DuraSpace Membership Newsletter
MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
This month I am very pleased to welcome new DuraSpace Board members Kaithlin Thaney and Wolfram Horstmann (info here from their bios).
We were gratified to receive more than 100 applications for the DuraSpace Business Development Manager position. Interviews are underway for the person who will cultivate and deepen relationships and partnerships to elevate our organization’s profile and to expand the services it offers. I hope to introduce the new Business Development Manager at the DuraSpace Summit next month.
The 2017 Membership Campaign kicks off in April. As current members you will be emailed information prior to your renewal date. We value and appreciate your continued financial support, which is critical to advance the DSpace, Fedora and VIVO open source software projects. While DuraSpace proudly provides these applications for free for anyone to use, our projects rely on your membership dollars to pay for the staff who provide technical leadership, direct strategic planning, organize community outreach, and coordinate timely software releases.
Results from the Community survey on consulting services here to come.
Debra Hanken Kurtz
DURASPACE MEMBER SUMMIT
DuraSpace Member Summit, April 4-5, 2017
We are looking forward to seeing you soon at the 2017 DuraSpace Member Summit will be held on April 3-4 directly following the CNI Spring 2017 Meeting to be held the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Fedora Contributors, other
Museums and the Web will be hosted in Cleveland, OH from April 19-22. The conference features advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage. This year's conference includes a workshop on Hydra-in-a-box for museums led by David Wilcox and Stefano Cossu. Workshop seats are limited so please register in advance.
Join DSpace 7 Development Efforts
VIVO Conference Proposal Deadline, other
Mark your calendars–abstracts for presentations, workshops, posters and demos for the 8th Annual VIVO Conference are due by March 26, 2017!
ArchivesDirect, DSpaceDirect, and DuraCloud services from DuraSpace are built on solid open source software platforms and require very little effort to start up. DuraSpace staff experts work directly with service customers to provide personalized on-boarding processes and superb customer support. Our services can provide open access to institutional resources, preservation of treasured collections, and simplified data management tools. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about any of the web services DuraSpace offers.