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Major Buckets of Hydra Users

Questions and Needs
Web or Wiki?
Primary or Secondary User?
Develop Persona?
Target interviewees
Developer: new

New to Hydra stack

May or may not know Ruby on Rails

May come from big or small IT shop

What is it?

How do I get started (with code)?

Web should lead to wiki - with options clearPrimaryYes 
Developer: experienced

Familiar with RoR and Hydra Stack


What are latest devs?

I need to update / extend my Head.

Functional / Content SpecialistsRepo Service Managers, Archivists, Preservationists, UX, DevOps, Sys Admins, AV, Metadata Librarians, GeoSpatial, Science Data, etc.

What is it?


How can I engage; how do I get started (with project/specialty?)

Web should lead to wikiPrimaryYes, maybe an archivist and SysAdmin/DevOps 
ManagerEngaged in project, responsible for some aspect of local delivery: tech managers, project manager, central IT,enterprise IT architect types, resource managers. Typically engaged but not doing coding.Often the local champion at an institution.

What is it?

How does it work?

Is it right for me/us? (How can I make the case?)

Web primary

Wiki needs exist

Hydra PartnersFormally committed Hydra users, been in community for a while.

What's the latest?

Where are we with that thing I care about?

How can I contribute?

Administrator / Senior LeaderULs, Deans, AUL for IT, CIO, Committees (doing tech selection, etc.)

What is it, and why is it good?

Is it respectable? Viable?

Affiliate: Other projects & communitiesDPLA, Archivematica, ArchivesSpace, Fedora, Islandora, Drupallers, etc.

What is it?

How do we overlap and/or integrate?

Who do I contact / how do I engage?

Web should lead to wikiSecondaryCould use one persona for "other projects and vendors"? 
Affiliate: VendorsCurrent or potential service providers

What is it?

How might it fit our market / services / capacity?

Who do I contact / how do I engage?

Web should lead to wikiSecondary (question)Could use one persona for "other projects and vendors"? 
Affiliate: Funders & AgenciesThose who give $ and/or approve policies

What is it?

Is it viable/sustainable?

How much leverage does it provide?

WebSecondaryNo, has same needs as Administrator/Senior Leader 



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