This is an all-day introduction to Fedora 4 workshop at Open Repositories 2016.


13 June 2016


Salmon Theatre
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, IE 

What to Bring

The workshop will include several hands-on sections using a Fedora 4 virtual machine image, so please follow these instructions to get the VM up and running on your laptop *before* the workshop. We are doing this in advance so we do not have to troubleshoot problems at the workshop.

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
  2. Download and install Vagrant
  3. Download and unzip the 4.5.1 Release of the Fedora 4 VM
  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
  6. Turn off the VM by running the command: vagrant halt

We will also be making use of the SSH command - if you are running Mac OSX or Linux you can already run this command, but if you are on Windows you will need an SSH client like PuTTY.


  • Alain Borel, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Alexander Dunn, University Of California, Santa Barbara
  • Andrew Diamond, Aptrust
  • Arent Bosman, TU Delft
  • Carl Wilson, Open Preservation Foundation
  • Christoph Reinhart, Universität Bern
  • David Schober, Northwestern University
  • Donald Moses, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Don Withanage, Samantha Dulip University Heidelberg
  • Emily Morton-Owens, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
  • Francis Kayiwa, Virginia Polytechnic And State University
  • Garret McMahon, Houses of the Oireachtas
  • Giancarlo Birello, Cnr-ircres
  • Grainne Reilly, Harvard University
  • Ioan Isaac-Richards, National Library of Wales
  • Iris Vogel, Universität Hamburg
  • Jan Melichar, University Of Geneva
  • Kalju Kask, University of Tartu
  • Kirsta Stapelfeldt, University Of Toronto Scarborough Library
  • Kris Schneider, Innovative Interfaces, Inc
  • Laura O Broin, Oireachtas Library & Research Service
  • Marc Goovaerts, Hasselt University Library
  • Martin Brändle, University of Zurich
  • Matjaž Kragelj, National and University Library of Slovenia
  • Matthew Hanlon, Texas Advanced Computing Center
  • Matthew Phillips, Durham University Library
  • Nicolas Rod, University Of Geneva
  • Peter Clarke, University College Dublin
  • Renaud Michotte, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Roman Chyla, Nasa Astrophysics Data System
  • Samu Viita, National Library Of Finland
  • Sarah Forbes, University of Toronto Scarborough Library
  • Scott Fisher,California Digital Library
  • Sibyl Schaefer, UC San Diego
  • Uwe Risch, Hebis


9:00 - 9:30Welcome and Topic Discussion All
9:30 - 10:00Introducing Fedora 4

David Wilcox

10:00 - 11:00Core FeaturesDavid Wilcox
11:00 - 11:15Break 
11:15 - 11:45Core Features (con't)David Wilcox
11:45 - 12:30European AdoptionDavid Wilcox
12:30 - 1:30Lunch 
1:30 - 2:30Object Modeling 
2:30 - 3:30External IntegrationsAndrew Woods
3:30 - 4:00Break 
4:00 - 4:30MigrationMike Durbin
4:30 - 5:00Wrap-up and discussionAll