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Latest developments in Hydra-land - Chris Awre, University of Hull

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Latest developments in Hydra-land - Chris Awre, University of Hull. This presentation was part of Repository Fringe 2014, which took place from 30th to 31st July 2014, in Edinburgh.

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Latest developments in Hydra-land - Chris Awre, University of Hull

  1. 1. Latest developments in Hydra-land Chris Awre Head of Information Management Library and Learning Innovation University of Hull Repository Fringe 2014, Edinburgh, 30th July 2014
  2. 2. Hydra-land
  3. 3. Hydra-land • 24 Partners – 2 more in progress • Wide range of uses • Institutional repository • Workflow management • Archives and special collections • Research data • Image management • Media management • Careful timezone management for Partner calls ;-)
  4. 4. What is Hydra? • Hydra is… • An open source workflow and user interface toolkit for use over a Fedora repository • Hydra is also… • A community that develops repository solutions together
  5. 5. How do you use Hydra? • Download Hydra gem and build local solution • Hydra gem at version 7 • Hydra gem is a package of all core gems required for a Hydra implementation • Available via github • https://github.com/projecthydra • Implement some of the Hydra gems as part of a wider solution • Take existing Hydra solution (Hydra head) and adapt this • Implement Hydra solution bundle
  6. 6. Hydra@Hull
  7. 7. LSE Digital Library
  8. 8. ScholarSphere / sufia (Penn State)
  9. 9. Sufia -> CurateND (University of Notre Dame)
  10. 10. Avalon
  11. 11. Current community activity • Mailing list development • New hydra-community Google Group • Open to anyone wishing to follow Hydra activity • NB. Distinct from hydra-tech • Hydra Connect conference • First conference held January 2014 • Workshops, talks, unconference discussion • Connect #2 – October 2014 • And then annually • Face-to-face way of finding out about Hydra
  12. 12. Hydra Europe • First Hydra Europe Symposium held • Dublin, April 2014 • Situated alongside second European Hydra Camp • Four-day in depth training course • Attendance from UK, Ireland, Denmark, Austria, • Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands • Web events being arranged • Second Symposium being planned • Spring 2014
  13. 13. Hydra UK • Interest in Hydra from York, Lancaster, Durham • Primary desire is to consolidate repository activity • Nascent Hydra UK group formed • To support each other • Technically and managerially • To mutually develop solutions • E.g., around open access • Jisc PathFinder projects • To feed UK needs into Hydra development • Next meeting – October 2014
  14. 14. Working groups • Structuring of development discussions within Working Groups • Hydra Archivists Working Group • Hydra Digital Preservation Working Group • Hydra RDF Working Group • Highlights current areas of interest • Work is also ongoing to ensure Hydra works with Fedora 4 seamlessly • Fedora 4.1 release in 2015 intended to deliver this
  15. 15. Hydra-labs • https://github.com/projecthydra-labs/ • Where developments mature before general release • Some highlights • browse-everything • Cloud storage connector • ORCID plugin / IRUS UK gem • hydra-derivatives • File format transformations • questioning _authority • Controlled vocabulary plugin
  16. 16. Hydra in use
  17. 17. Archives and special collections • Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame • Separation of content management and access • Hydra head • Workflow stages, from ingest to complete record • Blacklight • Content exported to Blacklight for indexing and searching • Good example of managing multiple metadata • MARC for catalogue records • EAD for archival records
  18. 18. Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame
  19. 19. Tufts Digital Library
  20. 20. Theatre Institute of Barcelona
  21. 21. Spotlight • Blacklight plugin for exhibition presentation • Include items from within the repository • And elsewhere on the web • Videos released showing progress • Get feedback from community • Transparent software development • https://github.com/sul-dlss/spotlight • Similar to Omeka • Exhibition collection can be saved back into the repository as an archive of the curation
  22. 22. ArchiveSphere • Off-shoot from ScholarSphere • Exploring management of born-digital archives • Started with ingest • Hydra community conversation about needs • Hydra Archivists Working Group (HAWG) • Interest in Hydra integration with ArchivesSpace • Royal Library of Denmark designing a preservation infrastructure using Hydra
  23. 23. Royal Library - Infrastructure overview INTERNAL EXTERNAL Data in •Ingest workflows •Metadata enrichment •Digital curation Archiving & Data Management ”Valhal” Long-term Preservation ”Yggdrasil” Data out •Apps for web/mobile etc. •Raw data (REST API) •OAI-PMH provider Dissemination, Data Delivery ”Bifrost” RL Bit Repository Discovery Discovery Repository Repository
  24. 24. Research data • Like many, Hydra is feeling its way in RDM • Many already hold (small) data • Hull, Virginia, Stanford, etc. • Virginia Tech starting to store big data from this autumn • Interest in going beyond this • Data visualisation, geodata… • UC San Diego • Hydra over DAMS, not Fedora • Holds large numbers of datasets
  25. 25. UC San Diego
  26. 26. Image management • Many current Hydra heads hold images • Tufts and UC San Diego are good examples • Northwestern has developed detailed image management workflow • Digital Image Library (DIL) • Build custom collections • Create details/crops • Zoom, rotate • Controlled access • Wider interest in embedding IIIF
  27. 27. DIL, Northwestern
  28. 28. Media management • Increased need to manage audio and video • Hydra community has taken different approaches • RockHall • Embedding within collection, local viewing • Avalon – IMLS-funded project • Indiana/Northwestern collaboration • Solution bundle for media management • WGBH • Digital Asset Management System development • Large-scale management • OpenVault catalogue – Blacklight/Hydra
  29. 29. WGBH OpenVault
  30. 30. Workflow management • Stanford has broken down the stages of repository management • Hydrus – IR Hydra head • Deposit focus • Access is through SearchWorks discovery tool • Argo • Workflow administration • Internal Hydra head for monitoring the management of content as it is processed • Separate heads for ETDs and EEMs (everyday electronic materials)
  31. 31. Where next? • Hydra Connect / Hydra Europe Symposium / Hydra UK • Establish as regular events • Foster mailing list interaction • Support those coming new to Hydra • Develop more packaged solutions • Add to Avalon • Involve more vendors for development and ongoing support • Watch the community continue to be creative!
  32. 32. Further information Web: http://projecthydra.org Wiki: http://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra Lists: hydra-community@googlegroups.com & hydra-tech@ googlegroups.com Code: http://github.com/projecthydra/ Connect: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydr a+Connect+Meetings
  33. 33. Thank you

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