithaca, NY Chris Wilper, DuraSpace Technical Lead and Developer is pleased to announce the release of Akubra 0.3.
Akubra is a Java API that provides read/write access to URI-addressable files. It is currently used by the Fedora Commons Repository software to provide an adaptable, file-oriented low level storage layer, but it is not Fedora-specific. Akubra achieves a high level of interoperability between storage systems by making simplifying assumptions:
Ithaca, NY Paul Gearon, Technical Lead and Developer, DuraSpace, has announced the release of Mulgara 2.1.7. Major changes in this release include: long running queries executed over RMI can now be interrupted; better SPARQL compliance in the algebra, and; more efficient memory use for some operations. The new Mulgara release can be downloaded from: http://mulgara.org/download.html.
Madrid, Spain The Fifth International Conference on Open Repositories with the theme “The Grand Integration Challenge” will be held in Madrid July 6-9, 2010. Organizers have announced that the online proposal submission process is now open through March 1, 2010.
From the Program Committee of the Fifth International Conference on Open Repositories 2010 (http://or2010.fecyt.es/publico/Home/index.aspx)
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Today, the DuraSpace not-for-profit organization and the Fedora digital repository project announced the release of Fedora 3.3. This release marks a new milestone in the process of developing the Fedora open source software.
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Due to a regression bug that was introduced with some of the recent optimizations, Mulgara 2.1.6 is being released ahead of schedule. Mulgara can be downloaded from: http://mulgara.org/download.html.
The changes in this release are:
• Nested OPTIONAL operations have been fixed. These were being mangled in 2.1.5.
• New functions extensions are available, bringing Mulgara in line
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA The DuraSpace™ organization is conducting a pilot program to test a new cloud-based service, DuraCloud™—a hosted service and open technology developed by DuraSpace, that makes it easy for organizations and end users to use commercial cloud services. DuraCloud™ leverages existing cloud infrastructure to enable durability and access to digital content.
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Paul Gearon, Technical Lead and Developer, DuraSpace, has announced the release of Mulgara 2.1.5—a scalable semantic database written entirely in Java. Download Mulgara from:
Some of the improvements in this release include:
• Results are no longer distinct by default, thereby following SPARQL requirements. TQL also has a new NONDISTINCT keyword.
• UNION operations are significantly optimized for results with duplicates.
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA Join Michele Kimpton, CBO, DuraSpace for an “All About Repositories” web seminiar on December 16, 2009, and find out how your organization can participate in a pilot program that will test a new cloud-based service, “DuraCloud.” Please register for the free web seminar here.