Assistant University Librarian & Director for Digital Library Systems & Services
Senior Director, Library Experience & Library Chief Technical Officer
University of Virginia
Chief Technology Strategist and Director of Information Technology Services
University of California, San Diego
Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies
Digital preservation is complex, and the vocabulary is not well-defined; many people use the same terms with different meanings. A long-term digital preservation strategy incorporates many components, including repositories with digital preservation features, geographically and functionally diverse storage systems, organisational, financial, and legal succession plans, and compliance with best-practice recommendations. Moreover, there are levels of preservation to match the risk tolerance and available resources of an institution – very few institutions have the workflows needed to produce, manage, and preserve digital objects, so there is no “one size fits all” approach. Fedora is a durable digital object repository that is part of a long-term digital preservation solution. It is a community-based solution that leverages existing, widely used standards whenever possible to ensure long-term sustainability. Fedora stakeholders from around the world have come together to clearly define how Fedora supports digital preservation, and how it fits into a larger digital preservation solution. Representatives from DuraSpace, Stanford University, the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Virginia will participate in a panel discussion on using Fedora as a key part of their long-term digital preservation strategy.