პროგრამული უზრუნველყოფა ბიბლიოთეკებისათვის

Uganda public librarians' training

EIFL - FOSS news - 4 საათი 53 წუთი წინ

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.

Evaluation skills training in Namibia

EIFL - FOSS news - 10 საათი 31 წუთი წინ

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 - 10 საათი 31 წუთი წინ

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 - 10 საათი 54 წუთი წინ

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.

Webinar: Google Scholar Indexing for OJS

EIFL - FOSS news - 11 საათი 57 წუთი წინ

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. 

Good practices in using Open Journal Systems

EIFL - FOSS news - 12 საათი 34 წუთი წინ

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.

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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VIVO Project Applies “It Takes a Village” Framework

DSpace news - სამ, 22/10/2019 - 17:05

What does VIVO look like in five years? How do we get there? The VIVO Leadership Group has been talking about sustainability and long-term planning, and recently completed an exercise to gather feedback from leaders. Laurie Arp, Interim Director of DuraSpace Community Supported Programs, has mapped out a path forward using the methodology framed by the It Takes a Village guidebook, a LYRASIS program funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Over the next couple of months, VIVO leaders will be working with Laurie Arp  to address our highest priorities for VIVO, including clarifying our vision and mission, improving governance processes, and eventually, a long-term road map. Along the way, we’ll be looking for input and feedback from the community at large, so watch the vivo-community mailing list for more information. Please send questions and comments to Julia Trimmer, VIVO Leadership Group Chair, at julia.trimmer@duke.edu.

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Open Polytechnic of New Zealand live on DSpace Express

DSpace news - სამ, 22/10/2019 - 16:45
In a record time of less than one month, OPNZ was live on Atmire’s DSpace Express service. It is hard to imagine two places being further apart than Leuven, near Brussels, Belgium and Lower Hutt, near Wellington, New Zealand. Despite the 11 hours time zone difference, the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (OPNZ) team members and Atmire successfully migrated the Open Polytechnic Online Repository to Atmire’s DSpace Express platform. Tom Avery, Library and Learning Centre Systems Co-ordinator at Open Polytechnic of New Zealand said,“Open Polytechnic needed to migrate off the DSpace based research repository as it was on a legacy server. After analysing available options, Open Polytechnic decided to subscribe to Atmire’s DSpace Express service. Atmire migrated and upgraded the legacy solution from DSpace 4.1, to the current version, 6.3. Throughout the project Atmire were easy to deal with; organised, kept us well informed, and were able to meet the tight deadlines for our migration project. We are happy to say we have a stable, modern repository with the latest DSpace software allowing us to make the most of our Research publications.”

Nick Dehoux, Atmire Project Manager said, “The Atmire Team and I greatly enjoyed working with the Open Polytechnic. Thanks to clear vision and very quick turnaround times on our requests to provide input and testing, we were able to upgrade and launch the repository on DSpace Express swiftly.”

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Announcing the Release of NewspaperWorks  v1.0.0

DSpace news - სამ, 22/10/2019 - 16:10
The NewspaperWorks team–Eben English (BPL), Harish Maringanti (Utah), Brian McBride (Utah), Jacob Reed (Utah) and Sean Upton (Utah)–announces the release of NewspaperWorks  v1.0.0! NewspaperWorks is a gem for Hyrax applications that provides work types, metadata fields, batch ingest workflows, and front-end functionality for digitized newspaper content. The gem can be used to integrate newspaper content into an existing repository application, or to build a stand-alone newspaper digital library. Project home: https://github.com/samvera-labs/newspaper_works

NewspaperWorks supports:

  • models for Title, Issue, Page, and Article
  • batch ingest of NDNP data, PDFs, and TIFF/JP2 via command line
  • OCR and ALTO creation
  • newspaper-specific metadata fields
  • full-text search
  • calendar-based issue browsing
  • advanced search
  • full-text keyword match highlighting
  • viewer with page navigation and deep zooming
  • IIIF Content Search API endpoint

A set of helpful documents to help you learn more and deploy NewspaperWorks can be found on the project wiki, including a PCDM model diagram, metadata schema, batch ingest instructions, and more details on installing, developing, and testing the code:

https://github.com/samvera-labs/newspaper_works/wiki

NewspaperWorks is the product of a two-year IMLS-funded collaboration between Boston Public Library and University of Utah’s Marriott Library [1]. We’re extraordinarily grateful to IMLS for funding this project, and for the feedback and support we’ve received from the community, especially from our grant Advisory Committee and the Samvera Newspapers Interest Group [2].

We look forward to working with interested implementers in the next few months, and identifying features for future development! Come see our presentation at Samvera Connect 2019 (Thursday 10/24 at 10:45 AM) to learn more on how to get involved.

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¿Abierto para quien? Open For Whom?

DSpace news - სამ, 22/10/2019 - 00:36

The theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week, October 21-27, is “Open for Whom? Equity in Knowledge.” The chasm separating those on opposite cliffs of the digital divide remains, despite ongoing efforts to bridge it, and it is this persistent gap that underscores the 2019 OA’s week theme question: ¿Abierto para quien? Open For Whom?

In celebration of OA Week 2019, the LYRASIS Content and Scholarly Communications team is pleased to share a video about the work LYRASIS does to support open access and scholarly communication programs including:

 

In addition to the initiatives highlighted in the video, LYRASIS is proud to support open source software that enables open access and digital preservation possible freely available. In particular, DSpace is used by more than 2,000 organizations and institutions to create open access to scientific and cultural heritage resources making it the most widely-used repository software in the world.

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Texas A&M University Libraries Launches New Implementation of VIVO, Scholars@TAMU

DSpace news - ორშ, 21/10/2019 - 22:56
Texas A&M University Libraries has officially launched our new implementation of VIVO, Scholars@TAMU !  It includes multiple new feature sets that our end users have been asking for.
  • Modern interface – Responsive, mobile friendly!
  • Enhanced search features –  Customized faceted searches
  • Easier access to the back end data –  ability to export data on the fly, and embed data widgets in other sites
  • Robust features for data re-use by others – Via the Discovery Service fully documented API, and direct access to the data in JSON format
Scholars@TAMU‘s system architecture uses the Scholars Discovery, and Scholars Angular code that can be found in the VIVO Community GitHub repository. Anyone that is interested in learning more can review the readme files, or view the site.

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Webinar: From Open Science to Inclusive Science

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:55

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Plan S compliance for OA Journals

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:49

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Science Policies

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:43

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: Research Data Management

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:37

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: OpenAPC - cost transparency of OA publishing

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 19:29

EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

Webinar: How to talk to faculty about OA

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 17/10/2019 - 13:21

Do you need advice about how to talk to researchers and top management about open access? Would you like to convince your researchers that submission of their work to repositories and open access journals is important for their reputation and visibility? Would you like to increase deposit rates in your repository? Are you wondering how to win support for open access at all levels of your institution?

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