August 2018
 The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent events, releases and 
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IMLS Funds DuraSpace Fedora Investigation-Designing a Migration Path: Assessing Barriers of Upgrading to the Most Current Version of Fedora-No Collection Left Behind
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded DuraSpace a National Digital Platform Planning Grant for $49,279 to investigate barriers to upgrading hundreds of U.S.-based libraries and archives running unsupported versions of Fedora.  Read more
DuraSpace Projects

Now Available: DSpace 5.9 release, providing bug fixes to 5.x
DSpace 5.9 is now available and provides bug fixes and improvements to the DSpace 5.x platform.  Read more

VIVO Updates
July 1, 2018 - Membership Task Force, Action Planning, Leadership Group Elections
July 9, 2018 - List of VIVO Sites, Trip to China, and a Great Book
July 15, 2018 - Leadership Group, Internationalization, Version 1.10, Fall Camp, Decentralization
July 21, 2018 - Grants, jenatools, Your content here
August 19, 2018 - Fall semester, Research Intelligence, NFAIS, Meetings this Week

VIVO 1.10 is Now Available for Download
VIVO 1.10 contains new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes.  Read more

Core Attributes of Fedora Repository Enable Complex Modeling of Data and Objects For Re-use in a Wide Variety of Instances
The name Fedora is an acronym for the Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture.   Read more 

VIDEO: June DSpace Developer Show & Tell; July Show & Tell on July 31
The video from the June Developer Show and Tell (OR 2018 Recap) has been posted.  Read more

DSpace Anwendertreffen 2018
The DSpace Anwendertreffen 2018  will take place on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Read more

ARKs in the Open: Project Update #7, inaugural meeting of the Advisory Group
This is the high-level group that will provide the means for transitioning the ARK infrastructure (specification NAAN registry ) from the California Digital Library (CDL) to a community supported and managed activity.  Read more 

Hyku Update: Samvera Hyku Interest Group; Updates from Service Providers
Service providers, consortia, and institutions interested in Hyku have formalized their collaboration by creating the Samvera Hyku Interest Group Read more 

Registration Open for VIVO Camp in New York City
VIVO Camp  is a multi-day training event designed specifically for new and prospective users. Camp will be held  October 18-20, 2018  in the Butler Library at Columbia University.  Read more

DSpace Workshop at CONCYTEC-the Peruvian National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation Conference
On July 18, 2018  CONCYTEC  (the Peruvian National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation) hosted the first DSpace workshop in Peru as a pre-conference event during the National Conference on Research Information.  Read more

Fedora and Samvera Camp in Berlin: Early Bird Discount until 9/14/18
DuraSpace  and  Data Curation Experts  invite you to attend  Fedora and Samvera Camp  at the  Berlin State Library   November 5 - 8, 2018.  Read more

CALL for Participants: DSpace 7 Entities Working Group
Per the DSpace Steering Group's June statement on the DSpace 7 Data Model and the DSpace 7 Update talk at OR2018, we are now establishing a DSpace 7 Entities Working Group.  Read more
DuraSpace Registered Service Providers

Free Publications from 2018 Shanghai Ranked Institutions in DSpace
A wide uptake of institutional repositories facilitates open access access to scientific research.  Read more

Harvard Upgrades DASH DSpace Repository
T he Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication worked together with Atmire on a major upgrade to Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH).  Read more

Hook Your Repository Up to the Repository Analytics & Metrics Portal (RAMP)
Share your repository usage data with the international RAMP initiative for repository usage analysis and comparison.  Read more

Digitisation and Digital Preservation Workshop 6-9 November 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
To share information about digitisation of library collections, digitisation project management, and digital preservation ITOCA, the News Media Section of IFLA in partnership with the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Regional Centre for Southern Africa, University of Nairobi, Digital Divide Data, and DuraSpace, will offer a  Digitisation and Digital Preservation Workshop, November 6-9, 2018 , at the University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.  Read more
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