Samvera Partners must sign a formal one page Letter of Agreement (LoA) in support of the formal and legal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Steering Group in April 2012. A composite document comprising the 2012 MoU, amendments made to it in 2018 to reflect the name change from Hydra to Samvera, changes made in 2019 to reflect governance changes in the Community, a version of the MoU showing the effect of these amendments, and a blank Letter of Agreement are in this downloadable document.
Contributors to the Samvera codebase require the consent of their institution or organization and to give this, the employer must sign a Corporate Contributor License Agreement. This is the downloadable form.
A preliminary understanding of geospatial metadata An elementary understanding of linked geospatial metadata Practical metadata modeling for Hyrax An introduction to RDF Graph stores for linked spatial data Methods for analyzing spatial linked data as RDF Graphs This workshop aims to provide a set of overviews and technical exercises which shall provide participants with an understanding of linked geospatial data, and what role it could serve within a Samvera repository application. The objective of the exercises will be to provide participants with experience modeling geospatial metadata for Samvera repository resources. Building upon this, an understanding of how this linked geospatial metadata may be indexed for content discovery, or exported into separate platforms for analysis, shall be demonstrated. As much of this work is derived from the undertakings of the Geo. Predicates Working Group, striving to remain aligned with larger community web standards (such as those published by the W3C) should be considered the proper context for any practical usage of linked geospatial metadata. and Slides from a workshop given at Samvera Connect 2019 and described thus
Participants will leave with ideas and methods for how to receive, prioritize, and plan multiple concurrent Library IT projects by taking into consideration the complexity, cost, and impact This half-day hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Michigan’s “Front Door” request intake and cycle planning process. At Michigan, we have designed a cycle planning process to gather requests of all kinds, rate and review, and finally, assign resources as appropriate. The workshop is intended to be a simulation of the cycle planning process from intake to resource planning exercise. The participants will get a feel of how requests are rated and reviewed for cost, complexity, and impact. We will be sharing the tools and templates used at Michigan for reviewing the requests, planning the cycle, and assessing the works’ progress throughout the cycle. and Slides from a workshop given at Samvera Connect 2019 and described thus
Understand what Samvera is and how to participate Understand how to use Samvera Understand the value of Samvera Samvera is a community, a set of tools, and a collection of ready-to run and hosted applications to help build a digital repository for your institution. The community drives the specification and development of sustainable open source technology and honing best practices for managing digital content. This workshop will provide an on-boarding and general entrée to the Samvera community and solutions for non-coders. The first part will provide an overview of Samvera solutions, hosting options and the community – what is it, why is it different? It will showcase applications solving a diverse set of needs and organizations, and discuss the how the community at large works to enable these. The second part will give a general technical overview designed for a non-technical audience. The resources needed to maintain and contribute to a hosted or custom Samvera solution will be discussed, resources that exist to get started will be highlighted plus how to contribute to the community technically and non-technically. The final part will discuss value and how to pitch Samvera and get institutional support. It will discuss the advantages of being part of the community and how that strengthens the sustainability of the tools, the applications, and the community overall. and Slides from a workshop given at Samvera Connect 2019 and described thus
A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2017 described thus, Managing Samvera-based Projects and Services, and This hands-on workshop will cover tools and techniques to help managers decide whether to spin up a new Samvera repository, manage the process of building that repository, and maintain the repository once it is in production. We’ll cover the project lifecycle for migrating to Hyrax, defining roles within your team, keeping in sync with community development efforts, managing documentation, and managing user expectations and needs.
Fulcrum is in its third year of developing a publishing platform on Samvera (and is now running on Hyrax). Given the recent interest in possible successor solutions to Digital Commons / bepress, I think this could take the form of a workshop with 3 parts, 1. Presentation of the service model that Fulcrum is being built to support, 2. Presentation of the features and architecture of the platform, with an emphasis on Epub support and publishing workflows, A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2017 described thus, and 3. A group discussion of the kinds of publishing-related service requests attendees are hearing from their communities who are concerned about the Elsevier acquisition of Digital Commons / bepress, and what interest is there in a coordinated community effort around support for publishing and fully-encoded texts.
A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2017 described thus and Workshop going over the interface, configuration, patterns, and interaction points for using Valkyrie, a library to enable persisting metadata and files into a variety of different backends with a common interface.
An overview of the Avalon solution bundle and the new Avalon components Hands-on activities adding the components to a Hyrax application and using them to ingest and play time-based media, The Avalon Media System is a Samvera-based system for managing and providing access to large collections of digital audio and video. Through version 6, Avalon was known as an independent Samvera solution bundle. In Hyrax-based Avalon 7, the previous monolithic codebase has been broken down into components available for use outside of the solution bundle. These components enhance media playback in Hyrax through robust derivative generation, streaming server support, adaptive bitrate streaming, a IIIF Presentation 3.0 consuming player, and a scriptable embedded player. This workshop will include, and A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2018 described thus
A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2018 described thus and This hands-on workshop will cover tools and techniques to help managers keeping in sync with community development efforts while managing the user expectations and needs. We will cover the dynamics of dedicating responsibilities at the institution and the community level.
This workshop will discuss upgrade strategies, workflows, best practices and common pitfalls. Some familiarity with either Rails or Samvera applications is recommended. We'll go in depth on how we evaluate an application for upgrade, different strategies we recommend and when to use them, and walk through a couple scenarios in depth. and A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2018 described thus
A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2018 described thus and If you are new to Samvera or considering adoption of Samvera products, this workshop is designed for you! Samvera is a community, a set of tools, and increasingly a collection of ready-to run applications to help build a digital repository for your institution. It is an open source and sustainable community. This workshop will provide an on-boarding and general entrée to the Samvera community for non coders. The workshop will begin with an overview of Samvera community and products– what is it, why is it different. It will showcase some applications that exist, and discuss the how the community at large works. The overview will be followed by a general technical overview designed for non-coders. The staff skills needed to maintain and contribute a Samvera solution will be discussed, resources that exist to get started, and how to contribute code to the community. The workshop will conclude with discussing how to pitch Samvera and get institutional support. It will discuss the advantages of being part of the community and how that strengthens the sustainability of the tools, the applications, and the community overall.
A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2018 described thus and Have you ever wondered when to use admin sets vs collections, what this new collection type is all about, or how many work types you should have? This workshop will focus on designing approaches for best practices on using admin sets and collections in structuring a repository in Hyrax. We will talk about the basic building blocks available in Hyrax from collecting items to controlling visibility to work types and files. Consideration will be given to various uses cases, from single-use case systems to complex multi-use case systems. There will be time for hands on design in groups of use cases brought by participants.
Valkyrie is a new persistence layer for Samvera, supporting multiple backends for storing files and metadata. Currently supported backends include Fedora, PostgreSQL and Solr for metadata, and Fedora and local disk for files. Valkyrie provides an abstraction layer over file and metadata persistence, allowing an application to be configured to use different backends without code changes. This workshop will include, Description, A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2018 described thus, and An overview of Valkyrie's design, including why the Data Mapper pattern was used, and how Valkyrie addresses sustainability issues with ActiveFedora Status updates on current Valkyrie development, including applications built using Valkyrie, and efforts to use Valkyrie in Hyrax Hands-on exercises to give attendees first-hand experience working with Valkyrie and demonstrate how concepts from Samvera applications work with Valkyrie