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DPLA joins the Hydra Partners

We are delighted to announce that the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has become the latest formal Hydra Partner.  In their Letter of Intent Mark Matienzo, DPLA’s Director of Technology, writes of their “upcoming major Hydra project, generously funded by the IMLS, and in partnership with Stanford University and Duraspace, [which] focuses on developing… Read more »

SAVE THE DATE: Hydra Connect 2015 – Monday, September 21st – Thursday, September 24th

Hydra today announced the dates for Hydra Connect 2015: Hydra Connect 2015 Minneapolis, Minnesota Monday, September 21 – Thursday, September 24, 2015 Registration and lodging details will be available in early June 2015. The four day event will be structured as follows: Mon 9/21        – Workshops and leader facilitated training sessions Tue 9/22          – Main Plenary Session Wed 9/23       … Read more »

IMLS funds collaborative development of “Hydra-in-a-Box”

The IMLS, the US Institute for Museum and Library Services, has announced that it will be funding a $2M proposal to build a turnkey and cloud-ready Hydra solution over the next 2.5 years. DPLA, Stanford & DuraSpace submitted the joint proposal; alignment with the Hydra community, and distributed input on the design, specification and development is… Read more »

Sufia 6.0.0 released

We are delighted to announce that Sufia 6.0.0 has been released. It’s been quite an undertaking: * over 451 commits * 402 files changed * 17 contributors from 6 institutions, across the U.S.A and Canada Some of the new features include: * Fedora 4 support * Some optimizations for large files including using ActiveFedora’s streaming… Read more »

Hydra 8.0.0 released

Version 8.0.0 of the Hydra gem has been released! To use hydra 8.0.0 add the following line to your Gemfile: gem ‘hydra’, ‘8.0.0’ Then bundle install.  To test things out try the Dive into Hydra tutorial archived in the /doc directory inside the gem which is also on the github wiki: This release is the… Read more »