08/30/2016 - 14:40
From Aaron Coburn, Programmer and Systems Administrator, Amherst College
Amherst, MA I would like to announce the immediate availability of version 4.6.0 of the Fedora Messaging Toolbox.
The messaging toolbox is designed to support a variety of asynchronous integrations with external tools and services, such as a Solr search engine or an external Triplestore. Version 4.6.0 of the messaging toolbox is compatible with both the forthcoming 4.6.0 release of the Fedora Commons server and previous...
08/30/2016 - 08:13
Austin, TX DuraSpace is pleased to announce that the Fedora team recently completed a redesign of http://fedorarepository.org. The site was designed in consultation with members of the Fedora Leadership Group and reflects a modern, mobile-friendly approach that makes it easy to find key items first.
Prior to redesigning the web site an analysis of DuraSpace monthy webmetrics data revealed that users navigated to the basics quickly. They want to know what Fedora is, what it does, and how to get...
08/22/2016 - 12:51
Austin, TX Fedora Camp NYC, hosted by Columbia University Libraries, will be offered at Columbia University’s Butler Library in New York City November 28-30, 2016. Final details–instructors and curriculum are now available on the wiki.
Fedora experts will be on hand to lead participants through the basics leading towards an understanding of advanced concepts–no prior Fedora 4 experience is required. Participants will come away with a deep dive Fedora 4 learning experience coupled with multiple...
08/18/2016 - 09:54
Austin, TX Elections were held in July to choose members who will serve on DuraSpace community-supported open source project steering groups for three year terms. The DSpace, Fedora and VIVO Projects are pleased to announce the following results and extend a warm welcome to new Steering Group members.
DSpace Project leaders look forward to the efforts of the following new Steering Group members in helping to guide the project.
Salwa Ismail, department head, library information...
08/16/2016 - 09:36
Austin, TX Traveling to Melbourne, Australia for the eResearch Australasia Conference 2016? Please join Esmé Cowles, Digital Infrastructure Developer, Princeton University and expert in Fedora, Hydra and PCDM, who will deliver an “Introduction to Hydra and Fedora 4” Workshop and a “Curating Research Data with Hydra and PCDM” presentation on behalf of the Fedora Project. The workshop and presentation will take place at the conference on Friday, October 14, 2016.
Please register for workshop and...
08/03/2016 - 13:04
Austin, TX Please join us for a Fedora User Group Meeting on October 7, 2016 in Bern, Switzerland at the University Library of Bern from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. The meeting will be held immediately following the 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation iPres 2016, October 3-6, hosted by The Swiss National Library. The meeting is an opportunity to share project updates, exchange ideas, collaborate on Fedora-related activities, and is open to anyone who would like to attend. Please join...
08/01/2016 - 14:05
From David Wilcox, Fedora product manager
Austin, TX The next DC Area Fedora User Group Meeting will take place on September 22-23 at the USDA National Agriculture Library . This event is free to attend.
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Vxek7FUEXx5gTv8h1
The meeting on September 22 will feature presentations and discussions on topics selected by members of the DC area Fedora community. The workshop on September 23 will focus on Fedora 4 but we are still looking for feedback on...
07/27/2016 - 09:48
Austin, TX The Islandora Foundation held its Annual General Meeting recently and adopted a set of strategic goals to provide focus for development efforts in 2016 - 2017. Goals include a strong commitment to the CLAW project which is the next version of Islandora that supports Fedora 4 and the Portland Common Data Model (PCDM), which provides interoperability at the Fedora level.
Melissa Anez, Islandora Foundation Project and Community Manager, explained, “Many of these goals center around the...
07/26/2016 - 10:27
Austin, TX The Fedora Project is pleased to announce that Fedora Camp in NYC, hosted by Columbia University Libraries, will be offered at Columbia University’s Butler Library in New York City November 28-30, 2016.
Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora 4, the latest production version of Fedora, features vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, ease of...
07/14/2016 - 11:28
Austin, TX The peak of summer is also the mid-point in the annual DuraSpace Membership Campaign. Many thanks to those in our community who have become 2016 DuraSpace Members. We are pleased to report that we are within reach of our Membership Campaign goal of $1,250,000. Financial contributions come from our members, registered service providers and our corporate sponsors. Members have so far contributed $838,750 toward the goal with 102 unique members joining DuraSpace in the vital effort to...