Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2017 for more information.

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Tuesday, December 12 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Digital Preservation: The Fedora Community Approach via Standards and Specifications

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Software comes and goes; it's the data that matter. This philosophy has informed our efforts in the Fedora community, particularly over the past year, as we have focused on standardization, specification, and data portability. Foremost amongst these efforts is the formal specification of the Fedora API in order to facilitate interoperability with client applications. At the same time, discussions related to Fedora's role in a digital preservation strategy, including a well-attended panel presentation at the 2016 CNI Fall Member Meeting, have led to a robust import/export utility and a proposal to define a common filesystem layout that specifies how repository resources are structured and stored on disk or in compressed archives. The common thread in all of these efforts is a focus on standardization and common practices that will outlive any particular software implementation. This panel will feature presentations and discussions from representatives of the Fedora community who have participated in these efforts from a variety of institutional perspectives.

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Aaron Birkland

Senior Software Engineer, Johns Hopkins University
Position at Company ABC.
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Este Pope

Head of Digital Programs, Amherst College
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Evviva Weinraub

Associate University Librarian, Northwestern University
Fedora, Samvera, Avalon, and Digital Preservation.
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David Wilcox

Product Manager, DuraSpace

Tuesday December 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm