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Winter 2016 Updates

This week, the CDR is deploying a series of new features. These features are aimed at making our system easier to use, both from a staff and end user perspective. User Interface Updates The first thing that you will notice

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UNC History Through News Services Photos


Since 1919, UNC News Services (formerly the News Bureau) has managed the media presence of the University. The University Archives News Services Collection documents the history of this department from 1924-2012, containing correspondence, press clippings, photo negatives, and video features.

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CDR and RLA staff work to preserve and provide access to digital research collections

Founded in 1939, the Research Laboratories of Archaeology (RLA) was the first center for the study of North Carolina archaeology. Serving the interests of students, scholars, and the general public, it is currently one of the leading institutes for archaeological teaching

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New CDR software release for Fall 2013

We deployed a major update to the CDR this morning that includes enhancements we’ve been working on for the past several months.  Here is a list of the highlights. New Features iRODS enhancements Created iRODS rule for delayed replication, improving

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Curator’s Workbench 4.1.3 – built-in updates, smooth Mac install

The newest version of the Curator’s Workbench is now available at our download site. Mac users see that we now distribute an .app bundled application, which includes Java 7. This means that Mac OS X users can treat the workbench

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Curator’s Workbench 4.1.1 Release

We have just posted the latest release of the Curator’s Workbench to our download site. This release was focused mostly on metadata mapping tools, with enhancements to deposit forms, crosswalks and dictionaries. At UNC we are beginning to use deposit

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Introducing the XML Editor

The jquery.xmleditor is an open source plugin designed to enable simple editing of metadata records for digital objects in the user’s web browser.  In the CDR we primarily use it for MODS editing, but the XML editor works with most

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Winter 2013 enhancements

We deployed a new version of the Carolina Digital Repository software yesterday that includes many enhancements we’ve been working on for the past several months.  Here is a list of the highlights. Access control A completely redesigned access control scheme

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Curator’s Workbench 4.1.0 Fixes Mac Issues

I’d like to extend a special thanks to those that helped us diagnose and resolve several issues on the Mac OS. This point release addresses the problems we had launching the software via the “” file. It will no longer

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BioMed Central collection now available in the CDR

Articles by UNC researchers that are available in BioMed Central are now available in the Carolina Digital Repository. The collection contains nearly 700 articles, and will grow over time. UNC Libraries worked with BioMed Central to automate the deposit into

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