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Fedora Migration Paths and Tools: a Pilot Project was awarded $249,859 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-246264-OLS-20) in 2020. The DuraSpace Community Supported Programs at LYRASIS will develop, pilot, and document migration tools and paths to upgrade the repository software Fedora 3, which is widely used but no longer supported, to Fedora 6. Hundreds of U.S. libraries and archives use Fedora 3 repository software to preserve and deliver scholarly, scientific, and cultural heritage resources and services to patrons, often including unique digital content. Continued community reliance on Fedora 3 puts the stability, security, accessibility, and functionality of these repositories at risk. The community identified migration tools and documentation during a planning project as important resources to support Fedora 3 upgrade and migration processes, which are necessary to sustain repositories that provide critical access to digital collections. Pilot migrations will be conducted and documented for two Fedora 3 repositories; a toolkit then will be shared through training programs to support broad community adoption. 

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services LG-246264-OLS-20.

The Grant period ran from September 2020 and will conclude on February 28, 2023.

Any questions pertaining to the work completed as part of this grant can be sent to Arran Griffith -  

Project Pilot Partner Institutions




Project Resources

Here are some additional project resources (PDF will load in your browser or download depending on your browser settings): 

Video Resources

Grant-Related Conference Resources

Migration ToolKit

Access the Migration Toolkit here.

Special Acknowledgements for contributions can be found here.