Regional Fedora Users Meeting

Tue, 2011-10-04 16:56 -- carol

Ithaca, NY There will be a regional Fedora user group meeting on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 9am-4pm at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for anyone in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area.

The focus of the meeting is to find out about various interesting Fedora projects going on in the community and to look for opportunities for collaboration and regular information sharing.  There will be some detailed presentations on specific projects as well as lightening talks to provide quick updates about what users are doing or thinking about doing.

So far, the following organizations/projects will be presenting: 

Goddard Spaceflight Center, National Technical Information Service, Smithsonian Institution, University of Virginia, US Geological Survey, *Islandora and *Hydra projects

*Both Islandora and Hydra are both open source applications that are built on top of Fedora and provide ways to easily develop use case specific systems.

So far the following organizations will be presenting a lightening talk:

National Agricultural Library and National Library of Medicine

In addition to the above Valorie Hollister from DuraSpace, the supporting organization for the Fedora repository software, will provide an update.

A more formal program will be distributed later this week on the DC Fedora users mailing list.

The event is free and anyone interested in attending and/or presenting is welcome. Please email Karim Boughida at kboughida@gamil.com if you plan to attend and Thorny Staples at StaplesT@si.edu if you would like to present.

Meeting location: Room 207, Gelman Library, George Washington University, 2130 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20052

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