Managing Assets as Linked Data with Fedora 4
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Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for managing, preserving, and providing access to digital content. Fedora is used in a wide variety of institutions including libraries, museums, archives, and government organizations. Fedora 4 introduces native linked data capabilities and a modular architecture based on well-documented APIs and ease of integration with existing applications. Both new and existing Fedora users will be interested in learning about and experiencing Fedora 4 features and functionality first-hand. Attendees will be given pre-configured virtual machines that include Fedora 4 bundled with the Solr search application and a triplestore that they can install on their laptops and continue using after the workshop. These virtual machines will be used to participate in hands-on exercises that will give attendees a chance to experience Fedora 4 by following step-by-step instructions. Participants will learn how to create and manage content in Fedora 4 in accordance with linked data best practices, and how to search and run SPARQL queries against content in Fedora using the included Solr index and triplestore. This workshop is intended to be an introduction to Fedora 4 - no prior experience with the platform is required. Repository managers and librarians will get the most out of this workshop, though developers new to Fedora would likely also be interested. Attendees can expect to come away with a working understanding of Fedora's main features and benefits, and a clear path for adopting Fedora as a new repository platform or migrating from a previous version of Fedora.