Presentation Open Access

Building Library Information Systems in Times of Vanishing Developer Resources

Zellhöfer, Dr. David; Schöner, Dr. Oliver; Gragert, Gerrit

Although many libraries have acknowledged the fact that digitization will not disappear, development staff remains a rare resource. In order to cope with this challenge, the Berlin State Library has evaluated different repositories with respect to aspects such as their integratability into the Java-based microservice core architecture of the library, their data model flexibility and - most important - their support of parameterizable front-ends to decrease development effort. 

Consequently, the Berlin State Library has implemented Fedora 4 in various productive usage scenarios as a repository solution for common library use cases that has proven a perfect fit for existing microservices of the library such as the identity management domain or a SRU gateway. 

The presentation will give an overview of the current usage areas of Fedora 4, its positioning in the existent microservice-based infrastructure and the current project business of the Berlin State Library, and outline limitations and caveats of Fedora 4 from a technical and management perspective. The presentation concludes with an outlook on future usage scenarios such as linked data applications. 

Files (1.5 MB)
Name Size
Zellhöfer-Schöner-Gragert_ELAG2019.pdf
md5:3fe72fe211e7483fc2e234d459f63007
1.5 MB Download
31
17
views
downloads
All versions This version
Views 3112
Downloads 1711
Data volume 25.4 MB16.3 MB
Unique views 2511
Unique downloads 139

Share

Cite as