[EIFLoa] EIFL-FOSS and EIFL-OA free online workshop: DSpace and Fedora
simon.ball at eifl.net
Wed Aug 24 19:13:41 EEST 2011
*Thinking about setting up repositories of open access research literature,
scientific data, theses, reports and multimedia?
Interested in finding out more about the free open source DSpace software
and Fedora framework for building digital repositories?*
If so, why not participate in the upcoming EIFL-FOSS and EIFL-OA free online
workshop: Friday September 9, 10.00 - 11.00 UK time (11.00 – 12.00 CEST):
Open Access Repositories with DSpace and Fedora.
Over 1100 organizations currently use the DSpace software in a production or
project environment. The most common use is by research libraries as an
institutional repository, however there are many organizations using the
software to host and manage subject based repositories, dataset repositories
or media based repositories. It is free and easy to install "out of the box"
and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization. For more
information about DSpace, see our main DSpace page<http://www.eifl.net/dspace>
Fedora (or Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) is a
modular architecture built on the principle that interoperability and
extensibility is best achieved by the integration of data, interfaces, and
mechanisms (i.e., executable programs) as clearly defined modules. There are
numerous examples of Fedora being used for digital collections, e-research,
digital libraries, archives, digital preservation, institutional
repositories, open access publishing, document management, digital asset
management, and more. For more information about Fedora, see our main Fedora
DSpace and Fedora are sustained and improved by DuraSpace.
*Online Workshop Details*
The guest speakers will be:
Bram Luyten, @mire - Institutional Repository Solutions, Belgium
Hilton Gibson, Systems Administrator, JS Gericke Library, and Ina Smith,
E-Research Repository Manager (SUNScholar), Library and Information Service,
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
David Palmer, Scholarly Communications Team Leader, The University of Hong
Kong Libraries, Hong Kong
Andrius Blažinskas, Senior programmer, Information Systems Department,
Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Bram Luyten will present a general introduction to the whys and hows of
DSpace, while Hilton Gibson, Ina Smith and David Palmer will present two
case studies and explain why they chose DSpace and how easy it was to
install and customize. Andrius Blažinskas will share his experience of using
Fedora for eLABA - Electronic Academic Library of Lithuania.
Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences of DSpace and
Fedora. There will also be time for questions and answers.
The workshop will be supported by an open access wiki for Questions and
Answers about DSpace and Fedora. If you have any questions about DSpace and
Fedora please add them to the wiki at
*How to register*
To register your interest in attending the workshop, please email
rebecca.neilson at eifl.net as soon as possible stating your name, email
address, job title, country, and your EIFL role if you have one.
The session is open to anyone to attend but places are limited. If it is
oversubscribed, priority will be given to participants from EIFL partner
*How you participate*
Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a URL and password for the
All you will need is an internet-connected computer with sound (and maybe
headphones if you are in a busy room).
To check if your computer will be able to access the session successfully,
please go to www.instantpresenter.com/systemtest
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Dr Simon Ball
EIFL FOSS Programme Manager
simon.ball at eifl.net
EIFL Open Access Programme Manager
iryna.kuchma at eifl.net
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