Using Git and GitHub for managing metadata (no new data models, we promise)This session is proposed as a two-part workshop, A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2017 described thus, and The first will cover a modified version of the ‘Version Control with Git’ Software Carpentry lesson, tailored for a non-developer audience, with more focus on metadata. This is typically taught as a half-day (3 hour) workshop.The second part will focus on the use of Git and GitHub in the context of the metadata workflow. We will present examples and strategies, taken from recent work by UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego, of version control, pull requests, and automated hooks and integrations as they relate to moving metadata through a workflow and into our repositories. In addition to these demonstrations, we hope to spend a good percentage of the time available in discussion with other interested institutions and how we might leverage our collective experience to make getting our metadata into our repositories easier, more consistent, and maybe even more fun!
A workshop given at Hydra Connect #2 described thus and This workshop will offer three detailed demos and case studies of mature production systems from the Hydra community. The contrasting case studies are Hydra@Hull from the University of Hull, Avalon Media Systems from Indiana University and Northwestern University, and ScholarSphere from Penn State University
Slides from a workshop given at Hydra Connect #2 described thus and Agile is based on self-organizing cross-functional teams addressing evolving requirements and delivering solutions incrementally. Adaptive planning and continuous improvement make Agile teams highly flexible and able to rapidly respond to change. Participants in this workshop will learn about the principles and benefits of Agile and will engage in core Agile activities that they can take back to their own teams.
however, all of Rail's most common UI elements and features will be retained. If time permits, we will also add Blacklight as a dependency for search and retrieval., How Valkyrie differs from ActiveRecord How to manage the differences between Valkyrie and Rails while retaining most of Rails' common features In this workshop, participants will learn how to build a simple Rails application using Valkyrie as a dependency. Data will be persisted with Valkyrie's data mapper pattern and not with ActiveRecord, and Slides from a workshop given at Samvera Connect 2019 and described thus
* A knowledge of the Samvera Community, how it is structured and how it operates * A detailed appreciation of the Samvera vision statement and key elements within this to showcase how they can be of benefit to a library's strategic planning and delivery * An understanding of the ways in which library staff can engage and benefit from participation in the Samvera Community, exploring the benefits of broader involvement with colleagues beyond a local library * An insight into the ways that technical developments within the Samvera Community can support digital strategy * An appreciation of the ways that Samvera can support digital content management requirements and connect different areas of library activity The aim of this workshop is to provide a space where senior staff involved in strategic planning can be introduced to Samvera and the Community, to hear about how Samvera can make a positive contribution to their digital strategy and how to make this work for them and their staff. The content of the workshop will be akin to the Introduction to Samvera session that has run before, but will be additional to this and focused specifically on addressing the strategic benefits that AUL and senior staff in organisations seek when engaging with external initiatives. Attendees are encouraged to make use of this workshop to discover what makes Samvera tick and how this can align with local strategic planning. Alongside content delivery there will be a focus on discussion and questions to help identify what the Samvera Community can offer, and what it needs to offer, to meet local requirements. The 'Related URL' below links to a YouTube recording of the workshop. and Slides from an on-line, interactive workshop delivered as part of Samvera Connect 2020 On-line, described thus
The program, with linked slides and notes, for the Samvera Partner meeting held on 27th and 28th April 2020. The planned face-to-face meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and replace by this on-line substitute,
The program and notes, with linked slides, for the Samvera Virtual Partner meeting held on-line 27/28 April, 2020. This virtual meeting replaced the planned face-to-face event that should have been held in Atlanta but which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Slides from a workshop at Samvera Connect 2019 advertized under the title "Using The Latest Rails Features in Hyrax" and described thus and We'll introduce Rails 6 features and discuss how they might integrate in to Samvera applications. *File uploads with S3 *Action Mailbox *Webpacker (default in Rails 6) *ActionText Another day, another major Rails version. What's been happening in the larger Rails community and how does it affect Samvera development?
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Fedora is the flexible, extensible, open source repository platform that commonly underlies Samvera implementations. Fedora provides a number of core services that Samvera already uses, such as CRUD operations, versioning, and fixity, and several new, potentially useful extended services have been introduced within the last year. The API Extension Framework provides a means of binding services to repository objects in order to extend the functionality of Fedora, while the Import/Export Utility makes it easier to get content into and out of Fedora in standardized formats and packages. This workshop will introduce both of these new services and discuss how they might be used in the context of Samvera. Participants will also have an opportunity to try them out via hands-on exercises in combination with a virtual machine. and A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2017 described thus
A proposal for a presentation given at the Open Repositories conference in 2015 held in Indianapolis described thus, One of the many successes of the Hydra community is the fundamental notion from which its name is derived—the concept of many interfaces (“heads”) over top of a single repository (the “body”). The recent release of Fedora 4, with its internal RDF-centric model, has spurred efforts for a community-wide model of collections and works, such that the heads can be sure that the body will behave as they expect it to. That model has been designed and vetted by the Hydra community, and its architecture and initial implementations will be presented in this paper. [Note, and the subject of this proposal has since become known as the 'Portland Common Data Model'.]
Course syllabus for the Hydra Camp held at Princeton University Libraries, 26-29 August, 2014. The goal of Hydra Camp is to introduce new developers to the skills and tools they will need to successfully build Hydra based digital repository solutions. There’s a lot of ground to cover and you won’t walk out at the end of the week a complete expert, but we hope we’ll have provided you enough of a scaffolding to jump-start your own work and keep learning like the rest of us. We hope that the topics covered at Hydra Camp provide enough breadcrumbs that you’ll have a good idea where to start looking once you get home and start digging into problems on your own!
A workshop given at the 2014 Open Repositories held in Helsinki. The Hydra for Managers workshop will enable repository managers and curators of digital collections to learn about the Hydra Project, encompassing both the community and the technical development. Focusing on the community primarily, topics covered will include an exploration of how Hydra fits local use cases, how to work with Hydra as a repository, and how to engage with the community to serve local needs and the sustainability Hydra going forward. The workshop will run for 90 minutes and will comprise a mixture of presentations and time to discuss questions raised by attendees. The workshop will be led by established Hydra Partners with different perspectives on using Hydra from differently-sized institutions.
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
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.
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.
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
The University of Houston (UH) Libraries, in partnership and consultation with numerous institutions, was awarded an IMLS National Leadership/Project Grant (LG-70-17-0217-17) to support the creation of the Bridge2Hyku (B2H) Toolkit. As part of this toolkit, University of Houston is developing several applications to assist in the migration of data from CONTENTdm to Hyku. The workshop will cover two important tools, a importer gem that would allow Hyku providers an easy insert into their stack for users to migrate with. This workshop will have attendees work with these applications and the B2H Toolkit to cover the basics in metadata migration. Learn how to use CDM Bridge to get your data out of CONTENTdm, allowing you to assess, reconcile and prepare your data for Hyku. See how using HyBridge can ingest your data into Hyku and learn how to evaluate that data in its new home., A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2018, advertized as "Hands-on with the Bridge2Hyku Toolkit", described thus, a stand alone electron-based tool that easily pulls metadata and files out of any CONTENTdm instance for migration and metadata remediation. HyBridge, and CDM Bridge
A workshop given at Samvera Connect 2018 described thus and This workshop will discuss tools and capacities for building external interfaces (React apps, mobile apps) that use Samvera as an API and data source. We recommend some familiarity with developing Samvera or Rails applications as a pre-req to this workshop. We'll go over API design, look at authentication gotchas and walk away with a solid understanding of what it would take to build external tools that connect to your Samvera instance.
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.
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 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.