FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2010
Contact: Michele Kimpton: mkimpton <at> DuraSpace.org
DuraSpace Launches New Service Provider Program to Support Open Source Software
Ithaca, NY Today, the DuraSpace not-for-profit organization
announced its new Registered Service Provider Program to establish
partnerships with companies that provide support services to
institutions using the DSpace and Fedora digital repository software.
The new program will establish an network of service providers
offering a range of services including customer support, technical
consulting, software development, and systems integration. The
program will benefit universities, libraries, museums, research
institutions, and others that require support in building or
maintaining repository-based systems built with DSpace, Fedora, and
related open source and commercial technologies.
Registered Service Providers will be easily identified. They will be featured on the DuraSpace web site (duraspace.org
and relevant project websites, with contact information and a profile
of their service offerings. Providers will also exhibit their
affiliation with DuraSpace by displaying the special DuraSpace Service
Provider Logo on their marketing materials and websites.
Registered Service Providers share the DuraSpace commitment to
ensuring that current and future generations have access to our
collective digital heritage. Service Providers are active participants
in open source software communities and are committed to providing
expertise and technical consulting to enable customers to achieve their
goals with open technologies.
The program will launch with five initial Registered Service
(i.e., <at> mire), CILEA, DiscoveryGarden
. DuraSpace invites other companies providing services
supporting digital repositories and cloud-based solutions to join.
DiscoveryGarden CEO Mark Leggott says, "DiscoveryGarden is excited
to be among the first companies working with the DuraSpace community as
a member of the Registered Service Provider Program. The DuraSpace
family of open source software provides an unparalleled foundation for
building a healthy repository ecosystem that can help steward digital
assets in any landscape. This new program is an excellent example of
how we can both benefit from and contribute to building a vibrant and
sustainable DuraSpace community."
DiscoveryGarden provides consulting and software-as-service based
around the Islandora open source solution stack. Islandora integrates
two best-practice open source software solutions (Drupal and Fedora
repositories) to create unique systems for digital asset management and
enterprise content management.
Lieven Droogmans, CEO of Atmire ( <at> mire) says, " <at> mire is proud to be
one of the first Registered Service Providers in the DuraSpace program.
Through this financial and technical commitment, our company seeks to
further extend its relationship with the community and to contribute to
the continuity and success of DSpace around the world. DSpace is the
key component in most of <at> mire's projects and lies at the core of
<at> mire's activities. Each member of our technical staff is fully devoted
to DSpace customization and development.”
Atmire ( <at> mire) is a company that has a wide offering for institutions running DSpace repositories including installation, customization, add-on modules, training and support services.
For more information about
Registered Service Providers, or to join the DuraSpace Registered
Service Providers Program, contact Michele Kimpton at mkimpton-RMZ2BmOfPoTNLxjTenLetw@public.gmane.org
DuraSpace is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
organization. DuraSpace software and services are used worldwide as
solutions for open access, institutional repositories, digital
libraries, digital archives, data curation, virtual research
environments, and more. DuraSpace provides leadership and innovation
in the use of open source and cloud-based technologies to serve
libraries, universities, research centers, cultural heritage
institutions, and other knowledge stewards. The organization’s open
source technology portfolio includes the DSpace open access repository
application, the Fedora open repository platform, and the Mulgara
semantic database. DuraSpace is the home of DuraCloud, an emerging
cloud-based service that leverages existing cloud infrastructure to
enable durability and access to digital content. The DuraSpace team
includes recognized leaders and experts in the management of digital
information. The team works with an active and diverse international
community committed to the durability of digital resources.
The DuraSpace technology portfolio inherently addresses the issue
of durability of digital content. Our values are expressed in our
organizational byline, “open technologies for durable digital content.”
Carol Minton Morris
Director of Marketing and Communications
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