[Duraspace] Fwd: [Dspace-general] NEWS RELEASE: DuraSpace Launches Membership Campaign to Advance DSpace, Fedora and VIVO Projects

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Wed Jun 4 15:15:23 SAST 2014

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From: Carol Minton Morris <cmmorris at fedora-commons.org>
Date: 4 June 2014 15:05
Subject: [Dspace-general] NEWS RELEASE: DuraSpace Launches Membership
Campaign to Advance DSpace, Fedora and VIVO Projects
To: dspace-general at lists.sourceforge.net


June 4, 2014
Contact: Michele Kimpton <mkimpton at duraspace.org>
Read it online: http://bit.ly/1ma54K9

*Strength in Numbers: Invest in the Future of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO by
Becoming a DuraSpace Member*

*Winchester, MA*  The 2014 DuraSpace Membership Campaign kicks off on June
4 to raise funds for the DSpace, Fedora and VIVO projects. The annual
campaign supports the continued advancement of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO open
source software which is available free of charge. DuraSpace members may
chose to designate funds for DSpace or Fedora, or VIVO, or to support
DuraSpace generally.

Be on the lookout for more information about how to participate this week.
If you have any questions please feel free to email Michele Kimpton at
mkimpton at duraspace.org
<mkimpton at duraspace.org?subject=Tell%20me%20More%20About%20DuraSpace%20Membership>

*Towards Sustainable Open Source Project Communities*

The DSpace, Fedora and VIVO projects are supported by DuraSpace. Your
financial support keeps our open source projects strong. As a DuraSpace
member you become a partner in project governance with a voice in ensuring
that DuraSpace projects continue to serve the global communities that
depend on them into the future.

A highlight of the 2014 Membership Campaign is the switch to a membership
model that includes DuraSpace and project specific governance benefits
<http://duraspace.org/about_membership>. The steering groups of each
project have created a set of governance policies aimed at increasing
community participation in project work and decision making.

“Our goal is to encourage institutions to become more involved with our
projects,” said DuraSpace CSO Jonathan Markow. “DuraSpace membership is
tied both to a package of organizational benefits as well as a project
governance model that affords members an opportunity to directly influence
the direction of the projects that are most important to them.”

But the key reason to "join" DuraSpace goes beyond benefits–it is in the
mutual interest of both the DuraSpace organization and stakeholders to
participate in sustaining our open source projects.

Join us <http://duraspace.org/become_a_member> in this critical mission by
becoming a DuraSpace member. To become a member simply complete the
membership form (either online or as a PDF download). See the complete list
of DuraSpace Membership benefits here.

*About DuraSpace*

DuraCloud is a service from DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org), an
independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing leadership and
innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to
digital data. We collaborate with academic, scientific, cultural, and
technology communities by supporting projects (DSpace <http://dspace.org/>,
Fedora <http://fedorarepository.org/>) and creating services (DuraCloud
<http://duracloud.org/>, DSpaceDirect <http://dspacedirect.org/>) to help
ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective
digital heritage. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline,
"Committed to our digital future."

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