eResearch Australasia Fedora 4 Training Workshop (registration)


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale Street
South Brisbane
Brisbane QLD 4101


23 October 2015
9:00am - 4:30pm


  • Matthew Armsby, TPAC
  • Shilo Banihit, QCIF
  • Aaron Brown, Unviersity of Queensland Library
  • Vladimir Bubalo, Macquarie University
  • Andrew Heath, University of Queensland
  • Eric Hornsby, University of Queensland Library
  • Christiaan Kortekaas, University of Queensland Library
  • Mary-Anne Marrington, University of Queensland
  • Andrew Martlew, University of Queensland Library
  • Christopher McAvaney, Deakin University
  • Bec Owen, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Vicki Picasso, University of Newcastle
  • Keith Russell, Australian National Data Service
  • Peter Sefton, UTS
  • Katrina Trewin, University of Western Sydney


9:00 - 9:15Welcome and IntroductionsAll
9:15 - 10:30Fedora 4 Introduction and OverviewDavid Wilcox, DuraSpace
10:30 - 10:50Morning Tea 
10:50 - 11:40Migration Tools and Strategies

David Wilcox, DuraSpace

11:40 - 12:10Migration Case StudyArif Shaon, UNSW
12:10 - 13:10Lunch 
13:10 - 14:40Hands-on with Fedora 4

David Wilcox, DuraSpace

Arif Shaon, UNSW

14:40 - 15:00Afternoon Tea 
15:00 - 16:15External Integrations

David Wilcox, DuraSpace

16:15 - 16:30Wrap-up and DiscussionAll, led by Arif Shaon, UNSW


Fedora is a robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management, preservation, and dissemination of digital content, including research data. Fedora, the new, revitalized version of the software, was released into production in November of 2014. Fedora 4 features include vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, ease of use, and more.

This workshop will provide an introduction to and overview of Fedora 4, with a focus on migration and Fedora 4’s latest features. After an initial review of the most significant new features, participants will learn about how to migrate from earlier versions of Fedora to Fedora 4. This will include a review and demonstration of available migration tools, as well as a discussion on data modeling best practices. There will also be a presentation on UNSW’s recently completed Fedora 3 to 4 migration work.

Attendees will have the opportunity (in Section 4) to participate in a hands-on session and explore Fedora 4 by following step-by-step instructions using a preconfigured virtual machine environment. This will give participants a chance to explore the new features and experience Fedora 4 first-hand. Developers and administrators interested in working on Fedora 4 will learn about the software development process and procedures, including how to integrate Fedora 4 with external applications, such as search platforms (e.g. Solr) and triplestores.

Two of the overall aims of the workshop are to encourage familiarity with and uptake of Fedora 4 within the Australian repository community, and bring Australian developers into the global Fedora community while raising our profile in the research support arena.

For more information, please contact David Wilcox (dwilcox@duraspace.org).