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This first stable release can be used for productive environment.
Additionally we reworked the documentation and help pages for development and installation:
JHOVE (JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment), the framework for format validation, has been upgraded to the new version JHOVE 1.7. But the more important news is that JHOVE will move with his developer Gary McGath out of Havard and becomes an open source project in the future. Gary McGath writes on the File Format Blog:
„After well over a year, a new version of JHOVE is finally available. Really, not very much has changed since 1.6 as far as the software itself goes. However, I’m leaving Harvard at the end of August and asked for and got custody of JHOVE, so this version marks its transition from a Harvard-supported project (which, in practice, it hasn’t been for a long time) to a separate open-source project. The <link ...
What kinds of curation services might help prepare data for deposit in digital repositories? What kind of tools might ICPSR provide to local repositories to support local data processing? We would like to hear your ideas.
As part of a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to build partnerships between data archives and institutional repositories, ICPSR is conducting a short survey to find out what repositories need or want to improve their ability to manage and archive data.
Your ideas will give us information we need to create services that will make it easier for repositories, such as institutional repositories, to add data to their collections.
The survey should take just 10 minutes, and can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Follow this link to the Survey:
EPrints has published a new version of the repository software. The version 3.3.8 was already announced at the beginning of the year and is available from now on. But only a few changes have been made, the developers state: “Fixes several regressions in views code“ and “Fixes a regression on document format phrases“. For the new version of EPrints see http://files.eprints.org/723/
There is also a new version of the repository software OPUS, which was already published in January. ...