Monday, November 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM CET
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM CET

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Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) 
Potsdamer Straße 33
Berlin 10785

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Kristi Searle 

DuraSpace and Data Curation Experts invite you to attend Fedora and Samvera Camp at the Berlin State Library.

Fedora is the robust, modular, open source repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. The latest 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 grass-roots, open source community creating best in class digital asset management solutions for Libraries, Archives, Museums and others.  The Samvera software offers flexible and rich user interfaces tailored to distinct content types on top of a robust back end – giving adopters the best of both worlds.

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 and Samvera Camps (previously known as Hydra Camps) have been held throughout the United States, United Kingdom and in 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.x
  • 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: Tom Johnson (DCE), Bess Sadler (DCE), Andrew Woods (DuraSpace), and David Wilcox (DuraSpace).

Attendance is limited to the first 30 registrants.

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 September 28, 2018 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. 

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