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EIFL renews agreement with Edward Elgar

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 11/11/2019 - 13:03

EIFL has renewed its current agreement with Edward Elgar Publishing until December 2022. Under this renewed agreement, libraries and consortia from 30 EIFL partner countries are eligible for free access Edward Elgar’s 10 journals, over 750 development studies and environment e-books, and can publish at a discounted APC (Article Processing Charge) rate in open access in their journals.

Celebrating 10 years of EIFL-PLIP

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 11/11/2019 - 11:36

Deborah Jacobs, former director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries Initiative celebrates 10 years of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in this guest blog for EIFL.

Invitation from the Mexican DSpace Users Group: “Installation, Configuration and Customization DSpace 6.3

DSpace news - ოთხ, 06/11/2019 - 18:26

The Mexican DSpace Users Group is pleased to offer the community the opportunity to register for a virtual course on “Installation, Configuration and Customization DSpace 6.3” with Sheyla Salazar Waldo y Julian Timal Tlachi from the Mexican DSpace Users Group.

The objective of this course is to explain how DSpace software (version 6.3) is installed on an operating system,  in this case Windows. The user will be able to configure and personalize DSpace, as well as have control of testing and seeing the complete installation process.

The course will begin on Friday, November 8, please to register: https://wiki.duraspace.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=176490109

En español

El Grupo Mexicano de Usuarios de DSpace se complace en ofrecer a la comunidad la oportunidad de registrarse para un curso virtual sobre “Instalación, Configuración y Personalización de DSpace 6.3” con Sheyla Salazar Waldo y Julian Timal Tlachi del Grupo Mexicano de Usuarios de DSpace.

El objetivo de este curso es explicar cómo se instala el software DSpace (versión 6.3) en un sistema operativo, en este caso Windows. El usuario podrá configurar y personalizar DSpace, así como tener el control de las pruebas y ver el proceso completo de instalación.

El curso comenzará el viernes 8 de noviembre, por favor regístrese: https://wiki.duraspace.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=176490109

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Announcing the First International DSpace-CRIS User Group Meeting

DSpace news - სამ, 05/11/2019 - 22:40

From Susanna Mornati, 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, invite all  institutions interested in DSpace-CRIS, the free open-source Research Information Management System (aka CRIS/RIMS), to join in the first International DSpace-CRIS User Group Meeting to be held in Muenster (Germany, EU) on November 18, 2019.

The event is free and 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. At https://eurocris.uni-muenster.de there are details about the euroCRIS registration, program, venue, transport, and accommodation. Participation also in the euroCRIS event is strongly encouraged.

The DSpace-CRIS User Group Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 18 from 14h to 17h, at: Johannisstr. 8-10, room KTh IV, Muenster (click here for the map), with thanks to the generous hospitality of the University of Muenster.

Agenda:
14:00 – 14:10 Introduction
14:10 – 14:30 DSpace-CRIS roadmap
14:30 – 15:30 Experiences from participants
15:30 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 16:40 Discussion with participants
16:40 – 17:00 Future plans and conclusions

Speakers:

• Introduction and DSpace-CRIS roadmap, future plans and conclusions: Susanna Mornati and Andrea Bollini, 4Science (Italy), Pascal Becker, The Library Code (Germany)

• Experiences from participants and discussion:

Beate Rajski and Oliver Goldschmidt, Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)
Daniel Beucke, Georg-August University of Goettingen (Germany)
Michael Erndt and Dirk Eisengräber-Pabst, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Germany)
Steffen Illig, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg (Germany)
Anna Keller, University of Bern (Switzerland)
Jordan Piščanc, University of Trieste (Italy)

Other participants are invited to share their experiences and wish-list (open discussion)

Registration and details at:

https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACECRIS/DSpace-CRIS+User+Group

Looking forward to meeting you at the DSpace-CRIS User Group Meeting!

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Ethiopian universities welcome national OA policy

EIFL - FOSS news - პარ, 01/11/2019 - 17:34

Article title: Universities welcome new national open access policy

Publication/media outlet: Universities World News / Africa Edition

Date published: 31 October 2019

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme

Language of article: English

Read now: Click here to read the article as published by Universities World News

Ask Me Anything webinar on DSpace

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 30/10/2019 - 19:36

Thinking about setting up your open access repository with DSpace and don’t know how to get started and install and configure the software? Already using DSpace and have some questions about customization, back-up procedures, troubleshooting and other repository maintenance issues? Thinking about upgrading to a newer version and need some advice? Not sure whether you’re filling in metadata correctly? Have questions about content submission workflows?  Any other questions about handling DSpace?

Zambian librarians to attend workshop

EIFL - FOSS news - ოთხ, 30/10/2019 - 19:15

Fifty Zambian librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries in northern Zambia have been invited to attend a one-day workshop on project management in libraries, and communications and advocacy.

Training is being conducted by five Zambian public library trainers: Kalaba Mweni from Mansa Provincial Library; Constance Chilipa from Solwezi Provincial Library; Thomas Mubanga from Kasama Provincial Library; Dominic Chitondo from Kitwe City Council Public Library, and Pezo Kajimalwendo from Ndola City Council Public Library. 

