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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.

The roadmap is designed to welcome people to the ARKs in the Open project, tell them how to get involved in the project, and present a list of short-term, long-term, and aspirational priorities.

Submitted by etripp on 2018-03-15 09:54

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.

Submitted by kristi on 2018-03-12 11:16

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. Incubators of ARKs at the California Digital Library started the process this week by releasing a new Project Vision:

Submitted by etripp on 2018-03-08 12:35

From the DuraSpace and euroCRIS Teams

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 Umeå, Sweden - on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on 2018-03-08 07:04

DuraSpace presents a community webinar,

“Making DSpace Your Own” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 12:00p.m. EST.
Presented by Terry Brady, Georgetown University Library, Applications Programmer Analyst, Department of Library Information Technology

Submitted by kristi on 2018-03-07 15:12

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

As announced last week, the California Digital Library (CDL) and DuraSpace are collaborating to build an open, international community around Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) and their use as persistent identifiers in the open scholarly ecosystem. We’re calling the project ARKs in the Open.

Submitted by etripp on 2018-02-28 09:48

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