South Central States Fedora Users Group Meeting. The meeting will include conversations regarding current implementations, work underway at peer institutions, discussion for users considering the tool, and Fedora workshops led by Fedora experts and developers.  This meeting will contain discussion of work currently underway and open discussion of Fedora for those who are considering adoption on their campus.  We will be asking for attendees to present upon their various projects in either long or short sessions.  There will also be training available, delivered by the DuraSpace Fedora team.


We welcome anyone in the region both currently using Fedora or considering using Fedora for management of digital assets as a repository or archive.  This meeting is for all ranges of technical skill level.

Note: Registration is required.


18-19 July

Day 1: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Day 2: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  

Start and end times are subject to change depending on schedule. See Agenda below.


Bizzell Memorial Library, University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK

Lower Level 1 - Community Room

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Bizzell Memorial Library

401 W. Brooks St

Norman, OK 73019


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Draft Agenda

Day 1 (July 18)

You are welcome to arrive early to the library. There is a coffee shop, the Bookmark Cafe, on Lower Level 1 across from the Community Room.


10:00 AM

Convene and introductions 
11:00 AM

Presentations of work:

 Fedora at UT-Libraries

Melanie Cofield

Audrey Templeton

 Create AWS Lambda functions to process Tiff images in S3 buckets (code)
Tao Zhao
 Virtual reality data preservationCarl Grant
 Texas Digital Library, Promoting collaborative effortsRyan Steans

12:00 PM


1:30 PM

Reconvene, additional presentations of work: 
 Becoming a Trustworthy Digital Repository: Some ThoughtsMark Phillips
 Bayou City DAMS Development: The Story So Far…Anne Gaynor
 Evaluating DAMS and the idea of a DAME (Digital Asset Management Ecosystem)

James Creel

Jeremy Huff

3:30 PM

What's New with Fedora?Andrew Woods

4:30 PM

Tour of Galileo's World 

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks and Break for Day 

6:30 PM

Social Dinner: Victoria's 

Day 2 (July 19)


9:00 AM

Introduction to Fedora Workshop


Andrew Woods

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. Let me know if you run into any problems - 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: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
2. Download and install Vagrant: http://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html
3. Download and unzip the 4.5.1 release of the Fedora 4 VM: https://github.com/fcrepo4-exts/fcrepo4-vagrant/archive/fcrepo4-vagrant-4.5.1.zip

4. Using a Command Line Interface, navigate to the VM directory from step 3 and run the command: vagrant up
    a. 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
    a. The administrator username/password is fedoraAdmin/secret3

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

12:00 PMClosing Remarks We did not have time to make future plans for the group, but will schedule a Google Hangout to discuss next steps.

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On-campus hotel, .5 miles from library

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