Register for Islandora and Fedora Camp in Arizona, February 24-26, 2020

DSpace news - სამ, 29/10/2019 - 19:06

LYRASIS and the Islandora Foundation invite you to attend the first Islandora and Fedora Camp at Arizona State University, February 24-26, 2020: https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=5F12A402-E7F4-E911-80FE-00155D73CF3B.

Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework.  Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island’s Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community.

Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora is used in a wide variety of institutions including libraries, museums, archives, and government organizations.

Islandora and Fedora Camp, hosted by Arizona State University Libraries, offers everyone a chance to dive in and learn all about the latest versions of Islandora and Fedora.

Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Islandora or Fedora experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Islandora and Fedora learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers from both communities.

Recent Islandora Camps include the Switzerland camp at Lib4RI, the California camp at San Diego State University, and the Halifax camp at Mount Saint Vincent University. Recent Fedora Camps include the Atlanta camp at Emory University, the NASA camp at Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Texas camp at UT Austin.

The camp curriculum will provide a comprehensive overview of Islandora 8 and Fedora 5 by exploring such topics as:

• Core & Integrated features
• Data modeling and linked data
• Content and metadata management
• Migrating to Islandora 8 and Fedora 5
• Deploying Fedora and Islandora in production
• Preservation Services

The curriculum will be delivered by a knowledgeable team of instructors from the Islandora and Fedora communities, including:

• David Wilcox, Fedora Program Leader, LYRASIS
• Melissa Anez, Islandora Project and Community Manager, Islandora Foundation
• Bethany Seeger, Digital Library Software Developer, Amherst College
• Seth Shaw, Application Developer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
• Danny Lamb, Technical Lead, Islandora Foundation

Register [1] today and join us in Arizona! Register by January 13, 2020 to receive a $50 early bird discount using the promo code: FC20EB.

[1] https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=5F12A40

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NDSA Announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0

DSpace news - სამ, 29/10/2019 - 18:07

From Carol Kussmann, University of Minnesota Libraries

After over a year of hard work, the NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) Levels of Digital Preservation Working group announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0!

In 2018 the NDSA sent out a call to the larger digital preservation community asking for interest in updating the Levels of Preservation.  Response was high – 125 individuals responded! NDSA then convened the Levels of Preservation Working group, which divided up into subgroups to tackle the many areas the community wanted to see addressed in a Levels Reboot. Individuals worked with their chosen subgroups.   

The Implementation Subgroup, led by Corey Davis and Eleni Castro, surveyed the community to see how the Levels had been used in the past and what people liked and didn’t like.  This information was one of the sources used to assist with the revision of the Levels Matrix. The survey results are available on the NDSA OSF site.  

The Revisions Subgroup, led by Karen Cariani and Dan Noonan, met almost weekly for months to address the community’s needs and concerns about updating the Levels Matrix.  Their dedicated work produced the updated Levels Matrix and Implementation Guide.

The Assessment Subgroup, led by Carol Kussmann and Amy Rudersdorf, worked to further explore how the Levels had been used as an assessment.  A report of findings was published on the NDSA OSF site.  In addition, an Assessment Tool that is based on the updated Levels Matrix was created to be used as part of an assessment.  

The Curatorial Subgroup, led by Bradley Daigle and Angela Beking have a public draft available of both the visual and written components. The Curatorial work is meant to form the basis of a series of discussion and decision points around how collections materials can be mapped to the Levels and other elements within an organizations’ preservation strategy.   

The next steps are to create a subgroup to address the development of strategy and additional materials to support the Levels of Digital Preservation v2.0 educational and advocacy efforts. Please contact Bradley Daigle at ndsa.digipres [at] gmail [dot] com if you are interested in working on this or being added to the Levels of Preservation Google Group.  

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NDSA Announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0

DSpace news - სამ, 29/10/2019 - 18:07

From Carol Kussmann, University of Minnesota Libraries

After over a year of hard work, the NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) Levels of Digital Preservation Working group announces the Levels of Digital Preservation 2.0!

In 2018 the NDSA sent out a call to the larger digital preservation community asking for interest in updating the Levels of Preservation.  Response was high – 125 individuals responded! NDSA then convened the Levels of Preservation Working group, which divided up into subgroups to tackle the many areas the community wanted to see addressed in a Levels Reboot. Individuals worked with their chosen subgroups.   

The Implementation Subgroup, led by Corey Davis and Eleni Castro, surveyed the community to see how the Levels had been used in the past and what people liked and didn’t like.  This information was one of the sources used to assist with the revision of the Levels Matrix. The survey results are available on the NDSA OSF site.  

The Revisions Subgroup, led by Karen Cariani and Dan Noonan, met almost weekly for months to address the community’s needs and concerns about updating the Levels Matrix.  Their dedicated work produced the updated Levels Matrix and Implementation Guide.

The Assessment Subgroup, led by Carol Kussmann and Amy Rudersdorf, worked to further explore how the Levels had been used as an assessment.  A report of findings was published on the NDSA OSF site.  In addition, an Assessment Tool that is based on the updated Levels Matrix was created to be used as part of an assessment.  

