05/16/2016 - 05:09
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...
05/10/2016 - 11:58
Austin, TX Will you be traveling to the 11th Annual International Conference on Open Repositories #OR2016 next month in Dublin, Ireland? The Fedora team is pleased to announce that they will offer a full day Introduction to Fedora 4 Workshop on Monday, June 13. New and existing Fedora users will have the opportunity to learn about and experience Fedora 4 features and functionality first-hand.
David Wilcox, Fedora product manager and Andrew Woods, Fedora tech lead will explain why the Fedora...
05/03/2016 - 12:54
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.
This release has been built against Java 8
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• Benjamin Armintor, Columbia University
• Jared Whiklo, University of...
04/28/2016 - 07:27
Austin, TX The most recent Fedora camp in Pasadena, California was hosted by the Caltech Library at the California Institute of Technology's Keck Institute for Space Studies.
The beautiful Caltech campus was an ideal setting for the 40 camp attendees who enjoyed turn-of-the-last century architecture that reflected the institution’s beginnings as Throop University in 1891. The institution was renamed the California Institute of Technology in 1920. The well-known Caltech Turtle and Frog Ponds...
04/21/2016 - 11:02
Austin, TX The Fedora community is currently in the initial phases of drafting a standards-based application programming interface (API) specification that will result in a stable, independently-versioned Fedora RESTful API. A Fedora API specification will be a significant milestone for the project and the community enabling a concrete and common understanding of Fedora's role in an institution's infrastructure ecosystem.
The goal of this work is to develop a broad consensus for an API...
04/20/2016 - 08:57
Austin, TX David Wilcox, Fedora product manager and Andrew Woods, Fedora tech lead, will offer a workshop entitled, "Publishing Assets as Linked Data with Fedora 4" at the Library Publishing Forum (LPForum 2016) to be held at the University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas on May 18 from 1:00 PM-3:30 PM. All LPForum 2016 attendees are welcome—there is no need to pre-register for this introductory-level workshop.
Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for...
04/20/2016 - 06:13
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...
03/31/2016 - 09:41
From Aaron Coburn, Programmer and Systems Administrator, Academic Technology Services, Amherst College
Amherst, MA I would like to announce the release of version 4.5.0 of the Fedora Camel Messaging Toolkit (fcrepo-camel-toolkit). This toolkit provides a collection of asynchronous integrations between a Fedora 4 repository and external systems.
This new version is a feature release, which now contains fcrepo-serialization: a tool that will serialize Fedora resources to a location on a...
03/29/2016 - 11:30
From Andrew Woods, Fedora Tech Lead
Austin, TX There has been increasing interest and discussion around the opportunities of an integration between VIVO and Fedora 4. In an effort to provide a public forum for detailing use cases, identifying related initiatives, gaining consensus on integration patterns, etc, the following mailing list has been created:
Please use this list to forward the conversation, and pass it along to others.
03/23/2016 - 13:05
Washington, DC Magnolia trees and spring flowers were in full bloom for the Sixth Annual DuraSpace Member Summit held at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. DuraSpace members were interested in formal and informal conversations about the open source projects in which they primarily participate, the general state of the scholarly ecosystem, emerging opportunities, and of course, the recently announced "intent to merge" with LYRASIS.
Board of Directors chair Laura Wood, Director, Tisch Library,...