15 May 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm

Note: A Fedora Camp will be held 16-18 May 2018 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.


University of Maryland, College Park

6107 McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Arriving by Metro/Bus

A comprehensive overview of travel options is available from the campus office of conference and visitor services. Once you have arrived on campus, this campus map will help you locate the libraries (McKeldin = #035). There is a College Park metro stop on the green line, which is served by a shuttle bus to campus approximately every 10 minutes.

Arriving by Car

The Libraries have posted driving directions for getting to campus.

There is ample visitor parking on campus for a daily maximum of $15.00. A covered guest lot that is convenient to the Library is the Regents Drive Garage (#202 on the map mentioned above).  NOTE: Because this meeting falls during intersession, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16 and 17 are supposed to be free for parking with or without a campus permit.  Lot 1 is quite convenient to McKeldin Library.

Full information on guest parking options is available on the conference and visitor services site.  Please note: parking services is very vigilant and quick to ticket, so please make sure that you pay for your parking space at the pay station (look to the signage in the lots for instructions).


For participants coming from out of town, the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center and The Hotel at UMD are convenient lodging options, both within a 10-20 minute walk of the venue.  Other hotels, including some less expensive options, are located a bit further away on Baltimore Avenue. This map shows some of the nearby options.


Morning coffee will be provided courtesy of Duraspace.  Lunch will not be provided, but there are many restaurants to choose from within walking distance of the venue. This Google Doc lists some of the nearby options.

What to Bring

UMD Libraries will provide wireless guest internet access for participants who do not have a UMD login and who are not coming from an Eduroam institution.


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10:00 - 10:30Welcome and Introductions
10:30 - 11:00Update from Duraspace
11:00 - 11:30

The Search for a new BookViewer at NLM

Lindsay Franz, Yanru Bi (NLM)

11:30 - 12:00

Fixity Checking at UMD

12:00 - 1:15Lunch Break (on your own) 
1:15 - 1:45Fedora: Activities and Updates
1:45 - 2:15NASA Goddard & linked data implementations
2:15 - 2:30Break 
2:30 - 3:00Introducing Plastron: A Python-Based Batchload Client for the Fedora API
3:00 - 3:30Pop-up topics
3:30 - 4:00Discussion and Wrap-up