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Peter Dietz has joined the DSpace team @LONGSIGHT_INC – stop by to say hello at the #OR2014 Longsight table:

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For anyone who was unable to attend the Open Repositories 2014 Conference (or if you would like to review some of what you saw), this wiki page provides links to the slides of a few of the DSpace-related sessions at the conference:

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DuraSpace has announced that Graham Triggs has accepted a position with DuraSpace as the Technical Lead for the VIVO Project effective September 21, 2015. In his new role as VIVO Technical Lead, Graham will work closely with Mike Conlon, the VIVO Project Director, VIVO project governance, and the VIVO community to implement the roadmap for VIVO, the open source semantic web platform that creates an integrated record of the scholarly work of an organization:

Total funds raised this year from DuraSpace Membership, Registered Service Providers and Corporate Sponsors was $1,250,750. The majority of these dollars came from the 138 DuraSpace Members, which included 39 new contributors. Read more here:

SPARC Calls for Immediate Open Access to Research:

YOU are invited to join the DSpace User Interface (UI) Working Group. The draft of the working group charter is available for you to review here:

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Understanding and evaluating valuable specialized digital collections for long-term preservation, and establishing organizational workflows to ensure that they become part of an institution’s digital resources can be time consuming and costly. The ArchivesDirect hosted service offers a perfect combination of Artefactual Systems digital preservation expertise plus dependable storage in DuraCloud–AND this soup-to-nuts hosted service is now even more affordable…

This 3-minute DuraSpace Quickbyte video introduces the concepts behind ArchivesDirect, the new hosted service that provides users with a robust preservation workflow and long-­term archiving—all accessible through a web-based application. More information at archives

Information about the development of a 3-5 year vision for the DSpace project and subsequent community implementation project.