Jettywrapper 2.0.0 released

We are pleased to announce a new version of the Hydra Jettywrapper gem which supports Fedora 4.  The 2.0.0 release of Jettywrapper uses hydra-jetty 8.1.1 by default, which contains Jetty 8.1.16, Solr 4.10.2, and Fedora 4.0.0.

Thanks to Chris Beer and Justin Coyne for their work on this release. See below for a complete changelog.

https://github.com/projecthydra/jettywrapper/releases/tag/v2.0.0

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Open Repositories 2015: proposal submissions due January 30, 2015

A reminder from the OR folks that the deadline for main conference and interest group proposal submissions and scholarship program applications is January 30, 2015.

The Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2015 <http://www.or2015.net/>, 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 year¹s 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. We are particularly interested in:

  1. SUPPORTING OPEN SCHOLARSHIP, OPEN SCIENCE, AND CULTURAL HERITAGE ONLINE
  2. MANAGING RESEARCH (AND OPEN) DATA
  3. INTEGRATING WITH EXTERNAL SYSTEMS
  4. RE-USING REPOSITORY CONTENT
  5. EXPLORING METRICS AND ASSESSMENT
  6. MANAGING RIGHTS
  7. DEVELOPING AND TRAINING STAFF
  8. BUILDING THE PERFECT REPOSITORY

Submissions that demonstrate original and repository-related work without these themes will be considered, but preference will be given to submissions which address them.

KEY DATES

  • 30 January 2015: Deadline for submissions
  • 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

SUBMISSION PROCESS

SUBMISSION SYSTEM: <https://www.conftool.com/or2015/> PDF format is preferred for submissions.

CODE OF CONDUCT:  <http://www.or2015.net/code-of-conduct/>

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME:  <http://www.or2015.net/scholarship-programme/>

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>

LOCAL HOSTS

  • Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • Virginia Tech University Libraries

contact: <or2015@indiana.edu>

CONFERENCE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

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ActiveFedora 8.0.0 released

We are pleased to announce that ActiveFedora 8.0.0 final has been released.

The release notes for this gem can be found at:  https://github.com/projecthydra/active_fedora/releases/tag/v8.0.0

ActiveFedora 8 is the last major version of this software that will be compatible with Fedora Commons Repository version 3.  ActiveFedora 9 is targeted at Fedora 4.

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Duoc UC, Chile, becomes a Hydra Partner

[English version below]

Estamos encantados de anunciar que Duoc UC (http://www.duoc.cl), en Santiago de Chile, se ha convertido en el más reciente Hydra Socio formales, y nuestro primer socio en América Latina. Duoc ha estado trabajando con Hydra para construir la “Biblioteca Digital Patrimonial” (http://loncofilu.cl), un repositorio digital de planos arquitectónicos, fotografías, planes de restauración y documentos históricos relacionados con los edificios históricos más preciados de Chile, y que representa el trabajo producido por los estudiantes de la Escuela de Construcción Duoc UC. Para el 2015 están planeando el desarrollo de dos repositorios adicionales basados Hydra que se centrarán en la recogida de proyectos de títulos  de estudiantes y de audio y producciones visuales de la Escuela de Comunicación.

En su carta de intención, Duoc dice que se han comprometido no sólo a la construcción de más proyectos con Hydra, sino también para la construcción de una comunidad de Hydra en América Latina mediante la traducción de la documentación en talleres españoles y explicaciones por otras instituciones de América Latina interesados en la construcción de repositorios de Hydra.

Bienvenidos, Duoc UC!

We are delighted to announce that Duoc UC (http://www.duoc.cl), in Santiago, Chile, has become the latest formal Hydra partner, and our first partner institution in Latin America. Duoc has been working with Hydra to build the “Heritage Digital Library” (http://loncofilu.cl), a digital repository of architectural drawings, photographs, restoration plans and historical documents related to the most precious historic buildings in Chile, and representing work produced by the students of Duoc’s Faculty of Construction. In 2015 they are planning to develop two additional repositories based on Hydra that will focus on the collection of student thesis projects and audio and visual productions from their Faculty of Communication.

In their letter of intent, Duoc says they are committed not only to building more projects with Hydra, but also to building a Hydra community in Latin America through the translation of documentation into Spanish and offering workshops to other Latin American institutions interested in building Hydra repositories.

Welcome, Duoc UC!

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Announcing Avalon 3.2

Indiana University and Northwestern University are delighted to announce Avalon Media System 3.2, completed and released on December 19, 2014. As part of a series of minor 3.x releases, Avalon 3.2 provides support for important content management efficiencies and other improvements.

Release 3.2 adds the following capabilities:

  • Bulk item management actions, including publish, un-publish, change collection, delete, and assign access
  • Avalon dropbox subdirectories are accessible to collection managers using the web interface
  • Upgrade to Hydra 7 framework
  • Numerous interface improvements and bug fixes

For more details on each of these new features, visit the What’s New in Avalon 3.2 wiki page: https://wiki.dlib.indiana.edu/display/VarVideo/What%27s+New+in+Avalon+3.2

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Indiana University and WGBH Boston share major NEH grant

Hydra Partners Indiana University and WGBH Boston have jointly been awarded nearly $400,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop HydraDAM2, a Hydra-based software tool that will assist in the long-term preservation of audio and video collections.

HydraDAM2 will primarily address challenges posed by long-term preservation of digital audio and video files. Because these “time-based media” files are significantly larger than many other digital files managed by libraries and archives, they potentially require special solutions and workflows.

An important feature of HydraDAM2 is that it will be open source and can be used and shared freely among cultural institutions, including libraries, archives, universities and public broadcasters.

HydraDAM2 is also scalable to both small and large organizations, having the ability to interact with massive digital storage systems as well as with smaller digital tape storage systems.

The full press release can be found at http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2014/12/neh-grants-digital-preservation.shtml

Congratulations to Jon Dunn at IU, Karen Cariani at WGBH and to their teams.

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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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