What do you get when you combine DSpace and Fedora? … DuraSpace

Filed under: DSpace,Fedora — caulcairss @ 5:38 pm

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Fedora Commons and DSpace Foundation join together to create DuraSpace organization

Further details available at:


Research Repository Managers Symposium @ Educause

Filed under: Educause,ERA,SEER — caulcairss @ 5:37 pm

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Educause Australasia Conference (3-6 May Perth)

Some of the case studies from this repository event are now available online at:
Please note they are still being added to.

Would be great to hear from any CAUL Repository Managers who attended.

I have picked up the following comments from participants:

  • ERA has taken over ‘traditional’ repository establishment activities in 2009 for many
  • Very honest discussions took place
  • Discussion on the need to ‘act together’ rather than go it alone (esp. for lobbying)
  • Concerns for sustainability of CAIRSS-like service (what happens when the funding runs out in 2 years)
  • Repository Managers feel isolated. Want more opportunities to discuss topics with their Repository Manager peers at other institutions
  • CAIRSS to organise a similar event at the 2011 Educause Conference


Welcome CAIRSS Community

Filed under: General Announcement — caulcairss @ 7:25 am

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CAIRSS Central (Katy, Tim, Luke, Peter and Alan) would like to welcome the CAIRSS Community to the new CAIRSS blog.

The primary function of CAIRSS (CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service) is to offer support for Repository Managers in the higher education sector in Australia.

The key CAIRSS Community consists of Repository Manager and Repository Technical Officers from each of the CAUL affiliated Institutions in Australia.

The new CAIRSS blog is just one communication method established to facilitate communication between CAIRSS Central and the CAIRSS Community. The suite of communication tools is available at the CAIRSS News Stand page at

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