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FED1: Fedora Interest Group 1: Fedora 4 Deep Dive
Thursday, 11/Jun/2015:
11:00am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Susan Agnes Lafferty
Location: Regency E
50 Seats


Fedora 4 Update

David Wilcox


With the recent launch of Fedora 4.0 and upcoming support for Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 migrations, this is an exciting year for the Fedora community. This significant release signals the effectiveness of an international and complex community source project in delivering a modern repository platform with features that meet or exceed current use cases in the management of institutional digital assets. Fedora 4 features include vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, ease of use and more.

This presentation will provide an update on the Fedora project, both in terms of the community and the software. This includes important information on community growth, the new governance model, support for Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 migrations, and the roadmap for the next year. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage with the Product Manager and Technical Lead and find out how they can participate in upcoming Fedora project initiatives.

Wilcox-Fedora 4 Update-170.pdf

Fedora Technical Working Group - Assessment of Fedora 4

Declan Fleming1, Esmé Cowles1, Zhiwu Xie2, Adam Soroka3

1University of California, San Diego; 2Virginia Tech; 3University of Virginia

Last year’s production release of Fedora 4.0.0 (F4) came with significant capability improvements from previous Fedora versions. However, given the newness of the internal application stack, F4 also came with a variety of questions and concerns. It was not clear to many Fedora stakeholders whether F4 held fast to the project’s historic values of preservation and durability, and if the future-facing features performed as expected. It was out of these questions that the Fedora Leadership team formed a working group chartered to analyze and assess the current state of F4 and its suitability as a platform to meet the community’s future needs.

This team, termed the Fedora Technical Working Group, established nine areas of which the top four were selected for an in-depth assessment. The areas of assessment were as follows:


- Clustering

- Preservation-worthiness

- Performance

An assessment was produced for each of these four areas which then resulted in specific outcomes and recommendations.

Fleming-Fedora Technical Working Group-63.pdf

Upgrading? Migrating? There’s a portmanteau for that!

David Wilcox1, Michael Friscia2, Nick Ruest4, Adam Wead3

1DuraSpace; 2Yale University; 3Penn State University; 4York University

Fedora 4, the new, revitalized version of Fedora, boasts a feature set that includes improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, and more. Since the launch of Fedora 4.0, a number of institutions have begun the process of upgrading their existing Fedora 3 repositories to Fedora 4 and migrating their content (thus the portmanteau "upgration"). Upgration will be different for every institution, but the common thread is the wealth of new opportunities Fedora 4 provides, both in terms of data modeling and application integrations.

This presentation will focus on planning a move to a new repository platform and the opportunities provided by the new Fedora 4 feature set. In particular, the Linked Data Platform implementation provides some exciting capabilities for enhancing metadata and building semantic relationships between objects both within the repository and on the open web. By engaging in upgration projects now, the panelists are making sure their use cases are supported, as well as paving the way for full scale migrations later this year. Attendees considering their own upgration projects will have a chance to learn from the experience of the speakers and get excited about the new opportunities provided by Fedora 4.

Wilcox-Upgrading Migrating There’s a portmanteau for that!-169.pdf