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REGISTER for a DuraSpace Solutions Webinar: "Stewarding Research Data with Fedora and Islandora"

Winchester, MA  You are invited to attend a DuraSpace Solutions Webinar on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET.  Mark Leggott, University Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), President of Discovery Garden Inc. and founder of the open source Islandora project, will present an overview of approaches to managing and preserving research data using Fedora and Islandora.

Interest in curating, managing and stewarding research data is on the rise because now funders often require it, and researchers and the institutions that support them have found that data sharing leads to greater discovery and innovation.

Islandora is an open-source software framework built on Drupal, Fedora, and Solr. The growing international Islandora community is actively working on solutions for managing diverse research data in virtually any domain.

In one example at UPEI, Islandora tools are being built to sync data from systems like DropBox and Google Drive to Fedora, providing immediate preservation services for any arbitrary collection of data. This Physical Data Model is intended to provide a quick and seamless integration with Islandora where the researchers can subsequently enrich and optionally choose to share their data with others. In another example the Smithsonian is applying a set of Intellectual Data Models to steward research output from a variety of projects. In this case data is ingested into Islandora against a domain-specific data model that applies specific metadata forms, data transformations and data viewers to make the data more accessible immediately on ingest. This webinar will highlight these and other approaches to managing and preserving research data.

Registration is available at

Please contact Kristi Searle at for more information.