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UC Santa Barbara joins the Hydra Partners

We are delighted to announce that the University of California at Santa Barbara has become the latest Hydra Partner. UC Santa Barbara has been successfully running the Alexandria Digital Research Library (ADRL) using a production instance of Hydra since 2013, at http://alexandria.ucsb.edu.  The repository initially launched hosting Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) and has grown to include various born… Read more »

Hydra 2016 Annual Report

Since its inception in 2008, Hydra has evolved from a loose consortium of a few like-minded people into a thriving community comprising many, many hundreds of people worldwide.  As Hydra has grown it has become more difficult for any one individual to keep track of all that is going on in, and all that has… Read more »

IMLS grants for two Hydra-related projects

We are delighted to announce that the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded grants to two Hydra-related projects. The Boston Public Library and the University of Utah have secured funding for “Newspapers in Hydra”. The project will create: (1) a shareable, system- and programming-language-agnostic RDF-based data model addressing structural and descriptive metadata… Read more »

Interest and Working Groups

Much of Samvera’s development is driven by its Interest and Working Groups.  These groups come together to discuss and work on matters of particular importance to the Samvera Community at any given time.  Interest Groups are essentially for discussion around a particular topic; Working Groups are created to perform specific tasks – each Working Group… Read more »

The Digital Repository of Ireland joins Hydra

We are delighted to announce Hydra’s latest formal Partner, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI).  DRI is Ireland’s national trusted digital repository for Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural data. The repository links together and preserves both historical and contemporary data held by Irish institutions, providing a central internet access point and interactive multimedia tools. As… Read more »