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Uganda public librarians' training

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 19:00

Ten Ugandan public librarians, from Jinja, Soroti, Kamuli, Pallisa and Bugiri public libraries, are taking part in a three-day workshop on new service development, community needs assessment and impact assessment for public libraries.

Uganda public librarians' training

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 19:00

Ten Ugandan public librarians, from Jinja, Soroti, Kamuli, Pallisa and Bugiri public libraries, are taking part in a three-day workshop on new service development, community needs assessment and impact assessment for public libraries.

Uganda public librarians' training

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 19:00

Ten Ugandan public librarians, from Jinja, Soroti, Kamuli, Pallisa and Bugiri public libraries, are taking part in a three-day workshop on new service development, community needs assessment and impact assessment for public libraries.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Evaluation skills training in Namibia

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 13:22

Four public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in performance and outcome evaluation will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Evaluation skills training in Namibia

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 13:22

Four public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in performance and outcome evaluation will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Evaluation skills training in Namibia

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 13:22

Four public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in performance and outcome evaluation will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Evaluation skills training in Namibia

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 13:22

Four public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in performance and outcome evaluation will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Advocacy skills for Namibian librarians

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 12:59

Two public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in advocacy and communications will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Advocacy skills for Namibian librarians

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 12:59

Two public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in advocacy and communications will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

Advocacy skills for Namibian librarians

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 12:59

Two public library trainers from Namibia who recently attended EIFL training in advocacy and communications will pass on their knowledge and skills to their colleagues within the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) network of 65 public libraries.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Webinar: Google Scholar Indexing for OJS

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 11:56

If you use Open Journal Systems (OJS) to publish your journals, and you wish to make sure that they are indexed with search engines, this webinar is for you.

The webinar is jointly organized EIFL in collaboration with Google Scholar. Presenter Monica Westin, from Google Scholar, will explain how the Google Scholar indexing system works, and show you how to fix common OJS indexing problems. She will also discuss best practices for OJS journal indexing and present Google Scholar indexing guidelines and resources for OJS. There will also be time for questions and discussion. 

Webinar: Google Scholar Indexing for OJS

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 11:56

If you use Open Journal Systems (OJS) to publish your journals, and you wish to make sure that they are indexed with search engines, this webinar is for you.

The webinar is jointly organized EIFL in collaboration with Google Scholar. Presenter Monica Westin, from Google Scholar, will explain how the Google Scholar indexing system works, and show you how to fix common OJS indexing problems. She will also discuss best practices for OJS journal indexing and present Google Scholar indexing guidelines and resources for OJS. There will also be time for questions and discussion. 

Webinar: Google Scholar Indexing for OJS

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 11:56

If you use Open Journal Systems (OJS) to publish your journals, and you wish to make sure that they are indexed with search engines, this webinar is for you.

The webinar is jointly organized EIFL in collaboration with Google Scholar. Presenter Monica Westin, from Google Scholar, will explain how the Google Scholar indexing system works, and show you how to fix common OJS indexing problems. She will also discuss best practices for OJS journal indexing and present Google Scholar indexing guidelines and resources for OJS. There will also be time for questions and discussion. 

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Good practices in using Open Journal Systems

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 11:19

The EIFL Open Access Progamme (EIFL-OA) has released a checklist of good practices in using the free and open software Open Journal System (OJS) for journal editing and publishing. OJS is the most widely used publishing software in EIFL partner countries.

Good practices in using Open Journal Systems

EIFL news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 11:19

The EIFL Open Access Progamme (EIFL-OA) has released a checklist of good practices in using the free and open software Open Journal System (OJS) for journal editing and publishing. OJS is the most widely used publishing software in EIFL partner countries.

Good practices in using Open Journal Systems

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 23/10/2019 - 11:19

The EIFL Open Access Progamme (EIFL-OA) has released a checklist of good practices in using the free and open software Open Journal System (OJS) for journal editing and publishing. OJS is the most widely used publishing software in EIFL partner countries.

