Hydra-in-a-Box update: reaching our Open Repositories 2016 milestone

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Hannah Frost

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Jun 15, 2016, 6:57:27 AM6/15/16
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Greetings, all,

We’re sending out this report from the Open Repositories conference currently underway at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. This week marks a major milestone in the course of the Hydra-in-a-Box project, and this morning we delivered two presentations: one about the intensive design work completed over the past year, what we learned in that process and how it is informing our application and service design, and another about the technical decisions and software development progress that we have made in recent months. Our presentation slides are available here: http://bit.ly/designing-hydrainabox and http://bit.ly/peek-inside-the-box

What follows below is a broader summary of our recent and upcoming work across the Hydra-in-a-Box project more broadly. Please read below for all the latest, including new opportunities for you to engage with our project in a service pilot planned for next year!

Product Design
  • The Design Requirements and Specifications Team published design documents and related resources to the Hydra-in-a-Box wiki (https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Hydra-in-a-Box+Design+Documents). 
  • We have also released the community user survey dataset and summary, which is available from the Stanford Digital Repository: https://purl.stanford.edu/jk292fy8802
  • Work on wireframes and prioritized requirements for the repository product, as well as personas and requirements for the metadata aggregator product, are currently underway, with the latter to be released publicly in the coming weeks.

Data Modeling

Development
  • The first work cycle for the Hydra-in-a-Box repository product is now complete. Recent work has included improvements to the Sufia 7 workflow and UI; the Hydra-in-a-Box configuration UI; support for Solr and Fedora multi-tenancy; support for the IIIF Image and Presentation APIs and Universal Viewer integration; bulk import support; a workflow for creating accounts and tenants; and continuous deployment on Amazon Web Services.
  • We now have a new YouTube channel featuring recordings of all of our weekly demos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1eopKtm-k_f93RTfzHSvMQ
  • The development team will be on hiatus between Open Repositories 2016 and August 1, when our next work cycle is scheduled to begin.

Pilot Planning
  • We are currently soliciting “expressions of interest” to participate in a service pilot, which will allow participants to try Hydra-in-a-Box hosted services, featuring next-generation repository technology, for their cultural heritage collections. Details of the service, and the features and functionality of application available at the time of the pilot are firming up and will be announced shortly. In the meantime, we are inviting any institution interested in piloting the service to register their interest by filling out the form at: http://bit.ly/hydrainabox-service-pilot.

As always, you can follow our progress via Twitter at @HydraInABox or on our blog at http://hydrainabox.projecthydra.org/blog.html. If you have any questions, please reach out to us: hybox-...@googlegroups.com.

Thank you!

Hannah
Hannah Frost
Product Manager, Hydra-in-a-Box
Stanford University Libraries
hfr...@stanford.edu


Hannah Frost

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Jun 15, 2016, 7:32:14 AM6/15/16
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Correction: this is the proper link to the slides about Designing Hydra-in-a-Box: http://bit.ly/hydrainabox-design

Sorry about that!

Hannah


Hannah Frost
Product Manager, Hydra-in-a-Box
Stanford University Libraries
hfr...@stanford.edu


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