DuraSpace and Data Curation Experts are set to offer the Fedora and Samvera Camp at Oxford University, Sept 4 – 8, 2017. The camp will be hosted by Oxford University Oxford, UK and is supported by Jisc.
Training begins with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora or Samvera experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora and Samvera learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers from both communities.
Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora 4, the latest production version of Fedora, features vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, ease of use and more.
Samvera (previously known as Hydra) is a repository solution that is being used by institutions worldwide to provide access to their digital content (see map). Samvera provides a versatile and feature rich environment for end-users and repository administrators alike.
About Fedora Camp
Previous Fedora Camps include the inaugural camp held at Duke University, the West Coast camp at CalTech, and the most recent, NYC camp held at Columbia University. Samvera Camps (previously known as Hydra Camps) have been held throughout the US and in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Most recently, DCE hosted the inaugural Advanced Samvera (Hydra) Camp focusing on advanced Samvera developer skills.
Fedora camp curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of Fedora and Samvera by exploring such topics as:
Core & Integrated features
Data modeling and linked data
Content and Metadata management
Migrating to Fedora 4
Deploying Fedora and Samvera in production
Ruby, Rails, and collaborative development using Github
Introductory Blacklight including search and faceting
The curriculum will be delivered by a knowledgeable team of instructors from the Fedora and Samvera communities: David Wilcox (DuraSpace), Andrew Woods (DuraSpace), Mark Bussey (Data Curation Experts), Bess Sadler (Data Curation Experts), Julie Allinson (University of London).