Sufia 4.3.1 released

We are pleased to announce the release of version 4.3.1 of the Sufia gem.  (The 4.3.0 version was a misfire, so the upgrade path goes from 4.2.0 directly to 4.3.1.)

The 4.3.1 release of Sufia includes the ability to store users’ ORCID identifiers and display them in the user profile, and includes enhancements to usage statistics. It also includes support for Blacklight 5.8 and a good number of bugfixes.

Thanks to Carolyn Cole, Michael Tribone, Valerie Maher, Adam Wead, Misty DeMeo, and Mike Giarlo for their work on this release.

View the upgrade notes and a complete changelog on the release page: https://github.com/projecthydra/sufia/releases/tag/v4.3.1

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Submit Your OR2015 Proposal: Conference System Now Open

Of interest to the Hydra Community:

The Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2015, will be held June 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis (Indiana, USA). The organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program.

The conference theme is LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: OPEN REPOSITORIES AT THE CROSSROADS. It is an opportunity to reflect on and to celebrate the transformative changes in repositories, scholarly communication, and research data over the last decade. More critically, however, it will also help to ensure that open repositories continue to play a key role in supporting, shaping, and sharing those changes and an open agenda for research and scholarship.

The organizers invite you to review the full call for proposals here: http://www.or2015.net/call-for-proposals/, and to submit your proposal here: https://www.conftool.com/or2015/ by January 30, 2015. There are several different formats provided to encourage your participation in this year’s conference, all described on the OR2015 website.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is pleased to announce the release of the new OR Code of Conduct http://www.or2015.net/code-of-conduct/. The OR Code of Conduct underscores the OR Conference core value of openness by providing a welcoming and positive experience for everyone, whether they are in a formal session or a social setting, or are taking part in activities online.

KEY DATES

  • 30 January 2015: Deadline for submissions and Scholarship Programme applications
  • 27 March 2015: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference
  • 10 April 2015: Submitters notified of acceptance to Interest Groups
  • 8-11 June 2015: OR2015 conference

The conference system is now open and  is linked from the conference web site: http://www.or2015.net/ We look forward to welcoming you to Indianapolis!

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Program Co-Chairs

  • Holly Mercer, University of Tennessee
  • William J Nixon, University of Glasgow
  • Imma Subirats, FAO of the United Nations

contact: or15-program-chairs@googlegroups.com

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CALL for OR2015 Scholarship Programme Applicants

Of interest to the Hydra community:

December 1, 2015

Read it online: http://www.or2015.net/scholarship-programme/

The Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories (http://www.or2015.net/) , OR2015, will take place on June 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis (Indiana, USA). The organizers are pleased to invite you to apply to the 2015 Scholarship Programme.

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is delighted to announce that for OR2015 we will again be running our Scholarship Programme. This programme will enable us to provide support for a small number of full registered places for the 2015 conference in Indianapolis. The programme is open to librarians, repository managers, developers, and researchers in digital libraries and related fields. Applicants submitting a paper for the conference will be given priority consideration for funding (please provide details of your submission in the application form).

Two questions in the application form ask ‘What is it about Open Repositories that interests you’ and ‘What do you expect to gain from attending the conference?’ You may wish to prepare answers to these before completing the form, as the responses to these will be critical to the success of your application.

Please note: the Scholarship provides funding only for a full conference registration (including dinner and the poster reception). It does not cover other costs such as accommodation, travel, and subsistence. It is anticipated that the applicant’s home institution will provide financial support to supplement the OR Scholarship Award.

Application Form http://goo.gl/Vv03F4 (via GoogleDocs)

The deadline for applications is 30 January 2015.

LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: OPEN REPOSITORIES AT THE CROSSROADS

OR2015 is the tenth OR conference, and this year’s overarching theme reflects that milestone: Looking Back/Moving Forward: Open Repositories at the Crossroads. It is an opportunity to reflect on and to celebrate the transformative changes in repositories, scholarly communication, and research data over the last decade. More critically however, it will also help to ensure that open repositories continue to play a key role in supporting, shaping, and sharing those changes and an open agenda for research and scholarship.

