February 2016
 The DuraSpace Digest highlights recent events, releases and 
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NOW AVAILABLE: More Information About the DuraSpace/LYRASIS "Intent to Merge"
Learn more about the planning now underway as a result of the exciting news that the LYRASIS and DuraSpace Boards have voted unanimously in favor of an "intent to merge" the two organizations.  Read more 

Registration Available: Hot Topics: The DuraSpace Community Webinar Series, "VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Scholarly Activity"
We invite you to register for the DuraSpace Community Webinar Series: "VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Scholarly Activity," curated by Rick Johnson, Visiting Program Officer for SHARE at the Association of Research Libraries.  Read more 

"VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Tracking Scholarly Activity" Webinar Recording Available
On February 24, 2016, Rick Johnson and Mike Conlon presented, "VIVO plus SHARE: Closing the Loop on Tracking Scholarly Activity," providing an introduction to the efforts to link VIVO and SHARE together.  Read more
DuraSpace Projects

AVAILABLE: Fedora 4.5.0 Release
The Fedora team is proud to announce that Fedora 4.5.0 was released on January 21, 2016 and is now available.  Read more
VIVO Updates 

Griffith Experts, Ontologies for Biomedicine, VIVO SHARE Webinars, CNI Workshop:  February 21, 2016

Call for Proposals, Open VIVO Task Force, Intent to Merge:  February 14, 2016

OpenRIF and VIVO at Force11:  January 31, 2016

Status Update on DSpace 6.0
Updates of where we stand with DSpace 6, and why it isn't ready for production (quite yet).  Read more 

VIVO Conference Call for Papers, Workshops and Posters Open through March 14
The Seventh Annual VIVO Conference will be held August 17-19, 2016 at the Denver Marriott City Center in Denver, Colorado.  Read more
DSPACE USERS: Feedback Requested on Next User Interface for DSpace
We held a DSpace User Interface (UI) Prototype Challenge and from our amazing developer community, we received a total of nine UI prototype submissions.  We've begun the formal evaluation phase of these UI technologies/prototypes.  Read more 

Fedora 4 at The Art Institute of Chicago, An Interview With Stefano Cossu
Carol Minton Morris from DuraSpace interviewed Stefano Cossu, Director of Application Services, Collections at The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), to learn about how Fedora 4 is implemented at AIC.  Read more

GET "Expert Tips for Setting Up and Managing a DSpace Repository"
The January-February 2016 issue of the EIFL Newsletter features an report on a recent EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) and Institute of Development Studies (IDS) webinar entitled, "Expert Tips for Setting Up and Managing a DSpace Repository", attended by 70 people from 19 countries.  Read more 
DuraSpace Registered Service Providers

NEW RELEASE: DSpace-CRIS 5.4.0 Now Available
Thanks to the collaboration between Cineca and the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, that selected the Italian Consortium to help develop their Institutional Research Archive (IRA) project, Cineca added several interesting features and enhancements to DSpace-CRIS and to the release of 5.4.0 on February 15, 2016.  Read more

Submissions are OPEN for the OR2016 Technical (Developer) Track
The Open Repositories 2016 Conference Technical (Developer) Track (June 13 - 16, Dublin) is a forum to present anything that is of interest to us, the repositories technical community.  Read more

Upcoming FREE Digital POWRR Workshop in Little Rock
On April 22, 2016, the Digital POWRR team will be conducting a FREE, day-long workshop at the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock, AR entitled From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies.  Read more