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Monday, October 27 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Piloting a Peer-to-Peer Process for Becoming a Trusted Digital Repository + The Future of Fedora: Update on Fedora 4

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Two project updates:

Piloting a Peer-to-Peer Process for Becoming a Trusted Digital Repository
Community Notes
In this presentation, representatives from UF and UNT will share on their work in collaboratively creating a pilot peer-to-peer process for TRAC to build towards becoming a Trusted Digital Repository, and how the process supports other concerns including needs for different types of collaborations and scales of collaboration for achieving TRAC goals, with peer-to-peer style collaboration for peer review of TRAC offering an important option for building capacity locally and as a community. 

In 2014 the University of Florida (UF) and the University of North Texas (UNT) began a collaborative process to each complete a full self-audit using the Trusted Repository Audit Checklist (TRAC) for both institution's digital repositories. In addition to the self-audit, each institution agreed to participate in a peer review process evaluating and scoring each other's self-audit and supplied documentation. 

The goals of the project are as follows:

  • Document the current repository services and systems, technical and human infrastructures, and overall operations following the TRAC process
  • Demonstrate the maturity of repository services, infrastructure and governance at both institutions
  • Share information and knowledge to support increasing the collaboration between project teams at UF and UNT
  • Pilot a peer review option that aims at offers more rigor and external feedback than a self-audit, but which also does not have the same financial requirements as a full external certification by a third party
  • Leverage the process internally at each institution to share information and knowledge to support increasing collaboration among different internal and external groups, including Research Computing and High Performance Computing groups at each institution

Session Leaders
Laurie Taylor, University of Florida
Chelsea Dinsmore, University of Florida
Suchi Yellapantula, University of Florida
Mark Phillips, University of North Texas


The Future of Fedora: Update on Fedora 4 
Community Notes
Over the past eighteen months, the Fedora community has come together to redesign and rebuild Fedora as a robust repository platform for the next decade. This new version of the software, Fedora 4, introduces a number of sought-after features, including performance improvements, support for large files, and native linked data capabilities. The codebase has also been revitalized to take advantage of modern, best-practice coding standards, including rigorous testing and documentation. The first official release, Fedora 4.0, launched as a beta at Open Repositories in July of 2014, and the full release will be available later in the year.

This presentation will provide an update on Fedora 4, both in terms of community support and technical development. Attendees will learn about the new Fedora 4.0 feature set, as well as use cases and strategies for migrating from Fedora 3.x to Fedora 4.

Session Leader
Mike Durbin, University of Virginia


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Chelsea Dinsmore

Curator for Digital Collections, University of Florida
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Mark Phillips

Associate Dean for Digital Libraries, UNT Libraries
Mark Phillips is the Associate Dean for Digital Libraries at the UNT Libraries. His areas of interest include: workflows for digitized and born-digital content, digital preservation systems, Web archives, and metadata quality.
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Laurie Taylor

Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies, University of Florida

Suchi Yellapantula

University of Florida

Monday October 27, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Salons 1,2,3 Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

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