A few months ago, the DuraSpace organization made the recommendation that the DSpace and Fedora user communities work together to integrate the DSpace and Fedora technologies, allowing the DSpace software to run "on top of" the Fedora platform. Essentially, this would mean that the DSpace application would have an option to install it with "Fedora Inside". DSpace with "Fedora Inside" would be a version of the DSpace application which would store its contents (files and/or metadata) in Fedora. The goal of this effort would be for DSpace to retain the out-of-the-box experience, while also enabling the features that Fedora provides (e.g. versioning, relationships between objects, flexible architecture). You can read more about this recommendation in the FAQ that accompanied the proposal: DSpace-Fedora Integration FAQ
As DuraSpace moves forward with our roadmap plans for 2011, we are looking for participants to collaborate on determining requirements, developing code and/or testing prototypes for a variety of use cases starting in the following areas:
We look forward to the community collaboration on the DSpace/Fedora integration effort in these and other areas. Please contact Brad McLean (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Valorie Hollister (email@example.com) if you and/or your institution are interested in being a part of the work groups on any or all of the above areas, or if you have related work.
Bradley McLean, CTO, DuraSpace