Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for managing, preserving, and providing access to digital content. This session will provide an overview of the software and basic concepts, examples of deployments, and an overview and demonstration of the core features. We will also discuss ways to get involved with the Fedora community and how Fedora can help your organization preserve and provide access to your digital content.
This is an introductory session, so no prior Fedora experience is required. General knowledge of the role and functionality of repositories would be beneficial. Attendees who wish to participate in the (optional) hands-on sections will need to access an online sandbox using a URL that will be provided prior to the workshop.
By the end of this class, students will be able to:
- An understanding of the purpose and value of Fedora
- Hands-on experience with creating and managing content in Fedora
- An understanding of the core features of the software
Instructor: David Wilcox
David Wilcox is the Program Leader for Fedora at LYRASIS. He has more than nine years experience managing open source projects, teams, and communities. Working with hundreds of organizations across the Fedora, Islandora, and Samvera communities provides David insight into the use cases and opportunities for open source software within libraries, archives, and museums. As Program Leader David is responsible for setting the vision for Fedora and serving as strategic liaison to the governance groups, members, and other stakeholders. David works together with the Fedora Technical Lead to oversee key project processes and undertakes international engagement through public speaking, developing and delivering workshops, facilitating user group meetings, and pursuing partnerships and grant funding for Fedora-related projects. David graduated from St. Thomas University (BA) and the Dalhousie School of Information Management (MLIS). Prior to joining LYRASIS he was the Program Manager at discoverygarden inc and the Islandora Training and Support Coordinator at the University of Prince Edward Island.