DuraSpace Releases 2015 Annual Report
The 2015 Duraspace Annual Report (19 pages; PDF) includes organization highlights, several infographics, and financials (2015 Profit & Loss Statement & Profit & Loss Statement By Project).
From the Report:
This past year was marked with a positive executive transition, expansion of the DuraSpace user and hosted services customer base, a new service offering and continued open source software releases:
A smooth CEO transition from Michele Kimpton to Debra Hanken Kurtz took place in March. Hanken Kurtz was formerly the Executive Director of the Texas Digital Library. The addition of Dr. Mike Conlon as the VIVO Project Director brought strong leadership and strategic direction to the VIVO Project.
DSpace, Fedora and VIVO users grew worldwide. Currently 2,442 organizations or institutions have implemented DSpace (1,974), Fedora (331) or VIVO (133).
New service offering
ArchivesDirect, a hosted service offered by DuraSpace in partnership with Artefactual Systems for creating standards- based digital preservation content packages that are archived in secure long- term storage, was launched in February of 2015. Development of DuraCloud Vault, the first Digital Preservation Deposit node continued through 2015.
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See Also: Both LYRASIS and DuraSpace Boards Approve “Intention to Merge” But Deal Not Final (January 27, 2016)
See Also: LYRASIS, DuraSpace Boards Approve Intent to Merge (February 11, 2016; by Matt Enis, Library Journal)
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