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Registration is now open!

Co-hosted by University of Texas Libraries and Texas Digital Library, Fedora Camp offers everyone a chance to dive in and learn all about Fedora. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers and Fedora gurus.


Perry–Castañeda Library
University of Texas at Austin
101 E 21st St.
Austin, TX 78712


A special room rate ($179/night) for attendees is available for attendees at the DoubleTree by Hilton until September 25th.  Book your room online to get the discount rate.


Location of the Perry-Castaneda Library on campus and floor map.

Location of the PCL on campus:


Public transportation is provided by Capital Metro via a bus system and one light rail line (which runs from far north Austin to downtown). You can view the bus and rail schedules online.

Uber & Lyft do not operate in Austin, but there are other ride-share as well as traditional taxi options available.

Austin also has car-sharing services car2go and Zipcar.


If you need to park on campus, the garages nearest the Perry-Castaneda Library are the Brazos Garage or the Conference Center Garage.


16-18 October 2017


The camp will include several hands-on sections using a Fedora 4 virtual machine image, so please follow these instructions to get the VM up and running on your laptop *before* the workshop.

NOTE: The VM uses 2GB of RAM, so you will need a laptop with at least 4GB of RAM to run it. Depending on your laptop manufacturer, you may also need to enable virtualization in the BIOS.

  1. Download and install VirtualBox
  2. Download and install Vagrant
  3. Download and unzip the latest release of the Fedora 4 VM (link will be provided before the camp)
  4. Using a Command Line Interface, navigate to the VM directory from step 3 and run the command: vagrant up
    1. Note that this step will take a while as the VM downloads and installs a full virtual environment
  5. Test the VM by opening your web browser and navigating to: http://localhost:8080/fcrepo
    1. The administrator username/password is fedoraAdmin/secret3
  6. Turn off the VM by running the command: vagrant halt

We will also be making use of the SSH command - if you are running Mac OSX or Linux you can already run this command, but if you are on Windows you will need an SSH client like PuTTY.


16 October

8:30-9:00Registration and Light Breakfast 
9:00-10:00Welcome and IntroductionsAll
10:00-10:30Fedora Overview

11:00-12:00Introducing Fedora

12:00-1:00Lunch (provided) 
1:00-2:00Fedora In-Context: Front-Ends

2:15-3:15Fedora 3 Equivalences and Linked Data Best Practices
3:30-4:30Moving into Fedora 4: Concepts and Planning

17 October

8:30-9:00Light Breakfast 
9:30-10:30Core Services: CRUD

11:00-12:00Object Modeling: PCDM

12:00-1:00Lunch (provided) 
1:00-2:00Core Services: Authorization, Transactions
2:15-3:15Core Services: Versioning, Fixity, Messaging

3:30-4:30External Services: Solr, Triplestores, RDF Serialization, Re-index, Fixity

18 October

8:30-9:00Light Breakfast 
11:00-12:00Preservation Services
12:00-1:00Lunch (provided)
1:00-2:00Track A: TBD

1:00-2:00Track B: TBD


Track A: TBD

2:15-3:15Track B: TBD

3:30-4:00Future Directions
4:00-4:30Discussion and Wrap-upAll





Local Information


Austin has a great and innovative food scene beyond the Tex-Mex and BBQ for which we’re known (although we have plenty of great examples of those too). See them on a map here.

Near campus/walkable:

Most options below are on “the Drag” (i.e. Guadalupe Street, running along the west side of the UT campus).

North of campus:

Still walkable, but you might want to catch a bus.

Around town:

Micklethwait Craft Meats is also excellent.

Things to Do and See