One of the requests made by APTrust partner community at the annual meeting was to find more effective ways for the virtual community to interact. We’ve launched an APTrust community in Google+ for members to share information, make requests, and stay in touch. You need a Google+ account to join, then go to: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109708124759262196465search. Once you’ve joined, it will show up automatically in your Google+ navigation bar.
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View the slides from the APTrust presentation given on May 2 at the ARL Spring Member meeting. The slides were followed by a panel discussion of the value of APTrust.
- Sarah Michalak, Associate Provost and University Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University
- Pat Steele, Dean of Libraries, University of Maryland
- Suzanne Thorin, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, Syracuse University
- Diane Parr Walker, Edwin H. Arnold University Librarian, Notre Dame University
Here are the slides presenting the APTrust Phase I Architecture presented at last weeks partner meeting. It features a general look at the components we are developing for our preservation environment through the year. You can see a preview of the slides in the viewer below or click on the Google Drive link to view the full size presentation.
Martha Sites’ article, The APTrust Story, describes the need for an academy-owned solution for digital preservation of academic content, and how APTrust aims to fill that need.
The Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) is looking for a highly motivated and talented Software Engineer to help build an aggregate preservation repository serving a broad community of Universities nation-wide. The Senior Preservation Software & Systems Engineer takes a leading role in the design and creation of custom software to process, preserve and manage Digital Objects from partner institutions within the APTrust Aggregate repository and the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) dark archive. Working closely with a small development team, partner Universities and the Tech Lead, the Senior Preservation Software & Systems Engineer will identify and implement effective solutions to create a trusted digital preservation system to ensure the durability and recovery of vital scholarly content.
Apply via this link.
The Academic Preservation Trust is looking for a highly motivated and talented developer to help build an aggregate preservation repository serving a broad community of Universities nation-wide. The Rails/Hydra Software & Systems Engineer will have primary responsibility of implementing an administrative front end and RESTful API to a Fedora Repository using Rails and Hydra, develop related business logic, searching and management of digital objects. Working with a small team, partner Universities and the Tech Lead the Rails/Hydra Software & Systems Engineer will identify and implement best practice solutions for the administration and management of metadata and related digital objects by a multi-institutional consortium.
Follow the link to apply for this position.
We hope you’ll be joining us in Chapel Hill for the annual APTrust Partner meeting!
Thirty staff members from APTrust institutions will be attending the 2013 APTrust Partner meeting on Monday, April 29 in Chapel Hill, NC. View the proposed agenda here. If you are from a member institution and haven’t received an invitation but would like to attend, please email Donna Tolson at email@example.com.
Please plan to join us for the 2013 APTrust full partner meeting at UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday, April 29. The full-day meeting will include a demo of the aggregate repository and planning sessions to develop governance models, Phase II service priorities, and collaborative technical development. Deans, tech leads, and content leads are strongly encouraged to attend. 2013 Partner meeting agenda
Continuing to build core staff, APTrust is looking for a dynamic individual to be Program Director. See the Program Director job description for more information. To apply, visit the UVa Jobs@ site , and search under University Staff positions.