Learn about Samvera
Our wiki homepage is a great place to start learning about the Community, including our technologies, governance Partners, and more.
Samvera's website https://samvera.org
Code repository https://github.com/samvera
Follow us on Twitter: @SamveraRepoJoin Community Conversations and Ask Questions
Join the Samvera Slack workspace
This is the best place to get started with the Samvera Community. Join us for discussion, questions, announcements, interest groups, and working groups.
Slack workspace: https://samvera.slack.com
Joining a Slack workspace requires an invitation, but anyone can generate an automatic invite using the following form: http://slack.samvera.org/. If you need help getting connected, ping email@example.com and someone will be in touch.
A tutorial can be found at https://samvera.slack.com/getting-started. Slack has clients for Mac, PC, Linux, and mobile devices, and may be used via any web browser.
Join Community Email Lists
Keep up with Community announcements, updates, and conversations. See all our available lists and sign up for those that interest you.
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Attend an Interest Group, Technical Call, or Partner Meeting
There is a weekly Samvera technical call for developers and other folks who are contributing code or are actively using the core Samvera plugins & components. Contributors should consult the Getting Connected page in the Developers section of this wiki for more information.
Anyone is welcome to attend an Interest Group Meeting to learn more about a Samvera technology, to ask questions, and to hear the latest updates. The Groups include individuals from many different roles including developers, managers, librarians, and others.
The Avalon User Roundtable is a community group that meets monthly to talk all things Avalon and AV in the world of libraries and archives. Agenda topics are sourced from the community, and all potential and current Avalon users are invited to attend!
The Hyku Interest Group meets to discuss the Hyku repository application. Based on Hyrax, Hyku is intended to be an easy-to-install, easy-to-configure, feature-rich multi-tenancy solution. Hyku is designed to reduce barriers to effective asset management and preservation for collections and content types of many kinds.
Anyone is welcome to learn more about Hyrax, the product roadmap, current initiatives, and to ask questions.
The Samvera Metadata Interest Group (SMIG) is interested in working together on base metadata recommendations for the Samvera Community. The scope of this group concentrates primarily on metadata as it relates to Samvera projects such as Hyrax, Hyku, and Avalon Media System. Types of metadata for which the group has or intends to create recommendations include technical, structural, descriptive, and rights metadata.
Provides a support network and sounding board for anyone working with repositories (no matter what your title!) to ask questions and share implementations. The Group provides collective input on the Hyrax roadmap and feature development, providing use cases, proposals, and providing real-time input on implementation of features.
The Samvera User Experience (UX) interest group meets to discuss any aspect of the user experience, including usability, design, UX methods, and user interface consistency. The purpose of these discussions is to improve users' experiences with applications and systems. Such improvements are expected to occur through sharing of information and expertise across projects and institutions.
Attend an Event or Watch a Previous Event
This calendar includes information for Samvera Community events, calls, and meetings.
Find white papers, slides and recordings from previous events, and other Community materials in our Hyku-based repository.
Samvera YouTube Channels
Talk to the Community Manager
The Samvera Community Asks page has current Community initiatives looking for volunteers as well as open surveys and other calls for participation.