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CALL for Participation and Contributions: UK & I, Fedora-EU User Group Meetings, Dec 8, Oxford

Oxford, UK After the successful Fedora-EU meeting in Aarhus, September last year, we invite you to join us this year in Oxford, on December 8, 2009. Numerous people were calling for this event, and we are particularly grateful for the support of Fedora-UK&I and the local team in Oxford ( who are sponsors of the meeting.To minimize travel, particularly for international participants, the meeting is set to coincide with:
* UK All Hands, Dec 7-9, Oxford -
* IEEE e-Science, Dec 9-11, Oxford -
Please, register at:
The meeting will be structured in two half-days:
1.  Fedora-based e-Research Environments
The first half-day session will be moderated by the “Scholars Workbench
Solution Community”
The Fedora community is progressing from one of lots of initial experiments with Fedora, to one with a number of more stable implementations. Also repository-based environments are increasingly embedding in the whole research life-cycle and integrate with research-specific tools. This session will share existing experiences on
repository-aware tools for scholarship and research, as well as (vice versa) repository-based research environments.
2. Fedora Content Modeling
The theme of the second half day dives into the foundations of Fedora content modelling, with issues including definition and usage of ontologies, cooperation of repository objects and the triplestore with RDF, service definition and deployment, best practices and software tools, as well as a roadmap for development of Content Modeling in upcoming Fedora versions.
This half day will be moderated by the Danish Fedora group.
Who Should Attend?
The meeting is intended for people acquainted with Fedora, its application, management, and/or data modeling. Please do share your current activities: demo your production site of Scholars Workbenches, share your research on content models, or simply contribute your ideas and concerns. Please do forward brief statements of intent or abstracts, in case you want to present something.
We’d all like to see your Fedora magic!
Points of Contact
Content modelling — Gert Schmeltz Pedersen,
e-Research environments — Chris Awre,
We are looking forward to seeing you in Oxford !