D.C. Area Fedora User Group Meeting (registration). Registration is free.


7-8 October 2015
9:00am - 2:30pm (Oct. 7)
10:00am - 4:00pm (Oct. 8)


University of Maryland, College Park

Day 1 (Training, Oct. 7)Day 2 (User Group, Oct. 8)

Hornbake Library North
Ground Floor, HBK 0302J (Library Media Services)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 

McKeldin Library
Special Events Room (Room 6137)
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 (Hornbake = #147; 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 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).  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, 3501 University Blvd E is the most convenient lodging to campus, and is within an easy 10-15 minute walk of each day's venue.  Other hotels, including some less expensive options, are located on Route 1 on the other side of campus, 1-2 miles away from the library. This map shows some of the nearby options.


Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided on each morning of the meeting, thanks to the sponsorship of the Washington Research Library Consortium, UMD Libraries, and Duraspace. Other meals will not be provided, but for lunch the participants will have many restaurants to choose from within walking distance of the venues. This Google Doc lists many of the nearby options.

What to Bring

Particularly for the Fedora Training on day 1, it is important that the participants bring their own laptops to work on during the hands-on portions of the training.  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.



Day 1 (7 October)

The first day will focus on Fedora 4 training. The following agenda is based on feedback submitted by attendees during registration.

Workshop notes, courtesy of Ruth Tillman, are available on GitHub.


9:00 - 9:30

Welcome and Introductions
9:30 - 10:45Fedora 4 Core Features firsthand
10:45 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:00Migrating from Fedora 3 to 4
12:00 - 1:15Lunch
1:15 - 2:15External integrations - Apache Camel
2:15 - 2:30Discussion and wrap-up

Day 2 (8 October)

The second day will feature presentations and project updates from Fedora community members, along with an update on the status of Fedora 4 and DuraSpace. The agenda will be created based on presentation topics submitted by attendees, so please propose a topic when you register.

10:00 - 10:30Welcome and Introductions 
10:30 - 11:00Update on DuraSpace and Fedora 4

David Wilcox, DuraSpace

Andrew Woods, DuraSpace

11:00 - 11:30

Digital Preservation at the National Library of Medicine

John Doyle, NLM

Doron Shalvi, NLM

11:30 - 12:00

Pull it Together! Exporting, Reconciling, and Batch Updating Author Data in Fedora 3 & 4

Ruth Tillman, NASA Goddard Library
12:00 - 1:30Lunch 
1:30 - 2:30Short Presentations
2:30 - 3:00Break 
3:00 - 3:30Report on WebAC Development

Josh Westgard, University of Maryland

3:30 - 4:00Discussion and Wrap-up 


This event will include one day of Fedora User Group presentations and one day of Fedora 4 training.