Fedora IG 1: What we've accomplished and where we're going
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Fedora Project and Community Update
Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for managing, preserving, and providing access to digital content. Fedora is used in a wide variety of institutions including libraries, museums, archives, and government organizations. Fedora 4 introduces native linked data capabilities and a modular architecture based on well-documented APIs and ease of integration with existing applications. This presentation will provide a high-level overview of Fedora with a focus on the value it offers to institutions that adopt it as a repository platform.
2:15pm - 3:00pm
Fedora: A Year in Review
DuraSpace, United States of America
Over the past year there has been much activity and change in the Fedora technical and user community. In an effort to create a clear picture of these recent initiatives, this session will walk through the various highlights of the past year, drawing conclusions and clarifying the trajectory of the Fedora project going forward. Some of the principles that have informed community activities are interoperability, data portability, and standardization. Practices around common resource modeling are gaining traction. The recognition that software comes and goes has placed increased interest on the area of well-defined, standards-based resource serialization. In a similar vein, in order to abstract the details of the Fedora software implementation from Fedora clients, a specified application programing interface has emerged that defines the technical contract Fedora guarantees to its users. These topics and others will be discussed as both an update towards understanding the past year and an invitation to engage in defining the future.