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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Fedora 2.0 released

The University of Virginia and Cornell University have announced the release of Fedora 2.0. Fedora is one of the major open-source packages for creating and maintaining open-access, OAI-compliant scholarly archives. From the release notes for 2.0: 'Fedora 2.0 is a major release that culminates Phase I of the initial Fedora project that began in October 2001 and ended in October 2004. Fedora 2.0 includes significant new features and improvements including the introduction of the Fedora Object XML (FOXML) schema as the new internal storage format for objects, introduction of the Resource Index that provides enhanced search capability, introduction of a Batch Modify utility, upgrades of all third party libraries, performance enhancements, and a number of bug fixes.'