MAM System Details

This is just one of over seventy Media Asset Management (MAM) systems covered in the Media Asset Management Guide. Also see descriptions of the workflows.

MAM Organization: 
Workflows Served: 
Content Managed: 
Research Repository
Data Sets
Service Method: 
Run Locally
Distribution Model: 
Free and Open Source

The Fedora repository project is an open source software system for storing, searching and administering digital content. “Fedora helps ensure that digital content is durable by providing features that support digital preservation.” Fedora is used by hundreds of universities, national libraries, archives, WGBH and the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Museum. A registry lists over three hundred installations. It is popular. However, Fedora does not provide a user interface (“front end”) out of the box, it is just an asset management back end. There are multiple options for a user interface, for example Islandora.

"The Fedora Repository is extremely flexible and can be used to support any type of digital content. There are numerous examples of Fedora being used for digital collections, e-research, digital libraries, archives, digital preservation, institutional repositories, open access publishing, document management, digital asset management, and more."

"In Fedora, a Data object is the type of object used to represent a digital content entity. Data objects are what we normally think of when we imagine a repository storing digital collections. Data objects can represent such varied entities as images, books, electronic texts, learning objects, publications, datasets, and many other entities. One or more Datastreams are used to represent the parts of the digital content."

"The Fedora Commons refers to the community surrounding the Fedora Repository Project." "The Fedora Repository Project and the Fedora Commons community forum are under the stewardship of the DuraSpace not-for-profit organization."