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Who’s Using Fedora? Fedora_Commons_Community_Registry Introducing a “sample” of the growing Fedora Commons community—consortia, corporations, government agencies, medical centers and libraries, museums and cultural organizations, national libraries

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Who’s Using Fedora?


Introducing a “sample” of the growing Fedora

Commons community—consortia, corporations,

government agencies, medical centers and libraries,

museums and cultural organizations, national libraries

and archives, professional societies, publishers, research

groups and projects, IT-related institutions, and

university libraries and archives—from all over the world.


Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales is one of the world's great libraries. Situated at Aberystwyth in west Wales, it is a legal deposit library,and holds the world's largest collection of works about Wales and other Celtic nations. It offers free access to its collections both on site and electronically.


Johns Hopkins University–Library

The Johns Hopkins Library network includes the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, one of the Sheridan Libraries, and the principal research library at the university. Other specialized collections in medicine, international affairs, music, and earth and space science are located across the university’s campuses.


American Geophysical Union

A worldwide scientific community that advances the

understanding of the Earth and space for the benefit

of humanity



Australian Universities Online to the World

The ARROW project objectives are to identify and test software to

support best-practice institutional digital repositories at the ARROW Consortium member sites to manage e-prints, digital theses and electronic publishing, and; to develop and test a national resource discovery service using metadata harvested from the institutional repositories by the National Library of Australia.


Atos Origin

Atos Origin is a leading international IT services provider. They provide integrated design, build and operate solutions for large multi-national clients in carefully targeted industry sectors. Their business approach is based on establishing long-term partnerships that encourage success through mutual benefit.


Biodiversity Heritage Library

Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. The group is developing a strategy and operational plan to digitize the published literature of biodiversity held in their respective collections.


The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, commonly referred to as "the Alliance", is a consortium of nine institutions representing eleven major libraries located in Colorado and Wyoming. Founded in 1974 to consider ways of sharing resources, the consortium continues working toward that objective. The driving force is cooperation, the sharing of purchasing power, material and ideas.


Case Western Reserve University–Kelvin Smith Library

With Digital Case, the Kelvin Smith Library assumes an active role in the scholarly communication process, providing expertise in the form of a set of services for access, distribution and long-term preservation of Case's collective intellectual product.


Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)

The National Library of France is built on seven centuries of history and scholarship in five locations in Paris. Vast collections include rare and ancient texts as well as audio-visual collections, image banks and interactive services.


Kings College of London–Center for e-Research

The Centre for e-Research (CeRch) at King's College is based in ISS, it will lead on building an e-research environment and data management infrastructure at King’s, seeking to harness the potential of IT and e-Science to enhance research and teaching practice across the College, and to encourage innovation in the use of ICT.


Brown University–Library

The Brown University Center for Digital Initiatives focused on production of digital materials for use in scholarship and teaching at Brown, digitization of "signature collections" from Brown's world renowned Special Collections, and consultative services for Library and academic units undertaking digital projects.


Duke University–Medical Center Archives

Duke University Medical Center Archives collections consist of the administrative records of Duke University Medical Center departments and personal papers of individuals affiliated with Duke University Medical Center, the Duke University Health System, School of Medicine (including the Allied Health Educational Programs, and Area Health Education Center Program), and the School of Nursing.


University College Dublin–IVRLA

The Irish Virtual Research Library & Archive (IVRLA) is a major digitization and digital object management project launched in UCD in January 2005. The project was conceived as a means to preserve elements of UCD’s main repositories and increase and facilitate access to this material through the adoption of digitization technologies.


FIZ Karlsruhe

FIZ Karlsruhe is a non-profit service institution within the Leibniz Association (WGL). Their goal is to make sci-tech information publicly available worldwide and to provide related services.


Mulgara | Semantic Store

The Mulgara Semantic Store is an open source, massively scalable, transaction-safe, purpose-built database for the storage and retrieval of metadata.


Yale University–Arabic and Middle Eastern Electornic Library

AMEEL will be a Web-based portal for the study of the Middle East, including its history, culture, development, and contemporary face, and within this portal, will integrate existing scholarly digital content to make such material easier to find and use efficiently and freely.


Sun Microsystems–Honeycomb Group

The Sun StorageTek™ System with Fedora, also known as the Sun "Honeycomb," combines the Fedora Commons open source software platform with the Sun StorageTek™ 5800 System to provide a pedabyte-scale object store that greatly simplifies the task of preserving massive amounts of data over long periods of time.


