From Andrea Bollini, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, 4Science
DSpace-CRIS is an open-source extension of DSpace that includes functionality useful for CRIS (Current Researcher Information System) users. DSpace-CRIS enables ingestion, storage, display and management of metadata and fulltext of all research-related components that can include publications, projects, grants, patents, organization units and researcher profiles (people).
This month's issue of Hydra-In-A-Box Update is now available with news and information about community progress, plans, and pilots:
From Barrie Howard, Internship and Fellowship Programs, Library of Congress
Washington, DC How prepared is your organization to provide long-term, durable access to its mission-critical digital content? What skills and experience do staff need to address the digital preservation needs of your organization?
From Tim Donohue, DSpace Tech Lead for DuraSpace, on behalf of the DSpace developers
I would like to formally announce that DSpace 6.0 is now available! DSpace 6 provides significant API enhancements and new features to the DSpace platform.
From Bethany Nowviskie, Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR, on behalf of organizing committees and local hosts for Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, 2016 DLF Forum, and NDSA Digital Preservation 2016
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.”
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 of extensive investigations and good faith due diligence.