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Journal Editorial Boards: Is There Space for Geographic Diversity?

OA Week news - სამ, 22/10/2019 - 23:30

I would like to start this post providing some social and personal context. I am a researcher located in Chile, South America. As of Friday October 18th,my country’s democracy has been under threat. The military  are out on the streets and there is a curfew in place that limits our freedom throughout five major cities. This extreme repression has resulted in 11 deaths, 84 people were wounded by gunshots and more than 1,000 detained. Also, I would like to…

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VIVO 1.11.0 Release Announcement

DSpace news - სამ, 22/10/2019 - 23:08

From Mike Conlon, VIVO Project Director, on behalf of the VIVO Committers

VIVO 1.11 is now available!

VIVO 1.11 contains new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes.  Some highlights:

  • Claiming of publications by both DOI and PubMed ID.  Users can add publications to their profiles by logging on to self-edit, clicking claiming link, and entering either DOI or PubMed IDs.  Data regarding the publications is added to VIVO and displayed on the user’s profile.
  • Externalized search index.  Solr is now used by VIVO and Vitro as a free-standing application, much as Tomcat is, rather than being part of the VIVO and Vitro applications.  This allows VIVO to use the most recent versions of Solr, and positions VIVO for use of other search indices, such as ElasticSearch, in the future.
  • A Docker implementation of VIVO is provided.  The Docker version of VIVO can be used for rapid installation and evaluation.  It contains a complete VIVO environment, including Tomcat, Solr, and MariaDB.
  • Triple Pattern Fragments (TPF) is now optional. A runtime property controls whether TPF is available.
  • Improvements in internationalization, including improved documentation and the inclusion of German language translation in the VIVO and Vitro repositories
  • Improvements in the ORCiD integration including explicit support for both member and public APIs.
  • 25 bugs have been fixed, documentation has been improved.

For a complete list of improvements, see the VIVO 1.11 Release Notes

VIVO 1.11 can be downloaded now from https://github.com/vivo-project/VIVO/releases/tag/vivo-1.11.0

Upgrading to VIVO 1.11 from a version of VIVO prior to 1.10 requires a triple store unload, use of provided utilities to upgrade, and a reload.  See Upgrading VIVO.  Upgrading from 1.10 to 1.11 does not require a triple store reload.

Upgrading to VIVO 1.11 will require installation of Solr as a free-standing application.

Development, testing and release of VIVO 1.11 was led by the VIVO Committers and Developers with major support from Andrew Woods.  Ralph O’Flinn of the University of Alabama Birmingham served as release manager.

The following individuals provided code, documentation and/or testing for the release:

Mike Conlon,  Don Elsborg,  Kitio Fofack,  alessandro galasso,  Benjamin Gross,
Christian Hauschke,  Svantje Lilienthal,  Brian Lowe,  Manuel Schwarz,
Ralph O’Flinn,  Harry Thakkar,  Graham Triggs,  Stefan Wolff,
William Stanley Welling,  Andrew Woods,  Laura Wrubel

A detailed listing of all known people/institutions who contributed to VIVO 1.11 is available in the Release Notes. If you contributed and were not listed, please let us know so that we can correct it!

As always, we are happy to hear back from the community about VIVO. Please let us know what you think of 1.11!

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News from 4Science: First International DSpace-CRIS User Group Meeting and Community Initiatives Supported by 4Science.

DSpace news - სამ, 22/10/2019 - 19:29

From Susanna Mornati, Director of Operations, 4Science

4Science, together with The Library Code and other organizations in the DSpace-CRIS community, such as the Hamburg University of Technology, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Georg-August-University Goettingen, the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, the University of Bern, the University of Trieste, are inviting all the interested institutions in DSpace-CRIS, the first free open-source Research Information Management System (aka CRIS/RIMS), to join in the first International DSpace-CRIS User Group Meeting. The event is organized in the framework of the euroCRIS Membership Meeting that will be held on November 18-20, 2019 at the University of Münster, Germany-EU. More information here:
https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACECRIS/DSpace-CRIS+User+Group


DSpace-CRIS is proceeding toward version 7: all the details of the new exciting updates in the Product Roadmap https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACECRIS/Product+RoadMap and the suggestions and
contributions of the users’; community: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACECRIS/New+Features.


