Fedora Commons overview and future plans
This presentation was hosted by the Metadata Working Group of Cornell University Library, 2008-06-13. The presentation centered abound Fedora Commons, the new home of the Fedora digital repository platform and related projects. Fedora provides a flexible, modular, and scalable open-source solution for managing both simple and complex digital content. It offers many important features such as versioning, the ability to relate objects to each other, security policy enforcement, and preservation-enabling capabilities. In this presentation, Sandy discusses future directions of Fedora Commons with a special focus on how Fedora can play a key role in supporting scholarly communication, e-research, and data curation. She highlighted the key features of the upcoming Fedora 3.0 release (currently in beta, with a final version scheduled for June 2008). Finally, Sandy discussed how the new Fedora Commons non-profit organization is initiating strategic collaborations and organizing the community around the development of open-source solutions to better support the scholarly/scientific process.
open source software; semantic knowledge spaces; data curation; scholarly communication; digital preservation; archives