 

OR2015 will provide an opportunity to explore the demands and roles now expected of both repositories and the staff who develop, support, and manage them – and to prepare them for the challenges of the next decade. We welcome proposals on this theme, but also on the theoretical, practical, organizational, or administrative topics related to digital repositories.

Full details on the Call for Proposals

http://www.or2015.net/call-for-proposals/

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Sufia 4.2.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Sufia 4.2.0.

This release of Sufia includes the ability to cache usage statistics in the application database, an accessibility fix, and a number of bug fixes. Thanks to Carolyn Cole, Michael Tribone, Adam Wead, Justin Coyne, and Mike Giarlo for their work on this release.

View the upgrade notes and a complete changelog on the release page: https://github.com/projecthydra/sufia/releases/tag/v4.2.0

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Tufts becomes a Hydra Partner

We are delighted to announce that Tufts University has become the latest formal Hydra Partner.  Tufts has two Hydra-based projects, the Tufts Digital Library redesign and a New Nation Votes election portal. They are currently working on a Hydra-based administrative interface to allow staff self-deposit in the Tufts Fedora content repository; and the Tufts Digital Image Library, based on Northwestern’s DIL implementation.

In their Letter of Intent, Tufts say that they are committed to the Hydra community in helping solve digital repository and workflow challenges by supporting development and contributing code, documentation and expertise.

Welcome, Tufts!

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OR2015 – Call fpr Proposals

Of interest to many Hydranauts:

The Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2015, will be held on June 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis (Indiana, USA). The organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. This year’s conference theme is:

LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: OPEN REPOSITORIES AT THE CROSSROADS

OR2015 is the tenth OR conference, and this year’s overarching theme reflects that milestone: Looking Back/Moving Forward: Open Repositories at the Crossroads. It is an opportunity to reflect on and to celebrate the transformative changes in repositories, scholarly communication and research data over the last decade. More critically however, it will also help to ensure that open repositories continue to play a key role in supporting, shaping and sharing those changes and an open agenda for research and scholarship.

The full call for proposals can be found at http://www.or2015.net/call-for-proposals/

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Sufia 4.1.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of version 4.1.0 of Hydra’s Sufia gem.

This release of Sufia includes functionality to support proxy deposits and transfers of ownership.

To upgrade from 4.0.x to 4.1.0, pin Sufia to version 4.1.0 in your Gemfile, then update your dependencies, generate the new database migrations required for proxies and transfers, and then apply those migrations to your database:

  •      bundle update sufia
  •      rails generate sufia:models:proxies
  •      rake db:migrate

Changes: https://github.com/projecthydra/sufia/compare/v4.0.1…v4.1.0

Thanks to Carolyn Cole, Justin Coyne, and Mike Giarlo for the work on this release.

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New Hydra Steering Group members

We are delighted to announce that Jon Dunn (Indiana University) and Mike Giarlo (Penn State University) have accepted invitations to join the Hydra Steering Group. Both are acknowledged leaders in the community with much experience in digital libraries; Jon additionally brings his background of key roles on the Avalon Project and at Indiana University and Mike his background of key roles in Sufia, RDF, HAWG and at Penn State.  We look forward to working with them more closely.

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Hydra Connect #2 presentations and posters

Poster images from the “show and tell” session, and slide packs from many presentations given at Hydra Connect #2 last week can be found linked from the Hydra wiki.  The wiki front page also has a nice group photo – the full size version, should you want it, is linked from the conference program at the time it was taken – 12:30 on Wednesday.

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Hydra Connect #2 – reports

170 or so people are gathered together in Cleveland, Ohio, for Hydra Connect #2 – the second annual Hydra get-together. If you weren’t able to come (and even if you were) you’ll find increasing numbers of presentations and meeting notes hanging off the program page at https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Connect+2+Program

Enjoy!

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