October 21, 2021

New From Cross Ref Labs: First Public Release of “pdf-extract”

From the CrossTech Blog: CrossRef Labs is happy to announce the first public release of “pdf-extract” an open source set of tools and libraries for extracting citation references (and, eventually, other semantic metadata) from PDFs. We first demonstrated this tool to CrossRef members at our annual meeting last year. See the pdf-extract labs page for […]

Australia: New South Wales Government to Open Source Digital Archives Software

From iTnews.com.au: NSW State Records has promised to open source any digital preservation software it writes for an archive of “born-digital” records that will sit in a new Western Sydney data centre. The digital archives project is the State Government’s first attempt to permanently and centrally store a portion of digital files that are beyond […]

A DSpace Powered Digital Library Opens in India With Four More Launching Soon

From the The Times of India: Society was in need of youths who were ready to take the reins of the nation and transform themselves into global leaders, D Purandeswari, minister of state for human resources and development, said on Thursday. She was inaugurating the Dspace digital library at St Albert’s College, Ernakulam. [Clip] The […]

LYRASIS Launches FOSS4LIB to Provide Guidance to Libraries about Open Source Software

From a LYRASIS Announcement: LYRASIS is pleased to announce the launch of its FOSS4LIB (Free/Open Source Software for Libraries), a website dedicated to providing guidance about open source software for the library community. [Clip] FOSS4LIB offers a set of Decision Support Tools for the library community to assess open source readiness and related decisions. The […]

U.S. Government Intelligence: DNI/IARPA Announces Open Source Indicators Program

IARPA Announces New Research Program The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today a new research program to develop and test novel methods to assist intelligence analysts in anticipating significant societal events. The Open Source Indicators Program (OSI) will focus on events that include […]