Digital Library Seminar Series: 2008-10-10

Topic

The Fedora Digital Object Repository

Speaker

Thornton Staples

Affiliation

Director of Community Strategy at Fedora Commons

Description

The Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture (Fedora) is set of very general architectural abstractions about digital information. It can be used to express a variety of management schemes that support flexible use of digital content that is well positioned to be durable over a very long time. Fedora Commons is a private non-profit corporation that has set up to sustain the open-source Fedora software, under development since 2001. Fedora is in use by a variety of academic,  business and government institutions around the world as a foundation for  such things as institutional repositories, data curation schemes, digital libraries and open access publishing. This talk will introduce Fedora concepts, provide a high level overview of the software and talk about ways it is being used for different information management solutions. It will also discuss Fedora Commons and its community-building activities.

Date

2008-10-10

Day

Friday

Time

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Location

203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University

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