Fedora 4, ArchivesSpace, and Islandora Sync: Updates from the Community

Session Type: Presentation

Session Description
Fedora 4’s principle objectives are to provide a robust platform to support emerging data management needs, with native support for management and publishing via linked-data, in a package that is dramatically streamlined to deploy and support, and that preserves Fedora’s traditional strengths (flexibility, extensibility, durability, community). This session will present Fedora 4’s emerging architecture and functionality, highlighting the new capabilities of the system. As importantly, it will present Fedora’s revitalized development, community and governance framework, with an invitation and opportunity for the digital library community to join and help shape this critical effort in these still early days.

Session Leader
Andrew Woods, DuraSpace

Session Description
With the release of ArchivesSpace 1.0, the ArchivesSpace project team will have integrated the Archivists’ Toolkit (AT) and Archon, two precursor archive information management applications. But ArchivesSpace 1.0 goes far beyond that integration, as it includes functionality not in AT or Archon and is buttressed by a business model designed to support continuing development of ArchivesSpace. In this presentation, project team members will:

1. Provide an overview of ArchivesSpace 1.0, highlighting its additional functionality and significant accomplishments,
2. Explain the ArchivesSpace membership model, and
3. Present a call for community involvement and a provisional roadmap to ArchivesSpace 2.0.

Session Leaders
David Millman, New York University
Katherine Kott, Consultant
Mark Matienzo, Yale University
Bradley Westbrook, ArchivesSpace

Session Description
Islandora combines the the Fedora repository system and the Drupal content management framework. Using Drupal to build the user interface layer for a digital library has numerous advantages. Drupal is highly modular and extensible, and lends itself to rapid development. Islandora limits the extensibility of Drupal so that it coordinates well with the rest of the infrastructure in the system. Islandora Sync overcomes this limitation by presenting Fedora content as nodes within the Drupal framework. Use cases will be presented to illustrate the benefits of using Sync to expose Fedora-hosted assets.

Session Leaders
Kristian Allen, University of California, Los Angeles
Mark Leggot, DiscoveryGarden, Inc.

View the Islandora slides.

View the community reporting Google doc for this session.