The Curatorial Subgroup, led by Bradley Daigle and Angela Beking have a public draft available of both the visual and written components. The Curatorial work is meant to form the basis of a series of discussion and decision points around how collections materials can be mapped to the Levels and other elements within an organizations’ preservation strategy.   

The next steps are to create a subgroup to address the development of strategy and additional materials to support the Levels of Digital Preservation v2.0 educational and advocacy efforts. Please contact Bradley Daigle at ndsa.digipres [at] gmail [dot] com if you are interested in working on this or being added to the Levels of Preservation Google Group.  

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VIVO Scholar Town Hall–Wednesday Nov 6

DSpace news - სამ, 29/10/2019 - 00:26

From Julia Trimmer, Duke University

The next VIVO Scholar Town Hall will be held next week on Wednesday November 6 at 11:00 EST. (Note that in the U.S. most of our clocks get re-set to an hour earlier, back to Standard Time, on Sunday November 3.)

Next week’s call is open to everyone. It’s not a “developers-only” call. We’ll talk about:

  • Recent development work
  • New revised milestones
  • What’s planned for the next few months
  • Other topics as needed

We look forward to answering your questions and listening to your feedback.

To connect go to: https://lyrasis.zoom.us/my/vivo1

One tap mobile:

US: +16699006833,,9358074182# or +19292056099,,9358074182#

Or Telephone:

US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 929 205 6099 or 877 853 5257

Meeting ID: 935 807 4182

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aeANHanzED

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Workshop for 30 Zambian librarians

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 19:12

Five Zambian public library trainers are to conduct a one-day workshop on ICT skills and communications and advocacy for 30 librarians representing public, special, school and academic libraries. The trainees come four provinces: Lusaka, Southern, Western and Eastern provinces.

EIFL signs new agreement with De Gruyter

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 17:07

EIFL’s new agreement with the academic publisher De Gruyter offers authors from EIFL partner countries the option of publishing their articles in open access for free or at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) in De Gruyter’s over 440 fully open access and hybrid journals. 

The agreement, which is valid until December 2021, also provides free and discounted access to De Gruyter journals.

Learning to rethink library spaces

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 16:40

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend an EIFL workshop on how to rethink library spaces, and use them in innovative and creative ways. 

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network. 

Library spaces training helps librarians to develop and lead action plans for redesigning library spaces, with limited or even no budget.

Building ICT training skills in Namibia

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 15:59

Seventeen trainers from public libraries in Namibia will attend an EIFL workshop on how to develop ICT skills training programmes for different kinds of learners in the community.

The 17 trainees were selected by Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS) to become trainers within the NLAS network of 65 public libraries. They will pass on their learning and skills to other librarians in the NLAS network. 

EIFL celebrates 20th anniversary

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 28/10/2019 - 12:57

We celebrated our 20th anniversary in October by sharing our achievements, memories and the many messages of support we received from friends, partners and colleagues from across the world.

In a blog marking EIFL’s anniversary, Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, looks back at two decades of working towards a world in which all people have the knowledge they need to achieve their full potential. 

Registration Open: Fantastic Futures 2019, 2nd International Conference on AI for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

DSpace news - ხუთ, 24/10/2019 - 18:50

From Tom Cramer, Stanford University Libraries

Registration is now open for Fantastic Futures 2019, the 2nd International Conference on AI for Libraries, Archives, and Museums<https://fantasticfutures.stanford.edu/>. Join us December 4-6 at Stanford University for three days of study and community building. This conference is a forum for in-depth discussion of the effects of these new technologies, demonstrations of work already underway, and workshops to help increase AI literacy across our organizations.

How will AI transform the library?
How will the library transform AI?
What role will libraries, archives, and museums play, as trusted sources of information, when more and more of the information we consume is algorithmically generated? How will the values of neutrality, privacy, authority, and preservation that these institutions advance help shape AI. How will our institutions adapt these values to a changing landscape? How can we put AI to work for us, to transform and elevate our services beyond 20th century modalities?

December 4, 2019 Plenary Sessions
The conference day will convene thought and practice leaders from academia, libraries, industry and society to address these questions and help shape the future of AI in libraries, and the role of libraries in AI.  Learn more<https://library.stanford.edu/projects/fantastic-futures/plenary-sessions>

December 5, 2019 Workshops
Organized in multiple tracks over one full day, the workshops will provide practical instruction on a range of topics appropriate for individual across libraries, archives and museums, whether administrators, content experts, catalogers, designers, or engineers.  Learn more<https://library.stanford.edu/projects/fantastic-futures/workshops>

December 6, 2019 Unconference
A core mission of this conference is to encourage and support international collaboration around efforts to apply AI within libraries, archives, and museums. The third day will provide an opportunity for self-organizing around interest groups, demonstrations of works in progress, and extended workshop sessions that grow out of day 2.  Learn more<https://library.stanford.edu/projects/fantastic-futures/unconference>

Visit the conference website for more details at https://fantasticfutures.stanford.edu<https://fantasticfutures.stanford.edu/> or go directly to registration at https://fantasticfutures2019.eventbrite.com/

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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.

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.

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