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Hydra’s new name is “Samvera”

We are pleased to announce that the “Hydra Project” is to become the “Samvera Community”.  Samvera is an Icelandic word which expresses the idea of “togetherness”.  It was one of the top scoring names in the Community vote. The change from Hydra to Samvera will take place gradually over the coming weeks but we are… Read more »

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 »