LB-314 (Concordia)


May 29, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm


The workshop will include a hands-on section using a Fedora virtual machine image, so please follow these instructions to get the VM up and running on your laptop.

NOTE: The VM uses 2GB of RAM, so you will need a laptop with at least 4GB of RAM to run it. Depending on your laptop manufacturer, you may also need to enable virtualization in the BIOS.

  1. Download and install VirtualBox: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
  2. Download and install Vagrant: http://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html
  3. Download and unzip the 4.7.5 release of the Fedora 4 VM: https://github.com/fcrepo4-exts/fcrepo4-vagrant/archive/fcrepo4-vagrant-4.7.5.zip 
  4. Using a Command Line Interface, navigate to the VM directory from step 3 and run the command: vagrant up
    1. Note that this step will take a while as the VM downloads and installs a full virtual environment
  5. Test the VM by opening your web browser and navigating to: http://localhost:8080/fcrepo
    1. The administrator username/password is fedoraAdmin/secret3



14:00 - 14:15Introductions and virtual machine setup
14:15 - 15:15Introduction to Fedora
15:15 - 15:30Break
15:30 - 16:15Linked Data Basics and Data Modelling with PCDM
16:15 - 16:45External integrations: Messaging, Triplestores, & Solr
16:45 - 17:00Wrap-up and Discussion


Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for curating digital content. Fedora is used in a wide variety of institutions including libraries, museums, archives, and government organizations. Fedora supports data storytellers by providing infrastructure for curating, archiving, and sharing data.

Workshop participants will be introduced to Fedora and learn how to create, manage, and share content in accordance with linked data best practices and the Portland Common Data Model. Participants will also learn how Fedora supports digital preservation, including exporting resources from Fedora to external systems and services as part of a digital curation workflow.

For more information, please contact David Wilcox (dwilcox@duraspace.org).