[Koha] Digital Archive Development
gsl at rhcl.org
Wed May 13 04:02:13 NZST 2009
I'd like to suggest that those of us with some free time on our hands might like to keep a loose watch on the DSpace and Fedora-Commons Projects. Those two development efforts are working on digital archives, and they seem to have a lot of active, progressive development that might be of interest to the Koha group.
Here's a snip of a press release I just got. It's an excerpt; if anybody wants the full text just email me.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2009
Contact: Carol Minton Morris, clt6 at cornell.edu, (607) 255-2702
Contact: Michele Kimpton, michele at dspace.org
Contact: Sandy Payette, spayette at fedora-commons.org
Fedora Commons and DSpace Foundation Join Together to Create DuraSpace™ Organization
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA --- Fedora Commons and the DSpace Foundation, two of the largest providers of open source software for managing and providing access to digital content, have announced today that they will join their organizations to pursue a common mission. Jointly, they will provide leadership and innovation in open source technologies for global communities who manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content.
The joined organization, named “DuraSpace,” will sustain and grow its flagship repository platforms - Fedora and DSpace. DuraSpace will also expand its portfolio by offering new technologies and services that respond to the dynamic environment of the Web and to new requirements from existing and future users. DuraSpace will focus on supporting existing communities and will also engage a larger and more diverse group of stakeholders in support of its not-for-profit mission. The organization will be led by an executive team consisting of Sandy Payette (Chief Executive Officer), Michele Kimpton (Chief Business Officer), and Brad McLean (Chief Technology Officer) and will operate out of offices in Ithaca, NY and Cambridge, MA.
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