Fedora (or Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) is a modular architecture built on the principle that interoperability and extensibility is best achieved by the integration of data, interfaces, and mechanisms (i.e. executable programs) as clearly defined modules.
Fedora is a digital asset management (DAM) architecture, upon which many types of digital library, institutional repositories, digital archives, and digital libraries systems are built.
Fedora is the underlying architecture for a digital repository, and is not a complete management, indexing, discovery, and delivery application.
It is Java-based so potentially applicable to any platform.
Read the news article about the DSpace and Fedora Themed week online session (including links to the recording of the session and the Q&A wiki).
- Languages: English
- Users in EIFL partner countries:
- Homepage: http://fedora-commons.org/
- Download page: http://www.fedora-commons.org/software
- Licence: Apache License V2.0
- Latest release: Fedora 3.5, the robust framework for building digital repositories, focuses on several "under the hood" changes that improve Fedora's ability to be integrated and tested as part of larger repository systems.
- Users: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FCCommReg/Fedora+Commons+Registry
- User community: http://www.fedora-commons.org/community/userlist
- Developer community:http://www.fedoracommons.org/community/developers/devlist
- A case study: Wilson, Myoung C. and Ronald C. Jantz. "Building Value-added Services for Institutional Repositories (IRs): Modeling the Rutgers Experience, " paper presented at IFLA Satellite Conference Social Science Libraries: A Bridge to Knowledge for Sustainable Development, Havana, Cuba, 8—10 August 2011 (accessed August 23, 2011).
- Access the FOSS Digital Repositories Choice Matrix from KIT (Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands), which compares Fedora with other FOSS digital repository tools.