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SAVE THE DATE for the LYRASIS Member Summit Oct. 1 – 2 Chicago, Illinois

DSpace news - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 21:27

We are thrilled to be planning our 4th annual Member Summit. This year’s in-person event will be at the Big 10 Conference Center in Chicago. Our theme this year is Local to Global. This  will be our first meeting after the LYRASIS + DuraSpace merger, and we will be welcoming DuraSpace Members and staff. The summit will include high level discussions for your senior and executive staff as well as the Leaders Circle pre-conference event.

The LYRASIS Member Summit is a members-only meeting for senior strategists and staff who are looking for new ways to collaborate and serve their users, researchers and communities. It is designed to help our members and their institutions seize both sustainable and disruptive innovations to deliver new, better, and tried and tested approaches for increasing and sustaining access to knowledge. The Member Summit creates a unique space for learning, networking, collaboration and designing action on the most important issues facing archives, libraries, museums and galleries today. As a LYRASIS member, you are invited to this annual conference at no charge.

Registration for both our Summit and hotel block will be open in the next few weeks! We hope to see you there!

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High-level seminar in Africa on copyright reform

EIFL-OA news and events - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 12:52

On 12-13 June 2019, heads of copyright offices from more than 40 African states will meet in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss copyright limitations and exceptions for libraries, archives, and education in the African region.

The regional seminar is jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). The objective of the seminar is to analyze the situation of libraries, archives and educational institutions, and copyright limitations and exceptions in WIPO member states in Africa, and to define areas for action.

VIVO Updates, June 9, 2019 — Upcoming sprint, Open Repositories, LYRASIS, Leadership Group Elections coming up

DSpace news - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 01:39

Sprint coming up June 17-26  Interested in development?  Ready to sprint?  The VIVO developers will be holding a sprint June 17-26 to work on externalizing the search indexes of VIVO in support of VIVO Scholar and other applications.  Developer calls are held every Tuesday at 11 AM US Eastern Time.  See Development Interest Group for call agendas and sprint planning.

Open Repositories  VIVO community members will be attending Open Repositories at the University of Hamburg this week. We hope those attending have a chance to catch up, discuss VIVO, and how best to move forward.  https://or2019.blogs.uni-hamburg.de/

Three weeks to LYRASIS  As many of you know, Duraspace is merging with LYRASIS, another US non-profit, to improve support of community open source for academics.  The merger is expected to become official July 1, 2019.  LYRASIS and Duraspace staff have been diligently meeting, learning each other’s work, and preparing for becoming a single organization.

I have served as a board member of Duraspace since 2014 and participated in the decision to merge with LYRASIS.  I will not be a board member of the new organization.  You may hear of other changes – in personnel, and in business practices.  The VIVO Project remains autonomous.  It is governed by its Leadership Group.  Its relationship with LYRASIS is defined by the MOU VIVO has in place with Duraspace, which LYRASIS will honor.

Leadership Group Community elections coming up  Speaking of the Leadership Group, watch for an announcement of nominations for community members to serve on the Leadership Group.  This is an outstanding opportunity for motivated community leaders to step forward and join in the governance of the project.  There are fascinating, important, and perhaps challenging issues facing the Leadership Group this year.  We hope you will consider being nominated to serve!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Invitation: Please Come to a DuraSpace Reception In Hamburg, Germany

DSpace news - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 16:19

Are you traveling to Hamburg, Germany for the Open Repositories Conference (OR2019)? Please join your DuraSpace colleagues Tim Donohue, Michele Mennielli, Andrew Woods and David Wilcox for a reception celebrating open community, collaboration and innovation on Monday June 10 from 7-9 PM. Conference participants are welcome for light appetizers and drinks at The Pony Bar located within walking distance from the University of Hamburg at Allende-Platz 1, 20146 Hamburg, Germany (directions: https://goo.gl/maps/gDnVkvKr65PZAkeF7).

Please join us to celebrate what we have accomplished together and what we look forward to in the future. DuraSpace and Lyrasis announced that they would join their organizations earlier this year. They will complete the merger by July 1, 2019. Together they will create new models for collaboration, innovation and development in the landscape of academic, research, and public libraries, galleries, archives, and museums. The merged organization will leverage expertise, reach, and capacity to create and build new programs, services and technologies that enable durable, persistent access to data and services. The LYRASIS and DuraSpace communities will have a strong voice in the development and governance of programs, projects, and services that are already market leaders.

