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  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...
04/24/2017 - 10:01
Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform that forms a strong base for digital preservation, and supports Linked Data. Fedora is used in a wide variety of institutions around the world, including libraries, museums, archives, and government organizations. Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, May 16* at 9:30am AEST (convert to your timezone) to learn more about Fedora. David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager with DuraSpace, will provide an overview of Fedora with a focus on...
04/11/2017 - 08:42
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.
Bethany Seeger, Digital Library Web Developer, Amherst College, has been a contributor to the Fedora repository team for two years. Her focus is on MODS XML to RDF mapping as...
04/11/2017 - 08:33
Austin, TX The 41th European Library Automation Group (ELAG) Systems Seminar will be held at the National Technical University of Athens, in Athens, Greece from June 6 to 9 2017. If you will be traveling to ELAG2017 (http://elag2017.org) please join us at the Fedora Bootcamp, “Automating Digital Curation Workflows with Fedora,” on June 6.
Bootcamp attendees will be given pre-configured virtual machines that include Fedora bundled with the Solr search application and a triplestore that they can...
04/04/2017 - 09:19
Austin, TX The 2017 DuraSpace Membership Campaign gets underway this week. The campaign raises funds to support the continued advancement of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO open source software projects. DuraSpace proudly provides these applications for free for anyone to use.
Our projects rely on membership fees to balance paying for staff who provide technical leadership, direct strategic planning, organize community outreach, and coordinate timely software releases for the open source projects...
03/13/2017 - 11:37
The Fedora repository project relies on many individuals and institutions to ensure the project's success. 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. This is the first article in the Fedora Repository Contributor Profile series.
Danny Bernstein has a long history with DuraSpace technologies and is a new contributor to the...
02/22/2017 - 14:26
From Yinlin Chen, Software Engineer, Digital Library Development, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Ansible helps build a strong foundation for DevOps with a simple, powerful IT automation engine that accelerates DevOps initiatives. Fedora 4 Ansible https://github.com/VTUL/fcrepo4-ansible  was derived from the Sufia Ansible playbook  used in VT and presented in Hydra Connect 16 . You can use this Ansible playbook to install Fedora 4 to a VirtualBox VM on your local...
02/07/2017 - 08:25
“Telling Fedora 4 Stories” is an initiative aimed at introducing project leaders and their ideas to one another while providing details about Fedora 4 implementations for the community and beyond. The following interview, conducted by Carol Minton Morris with Geoff Harder, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives, Peter Binkley, Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian, and Leah Vanderjagt, Digital Repository Services Coordinator at the University of Alberta Libraries includes...
01/25/2017 - 16:01
From David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager, on behalf of the Fedora Team
The Fedora Team is proud to announce the release of Fedora 4.7.1. on January 24, 2017. Full release notes are available on the wiki. The Fedora 4.7.1 release is a backwards compatible refinement of the previous release, focused on improvements and bug fixes to the REST-API and the core code base.
Bethany Seeger, Amherst College
Andrew Woods, Duraspace