Austin, TX Earlier this year we asked our community how DuraSpace might be of better service in a brief survey. We heard back from 35 respondents about different types of technical assistance that would be helpful at their institutions. Read the full report here: DuraSpace Community Survey 2017.pdf
Austin, TX How can we help?
That’s what we at DuraSpace hope to learn from you, our valued community. We have developed a 4-question survey that should take you no more than 5 minutes to complete aimed at learning more about how DuraSpace might better serve our community.
We have heard directly and indirectly from segments of our community that different types of technical assistance would be helpful at their institutions. As we head into 2017 we are investigating how we at DuraSpace might be able to help you achieve your goals.
Austin, TX We at DuraSpace are looking forward to a productive year in partnership with our valued community while also looking back over a decade of community development and action, open source technology advances, and organizational growth. We took a moment to dream big. Could we better integrate mindshare? What would thoughtful expansion look like?
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem
From the organisers of the Twelfth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2017
Brisbane, Australia The OR17 Call for Proposals is available on the conference web site: http://or2017.net/call-for-proposals/
Austin, TX DuraSpace is pleased to announce that Heather Greer Klein accepted the position as hosted services customer specialist effective October 26, 2016. In this role, Heather will work closely with the DuraSpace hosted services team to manage the lead to sale process of DuraSpace hosted services (DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, ArchivesDirect) including customer service, product pricing, new account set up, onboarding, and training.
Austin, TX Who doesn't like a pretty picture? DuraSpace Pictures on Instagram features community news and updates plus photographs of people and places related to DuraSpace initiatives and activities. Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/duraspace_pictures/
Austin, TX An institution’s identity is often formed by what it saves for current and future access. Digital collections curated by the academy can include research data, images, texts, reports, artworks, books, and historic documents help define an academic institution’s identity.
From William Nixon and Elin Stangeland for the Open Repositories Steering Committee
Glasgow, Scotland The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks Expressions of Interest (EoI) from candidate host organizations for the 2018 and 2019 Open Repositories Annual Conference series. The call is issued for two years this time to enable better planning ahead of the conferences and to secure a good geographical distribution over time. Proposals from all geographic areas will be given consideration.