Designing a Migration Path: Assessing Barriers Upgrading to Fedora 4.x was awarded $49,279 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-72-18-0204-18) in 2018. DuraSpace will investigate barriers to upgrading unsupported versions of the Fedora repository platform used by approximately 240 libraries and archives in the United States. Use of unsupported versions puts the stability, security, and functionality of the content and services these institutions support at risk. This project will consult with an advisory board of stakeholders from the Islandora, Samvera, and Fedora communities; conduct an environmental scan of relevant community initiatives; and gather primary research data to inform recommendations for reducing barriers to upgrading. Project outputs will include user stories, an inventory of resources for upgrading, and recommendations for migration paths.

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Project Resources

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