Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Free conference - Fedora conference

Tufts University is hosting a one-day Fedora conference in July. This is a FREE conference -- bare bones but hopefully productive and fun. I'm hoping to put together a birds of a feather session on PREMIS, if there's enough interest (or on preservation in general, if there isn't enough interest in PREMIS specifically).

Registration ends 30 June, and there are 18 spots still available. I hope to see some of you there!

Feel free to disseminate this invitation.



Tufts University Digital Collections & Archives and UIT Academic Technology present a one-day regional Fedora conference.

July 20, 2010
9 AM-5 PM

This day-long conference in Massachusetts will give us all an opportunity to hear from other Fedora users. More importantly, it will give us an opportunity to talk to each other and swap ideas and thoughts about the way we use Fedora Commons.

Some features of the event will include:

* Thornton Staples of DuraSpace will be present to give an overview of DuraSpace, Fedora, and DuraCloud.
* Mark Leggott of the University of Prince Edward Island will talk about Islandora, the Fedora and Drupal-based tool which underlies systems such as Repository-in-a-Box.
* Birds of a Feather sessions. The shape of these is up to *you*.
* Opportunities to share your projects and concerns with other Fedora users.

Register online by 30 June 2010 at . For more information, reply to this e-mail or contact us at the registration website ().

If you have any requirements for special accommodations for accessibility, please let us know via e-mail or at the registration website ().

Registration is free and includes talks, breakout sessions, and morning and afternoon refreshments. Lunch is not included. The conference will be held in the heart of Boston's Chinatown, walking distance to many excellent restaurants. Conference registrants will receive updates as the program takes shape.

Deborah Kaplan
Digital Resources Archivist
Digital Collections and Archives
Tufts University