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DSpace 5 & 6 Extension Will Soon Enable Support for New OpenAIRE Literature Guidelines

სამ, 03/12/2019 - 19:04

From Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

Several Canadian research libraries are providing funding to ensure that the vast majority of DSpace repositories around the world can be discovered through OpenAIRE, an international database of open scholarly content.

Quality and comprehensive metadata are a critical requirement for building discovery and other services on top of distributed repository content. To that end, several regional repository networks including Europe, Latin America and Canada have agreed to adopt the OpenAIRE metadata guidelines – which define a common approach to assigning metadata elements.

In order to support the new OpenAIRE guidelines, repository platforms must change the way they expose their metadata. While new versions of repository platforms will support the guidelines, many institutions still use previous versions of the software, and are faced with non-compliance or undertaking challenging local development of their software.

Queen’s University Library along with several other Canadian university libraries are pleased to provide funding for the development of an extension to DSpace 5 & 6 that will support compliance with the OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers v4. Given the widespread use of the DSpace platform, this will enable hundreds of repositories around the world to participate in network services such as OpenAIRE and LA Referencia.

This work is being undertaken as part of the collaboration between the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, COAR and OpenAIRE, with financial support for this development from the following Canadian libraries: Queen’s University, Université de Montréal, Université Laval, University of British Columbia, University of Saskatchewan, Victoria Island University, and York University.

The technological implementation will be undertaken by 4Science, which is a Certified Partner of DSpace, contributor to COAR Next Generation Repository Expert Group, collaborator of OpenAIRE and ORCID, and longtime supporter of open source technologies, open standards and interoperability.

The release of the implementation and user documentation is expected by the end of February 2020.

For more information, please contact office@coar-repositories.org

Links:

https://www.queensu.ca/

http://www.carl-abrc.ca

http://www.dspace.org/

http://www.coar-repositories.org

https://openaire-guidelines-for-literature-repository-managers.readthedocs.io/en/v4.0.0/

https://www.4science.it/

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Be a Volunteer Reviewer for the LYRASIS 2020 Catalyst Fund Applications

სამ, 03/12/2019 - 18:27

The LYRASIS Catalyst Fund is an award program to fund new ideas and innovative projects by LYRASIS members. The 2020 application process will close February 20, 2020. The Catalyst Fund is a membership benefit administered by the LYRASIS Leaders Circle to expand opportunities to share expertise and collaborate on innovations with potential for community-wide impact. LYRASIS is looking for volunteers willing to review, assess and comment on collaborative, innovative, and cutting edge proposals. 

We are now recruiting librarians, archivists and museum professionals with experience  in diverse areas, such as accessibility, assessment, collections management, community outreach and programming, facilities, metadata, open content, open source software, preservation, professional training, and technology. Individuals from LYRASIS member and non-member organizations may volunteer. To avoid any conflict of interest, however, volunteers will not be allowed to review if their own institution submits an application. 

Since 2017 The LYRASIS Catalyst Fund has fostered innovation leading to new services and programs among members and knowledge communities by surfacing innovative ideas and initiatives that have the potential to impact institutions both large and small. The Catalyst Fund grants provide support for organizations to engage in low risk development and testing. This year, five programs were awarded seed funding: Columbus Metropolitan Library, “My Upload: Engaging Library Users in Digital Collections”; King County Library System (WA), “Conversational Artificial Intelligence: Bringing the Library to Your Living Room”; Florida International University, “AI for Archives: Using Facial Recognition to Enhance Metadata”; Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, “Using Linked Open Data for Georgia’s Natural, Cultural and Historic Organizations’ Disaster Response”, and; University of Michigan, “Open Data Toolkit Based on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Principles”. To see more about these, and previous projects visit here.

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News from 4Science–November 2019: Report From German institutions

სამ, 26/11/2019 - 19:47

From Susanna Mornati, 4Science

On November 18 in Münster (Germany, EU) the First International DSpace-CRIS User Group Meeting was held as a satellite event of the euroCRIS Membership Meeting, thanks to the hospitality of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU).

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, and the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, the University of Bern. The University of Trieste, held the meeting, where significant projects from German institutions and others were represented. Updates to the roadmap for DSpace-CRIS 7 were shared and discussed: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACECRIS/Product+RoadMap

Meeting notes are available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BnI4a4DeDy54DUyikQ7ZnWM6azw_rSf0Jp0xU4oH-uI/edit?usp=sharing

Remember to check this wiki page for new DSpace-CRIS features. It is updated regularly by the community of DSpace-CRIS users to share effort and resources in order to improve the system: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACECRIS/New+Features

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Webinar Announcement: Integrating ArchivesSpace and Archive-It

სამ, 26/11/2019 - 18:12

ArchivesSpace is pleased to announce the third webinar in our new series focused on Integrations with ArchivesSpace.  Each webinar in this series will highlight an integration with another application used in archives that ArchivesSpace members have worked on or requested.  The webinar series will feature both open source and proprietary systems.

Our third webinar in this series will feature an open discussion on ArchivesSpace integration with Archive-It, a subscription web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps organizations to harvest, build, and preserve collections of digital content.

When: December 4, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. – noon PT; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. BST)

Where: Zoom

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This webinar will be recorded and made available on the ArchivesSpace YouTube channel.

