Project – Fedorazon

Project Name: Fedorazon

Short Project Name: Fedorazon

Programme Name:  Repositories and Preservation

Strand: Repositories Start-up and Enhancement projects

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/sue/fedorazon.aspx

Project URI: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/index/Fedorazon

Start Date:  1 October 2007

End Date: 31 March 2008

Governance: JISC IE

Contact Name and Role: David Flanders (Project Manager)

Brief project description:

The Aim of project Fedorazon is to enhance the content of repositories throughout the UK’s HE and FE sector by providing solutions for the scalability of repositories as they grow in size and complexity. It looks to remove the “hardware” barriers involved in launching and maintaining a repository. It will accomplish this initially by enabling the use of Fedora Commons repository software on-top-of Amazon’s virtual servers (EC2 & S3). By pre-configuring these servers, any HE/FE institution can “rent” Amazon server space and launch their own secure Fedora repository without having to pre-configure a local server within their institution. In short, institutions can launch their repository service in the same day they decide to have one, and without hiring a “hardware” expert. Overall, the project will begin to formulate the cost effectiveness for this kind of set-up and recommend best-practice to other repository departments.

Name of Trawler: Mahendra Mahey

Outputs: (just link to individual output postings) as a bulleted list

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