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Partner testimonials and quotes Hear directly from users why Samvera is a good idea! Most of these quotes date from a time before the Hydra Project renamed itself the Samvera Community – but it’s the same software framework and the same Community they are referring to! Digital Public Library of America “As a national aggregator… Read more »


From its outset as the Hydra Project, Samvera was always intended to be a collaborative effort sustained by an active and vibrant community. Since the outset in 2008, our Community has grown to embrace more than 30 formal Partners committed to furthering and sustaining its work.  A look at our Partners page or a glance… Read more »

Peer Support

With Samvera adopters all over the world, how does the Samvera Community keep in touch?  There are a number of ways we do this. On a day-to-day basis people make use of Samvera’s several mailing lists and the developers, in particular, use a Slack channel.  In addition, there are regular group calls using Skype or… Read more »

Samvera is Community Sourced Software

Samvera is not just a repository software solution. The project was conceived because we believe that no single system can provide the full range of repository-based solutions for a given institution’s needs and that no single institution can resource the development of a full range of solutions on its own.  From the outset, Samvera (originally called… Read more »


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