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OCFL (Oxford Common File Layout) 0.3 Beta Specification Released: Your Feedback Requested

DSpace news - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 21:45

From Andrew Woods, on behalf of the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) editorial group

The Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) specification describes an application-independent approach to the storage of digital information in a structured, transparent, and predictable manner. It is designed to promote standardized long-term object management practices within digital repositories.


Illustration by Sam Mitchell, Lyrasis

For those following the OCFL initiative or those generally interested in current community practice related to preservation persistence, you will be pleased to know that the OCFL 0.3 beta specification has been released and is now ready for your detailed review and feedback!
– https://ocfl.io/0.3/spec/

Twenty four issues [1] have been addressed since the 0.2 alpha release (February, 2019). Beyond editorial/clarifying updates, the more substantive changes in this beta release include:
– Flexibility of directory name within version directories for holding content payload [2]
– Optional “deposit” directory at top of Storage Root as draft workspace [3]
– Expectation of case sensitivity of file paths and file names [4]

Within the 90 day review period until September 2nd, please review the specification and implementation notes and provide your feedback either as discussion on the ocfl-community [5] mailing list or as GitHub issues [6].

The monthly OCFL community meetings [7] are open to all (second Wednesday of every month @11am ET). Please join the conversation, or simply keep your finger on OCFL’s pulse by lurking!

More detail and implementation notes can be found at https://ocfl.io.

[1] https://github.com/OCFL/spec/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+closed%3A2019-02-18..2019-06-03+
[2] https://github.com/OCFL/spec/issues/341
[3] https://github.com/OCFL/spec/issues/320
[4] https://github.com/OCFL/spec/issues/285
[5] ocfl-co…@googlegroups.com
[6] https://github.com/ocfl/spec/issues
[7] https://github.com/OCFL/spec/wiki/Community-Meetings

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El tema de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto 2019 será "¿Abierto para quién? Equidad en el conocimiento abierto”

OA Week news - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 19:53

El Comité Asesor de la Semana de Acceso Abierto 2019 se complace en anunciar que el tema de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto 2019, que se celebrará del 21 al 27 de octubre, será "¿Abierto para quién? Equidad en el conocimiento abierto”.…

इंटरनेशनल ओपन एक्सेस वीक (मुफ्त प्रवेश सप्ताह) २०१९ “मुक्त प्रवेश किसके लिए खुला? खुले ज्ञान में समानता ”

OA Week news - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 19:53

२०१९  की ओपन एक्सेस वीक एडवाइजरी कमेटी ने घोषणा की है की ,  2019 इंटरनेशनल ओपन एक्सेस वीक का विषय "फ्री एक्सेस किससे? फ्री नॉलेज सबके लिए है" यह सप्ताह 21-27 अक्टूबर २०१९ को आयोजित किया गया है ।

मुक्त प्रवेश और  ज्ञान वितरित करने के लिए…

Le thème de International de Open Access Week 2019 (Semaine internationale du libre accès 2019) est « Ouvert pour qui ? Équité dans le Savoir Ouvert »

OA Week news - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 19:52

Le Comité consultatif de Open Access Week 2019 est heureux d'annoncer que le thème de International Open Access Week 2019 (Semaine internationale du libre accès 2019), qui aura lieu du 21 au 27 octobre, sera «Ouvert pour qui ? Équité dans le Savoir Ouvert ».…

A 2019-es Open Access hét témája: nyitva, de kinek? Egyenlőség a nyílt hozzáférésű tudományban.

OA Week news - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 19:52

A 2019-es Open Access hét (október 21-27) tanácsadói testülete örömmel jelenti be az idei év Open Access hetének témáját: ”Nyitva, de kinek? Egyenlőség a nyílt hozzáférésű tudományban” (“Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”).

