As excitement builds around the upcoming open source release of the beta version of the redesigned Fedora 4 at Open Repositories 2014, Fedora 4 Deep Dive articles provide a closer look at software features and how they answer key community use cases that have driven development. The first two take a look at Fedora 4 for Research Data and Preservation Support. Stay tuned for more Fedora 4 Deep Dives, and please feel free to share these articles with colleagues.
Fedora 4 Deep Dive Number One: Support for Research Data
Research data support is built into Fedora 4
"Fedora 4 allows repository managers to support any type of content and model it however they wish. Multiple research data files can be grouped together with a single metadata record, or they can be distributed as separate objects, each with its own metadata. These separate objects can then be associated with any number of other objects within the repository, allowing for maximum flexibility." READ MORE HERE
Fedora 4 Deep Dive Number Two: Support for Preservation
Designed specifically for the preservation of digital assets–one of the primary Fedora 4 use cases
"Fedora 4 provides a strong set of features to support durable storage. Policy-driven storage allows administrators to define ingest rules such that files of different types (e.g. images, videos) get routed to different back-end stores. Checksums can then be calculated when assets are added to the repository, and fixity checks can be configured to run against these checksums on a regular basis. Fedora 4 also provides a means to backup the entire repository and restore everything, including rebuilding an external search index and/or triplestore, in case of a problem. For extremely large repositories (e.g. multi-petabyte datastores) a full repository backup and restore may take a very long time to execute, so Fedora provides object and tree-level import and export capabilities to selectively restore portions of the repository." Fedora 4 Deep Dive Number Two: Support for Preservation | DuraSpace
Fedora 4 Deep Dive Number Two: Support for Preservati...
The New Streamlined and Strong Flexible Extensible Durable Object Repository Architecture is designed to support preservation of digital assets–one of the...
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