The Fedora Service Framework: Advanced Applications

Carl Lagoze, Peter Murray*, Sandy Payette and Andrew Treloar


This tutorial will focus on three application areas in which Fedora is being applied. The first application area is institutional repositories, with a focus on why a service-oriented architecture approach is desirable, as well as issues around workflow and access control. The second area is contextualized digital libraries, with a focus on the use of RDF to create rich information landscapes the push beyond the standard “search and access” paradigm. The third area is the emerging area often characterized as “e-research” or “e-scholarship” with a focus on data modeling, workflows for complex scholarly objects, and features of advanced scholarly publication systems. Presenters will discuss the challenges inherent in each scenario, and how Fedora has been used to address these challenges.

Target Audience

Information science specialists, including technically-oriented librarians and archivists, information technology specialists, and digital library architects, who wish to understand how Fedora can be applied to solve specific advanced problems. It is recommended that attendees have either a general familiarity with Fedora architectural basics, or that they have attended the Fedora introductory tutorial that precedes this tutorial.


Carl Lagoze, Senior Research Association, Cornell Information Science

Peter Murray*, Assistant Director, Multimedia Systems, OhioLINK

Sandy Payette, Co-Director of Fedora Project, Cornell Information Science

Andrew Treloar*, Project Director/Technical Architect, ARROW, Monash University

* Denotes tentative presenters; may have alternates based on travel availability