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  1. 1. Fedora in a nutshell
  2. 2. Programma
  3. 3. Programme
  4. 4. Fedora stands for
  5. 5. Fedora is a software architecture for the <ul><ul><li>Creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>O f digital (research) data </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fedora is also software.... Fedora Redhat linux Fedora archival software
  7. 7. History of Fedora 1/2 <ul><li>1997 – Research project by Sandy Payette en Carl Lagoze </li></ul><ul><li>1998 – Public prototype by Cornell university </li></ul><ul><li>1999 – Publications over the architecture by Sandra Payette and Carl Lagoze </li></ul><ul><li>2000 – Thornton Staples of Virginia university is building a prototype to handle 3 m objects </li></ul><ul><li>2001 - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants $1.000.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Mai 2003 – Fedora is born! </li></ul>
  8. 8. History of Fedora 2/2 <ul><li>2004 – Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants $1.4M </li></ul><ul><li>Juli 2007 –Fedora-commons foundation is bron with a grant of $4.9M from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>December 2007 - Release of Fedora v3.0b with the Content Model Architecture. </li></ul><ul><li>April 2008 – Release of the Fedora roadmap </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fedora software <ul><li>Back-end, server-side software </li></ul><ul><li>Different front-ends available </li></ul><ul><li>Service Oriented Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Java, platform independent </li></ul><ul><li>Open-source (Educational Community License) </li></ul><ul><li>Tools available </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to install </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fedora’s 3 mainfunctions 3 2.. 1... <ul><li>Storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive technology assures digital longivety and integrety of digital data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Semantics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic relations between objects describe the context of the object </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Added technologies (authentication – searchfunctionalities). </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Storage <ul><ul><li>Archive technology assures digital longivety and integrety of digital data </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Digital object Visualisation of the object
  13. 14. Semantics <ul><ul><li>Semantic relations between objects describe the context of the object </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Transcriptie Metadata Metadata Vertaling Metadata © Institut Catholique, Paris, France Slide author: Matthias Razum, Fiz Karlsruhe, Germany Annotatie Annotatie
  15. 16. Services <ul><ul><li>Added technologies (authentication – searchfunctionalities). </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Fedora Services <ul><li>Information networks </li></ul><ul><li>Contextualisation </li></ul><ul><li>Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication </li></ul><ul><li>Authorisation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Version management </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Integrety checks </li></ul><ul><li>Pure disk storage </li></ul><ul><li>Audittrails and logs </li></ul><ul><li>Replication </li></ul>
  17. 18. Programme
  18. 19. Users <ul><li>Consortia </li></ul><ul><li>University </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Medical centra </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Learned society </li></ul><ul><li>Research group </li></ul><ul><li>Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Company </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul>
  19. 20. Consortia ARROW Project Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons Open Access Repositories in New Zealand Corporations Acuity Unlimited Aptivate Atos Origin FIZ Karlsruhe Func. Internet Integration, Netherlands Harris Corporation MediaShelf, LLC Octagon Data Systems Sun Microsystems - Honeycomb Group Swiss Education and Research Network (SWITCH) VTLS, Inc. WebOPAC Application Pvt. Ltd. Government Agencies KennisnetIct op school, Netherlands Medical Centers and Libraries Cornell University - College of Veterinary Medicine Duke University - Medical Center Archives Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - Department of Surgery Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine Museums and Cultural Organizations AMOS Chicago Museum of History - Encyclopedia of Chicago Missouri Botanical Gardens (MOBOT) National Theatre of Northern Greece National/Public Libraries and Archives Alberta Library (TAL) e-SpacioUNED Library of Congress National Library of Australia National Library of Estonia National Library of France / Bibliothèquenationale de France (BnF) National Library of Portugal National Library of Scotland National Library of Singapore National Library of Slovakia National Library of Sweden LlyfrgellGenedlaetholCymru / National Library of Wales New York Public Library Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences The State and University Library of Denmark Publishing CiteSeer Digital Peer Publishing (DiPP) Digital Publishing System (DPubS) Public Library of Science (PLoS Research Groups and Projects Archaeological Data Service Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research California State University Los Angeles - CoolStateLAEnterpise System Columbia University - Center for International Earth Science Information Network DART Project eSciDoc Project - Max Planck Society and FIZ Karlsruhe Kings College London - Center for e-Research Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Oxford University - Refugee Studies Center RAMP Project UK Data Service
