Locations Set for Fall Fedora 4.0 Training Events: Karlsruhe, Germany, Washington, DC, Denver, CO, and Melbourne, AU
Winchester, MA In response to community requests for more Fedora 4.0 training opportunities the Fedora Project is pleased to announce that four separate face-to-face sessions in four locations have been scheduled for October 2014. Planning and curriculum development for Fedora 4 training is under way for the following events:
Fedora User Group Meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany
--Fedora User Group meeting immediately following the PASIG Meeting (Sept. 19)
DC Fedora User Group/Fedora 4 Training (Oct. 6-7)
Fedora 4 Training at Islandora Camp Colorado (Oct. 16)
--In conjunction with Islandora Camp (Oct. 13-16)
Fedora 4 Down Under
--in conjunction with eResearch Australasia (Oct. 27-31)
--'Fedora 4 Down Under' workshop (Oct. 31)
Registration for the Washington, DC and Denver, CO events is free, while the workshop in Melbourne, AU costs $50 (generously subsidized by the University of New South Wales - the normal rate charged by the conference is $185). Full agendas will be available as they are completed. General topics will include:
--Fedora 4 feature overview
--Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 migration planning
--New opportunities for data modelling, metadata enhancement, and linked open data
in Fedora 4
--Getting started as a Fedora 4 developer
• Fedora User Group Meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany
FIZ Karlsruhe, Friday, September 19, 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany
This Fedora User Group meeting will be held immediately following the PASIG Meeting. All Fedora users, including anyone thinking about adopting Fedora, are encouraged to attend. The meeting will include a mix of project updates from the community and presentations on Fedora 4 from members of DuraSpace and the Fedora Steering Group.
This is a community-driven event, so attendees are encouraged to give short (5 minutes) or long (15-20 minutes) presentations on project updates, new initiatives, or other topics of interest. This is a great opportunity to find out what other community members are working on and engage with potential collaborators. The agenda will be finalized over the next few weeks based on community submissions and suggested topics.
Space is limited, so please register in advance to reserve your seat. Don't forget to sign up for a presentation and suggest topics you'd like to discuss or learn about.
• Fedora 4.0 Training at the DC Fedora User Group Meeting
National Library of Medicine, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Washington, DC
Following the DC Fedora User Group meeting, Fedora Product Manager David Wilcox and Technical Lead Andrew Woods will deliver this full-day Fedora 4 training workshop. It is aimed at repository managers and developers; both current Fedora implementers and those interested in adopting Fedora are encouraged to attend. Attendees will learn how to get up and running with the new version of Fedora, how to take advantage of new features, and how to plan for a migration from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4.
The workshop will include an overview of new features and improvements over previous versions of Fedora, along with instructions on how to use some of these new features. Planning migrations from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 will also be discussed, including new opportunities for data modelling, metadata enhancement, and leveraging Linked Open Data capabilities. A detailed agenda will be posted in the next few weeks.
Registration for the Fedora 4 training workshop and the DC Fedora User Group meeting is open now. Space is limited, so register soon
• Fedora 4 Training
Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM (MDT), Denver, CO
This full-day Fedora 4 training workshop, delivered by Fedora Technical Lead Andrew Woods, will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about and discuss the features available in the upcoming Fedora 4 production release. It is aimed at repository managers and developers; both current Fedora implementers and those interested in adopting Fedora are encouraged to attend. The workshop will begin with a general overview of Fedora 4, including new features and improvements over previous versions. Andrew will also discuss the important topic of migration planning; including new opportunities for data modelling, metadata enhancement, and leveraging Linked Open Data capabilities.
Given the importance of popular Fedora integrations like Islandora and Hydra, there will be an update on the work those communities are doing to upgrade to Fedora 4. And while Andrew will lead the workshop, there will be an opportunity for attendees to briefly demonstrate or present on any projects they may be doing with Fedora 4. There will also be time for attendees to suggest additional topics to be covered during the workshop.
Register  for free now! Attendance is limited so register soon to reserve your seat.
Over the past year and a half, 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 version  in June, and the full release will be available later this year.
• Fedora 4 Down Under
eResearch Australasia, Friday, October 31, 2014 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM (AEST), Melbourne, AU
This full-day workshop is aimed at repository managers and developers; both current Fedora implementers and those interested in adopting Fedora are encouraged to attend. The workshop will provide an overview of Fedora 4, the new version of the software, and provide an opportunity for attendees to engage with the project team.
The workshop will also feature a discussion on migrating content to Fedora 4 from other repository systems; attendees are encouraged to bring their own migration use cases to the workshop and participate in the discussion. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to present on integrations between Fedora and other software applications (e.g. Symplectic, Islandora, Hydra, etc.). If you would like to demonstrate or discuss a Fedora integration at the workshop, please contact David Wilcox (email@example.com).
Please register for the workshop using the eResearch Australasia conference website . The University of New South Wales Library is subsidizing the event, so the registration fee is only $50.