Tune in to OA Week “Equity in Open Knowledge” Highlight–Open Data Activism in Search of Algorithmic Transparency

October 9, 2019By Carol Minton MorrisUncategorized

From Verletta Kern, Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Washington Libraries Take a break during Open Access Week and join the ACRL Open Research and Digital Collections Discussion Groups on Tuesday, October 22nd from 11:00am-12:00pm Central for “Open Data Activism in Search of Algorithmic Transparency: Algorithmic Awareness in Practice”.  Tying in with this year’s OA Week theme of “Open … Read More

CALL for Archiving 2020 Proposals

October 9, 2019By Carol Minton MorrisUncategorized

Join an international community of technical experts, managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises at Archiving 2000 from May 18-21, 2020 to explore and discuss the digitization, preservation, and access of 
2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and audio-visual materials, including documents, photographs, books, paintings, videos, and born digital works. Authors are invited to … Read More

Towards a Fedora Migration Path

September 17, 2019By Carol Minton MorrisUncategorized

In 2018, DuraSpace was awarded a planning grant (LG-72-18-0204) by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to investigate the barriers to upgrading libraries and archives running unsupported versions of Fedora because reliance on the older versions of Fedora puts the stability, security and functionality of the content and services of these repositories at … Read More

U.S. National Archives Releases Digital Preservation Framework

September 17, 2019By Carol Minton MorrisDSpace, Uncategorized

From Leslie Johnston, Director of Digital Preservation, U.S. National Archives (NARA) The U.S. National Archives (NARA) is pleased to announce that it has released its digital Preservation Framework on Github for public comment: https://github.com/usnationalarchives/digital-preservation The framework comprises an instrument for assessing file format risk, the results of NARA’s assessment of over 350 file format variants, … Read More

Make Your ArchivesSpace, CollectionSpace, DSpace, Fedora or VIVO Site Count: Add your Instance to the DuraSpace Community Supported Programs Division Registry at LYRASIS

September 12, 2019By Carol Minton MorrisDSpace, Uncategorized, VIVO

The DuraSpace Registry currently features more than 2,500 DSpace, Fedora and VIVO installations from around the world. With the completion of the DuraSpace and Lyrasis merger on July 1, 2019, CollectionSpace and ArchivesSpace instances will also be highlighted in the Registry to reflect the growing DuraSpace Community Supported Programs Division of Lyrasis, which encompasses ArchivesSpace, … Read More

OCFL (Oxford Common File Layout) 0.3 Beta Specification Released: Your Feedback Requested

June 4, 2019By Carol Minton MorrisUncategorized

From Andrew Woods, on behalf of the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) editorial group The Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) specification describes an application-independent approach to the storage of digital information in a structured, transparent, and predictable manner. It is designed to promote standardized long-term object management practices within digital repositories. Illustration by Sam Mitchell, … Read More

Fedora 6: Application-independent Storage to Ensure the Persistence of Digital Data Through Time

May 20, 2019By Carol Minton MorrisUncategorized

The Fedora community has long been at the forefront of developing an open source repository framework that supports digital preservation efforts. Fedora 6 aims to integrate a standardized structure for persisting and delivering the essential characteristics of digital objects in Fedora with the emerging Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) specification.  The OCFL defines a shared … Read More

UC San Diego Library Receives Mellon Grant for Joint Project

February 21, 2019By Carol Minton MorrisUncategorized

To address improving communication and exchange of data between local and national digital preservation repositories UC Dan Diego has been awarded a one-year Mellon grant to collaborate with UC Santa Barbara, Emory University, Northwestern University and DuraSpace to design tools that will enable libraries and archives to seamlessly deposit content into distributed digital preservation systems (DDPs), update … Read More