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A Durable Space
Technologies for Accessing our Collective Digital Heritage
David Wilcox!
Fedora Product Manager!
DuraSpace
A place for my stuff
• What is a repository?!
• A repository provides long-term storage and
preservation of digital conten...
The repository landscape
• Many repository software packages are
designed to support institutional
repositories!
• Example...
What is Fedora?
• Flexible Extensible Durable Object Repository
Architecture!
• Fedora is OPEN SOURCE digital repository s...
Fedora integrates with other
applications
• Fedora typically sits between a back-end
file system and a front-end user inter...
How big is the community?
• There are over 320 Fedora installations
(that we know of!)!
• Our community is growing:!
• 41 ...
• We are an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit!
• We provide leadership and support for:!
• Fedora Commons!
• DSpace!
• VIVO!...
Sources of funding
2011
6%
21%
42%
31%
Moore Grant
Other Grants
Sponsorship
Services
2014
33%
32%
35%
Sponsorship in on the rise!
$0
$125,000
$250,000
$375,000
$500,000
2011 2012 2013 2014
Building toward sustainability
• We’re broadening the funding base!
• More sponsors at lower funding amounts!
• Raising th...
How does Fedora
support research data?
Model your data however
you want
• Research data can take many forms!
• Fedora is flexible enough to store and preserve
any...
Metadata
Spreadsheet
Audio
Video
Metadata
PDF
Metadata
PDF
Publication 1 Publication 2
Research Data
Metadata
Spreadsheet
Metadata
PDF
Metadata
PDF
Publication 1 Publication 2
Research Data 1
Metadata
Video
Metadata
Audio
R...
Store and manage large files
• Research data comes in all shapes and
sizes!
• Huge datasets in spreadsheets!
• High resolut...
Manage external files
• Your research data may be stored in an
external file system!
• Fedora can project over these files an...
Preserve your data
• Fedora provides a variety of
preservation features!
• Automated fixity checking (checksums)!
• Backup ...
Research data use cases
Institutional repositories
• Repository managers need to upload
publications and associated research
datasets!
• Publicati...
Managing publications
Associating research data
Smithsonian Institute
• SIdora is designed to support the
research process from beginning to end!
• Researchers upload file...
Managing concepts
Adding resources
Editing metadata
Uploading datasets
Useful links
• Fedora 4 wiki!
• https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF!
• Fedora community mailing list!
• https://groups.g...
Questions?
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  1. 1. A Durable Space Technologies for Accessing our Collective Digital Heritage David Wilcox! Fedora Product Manager! DuraSpace
  2. 2. A place for my stuff • What is a repository?! • A repository provides long-term storage and preservation of digital content! • It also provides long-term access in the form of persistent URLs
  3. 3. The repository landscape • Many repository software packages are designed to support institutional repositories! • Examples include: DSpace, EPrints, and Digital Commons! • These solutions tend to be easy to setup and manage but offer limited customization
  4. 4. What is Fedora? • Flexible Extensible Durable Object Repository Architecture! • Fedora is OPEN SOURCE digital repository software! • It is developed, adopted, and supported internationally! • We’re building Fedora 4! • The entire codebase has been re-written to support the needs for robust and full-featured repository services for the next decade
  5. 5. Fedora integrates with other applications • Fedora typically sits between a back-end file system and a front-end user interface! • A wide variety of back-end file systems are supported! • Popular front-end user interfaces include Hydra and Islandora
  6. 6. How big is the community? • There are over 320 Fedora installations (that we know of!)! • Our community is growing:! • 41 Fedora sponsors! • 19 active developers! • 17 leadership group members! • 10 steering group members
  7. 7. • We are an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit! • We provide leadership and support for:! • Fedora Commons! • DSpace! • VIVO! • We also provide software services!! • DuraCloud! • DSpaceDirect
  8. 8. Sources of funding 2011 6% 21% 42% 31% Moore Grant Other Grants Sponsorship Services 2014 33% 32% 35%
  9. 9. Sponsorship in on the rise! $0 $125,000 $250,000 $375,000 $500,000 2011 2012 2013 2014
  10. 10. Building toward sustainability • We’re broadening the funding base! • More sponsors at lower funding amounts! • Raising the overall level of funding! • We’re hiring!! • Specifically, I was hired as the Product Manager! • Andrew Woods is the Tech Lead! • We’ve established a governance model! • Fedora is governed by a Leadership group and a Steering group
  11. 11. How does Fedora support research data?
  12. 12. Model your data however you want • Research data can take many forms! • Fedora is flexible enough to store and preserve any file type! • Your data may also be inter-related in complex ways! • No problem! Fedora provides native RDF support so you can relate things however you want
  13. 13. Metadata Spreadsheet Audio Video Metadata PDF Metadata PDF Publication 1 Publication 2 Research Data
  14. 14. Metadata Spreadsheet Metadata PDF Metadata PDF Publication 1 Publication 2 Research Data 1 Metadata Video Metadata Audio Research Data 2 Research Data 3
  15. 15. Store and manage large files • Research data comes in all shapes and sizes! • Huge datasets in spreadsheets! • High resolution images! • High-quality audio/video recordings! • Fortunately, Fedora supports files of virtually any size
  16. 16. Manage external files • Your research data may be stored in an external file system! • Fedora can project over these files and treat them as if they were in the repository! • Fedora’s management and preservation features will be available to these files
  17. 17. Preserve your data • Fedora provides a variety of preservation features! • Automated fixity checking (checksums)! • Backup and restore of the entire repository! • You can also create new versions every time you make a change:! • Across the repository! • Only for certain actions
  18. 18. Research data use cases
  19. 19. Institutional repositories • Repository managers need to upload publications and associated research datasets! • Publications and research data files can uploaded with associated metadata! • Each file can be associated with any number of other files in the repository
  20. 20. Managing publications
  21. 21. Associating research data
  22. 22. Smithsonian Institute • SIdora is designed to support the research process from beginning to end! • Researchers upload files to the repository and use it directly in their analysis! • The entire research process is documented and preserved alongside the finished publication
  23. 23. Managing concepts
  24. 24. Adding resources
  25. 25. Editing metadata
  26. 26. Uploading datasets
  27. 27. Useful links • Fedora 4 wiki! • https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF! • Fedora community mailing list! • https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/fedora- community! • Fedora developers mailing list! • https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/fedora- tech
  28. 28. Questions?
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