Thorny Staples is here talking about Fedora which stands for “Flexible Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture”. A more formal talk later today. Flexible. Extensible. Object repository scheme. Formalized workflow via Fez and Fedora. What about preservation asks the local library folks. Thorny talks about long term cooperation and planning for changes and helping develop standards. ITS guy talks of Forbes article on the importance of digital preservation.

From the Forbes article end:

The Internet Archive’s Kahle sees easy access to data as digital preservation’s ultimate rationale.”Access,”he says, “drives preservation.” As the issues get sorted out, the real achievement of digital preservation may turn out to be in collaboration with the World Wide Web–opening up heretofore hidden realms of information to the genealogists, historians, scientists, authors, musicians and videographers of today and tomorrow.

Dspace v Fedora. IR clients like Fez promoted. Different federated searches and indexes promoted.

What is Fedora’s culture asks Wallace. Thorny says folks who are already putting effort into websites and other repositories and had programmers on staff. A staff of say three using Fez could do a pretty good job says T.

Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories

Thorny’s public talk upcoming
When: Thursday, February 23, 2006. 3:30-4:30.
Where: Carolina (Student) Union, Room 3411