In this webinar, Lori Donovan (Archive-It) will discuss the Archive-It/ArchivesSpace integration that was developed as part of the Archiving the Websites of Contemporary Composers Mellon grant, which the Internet Archive collaborated on with New York University.  Lori will also share information about the APIs that underly the Archive-It service and ways that these might be leveraged to integrate metadata from Archive-It into ArchivesSpace repositories.

Dallas Pillen (University of Michigan) will present on the Bentley Historical Library’s use of ArchivesSpace to manage descriptive metadata about websites captured with Archive-It. The presentation will discuss why and how the Bentley decided to manage its descriptive metadata about archived websites in ArchivesSpace and will provide an overview of a locally developed ArchivesSpace plugin that integrates the two systems to facilitate this work.

A discussion will follow.  ArchivesSpace users who have integrated with Archive-It or are considering integrating with Archive-It are encouraged to participate in this discussion in an effort to identify and highlight current community efforts or the potential for community collaboration to encourage integration between the two systems.

Presenters:

Lori Donovan is the Senior Program Manager for Web Archiving at the Internet Archive. Lori manages Archive-It service growth, which includes leading a team of Web Archivists and Technical Support staff who provide instruction, guidance and support for Archive-It users, and interfacing with the engineering team to develop new features and functionality for the Archive-It service.  Lori has a Master of Information degree from University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree from Boise State University, where she majored in history and political science.

Dallas Pillen is the Archivist for Metadata and Digital Curation at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library, where he oversees the library’s use of ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, Archivematica, and DSpace. He is also a member of the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council and co-chair of the Society of American Archivists’ Encoded Archival Standards Section.

Who should attend:
Anyone interested in possibilities for integrating ArchivesSpace with Archive-It, those who have integrated ArchivesSpace and Archive-It and would like to offer insight to others, and those who are interested in working with fellow community members to make integration with Archive-It easier.

Questions?

Contact Jessica at jessica.crouch@lyrasis.org if you have questions about this webinar or the Integrations with ArchivesSpace webinar series.  The next Integrations with ArchivesSpace webinar will be: Integrating ArchivesSpace with Aviary, January 15, 2020 at 2pm ET (11am PT)

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Fedora 6 Sprint

ორშ, 25/11/2019 - 21:56
From David Wilcox, Fedora Program Leader, DuraSpace Community Supported Programs, LYRASIS The second Fedora 6 sprint ran from November 4-15, 2019 with 11 participants from across the Fedora community:
  • Danny Bernstein, LYRASIS
  • Andrew Woods, LYRASIS
  • Ben Pennell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Peter Eichman, University of Maryland
  • Jared Whiklo, University of Manitoba
  • Bethany Seeger, Amherst College
  • Peter Winckles, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mohamed Mohideen Abdul Rasheed, University of Maryland
  • Aaron Birkland, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dan Field, National Library of Wales
  • Remigiusz Malessa, National Library of Wales
This sprint had two primary objectives:
  1. Implement basic resource management (Create, Read, Update, Delete) for Containers using the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL)
  2. Update migration-utils to support a basic Fedora 3 to OCFL on-disk data conversion
Watch a video summary and demo from the second Fedora 6 sprint focused on the updated migration-utils tool, which now supports basic Fedora 3 to Fedora 6 data conversion based on the Oxford Common File Layout here. The first goal has mostly been accomplished, though there are a few outstanding issues to resolve in the coming weeks. The team expects a testable early version of the software with this functionality in place will be available before the end of the year. The second goal is now complete: an updated version of migration-utils is now available for testing, and it has already been validated against several sample data sets. The tool represents a great opportunity to see what Fedora 3 data will look like once it has been transformed to an OCFL-compatible format. A short video demo of this tool will be available next week. If you have Fedora 3 data, please test the tool and let us know whether or not it performs well and accommodates your use cases. If you have an interest in moving Fedora 6 forward, please sign up for the next sprint to take place in the first quarter of 2020: https://doodle.com/poll/es7nwdppt94rv2pz. With your help we can build, validate, document, and deliver Fedora 6 to the community next year.

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Upcoming Webinar: Open source Software for Showcasing Scholarship: An Introduction to VIVO for Librarians

ორშ, 25/11/2019 - 18:11

The VIVO Community and LYRASIS invite you to attend a webinar to learn more about VIVO, an open source software and ontology for representing the scholarship of an institutional community.

VIVO is used around the world by research institutions to support recording, editing, searching, browsing, and visualizing scholarly activity. VIVO is continually working with collaborators to create new opportunities for representing scholarship and use that information to advance knowledge. It is often managed by the library in collaboration with research administration. As a community supported project, VIVO has certified development partners who help VIVO member institutions to implement and customize the software for their unique needs. Together, VIVO and the VIVO Community help librarians to support their scholarly communications mission, as well as the broader strategic mission of their institution’s leadership, while also supporting open source development.

In this webinar, representatives from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), and the Web of Science Group, a LYRASIS Certified VIVO Partner, will share how VIVO helps to showcase research outputs and other activities, advance research collaborations, find experts, analyze research networks, and assess research impact. This webinar will be recorded.

Registration Information

Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Date: Thursday, December 5

Cost: FREE

Please use this link to register: https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=2a02e5cf-f40a-ea11-80fe-00155d73cf3b

*All are invited to attend. LYRASIS membership is NOT required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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VIVO 1.11.0 Release Announcement

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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