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  • 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...
  • 03/31/2016 - 09:41
    From Aaron Coburn, Programmer and Systems Administrator, Academic Technology Services, Amherst College Amherst, MA  I would like to announce the release of version 4.5.0 of the Fedora Camel Messaging Toolkit (fcrepo-camel-toolkit). This toolkit provides a collection of asynchronous integrations between a Fedora 4 repository and external systems. This new version is a feature release, which now contains fcrepo-serialization: a tool that will serialize Fedora resources to a location on a...
  • 03/29/2016 - 11:30
    From Andrew Woods, Fedora Tech Lead Austin, TX  There has been increasing interest and discussion around the opportunities of an integration between VIVO and Fedora 4. In an effort to provide a public forum for detailing use cases, identifying related initiatives, gaining consensus on integration patterns, etc, the following mailing list has been created: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/fedora-vivo   Please use this list to forward the conversation, and pass it along to others.  
  • 03/23/2016 - 13:05
    Washington, DC  Magnolia trees and spring flowers were in full bloom for the Sixth Annual DuraSpace Member Summit held at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. DuraSpace members were interested in formal and informal conversations about the open source projects in which they primarily participate, the general state of the scholarly ecosystem, emerging opportunities, and of course, the recently announced "intent to merge" with LYRASIS. Board of Directors chair Laura Wood, Director, Tisch Library,...
  • 03/14/2016 - 09:43
    From Susan Lafferty, Associate Library Director (Resources and Access), Australian Catholic University Sydney, AU  There will be a teleconference on  Wednesday March 30 at 5:00 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time for anyong interested in the Fedora International Special Interest Group recently discussed by David Wilcox. Call in details: Conference Dial-In Number (North America) : (712) 775-7035 Participant Access Code: 383934# International dial in numbers: Australia: +61 (0) 3 8672 0185...
  • 03/08/2016 - 10:49
    From Laura Waugh, Marketing Coordinator, Texas Digital Library Austin, TX  We are pleased to announce the formation of the South Central States Fedora Users Group.  In conjunction with DuraSpace, the Texas Digital Library, the University of Houston, and the University of Oklahoma are establishing a community for developers and users of the Fedora repository system.  This users group is open to anyone in the southern, central United States with an interest in Fedora and its use with the Hydra,...
  • 02/10/2016 - 13:24
    Carol Minton Morris from DuraSpace interviewed Stefano Cossu, Director of Application Services, Collections at The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), to learn about how Fedora 4 is implemented at AIC. • What’s your role with Fedora at your organization or institution? As the Information Architect for Collections Management at the Art Institute of Chicago, I led a group that evaluated options and selected Fedora to be the foundation and center of our data and asset management strategy. • Tell me a...
  • 02/02/2016 - 09:25
    Austin, TX  The Fedora team is proud to announce that Fedora 4.5.0 was released on January 21, 2016 and is now available. Resources   This release has been built against Java 8 Downloads [1] Javadocs [2]   Team   Release Managers Nick Ruest Esmé Cowles   Developers Adam Soroka Aaron Coburn Andrew Woods Andy Wagner Bethany Seeger Esmé Cowles Jared Whiklo Michael Durbin Mohamed Mohideen Abdul Rasheed Nianli Ma Nick Ruest Osman Din Peter Eichman Ralf Claussnitzer Yinlin Chen   Issue Reporters...
  • 01/28/2016 - 08:54
    Austin, Texas  Find out how the Portland Common Data Model (PCDM) gets complex systems with complex data to interoperate in this new DuraSpace Quickbyte —no more than you can chew in a three-minute broadcast. The Portland Common Data Model (PCDM) aims to accomplish data exchange with interoperable data models, which are useful in many contexts, including digital repositories. PCDM will be used to build the data models in the feature-rich, next-generation Fedora-based digital repository, Hydra-...
  • 01/26/2016 - 17:43
    January 27, 2016, Atlanta, GA - The Boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace, two leading member-based non-profit organizations serving libraries, archives, museums, as well as the broader scholarly, cultural heritage and technology communities, have unanimously approved an "Intent to Merge". LYRASIS, which serves more than 4000 members and partner organizations by delivering e-resources, strategic licensing, training and digital technology resources and DuraSpace, a leader in the development and...