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eLibrary Myanmar project workshop

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 14:43

EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities - University of Mandalay, Yadanabon University, Mandalay Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, Yangon Technological University, and University of Computer Studies,Yangon - are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’.

Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed e-resources and manage references for research publications.

4th Global ESAC Workshop

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:20

Romy Beard, EIFL Licensing Programme Manager, will take part in 4th Global ESAC (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges) Workshop, 'Transformative Agreements in Practice', at the Max Planck Digital Library offices in Munich.

The aim of the workshop is empower institutions and library consortia with deeper knowledge and insight into the workings of transformative agreements.

 

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 DSpace North American Users Group Meeting

DSpace news - Wed, 17/04/2019 - 16:15

Please join us September 23 and 24, 2019 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for the 2019 DSpace North American Users Group Meeting.

This meeting will provide opportunities to discuss ideas, best practices, use cases, and the future development of DSpace 7 with members of the DSpace community including repository developers, technology directors, and institutional repository managers. We anticipate a variety of discussions, presentations, lightning talks, and workshops as part of the program. We encourage members of the wider open repository community and those interested in learning more about the open source DSpace repository platform to participate.

The program committee will release a Call for Proposals in the next few weeks. More information about accommodations, registration, and schedule will be made available on the conference website.

The 2019 DSpace North American User Group Meeting is jointly sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Texas Digital Library.

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Open Repositories 2019

EIFL - FOSS news - Wed, 17/04/2019 - 14:21

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, is to participate in the 14th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2019), which brings together people from higher education, government, libraries, archives and museums to focus on repository infrastructure, tools, services, and policies.

The main theme for OR2019 is ‘All the User Needs'. In addition to serving on the OR2019 conference programme committee, Kuchma is co-chairing a poster session with Liz Krznarich, Tech Lead at ORCID.

EaPConnect’s OpenAIRE Training

EIFL - FOSS news - Wed, 17/04/2019 - 13:02

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will lead training in this two-day interactive workshop on open science for representatives of national research and education networks (NRENs) in six Eastern European countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

VIVO Updates for April 14, 2019 — A DOI for VIVO software, VIVO Combine, RDA, CNI and Summit, ROR

DSpace news - Mon, 15/04/2019 - 04:11

VIVO 1.10.0 has a DOI  VIVO has a DOI! It is 10.5281/zenodo.2639713 This is a Zenodo archive DOI for release 1.10.0. This DOI is required to complete the Journal of Open Source Software paper which has submitted last fall. The paper’s favorable review has been completed and we expect publication shortly. You will also note that the VIVO repository README has been updated to include a Zenodo archive DOI badge. See https://github.com/vivo-project/VIVO A new wiki page has been created to document that the project now has a Zenodo community collection. The wiki page is here:  Zenodo Community Collection.  The Zenodo Community Collection is here:  https://zenodo.org/communities/vivo/ I’m currently the curator of the archive record at Zenodo. I’d love to have some community members join me as named archivists able to add things to the archive, mint new DOI as appropriate and execute the projects archive policy (to be written by project governance).

VIVO Combine Item 3 in the Product Direction for 2019 is “VIVO Combine” – a new piece of software for collecting metadata for scholarship, providing disambiguation of works and people, and curation by authors and curators.  We hope to form a Combine interest group soon and look forward to your ideas about it.  Several VIVO sites have sophisticated metadata collection and curation processes and are considering the approach to producing open source software for use in the scholarly ecosystem.  Look for an announcement soon.

RDA  I had a good visit to the 13th plenary Research Data Alliance meeting in Philadelphia.  FAIR data was all the rage, with many interest and working groups considering how best to make research data FAIR.  VIVO has a straightforward approach based on ontology, RDF, and TPF.  That is, VIVO can be deployed in a manner that provides FAIR data.  I am using this approach as part of an NIH grant to make metabolomic data more FAIR.  I am also contributing to a working group on representing specimens of various, which has recommended the VIVO ontology as an approach to FAIR specimen data.  I continue to work with the Data Foundations and Terminology group, as well as an emerging interest group on research graphs.  RDA participants understand that VIVO produces an institutional research graph based on its triple store and ontology.  The emergence of research graphs is a hot topic at RDA.  The next plenary will be held in October in Helsinki.  We hope to continue all these efforts there.

