Fedora – Repository software survey, November 2010


Name: DuraSpace
Home Page URL: http://www.duraspace.org
Type: Not-for-profit
Other (Specify): -

Repository Software Product

Product Name: Fedora
Product URL: http://www.fedora-commons.org/
Latest Version ID
(October 2010)
License Cost: Free
Product Type: Software


Free (community) Support: Free - community
Free (direct) Support: -
Not-for-profit Paid Support: -
Commercial Paid Support: -
Update Cost (minor revisions): Free
Update Cost (major revisions): Free

Supported Item Types (Storage and rendition)

Documents (pdf, doc, ppt,...): current standard
Images (jpeg, gif, png,...): current standard
Video (mpeg, avi,...): current standard
Audio (mp3, wav,...): current standard
Learning objects (scorm,...): current standard
Other: -
Other (specifics): Fedora can store manage all item types. Rendition will depend on the user interface utilised in conjunction with Fedora

Metadata Formats

Dublin Core: Dublin Core
Qualified DC: Qualified DC
Other: Any XML metadata format

Thumbnail Previews

Image Files: -
Video Files: -
PDF & Texts: -

User Interface Functions

End-user Deposition: -
Built-in PDF Making: -
Multi-language Support: -

Format conversion

Convert To PDF: not applicable
To PDF from: not applicable
Convert To PDF-A: -
To PDF-A from: -
Convert To XML: -
To XML from: -

Advanced Searching

Field-specific: -
Boolean logic: -
Sorting options: -

Browse View Options

Author: -
Academic Unit: -
Subjects: -
Year: -
Title: -
Collections: -
Other: -

Default Subject Classes

LoC Classification: -
LoC Subject Headings: -
DDC: -
UDC: -
Controlled Vocabularies: -
Other: -


RSS: -
Atom: -
Twitter: -
Other Syndication Options: -

User Validation

Registration Required: -
LDAP Authentication: current standard
Athens Authentication: -
Shiboleth Authentication: current optional

Web 2.0

Tagging: -
Comments: -
Ratings: -
Reviews: -
Bookmarks: -
Share this...: -
Other Web 2.0 Details: -

Statistical Reporting

Top Downloads: -
Count of Full Records: -

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Operating Systems

Windows: Windows
Mac OS X: MacOS
Other: -


Oracle: Oracle
PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL
Microsoft SQL Server: -
Cloud Storage: Cloud
Other: Other
Other (Specifics): Apache Derby

Scripting Languages

Java: Java
PHP: -
JavaScript: -
Other: -

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: See Factsheet

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

OAI-PMH: current optional
OAI-ORE: current optional
SWORD: current standard
SWAP: current optional
RDF: current standard
RoMEO Integration: -
OAI-PMH Harvesting: current 3rd party
Other: -

Administrators' Functions

Bulk Import: current standard
Bulk Export: current standard
Cover Sheet Generation: -
Customisable Workflow: not applicable

Documentation & Help

Online Manual URL: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FCR30/
Discussion List: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fedora-commons-users
Helpline Email: -
Phone: -


Training: -
Consultancy: -
Site Visits: -
Other: -

Exemplar Repositories

1. Name: University of Hull eDocs
URL: http://edocs.hull.ac.uk
2. Name: University of Oxford ORA
URL: http://ora.ouls.ox.ac.uk/
3. Name: National Science Digital Library
URL: http://nsdl.org/


: Fedora is not a repository system in the sense of being a complete package. It is better defined as an architecture that enables different digital repositories to be built according to need. The responses to this survey reflect its lack of native user interface, but emphasise its use in providing the basis for a digital repository. For those entries marked 'not applicable' it is anticopated that a user interface working over Fedora would address these functions. The examples given highlight the variety of user interfaces possible: separate entries to this survey have been made for more established user interfaces used within the community.

Fedora repositories in OpenDOAR

List of Repositories: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php?rSoftWareName=Fedora&format=titles&step=50
Worldwide Google Map: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php?rSoftWareName=Fedora&format=gmap


  • Current - Features in the product version that users can download/install and use today.
  • Future - Features that are currently undergoing testing or are planned for a future version.
  • Standard - Features that come "out of the box" and whose removal or disabling would require special effort.
  • Optional - Features that come as part of the normal package but which users must install or enable if they want them.
  • 3rd Party - Features that can be provided using software or add-ins from third party suppliers.
  • [blank] - The product does not have the relevant feature.

Note on Fedora. Fedora is a toolkit that provides an architecture for the development of repository software and not a repository package as such. This is reflected in the answers to some questions. See the Fedora Remarks for more details.

Note on hosted services. While hosted services are built on particular technologies they do not in general expose these technologies to the end user. This will be refelected in the answers to 'platform' based questions

The information in this data sheet has been provided by DuraSpace in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.