[Moims-dai] Question on FEDORA

Mark Conrad mark.conrad at nara.gov
Fri Jun 22 13:27:02 UTC 2018


Lots of vendors/developers claim OAIS compliance. That's why we have ISO
16363 and ISO 16919 so that such claims can be put to the test. As Eld
points out, Fedora is not an implementation. OAIS is about how an Archives
implements a repository - what policies they implement, how they determine
their Designated Community, how they design their Information Packages,
etc. Many vendors/developers claim OAIS compliance for their products, but
that is a non sequitur.

Hope this helps,


Mark Conrad
NARA Information Services
Systems Engineering Division (IT)
The National Archives and Records Administration
Erma Ora Byrd Conference and Learning Center
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610 State Route 956
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Phone: 304-726-7820
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Email: mark.conrad at nara.gov

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 1:26 AM, Eld Zierau <elzi at kb.dk> wrote:

> Hi Mike
> Although often misunderstood as such, Fedora is not an implementation,
> but a triple based platform to structure data (as RDF store). As they say
> in the headline of their home page https://duraspace.org/fedora/ "Fedora
> is the flexible, modular, open source repository *platform* with native
> linked data support". Taken it to the extreme, calling Fedora an
> implementation would for me be the same as calling "Oracle database" an
> implementation. There are many different repository frameworks (with
> different implementations) that are Fedora based, like Samvera (
> http://samvera.org/) and Islandora (https://islandora.ca/).
> Best Regards, Eld
> ------------------------------
> *Fra:* MOIMS-DAI <moims-dai-bounces at mailman.ccsds.org> på vegne af Mike
> Kearney <kearneysolutions at gmail.com>
> *Sendt:* 22. juni 2018 00:07
> *Til:* 'MOIMS-Data Archive Interoperability'
> *Emne:* [Moims-dai] Question on FEDORA
> DAI:  Does anyone have background on Fedora
> <https://duraspace.org/fedora/about/>?  Another implementation, but they
> claim a pretty strong connection to OAIS.  Have they ever participated in
> DAI?
> I ask because my Google contacts are starting to connect with them.
>    -=- Mike
> Mike Kearney
> Huntsville, Alabama, USA
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