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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. The latest version of Fedora 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 an overview of the most significant developments and initiatives in the Fedora community over the past year, including the API specification, alternate implementations, the import/export utility, and the Oxford Common Filesystem Layout.
Supporting Digital Scholarship in Islandora CLAW: Linked Data Modeling for Humanities Data
Kirsta Stapelfeldt, Natalie Rothman, Nat Ledchumykanthan, Marcus Barnes, Kim Pham, Irfan Rahman
University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
The new version of Islandora, Islandora CLAW, combines the latest version of a Fedora repository with Drupal 8, brings notable benefits to those interested in creating custom Digital Scholarship Projects, including the ability to implement custom ontologies, provide highly-usable interfaces, and connect multiple records together in the graph structures supported by Linked Data.
This sessions discusses the various aspects that are involved in developing a Linked Data driven application platform using Islandora CLAW for a local Digital Humanities project, touching upon the how the project was identified, how data was modelled and had to be structured to work with this technological framework, and the software development process to create the linked research data platform.
The Ecosystem of Repository Migration
Juliet L. Hardesty, Nicholas Homenda
Indiana University, United States of America
Indiana University was an early adopter of the Fedora repository, developing it as a home for heterogeneous digital library content from a variety of collections with unique content models. After joining the Hydra Project, now known as Samvera, in 2012, development progressed on a variety of applications that formed the foundation for digital library services using the Fedora 4 repository. These experiences have shaped how we are planning our migration from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 for this large and inclusive set of digital content.
Moving to Fedora 4 is not just a repository change; it is an ecosystem shift. End user interfaces for access, management systems for collection managers, and data structures are all impacted. We want to share what we are learning at Indiana University about migrating to Fedora 4 to help others work through their own migration considerations. We also hope this inspires the repository development community around Fedora to offer ways to further ease migration work, sustaining Fedora users moving forward and inviting new Fedora users to try the software and get involved in the community.
Islandora CLAW: Technical Overview
Daniel Heath Lamb1, Melissa Anez1, Mark Jordan2, Jonathan Green3
A close look at Islandora CLAW, which pairs the latest in Fedora development with a Drupal 8 front end. A major re-architecting of the previous version of Islandora, CLAW strives to improve on Islandora’s long history by taking the best from its components and letting those parts do what they do best, for an experience that is more Drupal to the site builder and end user, and more Fedora in its storage. This session deals with the stack from a technical standpoint and explains how the pieces work together in the latest release of Islandora CLAW, and how it was developed.