Fedora News

  • 04/04/2017 - 09:19
    Austin, TX  The 2017 DuraSpace Membership Campaign gets underway this week. The campaign raises funds to support the continued advancement of DSpace, Fedora and VIVO open source software projects. DuraSpace proudly provides these applications for free for anyone to use. Our projects rely on membership fees to balance paying for staff who provide technical leadership, direct strategic planning, organize community outreach, and coordinate timely software releases for the open source projects...
  • 03/13/2017 - 11:37
    The Fedora repository project relies on many individuals and institutions to ensure the project's success. We are grateful for their commitment and will showcase their contributions in a series of community profiles aimed at recognizing our contributors’ achievements, and introducing them to the rest of the community. This is the first article in the Fedora Repository Contributor Profile series. Danny Bernstein has a long history with DuraSpace technologies and is a new contributor to the...
  • 02/22/2017 - 14:26
    From Yinlin Chen, Software Engineer, Digital Library Development, University Libraries, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA  Ansible helps build a strong foundation for DevOps with a simple, powerful IT automation engine that accelerates DevOps initiatives. Fedora 4 Ansible https://github.com/VTUL/fcrepo4-ansible [1] was derived from the Sufia Ansible playbook [2] used in VT and presented in Hydra Connect 16 [3]. You can use this Ansible playbook to install Fedora 4 to a VirtualBox VM on your local...
  • 02/07/2017 - 08:25
    “Telling Fedora 4 Stories” is an initiative aimed at introducing project leaders and their ideas to one another while providing details about Fedora 4 implementations for the community and beyond. The following interview, conducted by Carol Minton Morris with Geoff Harder, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives, Peter Binkley, Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian, and Leah Vanderjagt, Digital Repository Services Coordinator at the University of Alberta Libraries includes...
  • 01/25/2017 - 16:01
    From David Wilcox, Fedora Product Manager, on behalf of the Fedora Team The Fedora Team is proud to announce the release of Fedora 4.7.1. on January 24, 2017. Full release notes are available on the wiki. The Fedora 4.7.1 release is a backwards compatible refinement of the previous release, focused on improvements and bug fixes to the REST-API and the core code base. Resources Team Summary Changes   Release Manager Bethany Seeger, Amherst College Andrew Woods, Duraspace Developers Andrew...
  • 01/16/2017 - 09:20
    “Telling Fedora 4 Stories” is an initiative aimed at introducing project leaders and their ideas to one another while providing details about Fedora 4 implementations for the community and beyond. The following interview, conducted by Carol Minton Morris with Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center (DRCC) at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University, includes personal observations that may not...
  • 12/14/2016 - 11:05
    Austin, TX  The annual Museums and the Web Conference (MW2017) will be held April 19-22, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice of interest to museums, galleries, libraries, science centers, and archives. Formal and informal networking events are scheduled throughout the event to bring attendees–webmasters, social media managers, educators, curators, librarians, designers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts,...
  • 12/13/2016 - 12:49
    Austin, TX  After successful Fedora Camps held at Duke University in North Carolina and Caltech in Southern California, the Fedora team hit the big city.  An intimate group of 22 Fedora enthusiasts came together at Columbia University in New York City November 28-30. Instructors from the US and Canada were on hand to teach and learn about core features, external Integrations, data modeling and linked data, Hydra and Islandora, migrating to Fedora 4, and deploying Fedora 4 in production. The...
  • 12/12/2016 - 10:47
    The 12th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) will be held in Edinburgh from February 20-23, 2017 bringing together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context. David Wilcox, Fedora product manager for DuraSpace, will offer a full-day Fedora workshop, “Curating Digital Content with Fedora,” on Thursday, February 23. The main conference runs from February 21-22. Fedora is a flexible,...
  • 11/29/2016 - 11:42
    From Andrew Woods, Fedora Tech Lead Austin, TX  The Fedora Team is proud to announce the two releases: Fedora 4.6.1 and 4.7.0. The Fedora 4.7.0 release includes many fixes and improvements, documented below, as well as an upgrade to the backend datastore. Therefore, the Fedora 4.6.1 includes a patch to the underlying ModeShape that generates backups suitable for restore to Fedora 4.7.0. Please see upgrade documentation: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FF/Fedora+Upgrade+Notes   Full release...