Tag Archive | Digital Collections

Fedora 4 Update

On behalf of DSS, I’m pleased to announce that we have passed a major milestone with our digital repository upgrades: Fedora 4, our next-generation repository, is now officially “in production,” meaning we can begin adding digital resources to it for management. DPI is already working on a plan for adding materials to the new repository, […]

Fedora 4 Digital Repository Implementation Project

I would like to take this opportunity to formally announce the launch of the Fedora 4 Digital Repository project, which aims to implement a new system to replace our existing 7-year-old Fedora 2.2.2-based Digital Collections.¬† Fedora has come a long way in the last several years and we are very excited about the possibilities offered […]

Stew of the Month: August 2014

Welcome to a new issue of Stew of the Month, a monthly blog from Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) at the University of Maryland Libraries. This blog provides news and updates from the DSS Division. We welcome comments, feedback and ideas for improving our products and services. New Technologies This past summer, User Services and […]

Why Hippo CMS?

In the Spring of 2011, Software Systems Development and Research (SSDR) and the Web Advisory Committee (WAC) were in the process of implementing a new Content Management System (CMS) to run the¬†Libraries’ Website. Babak Hamidzadeh, newly-hired Associate Dean for Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS), and I discussed the difficulty of supporting our then-diverse technology stack […]