CNI and Summit  Last week I had a chance to see many members of the VIVO community at the Coalition for Networked Information meetings in St. Louis, followed by the Duraspace Summit.  The VIVO project had two breakouts – one focused on current technical initiatives, including the transition from the product evolution effort to the new VIVO Scholar Task Forceeffort, work beginning on a second version of the VIVO ontology (more about that here soon),  the VIVO Combine effort, and the recent work on VIVO 1.11, including additional decoupling and improvements in internationalization.  A second breakout considered the needs of the VIVO project in the context of the merger of Duraspace and LYRASIS.  Laurie Arp from LYRASIS participated in the breakout as an observer.  The VIVO Leadership Group is considering how best to create a strong future for the project.  Your thoughts about the merger and how VIVO might prosper in a new organization are very welcome.  Please share with any member of the leadership group, myself included.

ROR At both RDA and the CNI Meeting, presentations were made regarding ROR – the Research Organization Registry. See  http://ror.org ROR is an effort of the California Digital Library, CrossRef, Digital Science, and others to build on the work of the Digital Science GRID project.  GRID is a CC0 dataset of information regarding the research organizations of the world.  ROR uses the GRID data to provide identifiers, URI, a curation process and an open API for research organization data.  The goal is to create standard pick lists for publishers, repositories, and metadata integrates such as VIVO so that affiliation information is standardized across the ecosystem.  Expect to hear more about ROR – its policies, sustainability and its use in the VIVO ontology to provide common organizational assertions across VIVO implementations.

Reminders  See the VIVO Event Calendar for all VIVO meetings.  Register for the VIVO Conference.  Submit your work for presentation at the conference!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Open Science bootcamp in Serbia

EIFL - FOSS news - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 11:55

On behalf of the FOSTER project, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will lead an open science train-the-trainer bootcamp for 25 librarians from Serbia who are providing open science training at their institutions.

The bootcamp is organized by the University of Belgrade in cooperation with the University Library ‘Svetozar Markovic’, and takes place at the University of Belgrade.

Enhancing open science in West, Central Africa

EIFL - FOSS news - Mon, 08/04/2019 - 12:25

Libraries and regional and national Research and Education Networks (RENs) in West and Central Africa have endorsed a template for a Terms of Reference (ToR) for joint activities through which the library and REN communities can advance open science and open access in the region.

Training skills workshop for public librarians from Uganda and Zambia

EIFL - FOSS news - Mon, 08/04/2019 - 11:39

Fifteen public librarians from Zambia (11) and Uganda (4) will attend an EIFL training-of-trainers workshop to enable them to train their fellow librarians.

In addition to learning practical training and facilitation skills, the librarians will receive guidance in adapting training resources developed by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) to suit their local contexts. The resources cover a variety of topics related to public library service innovation.

AVAILABLE: The 2018 DuraSpace Annual Report

DSpace news - Fri, 05/04/2019 - 18:03

The 2018 DuraSpace Annual Report is now available with an overview of accomplishments, finances, and global membership. Download the Annual Report here.

With your support our organization took significant steps forward in 2018.

DuraSpace and the communities it serves are alive with ideas and innovation. Our team strives to meet the needs of the ever-expanding scholarly ecosystem that connects us all. Our international community of practitioners, strategic partners, and service providers continued to contribute to the growth, advances and adoption rate of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO in 2018. In addition, DuraSpace hosted services growth is lowering the barrier of entry for organizations who want to deploy open source technologies with the assistance of a not-for-profit. We are grateful for our community’s financial support, and for their engagement in the enterprise we share as we work together to provide enduring access to the world’s digital heritage.

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AVAILABLE: The 2018 Fedora Annual Report

DSpace news - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:29

The 2018 Fedora Annual Report is now available with an overview of accomplishments, achievements, members, progress, and events. Download the Annual Report here.

