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This month we welcome Heather Greer Kline Klein as our hosted services customer specialist, and bid a fond farewell to chief strategy officer Jonathan Markow who is retiring to resume a performing career as a jazz pianist. 

In the third and fourth quarters our organization undertook strategic planning for the next 3-5 three years with input from board, staff, and community members. SWAT SWOT and PEST analyses helped us understand DuraSpace's organizational strengths, emerging opportunities, and where we can improve services service to our community. We will share the strategic plan on the website, pending approval from the Board at our November 30th meeting. I look forward to your feedback as the results of this work are shared widely over the coming months.

Some of our Our discussions have included looking into led us to consider what DuraSpace's role might be in the growth and diversification of the digital scholarly ecosystem. It is clear that an expanding landscape of projects and initiatives will require various kinds of organizational support. DuraSpace is well-suited to play a role in this expansion by adding to the portfolio of mission-aligned partnerships and projects that we steward. We are developing a set of guidelines for potential projects, affiliates and partners who may wish to participate in DuraSpace, and who in turn aim to offer our community aspects of end-to-end solutions, services and technologies which acquire, analyze, organize, share, make discoverable, showcase lead and support these new endeavors in the evolving ecosystem. We are in various phases of pursuing potential projects, affiliations, and partnerships with the shared goal of facilitating the acquisition, analysis, organization, and discoverability of digital assets to showcase, share, and preserve scholarly information and dataresearch outputs.


Anything about Avalon hosted service or other emerging services; HydraDirect??