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Community Principles

Samvera Community Principles

Getting Connected

Mailing lists, weekly open technical calls, etc. are all listed on the Get in touch! page.

Getting Code

All of our code is hosted on Github in the projecthydra account.

On-line Resources and Tutorials

For New and Potential Adopters:

For Architecture Level:

For Developers:

Where Can Developers Get Training?

A developer needs a variety of skills, which are outlined in the Hydra Camp sylabus. The community offers multi-day public Hydra Camps at least once a year in Europe and North America. Additional single and half-day workshops are frequently offered in conjunction with other major Library and Library Technology Conferences. Hydra Camps are typically facilitated by Data Curation Experts who can also be engaged for private Hydra Camp events or custom training engagements. Contact Information is available at

Tickets: Reporting Bugs & Requesting Features

We use Github, issues as our project tracker. Please report issues against the git repository for the specific gem you are having issues with. If you are unable to identify the gem in which your problem is occurring, please e-mail the mailing list to help narrow your issue.

For examples, see the issues here:

To report a security vulnerability, email and the Steering Group will coordinate the community response. In your message, please document to the best of your ability cases where the vulnerability is applicable, the potential negative effects, and any known workarounds or fixes to mitigate the risk. Steering will communicate this to the Partners and the rest of the community in a timely fashion.

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