Date: Monday June 3, 2013, 9 am to 4 pm

Location: Kendade Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA.

Hosted by: Five Colleges Inc., with additional support from Northeastern University and University of Connecticut

You are invited to an Unconference to share with fellow Fedora users, ideas, techniques, and approaches to building and sustaining digital objects, Fedora repositories, and digital preservation programs. This conference is not just for technical programmers, we welcome content managers, metadata specialists and anyone involved with curating, managing and delivering digital content in a Fedora-based environment to come and talk to their counterparts from other institutions in the Northeast.

Ben Armintor of Columbia University will provide an update on Fedora Futures, but in the tradition of the Unconference format, there will be no other formal presentations. We will develop the topics for small group breakout sessions at the start of the day, have dork shorts at lunchtime, and then meet at the end of the day to share with everyone what we have talked about and learned.


Tentative Schedule

Here is the proposed schedule, flexibly subject to change (but not very extensible):

9:00-9:30  –  Breakfast, Registration, Topic Submissions

9:30-10:00  –  Ben Armintor, Fedora Futures Overview and Update

10:30-11:15  –  Session 1
Fedora 101 – Room 305 (Service Definition example)
Ingest UIs and Workflows – Room 303 (notes)

11:15-12:00  –  Session 2
Hydra v. Python/Django Approaches to Fedora – Room 305 (notesdiagram)
Museums, Libraries, and Archives Together in Fedora – Room 303 (notes)

12:00-1:00  –  Lunch, Dork Shorts
Aaron Coburn (slides)

1:00-2:00  –  Session 3
Digital Repository Workflow Management – Room 305
Integrating Fedora with CMSs (Drupal) – Room 303 (notes)
Registration/Research in Museums Using Fedora/Databases – Room 203

2:00-3:00  –  Session 4
Approaches to Editing Metadata in Fedora – Room 305
Linked Open Data – Room 303
Securing Your Fedora Repository – Room 203

3:00-4:00  –  Wrap up


Suggest a Topic

If you have a session topic that you’d like to see discussed at the Unconference, go to the Topics page and suggest it.


Dork Shorts!

If you have a project, web site, or some other interesting thing you’d like to talk about at lunchtime, go to the Dork Shorts! page and sign up for your 2 minutes of fame!


Administrative details:


Thanks to Five Colleges, Inc., and with additional support from Northeastern University and the University of Connecticut, there is no registration fee, and morning coffee/snacks and lunch will be provided. So that we can insure adequate meeting space and provide enough food for everyone, please register by May 29th.



For those of you traveling longer distances please see here for a list of nearby accommodations. (Sorry, there is no conference discount).



Free parking will be available at the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex. From there it’s a short walk south to Kendade Hall. For more information and directions see the Kendall parking and the Campus map page.




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