How can we include user experience [UX] best practices in Hydra's core development work? How can UX experts contribute effectively to the Hydra project? How can we ensure that decisions around elements that affect the user experience are based on good evidence? Through case studies and facilitated discussion, this panel will seek to demonstrate and explore how to better integrate end-user feedback into the Hydra development stream. Dave McCallum from the University of Oregon explores issues of accessibility and the user experience. Jenn Colt from Cornell University and Sonya Betz from the University of Alberta will facilitate an active discussion around building UX into Hydra development workflows, and will ask participants to suggest strategies for including real users and their feedback in design and development decisions. The second presentation is available at the 'Related URL' below. An audio recording of the session is available for download below. and A presentation given at Hydra Connect 2016 described thus
This presentation will focus on Northwestern University and Indiana University’s continued work toward a sustainable model for support, maintenance, and development of the Avalon Media System - an open-source, Samvera-based repository for audio and video jointly developed since 2011. Over the last two years, the team has focused on widening engagement with and commitment to the Samvera and IIIF communities as well as developing wider developer interest by re-basing the product on top of Hyrax and developing a modular architecture. and A proposal and presentation given at the Open Repositories conference in Hamburg, Germany, in 2019, described thus
A presentation given at the Open Repositories conference in 2015 held in Indianapolis, described thus, Fedora, Hydra, Solr, and Blacklight. Called “Ichabod,” this tool has allowed us to ingest, normalize, and enrich metadata from diverse systems of record and make it consumable by our main discovery tool, which is powered by the Ex-Libris product Primo. We developed Ichabod using the Agile methodology and involving developers from three distinct NYU Libraries groups. The software will lay the groundwork for future innovation in the areas of metadata management and discovery for repository content. The relationships we established have already made it possible for a similar collaboration arrangement on two other projects, with more to come in the future., and From DSpace to Drupal, NYU has a variety of systems to ingest and display curated digital content. To make this content discoverable centrally, we developed a tool for metadata ingest, transformation, and discovery based on a popular open-source software stack
Diving into the Technology of Hydramata". and A presentation to the Fedora Interest Group track at the 2014 Open Repositories held in Helsinki. As in the heading of the proposal, this was originally offered under the title "Extending the Hydra Head to Create a Pluggable, Extensible Architecture
As part of the Mellon-funded AIMS project, the Universities of Virginia, Hull, Stanford and Yale have spent the last two years exploring the ramifications and distinct requirements of born digital archival materials in libraries. This presentation focuses on the partners’ research and prototyping of tools, infrastructure and workflows necessary to provide an end-to-end environment for born digital archival materials.
A presentation given at the Open Repositories conference in 2010. In part, the proposal reads and While repositories provide obvious benefits in hosting and managing content, it is equally clear that there is no “one size fits all” solution to the range of digital asset management needs at a typical institution, much less across institutions. A system that supports the submission, approval and dissemination of electronic theses and dissertations, for example, has demonstrably different requirements than a digitization workflow solution, an e-science data repository, or media preservation and access system. There is a clear need in the repository community to readily develop and deploy content-, domain-, and institution-specific solutions that integrate the flexibility and richness of customized applications and workflows with the underlying power of repositories for content management, access and preservation. This paper will provide an overview of Hydra’s philosophy, architecture, and components, as well as demonstrations of various Hydra installations. The paper will also provide a progress report on Hydra development to date and its overall roadmap, as well as provide observations on the successes and challenges of community-based development of shared repository solutions.
A presentation given at the Open Repositories conference in 2009. Part of the proposal reads and Repositories have proven themselves as powerful tools for managing digital content in many different contexts. But experience has also shown that there are real, practical limits in trying to extend a single repository solution to meet the manifold needs of most institutions for their full range of digital content and use cases. Relatively narrow and inflexible application front ends can be used to create single-purpose repository-powered solutions, but they do not lend themselves to being quickly and easily repurposed to meet variations in content type or user interactions. There is a clear business need for a flexible, reusable application framework that can support the rapid development of multiple systems tailored to distinct needs, but powered by a common underlying repository. Recognizing this common need, Stanford University, the University of Hull and the University of Virginia are collaborating on “Project Hydra”, a three-year effort to create an application and middleware framework that, in combination with an underlying Fedora repository, will create a reusable environment for running multifunction, multipurpose repository-powered solutions. This presentation will provide demonstrations of the work done to date, including of the prototype ETD application, as well as the set of content models and disseminators that the project has defined so far. The presentation will also present links to the project’s publicly accessible documentation and open source code, as well as solicit the constructive input from community members who may be interested in the project or its outcomes.
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!
Generalizing from discussions within the GIS Data Modeling Working Group, this talk aims to address the potential benefits and risks involved in attempting to integrate Vagrant Boxes (virtual machine images) into software development and service deployment life cycles. An audio recording of the session is available for download below. and A lightning talk presentation at Hydra Connect 2016, described thus
The session focuses on open approaches to sharing geospatial metadata. We will discuss issues around standard requirements, appropriate linked data predicates, using linked data for placenames and gazetteers, participating in organizations and networks for sharing like OpenGeoMetadata, and identifying available tools and resources. An audio recording of the session is available for download below. and A panel presentation at Hydra Connect 2016, described thus
I will show the data model migration from Sufia 6 to Sufia PCDM we used for ScholarSphere. In addition I will the outline major design decisions we made along the way. Then we will look at the tools in Sufia for migration of data from Sufia 6 to Sufia PCDM. I will include examples of extending the functionality for people who have extended the basic Sufia 6 model. An audio recording of the session is available for download below. and A presentation at Hydra Connect 2016, described thus
A recap of the group's recommendations for the upcoming (now released) Sufia 7 – thoughts on the diverse needs of the community and the result, What worked, what didn't work, how to approach it next time. An audio recording of the session is available for download below. and A presentation at Hydra Connect 2016, described thus
A presentation at Hydra Connect 2016, described thus and The Hydra stack is large and complex, getting a handle on what's causing a specific slowdown can be difficult. This session would recommend some tools, strategies, and places to look for improving the performance of your application. An audio recording of the session is available for download below.
A presentation at Hydra Connect 2016 described thus and A follow-up to our presentation at Hydra Virtual Connect to show the progress we've made on Opaquenamespace.org. We'll discuss how we are using Git and github as our master-copy for RDF graphs, and using Blazegraph and the triplestore-adapter gem for our operational datastore. An audio recording of the session is available for download below.
Using Hydra to manage and present cultural heritage resources raises a set of interesting challenges that are beyond the scope of the traditional institutional repository. These include more complex data models, elaborate and varied workflows, richer descriptive metadata, support for more and varied controlled vocabularies, the requirement to manage larger objects comprised of larger files and multiple derivatives, support for IIIF, and a desire for richer viewing environments in general. In this presentation we will discuss these challenges and highlight examples and implementations that have gone ‘beyond the repository’. An audio recording of the session is available for download below. and A presentation at Hydra Connect 2016 described thus