University of Hull

The RIDIR project (Resourcing IDentifier Interoperability for Repositories) is a project funded under the auspices of the Joint Information Systems Committee 'Repositories and Preservation' Programme. It is investigating the requirements for, and benefits of, the clear use of persistent identifiers in order to facilitate interoperability between digital repositories of different types.


ESci Doc Project–Max Planck Society and FIZ Karlsruhe

eSciDoc is a joint project of the Max Planck Society and FIZ Karlsruhe, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aiming to build such an e-research platform for multi-disciplinary research organizations. This not only includes software, but establishing organizational measures, policies, and best practices as well.



Based loosely on the ORM (Object to Relational Mapping) family of software, Topaz is a powerful object to triple persistence and query service.


The Chicago History Museum–Encyclopedia of Chicago

The Encyclopedia of Chicago uses Fedora to manage rich historical content while maintaining its context and complexity. Holdings include web sites or collections in which the objects themselves are complex, or in which the relationships between objects are complex, and the presentation of these objects is varied, and that require consistent access.


NSDL–National Science Digital Library

The National Science Digital Library was founded by the National Science Foundation in 2000 as its online library of exemplary resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. NSDL offers an organized point of access to a wealth of online educational resources and services. The NSDL Data Repository based on Fedora connects end users with over 3 million digital resources that promote active, inquiry-based teaching and learning.


MediaShelf, LLC

MediaShelf provides hosted media archival solutions as well as consulting services focused on planning, development, and deployment of Fedora.


Smithsonian Institution-Research

"I then bequeath the whole of my the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an Establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge...”

James Smithson (1765-1829)


VTLS, Inc.

VTLS Inc. is a leading global company that creates visionary technology in library solutions. They provide solutions to a diverse customer base of more than 900 libraries in over 32 countries. As providers of library solutions for more than twenty-five years, VTLS knows what libraries and information centers need, and is also an innovative leader in developing cutting-edge library products libraries for the future.


University of Prince Edward Island–Robertson Library

A team of librarians and developers at UPEI aim to create a seamless digital repository system that is integrated into their users' environments and contexts. Dubbed “Islandora” by University Librarian Mark Leggott, the team will integrate Fedora into primary campus systems and provide support for specialized “landscapes” tailored for administrative, learning, and research at UPEI.


Open Access Repositories in New Zealand

The Open Access Repositories in New Zealand (OARiNZ) project is designing and building the infrastructure necessary to connect all of New Zealand’s digital research repositories to meet standards for interoperability and access.


University of Virginia–Library

Digital Initiatives at the UVa Library reflect the vision of a distributed and flexible technology infrastructure that enhances access, manipulation, storage, distribution, and integration of information and services throughout the University of Virginia.


Open Learning Exchange Nepal

The Open Learning Exchange (OLE) aims to bring basic learning opportunities to school-aged children in over 100 countries that are currently lacking access. The OLE promotes public private partnerships in each of these countries, working with international programs like the One Laptop Per Child Project, to raise awareness, secure funding and provide the technical infrastructure to realize this mission.


Public Library of Science (PLoS)

PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. PLoS ONE is an interactive open-access journal for thecommunication of all peer-reviewed scientificand medicalresearch, currently in beta release at


University of Maryland–Library

The UMD repository based on Fedora uses Lucene for indexing, and Helix for streaming video. The repository features almost 2500 digital objects, with new objects added monthly. Object types currently delivered include full text (both TEI and EAD), video, and images. Objects can be discovered within a collection context or via a search across multiple collections. Cross-collection discovery is achieved through a common metadata scheme and controlled vocabulary.


Rutgers University–Library

The New Jersey Digital Highway is a three-plus-year project led by Rutgers University that has digitized more than 10,000 pictures, records, and oral histories and is serving as a model for how to connect community cultural organizations through a central Web site. With Fedora under the hood, statewide New Jersey Digital Highway collaborators——are providing seamless access to historical collections for every user in the state.


New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is one of the great knowledge institutions of the world, its myriad collections ranking with those of the British Library, the Library of Congress, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Virtually all of the Library's many collections and services are freely available to all comers. In fact, the Library has but one criterion for admission: curiosity.


Cornell University–College of Veterinary Medicine

Established by an act of the New York State legislature in 1894, today the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell is one of 28 veterinary colleges and schools in the United States and one of only three in the Northeast. With more than 5,000 graduates, the college is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education.