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Slides from the Getting to the Repository of the Future Workshop held on Wednesday 31st July 2013 at Repository Fringe 2013. The workshop was led by Chris Awre, University of Hull, and Balviar Notay, …

Slides from the Getting to the Repository of the Future Workshop held on Wednesday 31st July 2013 at Repository Fringe 2013. The workshop was led by Chris Awre, University of Hull, and Balviar Notay, JISC.

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  • 1. Repository Fringe University of Edinburgh 2nd August 2013 Chris Awre (with thanks to Tom Cramer for some of the slides)
  • 2. Three parts • What is Hydra – and why? • State of the Hydrasphere • Hydra@Hull update Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 2
  • 3. Hydra Change the way you think about Hull | 7 October 2009 | 2 • A collaborative project between: – University of Hull – University of Virginia – Stanford University – Fedora Commons/DuraSpace – MediaShelf LLC • Unfunded (in itself as a project) – Activity based on identification of a common need • Aim to work towards a reusable framework for multipurpose, multifunction, multi-institutional repository-enabled solutions • Timeframe - 2008-11 (but now extended indefinitely) Text Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 3
  • 4. Fundamental Assumption #1 No single system can provide the full range of repository- based solutions for a given institution’s needs, …yet sustainable solutions require a common repository infrastructure. No single institution can resource the development of a full range of solutions on its own, …yet each needs the flexibility to tailor solutions to local demands and workflows. Fundamental Assumption #2 Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 4
  • 5. Hydra Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 5
  • 6. Hydra software • Fedora – All Hydra partners are Fedora users • Solr – Very powerful indexing tool, as used by… • Blacklight – Prior development at Virginia (and now Stanford/JHU) for OPAC – Adaptable to repository content • Ruby – Agile development / excellent MVC / good testing tools • Ruby gems – ActiveFedora, Opinionated Metadata, Solrizer, etc. Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 6
  • 7. Fedora and Hydra • Fedora can be complex in enabling its flexibility • How can the richness of the Fedora system be enabled through simpler interfaces and interactions? – The Hydra project has endeavoured to address this, and has done so successfully – Not a turnkey, out of the box, solution, but a toolkit that enables powerful use of Fedora’s capabilities through lightweight tools • Principles can also be applied to other repository environments • Hydra ‘heads’ – Single body of content, many points of access into it Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 7
  • 8. Hydra partners and users Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 8 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 OR09 OR10 OR11 OR12 OR13 OR = Open Repositories Conference
  • 9. Books Articles Theses Images Maps Data (Raster) Data (Comp.) Audio Video Documents Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 10
  • 10. Multiple Solution Approach …Multiple silos? ETDs (Theses) Books, Articles Images Audio- Visual Research Data Maps & GIS Docu- ments Management Access Preservation? Tailored? Sustainable? Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 11
  • 11. Repository-Powered Approach ETDs (Theses) Books, Articles Images Audio- Visual Research Data Maps & GIS Docu- ments Scalable, Robust, Shared Management and Preservation Services Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 12
  • 12. One Body, Many Heads… ETDs (Theses) Books, Articles Images Audio- Visual Research Data Maps & GIS Docu- ments Scalable, Robust, Shared Management and Preservation Services Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 13
  • 13. Four Key Capabilities 1. Support for any kind of record or metadata 2. Object-specific behaviors – Books, Articles, Images, Music, Video, Manuscripts, etc. 3. Tailored views for domain or discipline-specific materials 4. Easy to augment & over-ride with local modifications Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 14
  • 14. Adapt to the content UKCoRR – Hydra | 9 November 2012 | 15
  • 15. Hydra@Hull Committee papers Theses Dissertations Exam papers Student handbooks E-prints/journal articles Audio recordings Open educational resources Datasets University policies, procedures and regulations Digitised content Strategy documents LecturesImages Books Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 16
  • 16. Hydra@Hull - upgrade Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 17 Based on latest Hydra software, version 6, and Bootstrap design
  • 17. Seven strategic Hydra priorities 1. Develop solution bundles 2. Develop turnkey applications 3. Grow the Hydra vendor ecosystem 4. Codify a scalable training framework to fuel community growth 5. Develop a documentation framework 6. Ensure the technical framework allows code sharing 7. Refresh and intensify the community ties Repository Fringe - Hydra | 2 August 2013 | 18
  • 18. Thank you Chris Awre – c.awre@hull.ac.uk Hydra at Hull – http://hydra.hull.ac.uk Hydra Project – http://projecthydra.org