2018 was a year of accomplishments as the Fedora community delivered on key technical goals while expanding international membership and working together to design and execute a strategic plan.

The technical roadmap for 2018 included two primary goals: finalize the Fedora API specification and release Fedora 5.0, which represents the alignment of the software application with the API specification. Thanks to the support of the Fedora community, we were able to accomplish both of these goals by the end of the year.

We achieved tremendous international membership growth in 2018, with seven new DuraSpace members in support of Fedora from outside the United States. These new international memberships are the result of strategic outreach and engagement efforts, including support for international Fedora user group meetings, workshops and training camps, and representation for Fedora at international conferences and events.

While we accomplished great things in 2018, there is still plenty of work to do in 2019 and beyond. According to Robin Ruggaber, incoming Chair of the Fedora Leadership Group, “In 2019, the LG will focus initially on completion of a comprehensive roadmap which will support the completion of the Fedora API framework and tested implementations but will also chart the course for other aspects of the community of vital importance to the product. This work is essential to achieving objectives in communication, marketing, fundraising, and community expansion.”

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2019 EIFL General Assembly

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:40

Representatives of EIFL partner consortia and EIFL staff will travel to Biskek capital of Kyrgyzstan for the 2019 EIFL General Assembly (GA), EIFL’s major knowledge-sharing event of the year.

This year’s GA is hosted by the American University of Central Asia, a non-profit non-profit higher education institution also known as AUCA.

During the three-day event, representatives of EIFL partner consortia will share their achievements, challenges and hear updates from EIFL programme managers on developments in their specialist areas.

Electronic Information for Science and Progress

EIFL - FOSS news - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:16

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, is to attend the international Electronic Information for Science and Progress conference.

The conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of ‘Martynas Mažvydas’ National Library of Lithuania, which is also the conference venue.

Introducing the International DuraSpace and Google Scholar Webinar Series

DSpace news - Tue, 02/04/2019 - 16:44

DuraSpace and Google Scholar are launching a series of webinars to address one of the most pressing issues in the DSpace community: how to configure a DSpace repository to be correctly  indexed by Google Scholar.

Inclusion in Scholar is extremely valuable for both researchers and institutions because it creates global visibility for scientific work and research publications.

The webinars will be delivered at a country level, in order to ensure that the correct local issues are addressed and fixed. To organize the webinars, DuraSpace is working with several different national DSpace User Groups. The user groups are helping with the translation of content and coordination of related activities.

After an overview of how the Google Scholar indexing system works, Monica Westin, Google Scholar, will discuss common indexing problems faced by repositories and provide guidance on how to fix them. She will also demonstrate how to check for Scholar coverage of your repository. Recordings of the webinars and accompanying  documentation will be publicly available on the DuraSpace wiki pages dedicated to the different regional user groups.

Many countries have already expressed interest in the webinar series. We hope others will join us. The first webinar will be for the Brazilian community on April 22, 2019, followed by a webinar for the Peruvian community on April 26, 2019.

To register please use the following links:

Brazilian webinar

Peruvian webinar

If you are interested in the webinar and you think it would be a valuable initiative in your country, please contact Michele Mennielli (mmennielli@duraspace.org).

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Fedora at University of Texas at Austin

DSpace news - Mon, 01/04/2019 - 23:03

Dustin Slater, Assistant Director of Information Technology for UT Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin, leads IT teams to maximize the utility and effectiveness of digital resources across the university. He and his team have collaborated with librarians and archivists to develop a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) based on Islandora/Fedora. UTL’s DAMS is a much-anticipated centralized and sustainable system that supports the rich description, efficient management, and public sharing of UTL’s extensive digital collections.  

In addition, the team is currently working on a Mellon grant to enhance and extend the functionality of the Latin American Digital Initiatives (LADI) project. LADI is a collaboration with Latin American partner institutions that digitally preserves and provides access to unique archival documents from Latin America. The project is being implemented in Islandora 8, formerly CLAW, which will be the first Fedora 5.0 implementation at UTL. As part of these efforts, the UT Austin team collaborated with Islandora developer Danny Lamb to develop paged content functionality that is intended to be part of the public Islandora 8 release later in 2019.

