January 2016
 The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent events, releases and 
opportunities of interest to DuraSpace communities
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LYRASIS and DuraSpace Boards Approve "Intent to Merge" and Seek Your Input
The Boards of LYRASIS and DuraSpace, two leading member-based non-profit organizations serving libraries, archives, museums, as well as the broader scholarly, cultural heritage and technology communities, have unanimously approved an "Intent to Merge".  Read more 
DuraSpace Projects

CALL for Proposals: OR2016 DSpace Interest Group
The DSpace community will meet again at the 11th Open Repositories Conference, 13-16 June, in Dublin, Ireland.  Read more
CALL for Proposals: OR2016 Fedora Interest Group
Join us for the Fedora Interest Group sessions at Open Repositories 2016 in Dublin to meet other Fedora users and developers and share your experiences with one another.  Read more
REGISTER: Fedora 4 Workshop at International Digital Curation Conference
The 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) with the theme "Visible data, invisible infrastructure" will take place in Amsterdam February 22-25, 2016.  Read more 

VIVO Updates for January
In the past few months, VIVO has had a new software release, 1.8.1, a new web site, and a new registry of VIVO sites.  Read more  

The VIVO project now has a committers group!  Read more
Your Strategic Advantage: Become a Sponsor of the 7th Annual VIVO Conference
Find out how to leverage this lively forum for the exchange of ideas on how new semantic and collaborative technologies impact research to bring your products and services to the attention of decision makers as a 2016 VIVO Conference sponsor.  Read more 

Telling DSpace Stories at Izmir Institute of Technology with Gultekin Gurdal
Michele Mennielli from the Italian University Consortium Cineca interviewed Gultekin Gurdal, Library Director at the Izmir Institute of Technology and Coordinator of the ANKOS Open Access and Institutional Repository Working Group in Turkey.  Read more  

REGISTER for the West Coast Fedora Camp at Caltech
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce that the West Fedora Camp will be offered at the California Institute of Technology's Keck Institute for Space Studies in Pasadena April 11-13, 2016.  Read more 

All About the Portland Common Data Model (PCDM) in a "Quickbyte"
Find out how the Portland Common Data Model (PCDM) gets complex systems with complex data to interoperate in this new DuraSpace Quickbyte -no more than you can chew in a three-minute broadcast.  Read more
DuraSpace Services

Figshare Joins the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) to ensure survival, ownership and management of research data into the future
The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) is pleased to announce that Figshare, a platform that supports the management of research content, is the first research data repository to join the DPN Federation.  Read more

Digital Preservation Planning: An NDSR Boston Project Update featuring DuraCloud and ArchivesDirect
Jeffrey Erickson, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the University Archives and Special Collections at UMass Boston is currently participating in the NDSR-Boston cohort. Read more  
DuraSpace Registered Service Providers

DSpace Gains Cloud Storage Layer
Longsight has developed enhancements to the DSpace storage system, providing a system for cloud storage of assets, that has now been officially merged into the DSpace 6 code base.  Read more 

OR2016 Proposal Deadline Extended
The final deadline for submitting proposals for the Eleventh International Conference on Open Repositories (@OR2016 and #or2016) has been extended until Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.  Read more