March 2018
 The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent events, releases and 
opportunities of interest to DuraSpace communities
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CDL and DuraSpace launch open community outreach initiative for ARK identifiers
As part of the Archival Resource Keys (ARKs)  in the Open project, we want to articulate and refine the long-term vision for ARK identifiers, starting with the ARK specification, and to collaborate with users on how to achieve it.  Read more

ARKs in the Open: Project Update #3, Roadmap and Resources and Value Statement
Add your voice to the new ARKs in the Open  Roadmap and Resources and Value 
Statement. These new project artifacts describe the product and community resources 
required to fulfill a sustainable future for ARKS and our value proposition.  
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Recording Available: "Open Source Repository Upgrades: Top Advice from Practitioners"
On March 28th Erin Tripp, DuraSpace Business Development Manager, shared practical advice about repository upgrades and migrations.  Read more  
DuraSpace Projects

Highlights From The International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)
A workshop on  Supporting FAIR Data Principles with Fedora  was delivered on Thursday, February 22 by David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager.  Read more

Recording Available: Getting Started with Fedora Webinar
On February 28, 2018 David Wilcox., Fedora Product Manager presented a DuraSpace Community Webinar, "Getting Started with Fedora."  Read more

Registration Open: "Making DSpace Your Own" Webinar
While there are many exciting changes under development with the future DSpace 7 User Interface, this presentation will describe how to get started TODAY using DSpace 6, the current version in production.  Read more

ANNOUNCING a DuraSpace-euroCRIS Interoperability Event: DSpace and CRIS Systems Workshop
DuraSpace  and euroCRIS  will co-host a one-day event to focus on interoperability between DSpace repository and CRIS systems in advance of the CRIS 2018 Conference  in UmeĆ„, Sweden - on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.  Read more

DSpace Launches Developer Show and Tell Meetings
During a recent meeting of DSpace Developers an idea was shared by Terry Brady of Georgetown University, to host community meetings that discuss what DSpace Developers are up to; a developer showcase that allows developers the opportunity to share their tools, processes and recent work with everyone in the DSpace community.  Read more

Are you using DSpace, Fedora or VIVO?
The  DuraSpace Registry  is a community driven database that identifies which institutions and organizations around the world use DSpace, Fedora and VIVO.  Read more

Research Graph VIVO Cloud Pilot
You're invited to participate in a project aimed at collecting, augmenting, and making discoverable patterns of faculty collaboration and research outputs through a pilot led by  Research Graph  and  VIVO , and managed by  Duraspace  as a not-for-profit venture.  Read more
DuraSpace Registered Service Providers

3 Million Medical Downloads per Month
WHO Library in Geneva releases new features for IRIS, the extensive public health DSpace repository, including statistics and automated recommendations.  Read more

4Science Brings You New Features and Areas of Use for DSpace
4Science has several new projects for 2018 and will participate in significant conferences for the repository community.  Read more

Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values: Comments and Interest Welcome
Since its release at the fall 2017 Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) meeting, many people have engaged with the Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values.  Read more
Are you using DSpace, Fedora or VIVO?
Is your organization listed on our 2,900+ user registry?  The DuraSpace Registry is a community tool that can lead to greater connections among institutions and repository instances with similar goals and interests.  Visit to learn more.  Add your information to our registry or send your updated information to Kristi Searle.