The South Central States has an active Fedora User Group. The most recent meeting of the SCSFUG (South Central Southwest Fedora User Group) was held in January at UT Austin. The agenda and archived presentations can be found in the Duraspace Wiki.

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VIVO Updates for March 31, 2019 — VIVO at CNI, Jim Blake retires, VIVO at Duraspace Summit, Architectural presentation, VIVO at EuroCRIS

DSpace news - Mon, 01/04/2019 - 01:29

VIVO Presentations at CNI  The Coalition for Networked Information (http://wwww.cni.org) is having its spring member meeting in St. Louis Missouri, April 9-10.  There are two VIVO “project briefings” on the agenda.  We hope you are able to attend these briefings:

Scholarly Output Projects
Martin R. Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Institution
Paul Albert, Weill Cornell Medicine
Terrie Wheeler, Weill Cornell Medicine

Research Intelligence, Repurposed Data, and Reputation: The Evolution of VIVO Implementations at Duke and Texas A&M Universities
Bruce E. Herbert, Texas A&M University
Julia K. Trimmer, Duke University

Jim Blake retirement Jim Blake  of Cornell University in Ithaca New York retired this past week.  Jim started with the VIVO Project in 2010 during the NIH grant era.  Jim served as the technical lead for the VIVO project from 2013-2016.  Jim was always one of the most knowledgable, thoughtful, and productive contributors in the VIVO community.  We wish Jim the very best for his retirement.  Bravo Jim!

VIVO Breakouts at the Duraspace Summit  At the Duraspace Summit coming up April 10 in St. Louis, Missouri, VIVO will have two break out sessions.  If you are attending the summit, please plan to attend these sessions.  The sessions are:

  1. Status of 2019 product direction efforts
  2. VIVO Project and Lyrasis: opportunities and objectives

We hope to see you there.  All members are invited.  Not a member?  See Become a Member.  Are you a member and you did not get an invitation?  Please contact Kristi Searle at Duraspace.

We hope to have dial-in capability for these sessions.  Details will be posted to the VIVO email lists.  We hope you can join!

Architectural presentation  In January, VIVO hosted an “architectural fly-in” bringing people together to think through future initiatives and the software architectures that might be required to support them.  Huda Khanof Cornell summarized the discussions in a presentation available here .  There are several major initiatives going on that require active coordination.  Andrew Woods facilitates the Development Interest Group that meets every Tuesday.  This group works to make sure things fit together now and in  the future.  All developers are welcome!

VIVO presentation at EuroCRIS  Anna Guillaumet of SIGMA, a Duraspace member supporting the VIVO Project, will be presenting at the upcoming EuroCRIS meetings in Helsinki, Finland.  Anna is a member of the VIVO Project Leadership Group and will be presenting on their experience with VIVO in support of multiple universities in Spain.

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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EU copyright reform shows need for global reform

EIFL - FOSS news - Wed, 27/03/2019 - 20:03

Limitations and exceptions for libraries & archives and education have been on the agenda at WIPO since 2011. Work on the topic has been extensive, substantive and has enjoyed much support from most WIPO member states. But two allied groups of member states, the European Union (EU) and the group of Central European and Baltic States (CEBS), have resisted progress and repeatedly opposed discussion on an international instrument concerning limitations and exceptions for education, research, libraries, archives, and museums.

Research Data Management training for PhDs

EIFL - FOSS news - Wed, 27/03/2019 - 13:37

Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, and Helene Brinken of Georg-August University of Göttingen (UGOE) will train PhD students at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in research data management and data management planning.

The training is part of a broader KTU programme to encourage open science practices by early career researchers. 

 

 

Open science bootcamp in Lithuania

EIFL - FOSS news - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 12:22

On behalf of the FOSTER project,  EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator Gwen Franck will lead an open science train-the-trainer bootcamp for librarians from Lithuania who are providing open science training at their institutions. The bootcamp takes place at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). 

