06/08/2016 - 11:08
Austin, TX The DuraSpace organization today announced Jonathan Markow’s retirement from his position as Chief Strategy Officer for DuraSpace, effective November, 2016.
CEO Debra Hanken Kurtz said, “With heavy hearts and a deep appreciation for everything that Jonathan has accomplished for our community and our organization during his tenure at DuraSpace, we wish our friend and colleague every success and much happiness.”
Jonathan Markow joined DuraSpace in March, 2011 as Chief Strategy Officer...
05/31/2016 - 11:22
Austin, TX In two weeks the open repository community will gather at the Open Repositories Conference in Dublin, Ireland to share ideas and catch up with old friends and colleagues. The Fedora community will be on hand to participate and offer insights into current and future development of the flexible and extensible open source repository platform used by leading academic institutions.
Introduction to Fedora 4 Workshop
Join David Wilcox, Fedora product manager and Andrew Woods, Fedora tech...
05/24/2016 - 08:25
Austin, TX It’s only three weeks away! If you will attend the 11th Annual International Conference on Open Repositories (#OR2016) here are the sessions that will be of interest if you want to learn more about the Hydra-in-a-Box project
Workshop: Modeling your Repository Objects with the Portland Common Data Model (PCDM)
Monday, June 13, 1:30-3:30 PM; 4:00-6:00 PM
Content deposited into the Hydra-in-a-Box repository application is modeled atop the Portland Common Data Model, a flexible,...
05/16/2016 - 05:09
Austin, TX Following four months of formal due diligence and six months of exploration, the Boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace have decided that a full merger is not currently the best way for each organization to achieve its long-term goals. In lieu of a formal merger, LYRASIS and DuraSpace will continue to pursue more informal collaborations that benefit members and communities of both organizations while allowing each organization to remain focused on its mission. This decision is the result...
05/10/2016 - 11:58
Austin, TX Will you be traveling to the 11th Annual International Conference on Open Repositories #OR2016 next month in Dublin, Ireland? The Fedora team is pleased to announce that they will offer a full day Introduction to Fedora 4 Workshop on Monday, June 13. New and existing Fedora users will have the opportunity to learn about and experience Fedora 4 features and functionality first-hand.
David Wilcox, Fedora product manager and Andrew Woods, Fedora tech lead will explain why the Fedora...
05/03/2016 - 12:54
From David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager, on behalf of the Fedora team.
Austin, TX The Fedora team is proud to announce that Fedora 4.5.1 was released on April 29, 2016. Full release notes are included below and are also available on the wiki: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+4.5.1+Release+Notes.
This release has been built against Java 8
• Downloads 
• Javadocs 
• Benjamin Armintor, Columbia University
• Jared Whiklo, University of...
04/28/2016 - 07:27
Austin, TX The most recent Fedora camp in Pasadena, California was hosted by the Caltech Library at the California Institute of Technology's Keck Institute for Space Studies.
The beautiful Caltech campus was an ideal setting for the 40 camp attendees who enjoyed turn-of-the-last century architecture that reflected the institution’s beginnings as Throop University in 1891. The institution was renamed the California Institute of Technology in 1920. The well-known Caltech Turtle and Frog Ponds...
04/21/2016 - 11:02
Austin, TX The Fedora community is currently in the initial phases of drafting a standards-based application programming interface (API) specification that will result in a stable, independently-versioned Fedora RESTful API. A Fedora API specification will be a significant milestone for the project and the community enabling a concrete and common understanding of Fedora's role in an institution's infrastructure ecosystem.
The goal of this work is to develop a broad consensus for an API...
04/20/2016 - 08:57
Austin, TX David Wilcox, Fedora product manager and Andrew Woods, Fedora tech lead, will offer a workshop entitled, "Publishing Assets as Linked Data with Fedora 4" at the Library Publishing Forum (LPForum 2016) to be held at the University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas on May 18 from 1:00 PM-3:30 PM. All LPForum 2016 attendees are welcome—there is no need to pre-register for this introductory-level workshop.
Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for...
04/20/2016 - 06:13
Austin, TX The annual DuraSpace Membership Campaign for 2016 officially kicks off today. The campaign raises funds to support the continued advancement of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO open source software projects. While DuraSpace proudly provides these applications for free for anyone to use, our projects rely on membership fees to pay for staff who provide technical leadership, direct strategic planning, organize community outreach, and coordinate timely software releases for the open source...