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Fedora Commons http://www.fedora-commons.org provides open-source software to ensure durability and integrity of digital content, use semantics to contextualize and inter-relate content from many sources, and to enable the creation of innovative, collaborative information spaces.

Fedora Commons recently announced the award of a four year, $4.9M grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop the organizational and technical frameworks necessary to effect revolutionary change in how scientists, scholars, museums, libraries, and educators collaborate to produce, share, and preserve their digital intellectual creations. Fedora Commons is a new non-profit organization that will continue the mission of the Fedora Project, the successful open-source software collaboration between Cornell University and the University of Virginia. The Fedora Project evolved from the Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture (Fedora) developed by researchers at Cornell Computing and Information Science.... read more

Posted by Carol Minton Morris 2007-09-25

Cultural Heritage, Learning and Research at UPEI

Read the NSDL Road Reports blog post here:
<http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/roadreports/>

The “Islandora” vision, as Mark Leggott UPEI University Librarian has dubbed the Fedora-UPEI <http://welcome.upei.ca/> Project has an ambitious set of goals. He arrived at the name inspired by Che Nyguen’s earlier presentation on Sept. 20, 2007 at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) about security issues and the turnkey GUI for fedora repository federated identity and flexible access control system–Muradora <http://linkaffiliates.net.au/idea2007/events/muradora.html>.... read more

Posted by Carol Minton Morris 2007-09-24

A Fedora-based OA Repository on Forced Migration

Ithaca, NY, September 10, 2007—Anyone who has put a web site together about an interesting topic has seen its content expand in proportion to interest and use. Good information tends to become more complex over time as web site displays, interactive features, new kinds of content, web services, and access to multiple data storage facilities are added. Management of even modest online information facilities can end up being perceived by users as a patchwork of access and preservation—elegant pieces cleverly stitched together without a plan for how the information will persist—a liability for those who may need it most.... read more

Posted by Carol Minton Morris 2007-09-12

Fedora Commons Awarded $4.9M to Develop Open-Source Software

(Ithaca, New York, August, 2007) – Fedora Commons announced the award of a four year, $4.9M grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop the organizational and technical frameworks necessary to effect revolutionary change in how scientists, scholars, museums, libraries, and educators collaborate to produce, share, and preserve their digital intellectual creations. Fedora Commons is a new non-profit organization that will continue the mission of the Fedora Project, the successful open-source software collaboration between Cornell University and the University of Virginia. The Fedora Project evolved from the Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture (Fedora) developed by researchers at Cornell Computing and Information Science. ... read more

Posted by Carol Minton Morris 2007-08-31

Building a Portfolio of the Fedora Commons Community

Have you heard the compaint, "I have too many deliverables and no time to describe them," lately?

The Portfolio of Fedora Projects http://www.fedora-commons.org/portfolio is in development on the new Fedora Commons web site and is currently incomplete--yours is missing! In spite of looming deadlines we would like to showcase YOUR project (or projects) profile on the Fedora Commons web site. The growing Fedora Commons global community of institutions and corporations whose members include scholars, artists, educators, Web innovators, publishers, scientists, librarians, archivists, publishers, records managers, museum curators and virtually anyone who presents, accesses, or preserves digital content, is interested in understanding the groundbreaking projects that use our software.... read more

Posted by Carol Minton Morris 2007-08-23

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