[IRTalk] DSpace Hot Topics webinars - two good ones on their way

Klapwijk, WOUTER <wklap@sun.ac.za> Wklap at sun.ac.za
Thu Feb 23 09:18:13 SAST 2017


Here is some really good webinars from the Hot Topics Webinar Series on their way, bringing with them good news (my opinion in italics):

Introducing DSpace 7
February 28, 2017 at 11:00a.m. ET

This webinar will enlighten the DSpace community about aspects of DSpace 7 development, an overview of the Rest API and Angular UI, the efforts and contributions of the outreach group.  This webinar will be presented by: Claire Knowles - The University of Edinburgh, Art Lowel - Atmire, Andrea Bollini - 4Science, Tim Donohue - DuraSpace.

The good news here is that the new Presentation Layer will be completely separated from the business layer, moving to a single page application approach (JSON/AJAX - read: "no more page reloading using heavy Java classes reading from the PostgreSQL database with each page sequence") which in itself will do away with the XSLT Mirage/Manakin based technology, and replaced with AngularJS.  Also it is fully reliant on RESTful APIs whilst maintaining its responsiveness (Bootstrap / Foundation).

DSpace for Data: issues, solutions and challenges
March 7, 2017 at 11:00a.m. ET

Managing, providing access, and preserving research data is a growing concern for many libraries as data preservation requirements and the data itself increase in size and complexity. Join us for a discussion of how DSpace can be used for research data, a look at changes that Dryad and Datashare have made to DSpace to support research data, general research data storage issues, and what types of additional Metadata are required to manage research data.  This webinar will be presented by: Claire Knowles and Pauline Ward - The University of Edinburgh, Ryan Scherle - Dryad Digital Repository.

I personally think DSpace has been underestimated for its ability to administer research data.  Other than just looking at DataVerse, Archivematica, CKAN, etc., this webinar will be worthwhile taking a closer look at DSpace's genetic capabilities.  Some really large academic institutions have taken this route - one should investigate carefully the reasons why.


Wouter Klapwijk
Adjunkdirekteur: IT en Digitale Dienste / Deputy Director: IT and Digital Services
Biblioteek- & Inligtingsdiens / Library & Information Service
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