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How much does Samvera cost? The Samvera software does not cost anything. It is free and open source, available under an Apache 2 license. Of course, this is free in the same way that stray puppies come free: you will have your own ongoing support and maintenance costs.   Hyku, Hyrax, HyBox – I get these… Read more »

Samvera is Flexible and Extensible

The Samvera framework uses the best of current repository, search, and user-interface technologies. The separation of data and display, within the Samvera framework, promotes flexibility and extensibility. Flexible Within Samvera framework, one body, the digital repository, supports multiple heads or tailored, content type-specific applications. Additional heads can be implemented with the same repository to handle… Read more »

Samvera is an Open Source Repository Framework

Samvera software was conceived as an open source repository framework.  That is to say that we set out to create a series of free-to-use software “building blocks” that could put together in various combinations to achieve the repository system that an institution needed – as opposed to building a “one size fits all” solution. The… Read more »

The Digital Repository of Ireland is Hydra’s latest Partner

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is honoured to join the Hydra Project as a Partner. Hydra is an open-source digital repository software product primarily used in libraries and digital repositories. It is supported by a Steering Group and a network of institutional partners. DRI looks forward to working closely with the other partners to… Read more »

Samvera events diary

The Samvera (previously Hydra) calendar below shows significant events for the Samvera Community over the next few months. If you are organizing an event that you feel should be included, please get in touch using the ‘Contact’ link at the right. Note: where times are shown these are US Pacific time. Please double check your… Read more »