VIVO Updates for March 24, 2019 – Proposals for the VIVO Conference, Calls the for week, an ontology of card sleights, US Semantic Technologies Symposium, Welcome UQAM, upcoming travel

DSpace news - Mon, 25/03/2019 - 01:32

Proposals for the VIVO Conference  A reminder that the VIVO Conference is looking for workshop proposals, poster proposals, proposals for presentations and panels, you know, the same kinds of proposals we have had in the past.  The conference is in Montenegro, but it will be a VIVO Conference.  The conference organizers want to hear from you.  If you have taken a look at the call for proposals (http://vivoconference.org/talk-proposals/) and Open Review, it looks a bit formal, and word “paper” is used.  The conference is not looking for papers – of course, if you’ve written one, we’d love to have you submit it to the conference.  The conference is looking for your presentation, panel, poster, or workshop proposal.  In your abstract, please indicate what format you would prefer.  And if you’d like to suggest a new format for your proposal, that’s great!  We are always open to trying new things.  We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Calls for the week  The VIVO Calendar is available here:  http://bit.ly/vivo-calendar

Ontology of Card Sleights  Seriously?  Yes.  Using the Basic Formal Ontology, and the Information Artifacts Ontology, both ontologies used by the VIVO ontology, a computer scientist has created an ontology for representing all published card tricks.  The paper gives a great overview of ontological thinking and purpose, as well as the benefits of ontological representation. Article is here:  https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.08523  Ontology is here:  http://purl.org/net/ontologyofcardsleights

Semantics  Juan Sequeda writes a great trip report.  His report on the recent US Semantic Technologies Symposium recounts efforts to define “knowledge graph”.  VIVO creates a semantic knowledge graph of the work of the institution.  See http://www.juansequeda.com/blog/2019/03/22/2nd-u-s-semantic-technologies-symposium-2019-trip-report/

Welcome UQAM Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) has been a strong supporter of the VIVO project as a member of Duraspace, and participating in development through the developers group, particularly in the area of internationalization. Their VIVO site is now in available publicly and registered in the VIVO Site Registry.  See  https://expertises.uqam.ca/

Duraspace Summit, RDA, CNI, NIH  I’ve got some travel coming up, and hope to see many of you at one or more of these destinations:

  • Research Data Alliance (RDA), April 2-4, Philadelphia, PA.  RDA is a big meeting, held every six months, to advance the practices of representing and sharing research data.  As one might imagine, the FAIR data principles are all the rage, and much is being done to improve research processes with the respect to production and sharing of data.  Persistent identifiers, data foundation terminology, legal issues in sharing, and many other topics for discussion.  The fall meeting will be held in Helsinki, Finland.
  • NIH Metabolomics Consortium Investigator Meeting, April 5-6, San Diego, California.  As some may know, I have returned to the faculty of the University of Florida on a part-time appointment (20% effort) to serve as co-principal investigator for the Metabolomics Consortium Coordinating Center (M3C).  M3C coordinates the efforts of 13 other awardees working in compound identification and the development of software for metabolomics work.  So I remain very connected to the world of research.
  • Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), April 8-9, St. Louis, Missouri.  CNI is a great meeting – great people, interesting topics, simple format of project updates, invited keynotes.  CNI meets in the spring and the fall.  The fall meeting is in Washington DC each year.  At the meeting in April, Julia Trimmer of Duke University and David Carlson of Texas A&M University will present a project update on VIVO.
  • Duraspace Summit, April 10, St. Louis, Missouri.  The Summit is a one-day meeting for Duraspace members.  Presentations and meetings relate to the role of Duraspace in the scholarly ecosystem, and the relationship of Duraspace and the projects it supports, such as VIVO.  This year, this is likely to be discussion of the coming merger of Duraspace and LYRASIS and the impact on the projects of Duraspace as a division of LYRASIS.  I hope to see you there.  If you are not a member, it’s easy to become one.  See http://bit.ly/duraspace-join Unsure what you get as a member?  Member benefits are here:  VIVO Membership Benefits

Please be patient with responses during this travel period April 1 to April 11.  Thanks!

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

 

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