From Thornton Staples, Director of Research and Scientific Data Management, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC This is an update about the next Fedora Users Meeting for the Washington DC region. I apologize for double posting, but many people have not yet found our google-groups mailing list. That mailing list can joined at http://groups.google.com/group/dc-fedora-users.
We will hold the meeting on January 18th at the National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall, room 4018-4019. The nearest subway stop is L'Enfant Plaza; use the 600 Maryland Ave. exit. The meeting will start at 10:15 am (the building opens at 10) and run until we finish or 5 pm, with a break for lunch on your own. The NMAI has an excellent cafeteria that serves Native American food. If you are using the subway stop indicated above, note that there is a Starbucks just inside the building where you emerge. We will not be able to supply coffee at the meeting.
The program we have so far is listed below. Presenters should plan for about 20 minutes each with plenty of time for questions. Note that there is a time for short informal reports about the use of Fedora. Anyone is welcome to take 5 or 10 minutes to tell us about what you are doing or planning to do with Fedora.
10:15 Welcome by Thorny Staples
Valerie Hollister, from DuraSpace, will give an update on DuraSpace activities
Report from the National Library of Medicine
Report from Goddard Space Flight Center Library
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:30 Adam Soroka will tell us about UVA's use of message queues in Fedora Workflows
Andrew Woods, from DuraSpace, will give us an update on DuraCloud with an emphasis on Fedora integration
Thorny Staples will describe the Smithsonian's plans to use Fedora with Islandora in a repository-enabled virtual research environment
Short reports on other Fedora usage:
National Technology Information Service
Discussion, topics to include:
How to continue the DC-Fedora users meetings
The Fedora code committers process and how we should get involved