Our digital repository will need to interoperate with other repositories. There are many types of interoperability. Our current concerns focus on:

Spiders and other Web Crawlers

The spider that concerns us most is Web Spiders, since it uses far more bandwidth than others.

Asset Actions

Asset actions (formerly called asset definitions) are a way to provide interoperability between repositories, whether Fedora-based or not. An asset definition provides a mapping between a standard set of "actions" and URLs that perform those actions for a given object.


Pathways is still very much under development, so this information may be outdated...

The Pathways project seeks to build an interoperability layer on top of several different repositories. It is much more abstract than Asset Actions.

Pathways defines three primary interfaces:

Information about Pathways:



See the SRU page.


See the OAI page.