Associate Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services
Chief Technology Strategist & Associate Director
Chief Strategy Officer
Library Chief Technology Officer
University of Virginia
Fedora (Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) is a community driven, open source repository system under the stewardship of the DuraSpace not-for-profit organization. In October 2012, Fedora stakeholders joined together to accelerate the development of Fedora and expand community involvement and investment, and, at CNI’s December 2012 membership meeting, the group launched a three-year project to implement a new platform. Fedora 4 is being developed as an international, community-sourced initiative that will support traditional repository functions while improving performance and scalability, allow for more flexible storage options, support emerging research data management needs, leverage linked data and serve as an improved platform for developers and for new types of applications.
This session will include details about the rapid release cycle of Fedora 4, its features, and what this means for both early adopters and production environments. The presentation will also include discussion of how these efforts have revitalized the Fedora community and placed the Fedora project on an improved path for sustained development.