07/27/2016 - 09:48
Austin, TX The Islandora Foundation held its Annual General Meeting recently and adopted a set of strategic goals to provide focus for development efforts in 2016 - 2017. Goals include a strong commitment to the CLAW project which is the next version of Islandora that supports Fedora 4 and the Portland Common Data Model (PCDM), which provides interoperability at the Fedora level.
Melissa Anez, Islandora Foundation Project and Community Manager, explained, “Many of these goals center around the...
07/26/2016 - 10:27
Austin, TX The Fedora Project is pleased to announce that Fedora Camp in NYC, hosted by Columbia University Libraries, will be offered at Columbia University’s Butler Library in New York City November 28-30, 2016.
Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora 4, the latest production version of Fedora, features vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, ease of...
07/14/2016 - 11:28
Austin, TX The peak of summer is also the mid-point in the annual DuraSpace Membership Campaign. Many thanks to those in our community who have become 2016 DuraSpace Members. We are pleased to report that we are within reach of our Membership Campaign goal of $1,250,000. Financial contributions come from our members, registered service providers and our corporate sponsors. Members have so far contributed $838,750 toward the goal with 102 unique members joining DuraSpace in the vital effort to...
06/28/2016 - 11:25
Austin, TX The Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University were awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant for Libraries earlier this year. The aim of the funding is to to assist work on the API Extensions framework for Fedora 4 platform that will facilitate the exposure of repository contents as linked data web resources.
The API Extensions Framework will provide a means to add functionality to Fedora using standardized, sharable components. The...
06/27/2016 - 10:48
Austin, TX Are you in the process of researching different types of repository platforms? Or have you lately been trying to understand hosted cloud service options? DuraSpace just made it easier to compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges when it comes to sorting out which DuraSpace-supported repository or cloud service is right for you with two comparison tables. These tables are designed to help you match your use case to a repository or hosted cloud service that meets your needs.
06/23/2016 - 12:33
Oxford, England Neil Jeffries, Oxford University, and Tom Cramer, Stanford University, from the Fedora team will hold an informal gathering joined by other Fedora community members, at The King's Arms Pub (just next to Wadham College and the Weston Library in Oxford, England) on July 5 from 5-7 PM, prior to the Jisc and CNI Conference welcome reception. If you plan to attend the Conference we look forward to having a beer or two with interested Fedora users and potential users to discuss how...
06/08/2016 - 11:08
Austin, TX The DuraSpace organization today announced Jonathan Markow’s retirement from his position as Chief Strategy Officer for DuraSpace, effective November, 2016.
CEO Debra Hanken Kurtz said, “With heavy hearts and a deep appreciation for everything that Jonathan has accomplished for our community and our organization during his tenure at DuraSpace, we wish our friend and colleague every success and much happiness.”
Jonathan Markow joined DuraSpace in March, 2011 as Chief Strategy Officer...
05/31/2016 - 11:22
Austin, TX In two weeks the open repository community will gather at the Open Repositories Conference in Dublin, Ireland to share ideas and catch up with old friends and colleagues. The Fedora community will be on hand to participate and offer insights into current and future development of the flexible and extensible open source repository platform used by leading academic institutions.
Introduction to Fedora 4 Workshop
Join David Wilcox, Fedora product manager and Andrew Woods, Fedora tech...
05/24/2016 - 08:25
Austin, TX It’s only three weeks away! If you will attend the 11th Annual International Conference on Open Repositories (#OR2016) here are the sessions that will be of interest if you want to learn more about the Hydra-in-a-Box project
Workshop: Modeling your Repository Objects with the Portland Common Data Model (PCDM)
Monday, June 13, 1:30-3:30 PM; 4:00-6:00 PM
Content deposited into the Hydra-in-a-Box repository application is modeled atop the Portland Common Data Model, a flexible,...
05/16/2016 - 05:09
Austin, TX Following four months of formal due diligence and six months of exploration, the Boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace have decided that a full merger is not currently the best way for each organization to achieve its long-term goals. In lieu of a formal merger, LYRASIS and DuraSpace will continue to pursue more informal collaborations that benefit members and communities of both organizations while allowing each organization to remain focused on its mission. This decision is the result...