Hosted by the Berlin State Library, Fedora and Samvera (formerly Hydra) Camp offers everyone a chance to dive in and learn all about Fedora and Samvera. Training will begin with the basics and build toward more advanced concepts–no prior Fedora or Samvera experience is required. Participants can expect to come away with a deep dive Fedora and Samvera learning experience coupled with multiple opportunities for applying hands-on techniques working with experienced trainers.
Room K1, 3rd Floor
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Potsdamer Straße 33
10785 Berlin (Tiergarten)
Information +49 30 266-432230
Please use the staff entrance rather than the main doors. The main doors won't be open until 9am. There will be signs to help guide you.
Accommodations: Participants are responsible for their own accommodations.
Rooms are available at
Fjord Hotel Berlin (Rates 95 € - 120 € / Night) (5% discount with the code SBB-PK only for booking via hotel website)
Hotel LINDEMANN’S (Rates 90 € - 106 € / Nigth) (5% discount with the code SBB-PK only for booking via hotel website)
Grimm's Hotel Potsdamer Platz (Rate 119€ / Night)
B&B HOTEL BERLIN-POTSDAMER PLATZ (Rate 60€ / Night)
Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz (Rates from 128 € - 238 € / Night)
Mövenpick Hotel Berlin (Rates 121 € - 153 € / Night)
Directions can be found on the library website. Please note that there are two state libraries - the camp will be held at Haus Potsdamer Straße.
5-8 November 2018
We will be using a virtual machine for the hands-on portions of the camp, so please follow these instructions to get the VM up and running on your laptop *before* you arrive. However, we will also have USB drives with the VM at the camp in case you are unable to get everything working ahead of time.
NOTE: The VM uses 4GB of RAM, so you will need a laptop with at least 8GB of RAM to run it. Depending on your laptop manufacturer, you may also need to enable virtualization in the BIOS.
Windows users: You will need access to the SSH and cURL commands on the command line. If you don’t already have these available to you, please download GitHub Desktop (https://desktop.github.com) and use the included Git Shell application when asked to enter commands in a terminal window in the following instructions.
1. Download and install VirtualBox: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
2. Download and install Vagrant: http://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html
3. Create a new folder called “tutorial” somewhere easy to locate
4. Save the Vagrantfile to the tutorial folder. Note that it has no file extension.
5. Open a terminal window, navigate to the tutorial folder, and issue the command: vagrant up
Note that this step will take a while to complete because you are downloading a virtual machine. It would be best to do this using a fast internet connection.
6. Navigate to http://localhost:8080/fcrepo in your web browser to access Fedora (user: fedoraAdmin, password: secret3)
7. Go back to your terminal window and enter the command: vagrant halt
Your VM should now be turned off. You can turn it on again with the ‘vagrant up’ command.
|9:00-10:00||Welcome and Introductions|
|10:00-10:45||Hyrax Object Deposit Workflow - https://berlin2018.curationexperts.com|
|11:00-12:00||Fedora and Samvera Overview|
|2:00-2:30||Fedora: Resource Management||David|
|2:45-3:15||Fedora: Authorization and Fixity||Andrew|
|4:00-5:00||Introduction to linked data and data modeling|
|9:30-10:00||PCDM Modeling Exercise|
GROUP EXERCISE: Pairing Lineup
|6:30||Dinner at Lindenbräu am Potsdamer Platz|
|9:30 - 11:00|
Demo Prep and Team Demos (10 minutes each team)
|3:30-4:00||Islandora and other topics||David|
|4:00-5:00||Q&A, Group Discussion, Parking lot topics||All|
Tuesday, 6 November, 6:30 p.m. Camp dinner at Lindenbräu am Potsdamer Platz
- Topics of Interest
- Samvera Slack signup
- Fedora Slack signup
- PCDM wiki
- API Extension Framework
- Migration utilities:
- Fedora API documentation
- Fedora performance and scale testing
- Oxford Common File Layout
- Samvera Youtube Channel