  20. 21. Professional Societies American Geophysical Union Athens Archaeological Society IT-Related Institutions Cornell University - Cornell Information Technologies Northwestern University - Academic Technologies Purdue University - Information Technology University of Queensland - Information Technology Services University of Sydney University of Virginia - Information Technology and Communications University Libraries and Archives Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham Arizona State University - Library Brown University - Library Case Western Reserve University - Kelvin Smith Library Central Queensland University Charles Darwin University Columbia College Chicago Deakin University Emory University - Library Glasgow Caledonian University - Saltire Centre Hamilton College Indiana University - Library Johns Hopkins University - Library LaTrobe University Macquarie University Monash University - Library Murdoch University New York University - The Humanities Computing Group Northwestern University - Library Oxford University - Library Services Princeton University Purdue University Queensland University of Technology Rhodes College Rutgers University - Library Swinburne University Technical University of Denmark Tufts University - The Digital Collections and Archives Department UHI Millennium Institute UniversiteCatholique de Louvain University College Dublin - IVRLA University of Alberta University of Athens - Libraries Computer Center University of Ballarat University of Delaware University of Hull University of London - The Bloomsbury Colleges Consortium University of Mary Washington University of Maryland - Library University of New Castle University of New England University of New South Wales University of North Carolina University of Prince Edward Island University of Queensland University of South Australia University of Southern Queensland University of the Sunshine Coast University of Virginia - Library University of Western Sydney Yale University - Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronic Library Yale University - Electronic Records Archive University of York Semantic and Virtual Library Projects Carnegie Foundation Biodiversity Heritage Library Encyclopedia of Chicago Encyclopedia of Life National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Open Learning Exchange Nepal
  21. 22. Why do users choose Fedora? Poll 2006 <ul><li>1. Flexible, extensible and open </li></ul><ul><li>2. An architecture to build on </li></ul><ul><li>3. Institutional and consortium need to work with open source software </li></ul><ul><li>4. Peer development opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>5. Service based architecture </li></ul><ul><li>6. Technical evaluation of appropriateness for research repositories </li></ul>
  22. 23. Statistics <ul><li>124 registerd Fedora users </li></ul><ul><li>20.000 downloads in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Now 2.000 downloads per month </li></ul><ul><li>Best known Fedora installation: NSDL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Science Digital Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.000.000+ objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>250.000.000 + tripples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fedora 3.0 50m objecten </li></ul>
  23. 24. Programme
  24. 25. Activities <ul><li>Open-source software development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Oriented Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open-source community building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fedora user meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailinglists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roadmap </li></ul></ul>
  25. 26. Open-source Projects <ul><li>Fedora Repository Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The original Fedora project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mulgara Triplestore Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tripples database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Topaz Project  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Java component for semantische mappings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fedora Middleware Project </li></ul><ul><li>Akubra Storage Project </li></ul>U nder construction U nder construction
  26. 27. Model inspired by the eclipse foundation
  27. 28. Programme
  28. 29. Front-end <ul><li>Fedora = Back-end </li></ul><ul><li>Front-end’s are available </li></ul>
  29. 30. System integraters
  30. 31. Fedora front-ends <ul><li>Muradora </li></ul><ul><li>Fez </li></ul><ul><li>PubMan </li></ul><ul><li>Flori </li></ul><ul><li>Vital VTLS </li></ul><ul><li>VUE </li></ul><ul><li>RepoMMan </li></ul><ul><li>Elated </li></ul>
  31. 32. Programma
  32. 33. Online <ul><li>Websites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mailing lists: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fedora commons users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fedora commons developers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>