Samvera Partners

The Samvera Community is built around a core group of Partners committed to the success of the project and more importantly to the success of each other.  There are also many institutions and individuals that have formally committed to the sustainability of the Community through code contributions, participation in working or interest groups, helping with documentation, design, or planning.  No contribution is too small.  If you are interested in contributing to the Samvera Community or just interested in Samvera in general read more about the Community here.

The number of Samvera Partners has grown steadily worldwide.

The Hydra Project, Samvera’s original name, was founded in 2008 by:

  • Stanford University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Hull
  • Fedora (now part of DuraSpace)

quickly augmented by:

  • MediaShelf LLC which later evolved into Data Curation Experts

These four first founding Partners are still very active and, together with Data Curation Experts, continue to contribute to the work of the Samvera Community.

Additional Partners have formally committed themselves to support and further Samvera’s work.  In order of Partnership:

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Northwestern University
  • Columbia University
  • Penn State University
  • Indiana University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • WGBH, Boston
  • Boston Public Library
  • Duke University
  • Yale University
  • Virginia Tech
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Princeton University Library
  • Cornell University
  • University of Oregon
  • Oregon State University
  • Tufts University
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
  • University of Michigan
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of York
  • Lafayette College
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • Digital Repository of Ireland
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Emory University
  • CoSector, University of London
  • Ubiquity Press
  • University of Utah
  • Notch8

…and further institutions are working with Samvera and its components.  In time we hope that they will choose to join the formal Samvera Partners.  Among them:

  • Amherst College
  • Australian Department of the Environment
  • Berlin State Library
  • Brown University
  • California State University
  • Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF)), Philadelphia
  • Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
  • Digital Commonwealth (Massachusetts Collections Online) (
  • Durham University, UK
  • The George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University (
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  • Maynooth University, Ireland
  • McGill University
  • Museum of the Performing Arts (MAE) of the Theatre Institute of Barcelona (
  • National Library of Ireland
  • Northeastern University (
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Temple University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Hong Kong (
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Washington
  • University of West Virginia