Service Providers

Samvera is open source software and free to any would-be user, but the project benefits from a number of commercial firms and individual contractors that are active in the community and offer for-fee services to interested institutions, such as consulting, implementation, hosting, training, and more.

This page serves as a directory for many of the known and active Samvera (formerly Hydra) service providers in the community, and is meant as a starting point. A listing (or the absence of one) does not represent an endorsement or testimony to the nature or quality of the work.  

If you are a service provider and would like to be listed on this page, please contact steering@samvera.org.

 

Directory

in alphabetical order


CoSector, University of London

The Research Technologies Team have been hosting and developing OS repositories and associated services since 2007. Working with the EU, Jisc, University College London, The Linnean Society and many more along the way. In recent years we have added Samvera to our expertise stack.

Samvera projects include working with the University of Hull, in partnership with Cottage Labs, to deliver a digital archive for the Hull City of Culture, using Hyrax and Archivematica, and integrating with Blacklight and CALM.

In June 2018 we launched the King’s Fund Digital Archive. A hosted Hyku repository showcasing digitised archive material The content of this repository was migrated from an existing EPrints instance. The implementation of this repository also included enhancing the Hyku Universal view integration.

Since October 2018 we have been working with the Warburg Institute to set up a Hyrax based offprints repository.

We are available to provide repository hosting as well as bespoke development of repository features and stand-alone solutions. We can also provide repository-related consultancy, including organisational workflow analysis, needs assessment, upgrade assistance and troubleshooting.

CoSector, University of London
Contact: researchtech@cosector.com


Cottage Labs
https://cottagelabs.com/

UK-based but has worked with Partners in the UK and the US.

Services provided:

  • software development
  • system maintenance
  • Samvera as a hosted cloud service (“Willow” – coming)

Contact: Richard Jones (richard@cottagelabs.com)


Data Curation Experts

https://curationexperts.com/

US-based but has worked with Partners in the US and the UK.

Services provided:

  • software development
  • system maintenance
  • training
  • Samvera as a hosted cloud service (coming)

Contact: Mark Bussey (mark@curationexperts.com)


DuraSpace

http://duraspace.org/

US-based.

Services provided:

  • HykuDirect – Samvera as a hosted cloud service

Contact: info@duraspace.org


Notch8

http://www.notch8.com/

Based in San Diego and Portland.

Notch8 was founded as a Rails Consultancy, with extensive experience in solr and complex devops.  They have completed several Rails projects with UCSD, and are working with UCLA and UC Merced on a research opportunities portal.

Contact Crystal Richardson: crystal@notch8.com