Ahogy…

2019年国際Open Access Weekのテーマ: 「誰のためのオープン化?オープンな知識における平等を考えよう」

OA Week news - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 19:50

2019年のOpen Access Week諮問委員会は、10月21日から27日まで開催される2019年国際Open Access Weekのテーマを「誰のためのオープン化?オープンな知識における平等を考えよう」としました。…

Tema van die 2019 International Open Access Week is: Oop vir wie? Gelyke toegang tot oop kennis

OA Week news - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 19:49

Die 2019 Open Access Week Adviserende Komitee is opgewonde om die tema vir International Open Access Week 2019 - geskeduleer vir 21-27 Oktober 2019 - aan te kondig: Oop vir wie? Gelyke toegang tot oop kennis.

In die oorgang tot `n sisteem waar…

Theme of 2019 International Open Access Week To Be “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”

OA Week news - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 19:30

The 2019 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week, to be held October 21-27, will be “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”.…

Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal

EIFL-OA news and events - Fri, 31/05/2019 - 10:50

Free and open access to research in Myanmar will grow dramatically as a result of an exciting new project that will establish a national portal for journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings and other research output from Myanmar universities.

News from 4Science

DSpace news - Thu, 30/05/2019 - 17:30

DSpace 7 Preview Release is available: 4Science is a major contributor to the creation of this new version, together with other contributors from the community.

4Science has been awarded for the implementation of the OpenAIRE-CRIS-CERIF Guidelines in DSpace-CRIS. The main objectives of this implementation are to:

  • realize the implementation of the latest OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers in DSpace-CRIS
  • enable DSpace-CRIS platforms to expose research information to OpenAIRE.

This month, 4Science participated in the following events, with multiple roles, as speaker, partner, and sponsor:

  • COAR 2019 Annual Meeting, May 21-23, Lyon (France)
  • euroCRIS Membership Meeting Spring 2019, May 27-29, Helsinki (Finland)

Here’s where we’ll be next month:

  • GARR conference 2019, June 4-6, Turin (Italy)
  • Open Repositories 2019 (OR2019), June 10-13, Hamburg (Germany)
  • OAI11, June 19-21, Geneva (Switzerland)

Let’s meet there and talk about FAIR Open Science!

https://www.4science.it/en/2019/05/22/4science-events-spring-summer-2019/

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VIVO Updates for May 26, 2019 — Conference reviews, conference registration, EuroCRIS membership meeting

DSpace news - Mon, 27/05/2019 - 16:54

Conference reviews  This year, the VIVO Conference is breaking new ground.  As you likely know this is the 10th annual conference, and the first to be held in Europe.  VIVO has many strong members and partners and implementations in Europe and we thought it was about time to make it easier for our European community to attend.  The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in lovely Podgorica, Montenegro, well served by major airlines, train, and even cruise ships (well, you might need car to get from the coast).

Proposals for presentations at the conference have been receive and are currently under review.  For the first time, the VIVO Conference is using Open Review (http://openreview.net) Reviewers are assigned to the proposals as in traditional review, but all reviews are open, and reviewers other than the assigned reviewers can comment on proposals.

Comments and reviews are a great way to improve presentations.  As a commenter, you can suggest additional content, make presenters aware of related work, and ask questions.

Open Review is a great addition to the conference.  We hope you will participate – either as an assigned reviewer or as a commenter.  To see the proposals and comment on them, visit Open Review and select the VIVO Conference.

Conference registration  Speaking of the conference, why not go ahead and register here:  http://vivoconference.org

EuroCRIS membership meeting  This week, several VIVO people will be attending the EuroCRIS members meeting Helsinki.  See https://www.csc.fi/web/eurocris2019/  If you are attending, please let us know.  We hope to see you there!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Webinar: Open Knowledge Maps

EIFL-OA news and events - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 18:14

Librarians, researchers and students are invited to join this EIFL webinar about Open Knowledge Maps, an interface that searches databases for research and presents search results visually, in the form of knowledge maps.

The knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a topic by showing the main areas researched at a glance, and papers related to each area. Papers found are clustered together into similar topics.

Fedora 6: Application-independent Storage to Ensure the Persistence of Digital Data Through Time

DSpace news - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 23:39

The Fedora community has long been at the forefront of developing an open source repository framework that supports digital preservation efforts. Fedora 6 aims to integrate a standardized structure for persisting and delivering the essential characteristics of digital objects in Fedora with the emerging Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) specification.  The OCFL defines a shared approach to file hierarchy for long-term preservation which describes an application-independent approach to the storage of digital information in a structured, transparent, and predictable manner. It is designed to promote long-term object management best practices within digital repositories.

