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Oxford University, St. Anne's College 
United Kingdom



Kristi Searle 


DuraSpace and Data Curation Experts invite you to attend Fedora and Samvera Camp at Oxford University.

Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora 4, the latest production version of Fedora, features vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, ease of use and more.

Samvera (previously known as Hydra) is a repository solution that is being used by institutions worldwide to provide access to their digital content (see map).  Samvera provides a versatile and feature rich environment for end-users and repository administrators alike.

Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora or Samvera experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora and Samvera learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers from both communities.

Previous Fedora Camps include the inaugural camp held at Duke University, the West Coast camp at CalTech, and the most recent, NYC camp held at Columbia University. Samvera Camps (previously known as Hydra Camps) have been held throughout the US and in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.  Most recently, DCE hosted the inaugural Advanced Samvera (Hydra) Camp focusing on advanced Samvera developer skills.  

The upcoming combined camp curriculum will provide a comprehensive overview of Fedora and Samvera by exploring such topics as:

  • Core & Integrated features
  • Data modeling and linked data
  • Content and Metadata management
  • Migrating to Fedora 4
  • Deploying Fedora and Samvera in production
  • Ruby, Rails, and collaborative development using Github
  • Introductory Blacklight including search and faceting
  • Preservation Services
The curriculum will be delivered by a knowledgeable team of instructors from the Fedora and Samvera communities: David Wilcox (DuraSpace), Andrew Woods (DuraSpace), Mark Bussey (Data Curation Experts), Bess Sadler (Data Curation Experts), Julie Allinson (University of London).

Attendance is limited to the first 40 registrants.

Payment is due upon registration.  While an invoice option is available, please note that the invoice must be paid within 30 days of receipt or registration will be canceled.

Please note: If you are a DuraSpace Member please be sure to select the reduced Member Rate when completing payment.  Once payment has been made any errors can only result in a refund minus a $35 administrative fee.

Cancellations must be made by August 7, 2017 to receive a refund (minus a $35 administrative fee). Cancellations after this date will not be eligible to receive a refund.

Accommodations:  Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. 

Rooms are available at St. Anne's and include a full English breakfast.  Please use promotional code is BOD26756 when making your reservation.

Additional accommodations are available at University Rooms, Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering accommodations in Oxford University Colleges.