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Organizations seeking Samvera solutions may have an internal development team, yet find they require external supplemental developers due to internal resource limitations or to bridge a specific technical knowledge gap. Collaborating among divided internal/external teams can be be a productive way of reaching goals within committed timelines, but also has its challenges. We present case studies of Samvera projects that utilized external development resources, highlighting the effects on productivity and budget. We'll also share advice on ways to effectively integrate and maximize a partnership with external developers, including the benefits of their unique experience. Discussion will include effective collaboration tools and other tips to ensure a successful implementation.

Case Study: NU’s Experience with a HEAR Stack (Hyrax, Elasticsearch, AWS and React) after a Year in Production

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Of particular interest to: Administrators, Design/UX people, Developers, Managers

Adam Arling, Karen Shaw

We’ll lead a birds eye view walkthrough on how Northwestern’s Repository and Digital Curation Department combined Hyrax, Elasticsearch, AWS, and ReactJS into a system for ingesting and presenting content.  What worked?  What didn’t?  Where does HEAR go now?

Collaborative Research Data Repository with Hyrax

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As Samvera had undergone a shift it its governance over the past 2 years, Samvera Steering wanted to ask Partners to contribute to the creation of a vision for Samvera’s future. The visioning exercise was conducted in April 2019 at the Samvera Partners meeting, involved over 30 community members, and was facilitated by Hannah Frost and Carolyn Caizzi. This presentation will update the community about the process used, the outputs of the exercise, and about any ongoing work to further hone the vision of Samvera’s future.

Describing your app's data with GraphQL, React and Elixir

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Of particular interest to: Administrators, Design/UX people, Developers, Managers

Adam Arling, Karen Shaw

The GraphQL language and runtime environment presents an opportunity to maintain independence and efficiency between component-driven UI and multiple back-end data stores. Our presentation will highlight high-level concepts surrounding GraphQL, how its used, and how it differs from traditional REST API implementations. We aim to demonstrate these concepts through a Northwestern Libraries ingestion application featuring Elixir, Absinthe, React, Apollo Client, and GraphQL.

Distributed Digital Preservation with Samvera: the One-to-Many Grant

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