Flexible and Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture (FEDORA)

  • Sandra Payette
  • Carl Lagoze
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1513)


We describe a digital object and respository architecture for storing and disseminating digital library content. The key features of the architecture are: (1) support for heterogeneous data types; (2) accommodation of new types as they emerge; (3) aggregation of mixed, possibly distributed, data into complex objects; (4) the ability to specify multiple content disseminations of these objects; and (5) the ability to associate rights management schemes with these disseminations. This architecture is being implemented in the context of a broader research project to develop next-generation service modules for a layered digital library architecture.


Digital Library Digital Object Service Request Content Type Naming Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Payette
    • 1
  • Carl Lagoze
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCornell UniversityUSA

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