Overview of Fedora 6 planned features:

  • Replace current Modeshape back-end
  • Implement the OCFL for persistence
  • Add a native, synchronous query interface
  • Improve performance and scale

Fedora 6 digital preservation enhancements are of interest to institutions because digital content stored with Fedora 6 will be transparently readable by both humans and machines, thereby making it accessible with or without Fedora. This application-agnostic approach to preservation is an essential characteristic of ensuring the persistence of digital data through time.

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Penn State have joined community efforts to support the development of Fedora 6 by increasing their Fedora membership contributions in 2019.  JHU is now a platinum member of DuraSpace in support of Fedora and Platinum member Penn State has contributed an additional $22,000 in support of Fedora for 2019.

Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management; Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center, Johns Hopkins University, explains, “We are developing open infrastructure at Johns Hopkins including the Public Access Submission System or PASS (http://pass.jhu.edu/) and an updated data archive specifically designed for health sciences data. Additionally, we plan to migrate our digital collections from DSpace to Islandora 8. Our increased commitment to Fedora in terms of financial resources, software developers, and user feedback reflects its importance for each of these components of our evolving open infrastructure. Fedora 6’s increased support for preservation and migration are ideal next steps in terms of capabilities.”

 

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AVAILABLE NOW: DSpace 7 Preview Release

DSpace news - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 17:16

See a preview of the new DSpace 7 UI

The first preview release of DSpace 7 is now available for download, testing, and feedback. Demo sites are also available for a preview of DSpace 7 features.

DSpace 7 brings to DSpace a single, modern user interface and REST API and integrates current technological standards and best practices. This new UI combines with the existing core backend of DSpace 6, resulting in a lean, responsive, next-generation repository.

The preview release provides a first look at many of the new features that make DSpace 7 the largest development effort in the history of the software:

  • New Angular UI that is modern, responsive, and built using a Bootstrap theme for easy customization.
  • A completely redesigned REST API that is self-documenting and human browsable.
  • Redesigned submissions and workflows featuring a one page submission process with a drag-and-drop interface, and automatic metadata extraction from common formats like PDFs.
  • Configurable entities, an optional new item type inspired by the DSpace-CRIS project that allows for complex linked relationships between items. DSpace 7 will include the option to implement this feature for two use cases popular with the DSpace community:
    • Journal Hierarchy: create and link objects for a Journal, Volume, Issue, Article, and Author
    • Faculty & Organizational Units: a lightweight, CRIS-like option to represent Projects, Faculty, Department/Unit, Publication, etc.

Configurable entities help to better align DSpace with Next Generation Repository recommendations related to Identifiers as well as alignment with OpenAIRE v4.

DSpace 7 builds on DSpace 6 to create a modern and future-focused repository. The backend restructuring from DSpace 6 is retained and combined with the features above to create a powerful repository designed to address current user needs and plan for future standards.  

DSpace 7 is the first version of DSpace to be developed using test-driven development practices designed to identify and address issues earlier in the development process and lead to more stable releases. It is also the first release to use a working group model for decisions related to design and development.

Blog Post Translations

Translations of this announcement are available in several languages for distribution to DSpace user groups around the world.

We need your help!

If you’re interested in testing and providing feedback on this preview release and future releases of DSpace 7, you may wish to view the recent webinar “DSpace Docker for Repository Managers: Running Any Version of DSpace from your Desktop.”

Aside from testing, other areas where all contributions are welcome:

Download the DSpace 7 Preview release

If you notice any bugs or issues with the Preview release, please report them immediately to our issue tracker: https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/DS

An enhanced Preview release is anticipated this summer, and the DSpace 7 Beta release and information about the DSpace 7 Testathon will be announced later this year. You can learn more at the DSpace 7 Release Status page.

A big thank you to the DSpace community for all the work that has led to this Preview release, particularly the DSpace 7 Working Group, Entities Working Group, DSpace Committers, and DSpace Leadership and Steering groups.

 

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Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019

EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 11:30

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, are to present a paper at the Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019.

The theme of the conference, which takes place at the University of Yangon, is 'Nation Building through Quality Research and Innovation'.

 

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