Brown University Library Joins the Fedora Futures Project as Platinum Sponsor

Fedora LogoPROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University Library has become a Fedora Futures Project Sponsor and is one of several institutions working to help build and preserve the strengths of the Fedora architecture as a robust, full-featured set of repository services.

Harriette Hemmasi, Joukowsky Family University Librarian, explained the decision to support Fedora Futures: “Brown has a critical interest in the evolution and maintenance of this software. We are increasingly aware of the many challenges and opportunities, both now and into the future, for digital repositories and we recognize the need for an extensible, flexible platform that supports our growth and changing expectations. It is rewarding to be part of an initiative that encourages closer coordination and results in enhanced services among libraries using this common open-source software tool.”

Fedora, first released in 2004, has hundreds of adopters worldwide, with deep roots in the research, scientific, intellectual and cultural heritage communities. It is supported by its community of users, and stewarded by DuraSpace, an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

The Brown University Library is home to more than 6.8 million print items, plus a multitude of electronic resources and expanding digital archives serving the teaching, research, and learning needs of Brown students and faculty, as well as scholars from around the country and the world. http://library.brown.edu/

Contact: Jennifer Braga |  401-863-6913

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