Director of the Sustainable Archives & Leveraging Technologies (SALT) Group
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research and Development Lead, Carolina Digital Repository (CDR)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Policy-Driven Repository Interoperability (PoDRI) is an applied research project recently funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to investigate how different repositories can collaborate through the exchange of content and metadata, as well as through the enforcement of preservation policies. Using Fedora and integrated rule-based data system (iRODS) policy integration exercises and prototypes, the research discussed in this session seeks to investigate the development of interoperability mechanisms at the policy level. In Phase 1 of the project, two main scenarios are being explored: (1) the replication of data through batch registration, and (2) methods to construct and enforce iRODS policies in Fedora.