Assistant Director for Systems and Development
Associated Colleges of the South Tech Center
The Fedora project contains a vision of the future of digital libraries, one that argues that interoperability, standards and service-oriented architectures will be central to meeting the archival and dissemination needs for digital collections in the coming years. But this flagship product and framework presents significant, on-the-ground challenges for smaller colleges who generally do not have the resources to implement Fedora. This project briefing will describe our research into closing this gap through consortial software development (via the Elated product: http://sourceforge.net/projects/elated/) as well as dissemination of information about other options available to small colleges in approaching Fedora, including other open-source and commercial efforts. The goal of the discussion part of this briefing is to examine potential collaborations and resources that can assist with dissemination of the Fedora technology to these smaller institutions.
Handout (MS Word)