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  • 06/12/2017 - 12:05
    From David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager, on behalf of the Fedora team The Fedora Team is proud to announce the release of Fedora 4.7.3 on June 7, 2017. Full release notes are available on the wiki. The Fedora 4.7.3 release is a backwards compatible refinement of the previous release, which fixes a namespace-corrupting bug that has the effect of Fedora being unable to successfully start after having been shut down NOTE: If you are running a 4.7.1 or 4.7.2 instance of Fedora that had been...
  • 06/01/2017 - 11:15
    Deploying Fedora 4, or Migrating from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 is a challenge with built-in rewards. This series of articles, “Fedora 4 in Production” looks into why and how community members are working with Fedora 4 to enhance both collections and workflow at their institutions. In this article Allen Flynn, Research Analyst and Technology Lead at the University of Michigan Medical School, describes Fedora 4 development of the Knowledge Grid, an open repository of digital knowledge objects aimed...
  • 05/30/2017 - 09:34
    The Fedora repository project relies on many individuals and institutions to make the project successful. We are grateful for their commitment and will showcase their contributions in a series of community profiles aimed at recognizing our contributors’ achievements, and introducing them to the rest of the community.  Aaron Birkland has been a contributor to Fedora since the early days of Fedora 2. His focus is currently on the Fedora API-X Extension Architecture Project that will extend the...
  • 05/18/2017 - 11:14
    On May 16, 2017 Fedora community members presented a webinar entitled " Powering Linked Data and Hosted Solutions with Fedora." David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager with DuraSpace, provided an overview of Fedora with a focus on its native linked data capabilities. Hannah Frost, Manager, Digital Library Product and Service Management with Stanford University, presented Hyku, the Hydra-in-a-box repository product, which provides a hosted option for Fedora-based repositories.  Esmé Cowles, Digital...
  • 05/18/2017 - 08:24
    DuraSpace and Data Curation Experts are pleased to invite you to attend the Fedora and Hydra Camp at Oxford University, Sept 4 - 8, 2017. The camp will be hosted by Oxford University Oxford, UK and is supported by Jisc. Training begins with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora or Hydra experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora and Hydra learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on...
  • 05/17/2017 - 08:03
    Deploying Fedora 4, or Migrating from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 is a challenge with built-in rewards. This series of articles, “Fedora 4 in Production” looks into why and how community members are working with Fedora 4 to enhance both collections and workflow at their institutions. In this article Dan Coughlin, IT Manager, Digital Scholarship and Repository Development, Penn State Libraries, describes Fedora 4 in production at Penn State ScholarSphere. • Why did you decide to deploy Fedora 4? We...
  • 05/04/2017 - 08:55
    Austin, TX  You are invited to join experienced trainers and Fedora gurus at Fedora Camp, co-hosted by University of Texas Libraries and Texas Digital Library, to be held October 16-18 at the Perry-Castañeda Library at the University of Texas, Austin. Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora 4, the latest production version of Fedora, features vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities,...
  • 05/03/2017 - 09:49
    The Fedora repository project relies on many individuals and institutions to make the project successful. We are grateful for their commitment and will showcase their contributions in a series of community profiles aimed at recognizing our contributors’ achievements, and introducing them to the rest of the community. Nick Ruest is a long-time contributor to the Fedora repository team and Islandora. His focus is on Fedora development as it relates to web archiving issues. • Please share some...
  • 05/02/2017 - 09:13
    Austin, TX  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the original Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture (Fedora) by Sandy Payette and Carl Lagoze at Cornell University in 1997. To celebrate the two decades of community innovation in the ongoing open source development of the flexible, modular, repository platform, we look back on a history [1] of achievement in delivering more than 4 major versions of the software. The anniversary will be celebrated at user...
  • 04/26/2017 - 12:00
    Albuquerque, NM The annual DuraSpace Summit report to members was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 4-5 following the CNI Spring Member Meeting. DuraSpace Members met to focus on strategy and tactics aimed at broadening and extending the organization’s reach in support of global community ecosystem efforts towards preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage and academic resources. The Summit took place during a week filled with related events and meetings that included a Fedora...