Executive Director, Fedora Commons
Fedora Commons and Cornell University
Fedora Commons is a new non-profit organization established to provide a robust, open-source technology platform to enable revolutionary change in the ways scientists, scholars, and educators produce and share the intellectual outputs of their work, while simultaneously ensuring the durability and longevity of the record of knowledge resulting from this work.
This project briefing will discuss how Fedora Commons will evolve the Fedora repository framework and build a new model of community participation to meet the challenges emerging in several key areas: open-access publishing, e-science, new models for scholarly communication, and collaborative, semantic digital libraries. The Fedora Commons mission is initially supported by a $4.9 million 4-year grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.