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  • 10/24/2016 - 12:29
    Austin, TX  This year the DLF (Digital Library Federation) Forum Nov 6-10, is combined with two additional events–the Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference and Digital Preservation 2016. The event will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at at the historic Pfister Hotel. More information is available here: https://www.diglib.org/forums/2016forum/ On Tuesday, November 8 David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager for DuraSpace, will offer a three-hour, hands-on workshop focused on introducing participants...
  • 10/24/2016 - 08:17
    From Elliot Metsger, Senior Programmer/Analyst, Digital Research and Curation Center, Johns Hopkins University, on behalf of the Fedora API-X group The Fedora API Extension Architecture (API-X) working group has been planning a milestone release and associated demo of the API-X framework and an assortment of extensions.  While this does not represent a production release, the framework has matured to the point where it is ready for a round of evaluation and feedback.  We are currently working...
  • 10/17/2016 - 09:25
    Austin, TX  The Fedora Project is set to hold a three-day Fedora Camp in New York City, hosted by Columbia University Libraries at the Butler Library, November 28-30, 2016.  In this post you will find an overview of what will be covered on each day, and details regarding instructors and scheduling. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora 4 experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora 4 learning...
  • 09/30/2016 - 10:32
    From the organisers of the Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2017 Brisbane, Australia  The OR17 Call for Proposals is available on the conference web site: http://or2017.net/call-for-proposals/ The Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2017, will be held on June 26th-30th, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. The organisers are pleased to issue this call for contributions to the program, with submissions due by 20 November 2016. The conference system is now...
  • 09/22/2016 - 13:45
    From Aaron Coburn, systems administrator and programmer, Academic Technology Services, Amherst College Amherst, MA  I would like to announce the 4.4.4 release of the Fedora Camel component. This is a patch release that deprecates two endpoint options: transform and tombstone. Those options are still available in this release, but they will log a warning; they will be completely removed in the 4.5.0 release. The transform option was used with the (now deprecated) fcrepo-transform extension...
  • 09/21/2016 - 15:28
    Austin, TX  Get current technical facts about DSpace, Fedora and VIVO in a concise format online, or as a downloadable PDF. Overview technical specifications for each DuraSpace open source project offer a basic description, history, a typical product use case, an architectural overview, key features and more. • DSpace technical specifications here. • Fedora technical specifications here. • VIVO technical specifications here.
  • 09/01/2016 - 10:27
    From A. Soroka, the University of Virginia Austin, TX  The Fedora team is proud to announce that Fedora 4.6.0 was released on Augsut 31, 2016 and is now available. Find full release notes (including details of particular tickets and issues addressed) at this URL: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+4.6.0+Release+Notes Resources   This release has been built against Java 8 and requires Java 8 Downloads Javadocs   Team   Release Manager A. Soroka, the University of Virginia  ...
  • 08/30/2016 - 14:40
    From Aaron Coburn, Programmer and Systems Administrator, Amherst College Amherst, MA  I would like to announce the immediate availability of version 4.6.0 of the Fedora Messaging Toolbox. The messaging toolbox is designed to support a variety of asynchronous integrations with external tools and services, such as a Solr search engine or an external Triplestore. Version 4.6.0 of the messaging toolbox is compatible with both the forthcoming 4.6.0 release of the Fedora Commons server and previous...
  • 08/30/2016 - 08:13
    Austin, TX  DuraSpace is pleased to announce that the Fedora team recently completed a redesign of http://fedorarepository.org. The site was designed in consultation with members of the Fedora Leadership Group and reflects a modern, mobile-friendly approach that makes it easy to find key items first. Prior to redesigning the web site an analysis of DuraSpace monthy webmetrics data revealed that users navigated to the basics quickly. They want to know what Fedora is, what it does, and how to get...
  • 08/22/2016 - 12:51
    Austin, TX  Fedora Camp NYC, hosted by Columbia University Libraries, will be offered at Columbia University’s Butler Library in New York City November 28-30, 2016. Final details–instructors and curriculum are now available on the wiki. Fedora experts will be on hand to lead participants through the basics leading towards an understanding of advanced concepts–no prior Fedora 4 experience is required. Participants will come away with a deep dive Fedora 4 learning experience coupled with multiple...