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  • We're making terrific headway on our annual membership campaign. Overall, with thanks to our members DuraSpace has achieved 92% of its membership goals to date. 
  • We launched a new DuraSpace Service Provider (DSP) Program. Check out the 21 companies who are helping lower barriers to open source software on our new service provider listing page
  • The DSpace Community for the first time ever, published an annual report! The 2017-2018 Annual Report is now available. It provides an overview of the user community, membership, two brief community profiles, a technical overview, governance, finance, and events.
  • Two camps are coming up this fall.  A Fedora and Samvera Camp is happening at the Berlin State Library November 5 – 8, 2018 in collaboration with Data Curation Experts, and there will be a VIVO Camp, October 18-20, 2018, in the Butler Library at Columbia University. There's still time to register! For the Fedora and Samvera Camp click: here, or for VIVO Camp click: here.
  • The 5th edition of DSpace Anwendertreffen is in Berlin this year, hosted by the Library of the Technical University Berlin. Over 100 people from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are meeting to sicuss about met last week to discuss DSpace case studies and best practices. A This was a very important meeting for the DSpace community and for the whole DuraSpace because at this User Group meeting last year was launched in 2017 the idea of a German Consortium for DSpace membership and was launched. As a result today there are 25 new DSpace members in Germany.
  • We will also participate in a Digitisation and Digital Preservation Workshop Nov 6-9, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya ( See "Where We'll Be" below to find out about all the events where DuraSpace staff will be participating this fall.)
  • A recent announcement It was announced recently that the VIVO 2019 Conference will be held Sept 4-6, 2019 in Podgorica, Montenegro in collaboration with The School of Medicine at University of Montenegro, Clinical Center of Montenegro, and the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.

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If you have questions about your membership, please contact Valorie Hollister <vhollister@duraspace.org>.  

DuraSpace presents Register for a Members Only Hot Topics Webinar 

Register today for our upcoming members-only webinar!  The “Beyond North America: Widening Access and Participation” webinar will be presented on September 26th at 12:00 p.m. ET.  This is the second webinar in our members-only Hot Topics webinar series, "The Revolution Will Be Open?" curated by David Lewis, Indiana University Purdue University Indiana, Dean Emeritus of the University Library, and Michael Roy, Middlebury College, Dean of the Library.  What progress is being made , Middlebury College.  They will review progress in the drive to make scholarly content open, discoverable, and accessible through initiatives originating outside the US? . The Open Access 2020 Initiative, for example, is a global initiative whose strategy is to accelerate the transition to open access by converting subscription expenditures into funds that support open access; it is coordinated by the Max Planck Society on behalf of the research community and counts over 100 national and international funding organizations, university president’s associations, individual research institutions and library consortia from 36 countries across 4 continents. Colleen Campbell who works on OA2020 and Arianna Becerril García from Redalyc.org will share their experiences on the global open access movement bringing insights from where they sit in Europe and South America. 

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DESIGNING STORAGE ARCHITECTURES MEETING, Washington DC, Sept 17-18 - Bill Branan

First Brazilian meeting on Open Science and Repository, Brasilia (Brazil), September 18-19 - Michele Mennielli

GEORGIA FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION, Tbilisi (Georgia), September 24-26 - Michele Mennielli

iPRES 2018, Boston, MA, Sept. 24-27 - David Wilcox

CONCYTEC CRIS DAYS, Lima (Peru), October 1-3 - Michele Mennielli

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