Ithaca, NY Please join Fedora and DSpace community developers for a free DuraSpace/SPARC "All About Repositories" web seminar highlighting new Fedora 3.3 and DSpace 1.6 features on March 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Find out about what's new in Fedora 3.3 open source repository software, and how it can boost your repository's functionality and performance in this session. Fedora 3.3 was made public in December of 2009 (download Fedora 3.3 here: http://fedora-commons.org) marking the first entirely community-led release of the popular open source repository software. New features include support for relationships among datastreams within digital objects, including API methods for manipulating relationships and indexing, integration of the Fedora Enhanced Security Layer (FESL), a new community-developed module to support a wider range of authentication methods, improvements to the Fedora REST API, support for retrieving content using a File URI scheme during ingest, support for Microsoft SQL Server, support for Mulgara to 2.1.4, proving a significant performance boost, upgrade of bundled Tomcat to version 6 and support for HTTP Proxy server for getting external content.
Learn how to put the new release of DSpace 1.6 (due March 3, 2010) to work for your institution. Several new community-requested features are now available including an enhanced statistics package, an embargo facility so items can be kept dark for a period of time, authority control lists, the ability to delegate community administration so you can assign management permissions to others to manage at a community/sub-community/collection, improved documentation and more. Bram Luyten, @mire (http://atmire.com/) who is an active DSpace community member commented, "Both from an end-user perspective, as well as the administrator side of things, this release is a great leap forward."
Register for the web seminar here: http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/event_registration.shtml. Recordings of past "All About Repositories" web seminars may be downloaded here: http://duraspace.org/resources.php.