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As the number of DSpace and Fedora repositories and VIVO installations grow–in 2018 there are more than 2,900 registered worldwide–the desire to learn more about them–where are they, how they are accessed online, what type of content they hold, software versions, specializations etc.–also increases. Answers to these and other questions can lead to greater connections among institutions and repository instances with similar goals and interests.

Submitted by kristi on 2018-03-13 12:18

On February 28, 2018 David Wilcox., Fedora Product Manager presented a DuraSpace Community Webinar, "Getting Started with Fedora."  This presentation provided an overview of the software and basic concepts, examples of deployments, and an overview and demonstration of the core and extended features. Additionally, ways to become involved with the Fedora community and how Fedora can help your organization access and preserve your digital content were also discussed.

Submitted by kristi on 2018-03-05 19:43

A workshop on Supporting FAIR Data Principles with Fedora was delivered on Thursday, February 22 by David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager. This workshop provided an overview of Fedora with a focus on how it can support the four FAIR principles: findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability. Attendees had an opportunity to explore Fedora features first-hand using a virtual environment. Similar training opportunities will be available at events throughout the year.


Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2018-03-05 11:20

From David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager

The early bird price for Fedora Camp at NASA [1] ends on Friday, March 16, so be sure to reserve your spot soon! The camp takes place May 16-18. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts – no prior Fedora experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced Fedora trainers. A draft agenda is available on the wiki [2].

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2018-03-05 10:19

Last Friday February 23rd the University of Toronto Scarborough hosted an Islandora CLAW + Linked Data Lunch and Learn session. The recording is available here:

Webinar presentations:

0:00:14 - Introduction to Islandora CLAW and Linked Data (Danny Lamb, Technical Lead, Islandora Foundation)

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2018-02-27 15:29

The April 15-18 ILIDE (Innovative Library in Digital Era) International Conference in Jasna, Slovakia is open for registration. This International conference attracts librarians from all over the world. The aim of the Innovative Library in Digital Era Conference is to present visionary and original ideas based on the extensive experience of the participating experts and institutions.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2018-02-27 10:56

Research Graph VIVO Cloud Pilot. For years sites wishing to implement VIVO have been looking for a way to discover the work of their institution and represent it in a VIVO.  Some sites have asked for a hosted solution.  Last year, I worked with Research Graph to show how their data could be harvested and loaded into a hosted VIVO.  Since then, working with 

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2018-02-12 10:50

DuraSpace presents a community webinar,

“Open Source Repository Upgrades: Top Advice from Practitioners” on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 12:00p.m. EST.

Presented by Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager, DuraSpace

Submitted by kristi on 2018-02-11 12:50

Are you new to Fedora and wish to learn more or are you ready to take your Fedora to the next level?  Fedora Camp offers everyone, the newbies and the veterans, a chance to dive in and learn all about Fedora.

Submitted by kristi on 2018-02-05 16:32