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.
From David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager, on behalf of the Fedora team.
Austin, TX The Fedora team is proud to announce that Fedora 4.5.1 was released on April 29, 2016. Full release notes are included below and are also available on the wiki: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+4.5.1+Release+Notes.
Austin, TX The annual DuraSpace Membership Campaign for 2016 officially kicks off today. The campaign raises funds to support the continued advancement of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO open source software projects. While DuraSpace proudly provides these applications for free for anyone to use, our projects rely on membership fees to pay for staff who provide technical leadership, direct strategic planning, organize community outreach, and coordinate timely software releases for the open source projects.