The Mellon Fedora Project Digital Library Architecture Meets XML and Web Services

  • Sandra Payette
  • Thornton Staples
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2458)

Abstract

The University of Virginia received a grant of $1,000,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to enable the Library, in collaboration with Cornell University, to build a digital object repository system based on the Flexible Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture (Fedora). The new system demonstrates how distributed digital library architecture can be deployed using web-based technologies, including XML and Web services. The new system is designed to be a foundation upon which interoperable web-based digital libraries can be built. Virginia and collaborating partners in the US and UK will evaluate the system using a diverse set of digital collections. The software will be made available to the public as an open-source release.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Payette
    • 1
  • Thornton Staples
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCornell UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of Virginia LibraryUSA

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