The Washington D.C. Area Fedora Users Group meets twice annually to share project updates, exchange ideas, and collaborate on Fedora-related activities. The meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. Please join the mailing list for updates.


22 September, 10:00am-4:00pm, & 23 September, 9:00am-4:00pm, 2016


USDA National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD

Arriving by Metro/Bus

From Washington, DC, take the Green Line to College Park Station, and then take the 86 Bus north to the National Agricultural Library.

Arriving by Car

From the Washington Beltway I-95/I-495 take exit 25 for US-1/Baltimore Ave toward Laurel/College Park. The Library is the 14 story building on the right. There is free parking on the north side of the building.

Meals and Refreshments

Breakfast on the user group meeting day has been generously sponsored by Johns Hopkins University. Breakfast on the workshop day has been sponsored by DuraSpace.


Day 1

Day 2


Day 1 (22 September)

The first day will feature presentations and project updates from Fedora community members, along with an update on the status of Fedora 4 and DuraSpace.

10:00 - 10:30Welcome and Introductions All
10:30 - 11:00Fedora Update and Committer Discussion

Andrew Woods, DuraSpace

11:00 - 11:30

Content Modeling in Fedora 4: 
Newspaper Case Study

Josh Westgard, University of Maryland
11:30 - 12:00API-X Update (presentation link)Aaron Birkland Elliot Metsger, Johns Hopkins University
12:00 - 1:30Lunch 
1:30 - 2:00Discussion: Fedora 4 Adoption


2:00 - 2:30Import/Export Tooling Panel

Andrew Woods, DuraSpace

Josh Westgard, University of Maryland

Mike Durbin, University of Virginia

2:30 - 3:00Break 
3:00 - 3:30IIIF - Presentation API, Annotations, and Loris

Peter Eichman, University of Maryland

3:30 - 4:00Wrap up & discussionAll

Day 2 (23 September)

The second day will be a workshop.


9:00 - 9:15

Welcome and IntroductionsAll
9:15 - 11:00

Modeling and Migration

Goddard Repository - Fedora 3 to 4 Migration: Challenges and Realities

11:00 - 11:15Break 
11:15 - 12:30

Import/Export Tooling Test Drive. To perform the test drive, you will need to clone the following four repositories: (see also Import and Export Tools) (see also Import - Export Test Plan)

Joshua Westgard, University of Maryland
12:30 - 2:00Lunch 
2:00 - 3:30

Unconference Session! Propose a topic!

Potential topics:

Sriracha vs Tabasco, which is better on eggs?

3:30 - 4:00Discussion and wrap-upAll