4Science participated in the 2019 DSpace North American User Group Meeting, held on September 23-24 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN-USA, with two presentations: the “DSpace 7 REST API” and “How to enhance your DSpace repository: use cases for DSpace-CRIS, DSpace-RDM, and DSpace-GLAM flavors.”. There was a strong interest towards these extensions of DSpace that are addressing some emerging use cases such as the CRIS/RIMS, the Research Data Management, the Digital Libraries integrated
with IIIF standards for images.


4Science joined participants at the 2019 LYRASIS Summit, held on October 3-4 in Chicago, IL-USA. Engaging with LYRASIS after the recent merger with DuraSpace was  fruitful and provided the opportunity to get to know the merged organization, its governance, its activities, and discuss resources for the benefit of the entire DSpace community. We are very inspired and enthusiastic about facing new challenges and meeting new opportunities.


The slides and the video of the “Better Together” webinar organized by ORCID are now available: take this opportunity to learn about integration points and options for ORCID within Dspace-CRIS, and the benefits for researchers and institutions. DSpace-CRIS is fully integrated with ORCID API v.2, providing pull and push functionality for researchers’ profiles, publications, projects, and web hooks to alert authors about new publications directly within their DSpace-CRIS repository.


A Virtual Community Call for South African DSpace Users has been organized by the first time by COAR, LYRASIS and 4Science together. This Virtual Community meeting is intended for the South African DSpace Users who responded to an online survey that was posted on the IRTalk mailing list during August 2019. On 23 October 2019 Kathleen Shearer (COAR), Andrea Bollini (4Science) and Michele Mennielli (LYRASIS) will present updates about COAR, DSpace and DSpace-CRIS. The virtual meeting will also be the opportunity to launch a South African DSpace User Group.


4Science cares for all DSpace-CRIS local communities, and was invited to give the opening speech at the
Fifth Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Open Science. The talk: “More facts than promises: FAIR data at your fingertips with open source solutions” will be focused on the availability of sustainable solutions with FAIR-compliant tools to support Open Science, such as DSpace-CRIS with RDM functionality, a powerful integration with CKAN released as a free add-on module by 4Science.

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New Features for DSpace 5 and 6 ORCID Integration

DSpace news - სამ, 22/10/2019 - 19:26

REST API extensions, allow you to view and manipulate ORCiDs on DSpace items, ORCID iD badges next to author names and advanced search support, are now available in a new open source patch thanks to KAUST.

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) has issued a new DSpace patch that significantly extends default features available in ORCID integrated DSpace repositories. The patch, developed by Atmire, is designed to support the use cases of KAUST’s own Institutional ORCID integration open source software, offering institutions a way to support the use of ORCID iDs by their researchers and students.

Preservation and Digital Services Manager, Mohamed Ba-Essa and Digital Repository Lead, Daryl Grenz said, “It has been exciting to see the use of ORCID iDs spread through the scholarly ecosystem. We often are introducing ORCID to students or other researchers and find not only that they already have an ORCID iD, but that they have used it with systems or in ways that we didn’t even know about before.”

Feature overview

The DSpace expanded-ORCID-support patch offers an expansion of the default DSpace REST API, item display and discovery features. It features:

  • new ways of viewing, adding and updating person authorities through the REST API
  • clear identification of ORCID affiliated authors by exposing the ORCID iD icon on the item page
  • advanced searching based on ORCID iD

Get started with this patch today, on your DSpace 5.9+ or 6.3+ repository. Installation instructions and additional details can be found on the patch’s dedicated GitHub page.

This Open Source work was recently featured on the ORCID blog:

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