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Subject: Hydra Europe - flexible repository solutions for digital content management

The Hydra project is an active worldwide community of libraries and archives that have come together to design and develop flexible open source repository solutions to meet the varied digital content management needs that are emerging within institutions today. Started in 2008, the project now has 20 partners all contributing to ongoing developments, and a wide range of implementations for different needs. Examples and further information can be found on the project website - http://projecthydra.org - and specific European examples are also listed below, which highlight the flexibility of the system and its use for a variety of applications and content types:

University of Hull institutional repository - http://hydra.hull.ac.uk
Museum of the Performing Arts (MAE) of the Theatre Institute of Barcelona - http://colleccions.cdmae.cat/
LSE digital library - http://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/
Royal Library of Denmark student self-deposit repository - http://dias.kb.dk/

The Hydra community is aiming to organise a Hydra Europe event in Spring 2014, comprising both technical and managerial strands. We are keen to ensure that this meeting focuses on the information needs of those who will attend and, to that end, if you are interested please email one of us (contact details below), highlighting particular digital content issues and/or aspects of Hydra you would find it most useful for the meeting to cover. We will be locating the meeting to make it as easy as possible for interested parties to travel to and so we would also welcome an indication from you as to whether your institution might be willing to host the meeting. Thank you.

If you are interested in attending (or hosting) please contact one of us using the details below:

Chris Awre, University of Hull, c.awre@hull.ac.uk
Anders Sparre Conrad, Royal Library of Denmark, asc@kb.dk
Ed Fay, London School of Economics, e.fay@lse.ac.uk

 

Event announcement email:

The Hydra Project is pleased to announce the first Hydra Europe events, taking place this coming April, at Trinity College, Dublin.

Hydra Symposium

A non-technical lunchtime to lunchtime event for collection managers and owners to learn about Hydra and how it can support a wide range of digital content management needs.

Bookings - https://hydra-europe-symposium2014.eventbrite.co.uk

 Further details - https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Europe+2014

Hydra Camp

A technical training event that enables developers to learn about Hydra and how to get up and running with a local solution.

Bookings - https://hydracamp-europe2014.eventbrite.com

Further details - https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra+Europe+2014

Hydra offers a core repository solution which can be adapted to meet different needs.  It is open source software released under the Apache 2.0 licence, originally developed by the Hydra Project. The Project now has 21 Partners and a wide range of users internationally working together as a community to add to Hydra's capability.  The events will showcase European work with Hydra and how the community can support local implementation.  For more information on Hydra, please visit http://projecthydra.org

Chris Awre (University of Hull

Dermot Frost (Trinity College Dublin)

Anders Sparre Conrad (Royal Library of Denmark)

Mark Bussey (Data Curation Experts)



Distribution lists:

Nameemail address of listemail sentownerevent email sentowner
JISC repositoriesjisc-repositories@jiscmail.ac.uk EF20/2/14CA
JISC research managementRESEARCH-DATAMAN@JISCMAIL.AC.UK10/12/13CA20/2/14CA
DigLibdiglib-request@infoserv.inist.fr10/12/13CA20/2/14CA
JISC Digital Preservation listDIGITAL-PRESERVATION@JISCMAIL.AC.UK10/12/13CA20/2/14CA
JISC OER discussion listOER-DISCUSS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK10/12/13CA20/2/14CA
Open Planets  EF20/2/14 (Ed asked to forward on)CA
Fedora usersfedora-community@googlegroups.com10/12/13RG20/2/14RG
Fedora devsfedora-tech@googlegroups.com10/12/13RG20/2/14RG
EuropeanaVia Alistair Dunning10/12/13CA20/2/14CA
UKCoRRukcorr-discussion@jiscmail.ac.uk EF20/2/14CA
Digital Curation Google group  EF20/2/14CA
LinkedIn Digital libraries group 10/12/13CA20/2/14CA
Facebook: lightweight repositories 10/12/13CA20/2/14CA
Fedora-EU groupfedoraeu@jiscmail.ac.uk10/12/13RG20/2/14RG
Fedora UK & Ireland groupfedora-uki@jiscmail.ac.uk10/12/13RG20/2/14RG
DARIAH listdariah-all@dariah.eu10/12/13AC24/2/14AC
Clarin Membersall@lists.clarin.eu10/12/13AC(24/2/14, rejected by moderator)AC
EOD (Ebooks On Demand)eod-network-request@lists.uibk.ac.at10/12/13AC24/2/14AC
Danish Hydra-Blacklight Usershydra-blacklight-users@dtic.dk10/12/13AC24/2/14AC
hydra-partnershydra-partners@googlegroups.com  20/2/14CA
hydra-techhydra-tech@googlegroups.com  20/2/14CA
hydra-usershydra-users@googlegroups.com  20/2/14CA
hydra-announcehydra-announce@googlegroups.com  20/2/14RG
Hydra news blog 10/12/13RG20/2/14RG
CODE4LIBcode4lib@listserv.nd.edu  20/2/14CA

 

 

Possible conflicting meetings:

Week beginningEvent
Jan 6th 
Jan 13th 
Jan 20thHydra Connect meeting: San Diego
Jan 27th 
Feb 3rd 
Feb 10th 
Feb 17th 
Feb 24th 
Mar 3rd 
Mar 10thJisc Digital Festival (11/12)
Mar 17th 
Mar 24thCode4Lib
Mar 31st 
Apr 7th 
Apr 14th

LibDevConX & Hydra meeting? 

 Easter Friday

Apr 21stEaster Monday
LibDevConX & Hydra meeting? 
Apr 28th 
May 5th 
May 12th 
May 19th 
May26th 
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