Digital Archiving of ETDs using Fedora

Title: Digital Archiving of ETDs using Fedora

Hands-on and interactive workshop for Techies:
1) Overview of fedora framework
2) installation and managing objects in fedora.
3) Overview of VALET, open source tool for ETD from Arrow/VTLS
4) integration of the two
5) discussion on various aspects of the ETD workflow and how fedora/Valet can help

Skill Level: Advanced

Resource Person:

Mr Prashant Pandey, BE, MSc.
ACS Certified professional (CP), MACS (Snr), AALIA (CS), Prince 2 certified practitioner
Content Development
State Library of Queensland

Prashant Pandey is currently the Director of Content Development program at the State Library of Queensland. He leads the Content Strategy, Digital Strategy and Online Engagement Strategy for the Library. His program provides visitors to State Library with physical and virtual access to Queensland’s diverse collections and services. Collection strengths include the Australian Library of Art, the John Oxley Library of Queensland history, and one of Australia’s foremost music collections. Services include onsite and virtual information services (including free statewide access to a number of eresources), free internet access, business information, photographic and digital reproduction, preservation and conservation. Previously, He was Director – Digital Library & Innovation at Deakin University where he was responsible for providing leadership and direction in delivering Deakin University’s Digital Library of the future. In 2012 his team won two Vice Chancellors award for outstanding contribution to academic support and building effective partnerships through the successful embedding of the institutional repository (Deakin Research Online, DRO) within the Deakin research landscape. He started his library journey as Senior Information Technologist in the Digital Resource Services section of the University of South Australia’s library and over this period was responsible for establishing the Digital Institutional Repository and the development of the software in support of the open access initiative. He has also worked with VTLS, an international library system vendor. As Director for Asia Pacific Operations and Manager VITAL product. He has a very high level of understanding of the technological and digital opportunities the Library may embrace as it moves towards the delivery of its Digital Library Strategy. He is passionate about everything open; open source, open access, big & open data (linked) and open standards/formats/frameworks.
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