We build software to support the research community's data curation and preservation needs.


Fedora API-­X
The API­-X project seeks to extend the utility of Fedora’s core feature set by facilitating the mapping of the many and varied domain models currently in use by research communities onto Fedora’s semantic­ web­ based data model and interface. Led by JHU, the effort to design and implement API­X framework has caught much attention and gained support from many institutions, including DuraSpace. More detailed information can be found on the community’s wiki page.


RMap makes it possible to capture, preserve and visualize the many­-to­-many complex relationships among scholarly publications and their underlying data, thereby supporting the continual development of scholarly communication and digital publishing. The underlying elements that enable RMap services to provide these capabilities is an aggregation protocol known as DiSCOs (Distributed Scholarly Compound Objects), which is a lighter weight implementation based on the Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI­ORE), a set of APIs that mitigate the need to develop a full­-fledged SPARQL endpoint and a graphical representation of linked data graphs.


Data Conservancy Packaging Specifications
DC Packaging Specification provides protocols for packages to capture not only primary data, but also associated metadata and relationships to other objects (papers, projects, people, etc.) no matter where they are located.


Packaging Tool GUI
Packaging Tool GUI is a desktop­-based application that allows users to gather, organize and describe their data prior to submission to an archive. Since internet access is not required, data packages can be created even while in the field. Once created, data packages can be updated with additional data and metadata as needed. Data packages produced by the Package Tool GUI conform to the Data Conservancy Packaging Specifications.


Package Ingest Service
Package Ingest Service deposits the contents of a package into a Fedora 4 digital repository – which represents the current reference implementation for a DC archive – in a manner that exposes the contents of the package using linked data principles.