Welcome and Code of Conduct review
Welcome and review of the Samvera Code of Conduct
Heather Greer Klein
It's Alive: Building a preservation-first repository
On St. Patrick's Day NU went live with our new digital collection repository and asset management tool prioritizing speed of ingestion and metadata updates. We reframed the problem by working with end-users to look closely at workflows and prioritize solutions rather than any specific technology. The resulting application ecosystem is extremely budget friendly and the architecture supports:
- Large ingestion of 4 gig tifs with derivates and preservation checks (10k works) in ~ 1 hour
- 5k batch metadata updates ~5 minutes
- Round trip spreadsheet update (5k records in 5 minutes)
- Preservation dashboard / verification
- Local authority creation and updates
This presentation will discuss the process, what we learned, and how it relates to the Samvera community at large.
Developers & Managers
Michael B. Klein (Northwestern University)
Linking Hyrax with a people and organisation referential
The EHESS is a university dedicated to social and economical sciences in Paris. Many of our metadata are names of people (researchers, authors, photographers, politicians, musicians, etc.) or organisations (universities and schools, libraries, museums, laboratories, etc.).
In order to provide the highest level of accuracy during the data description, we decided to integrate an Identification Referential called IdRef.
This powerful tool, created by the ABES (the French librarians), is an ever-growing database made up of descriptions of people and institutions, to which French librarians are constantly adding.
The implementation of IdRef into Hyrax is a good example of what can be done to reach a higher quality of data description.
Developers, Managers, Librarians, Repository Managers
Maxence Gevaudan (EHESS Paris)
IIIF React Media Player (a component library)
IIIF React media player is an exportable collection of components. This component library is based on one of the previous implementations for a media player using a IIIF manifest(3.0 spec). The previous implementation was restructured and refactored in order to build a package, which exports multiple components instead of one single component. This gives a user the ability to use only the components providing the required functionality in their application.
Dananji Withana (Indiana University Libraries)
Tales of a New Service Manager
New to academic libraries, new to development, and new to service management - right after joining the Northwestern University Libraries Repository and Digital Curation team, the move to remote work afforded new opportunities to engage directly with the digital repository development process. I'll share some experiences and practices that are helping me grow into my role as a digital repository service manager.
Service Owners/Managers, Project Managers
Veronica Robinson (Northwestern University)
Features for Oral Histories in a Digital Collections app
The Science History institute has prepared hundreds of oral histories of scientists over several decades, comprising a valuable collection unique to us. To support this collection in a high-quality way, we developed custom features for housing transcripts and audio files in our Digital Collections. These features include: a bespoke custom front end for features from Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) audio-synchronized transcripts; custom oral-history-specific metadata on the interviewee; and an integrated request workflow for the subset of content whose donor permissions don't allow entirely free access. This development has allowed us to retire a separate duplicative vendor-developed front-end application, for cost efficiencies. I'll give an overview of our custom developed features and the reasons we decided this approach made sense for us.
Developers, Product Owners
Jonathan Rochkind (Science History Institute)
Working & Interest Group Updates
Controlled Vocabularies Decision Tree Working Group
Hyrax Development Support & Engagement Working Group
Samvera Metadata Interest Group
Samvera Roadmaps Alignment Group
Samvera User Experience Interest Group
Working & Interest Group Representatives
Samvera Community Safety: An Update
Over the past year, there has been a concerted effort to formally review the Samvera Code of Conduct and the related policies and procedures in place to support community safety. We contracted with two independent third-party experts, Sage Sharp and Annalee Flower Horne, to train community members, to revise the Code of Conduct, and advise us on how best respond to reported incidents. This presentation will provide an overview of the outcomes of this work to date, including: Take-aways from the incident response training; Proposed changes to the Code of Conduct; Emerging process for incident response; Proposed changes to how community safety is supported by volunteers, including but not limited to the Samvera Helpers.
Hannah Frost, Jessica Hilt, Simeon Warner
1:20 - 1:30
User-first development with Usability Tests
While re-imagining a user-first development process and workflow, our team for the first time, incorporated Usability Tests into the development process. We experimented with conducting multiple rounds of Usability Tests in collaboration with our Library's User Experience Librarian. The experience was incredibly educational and made a substantial impact on our application's recent launch. We'd like to share some "how tos" in taking the first steps forward with Usability Testing in your development workflow.
Managers, Developers, Designers, UX, General
Adam J. Arling & Frank Sweis (Northwestern University)
Local authorities dashboard: a use case in negentropy
The repository team at Northwestern University Libraries built a dashboard for creating and editing local controlled vocabulary entries in Meadow, our new digital repository and asset management system. One of our driving use cases was cleaning up free text descriptive metadata properties during our recent migration to the new system. I'll give a brief demonstration of the NUL Authorities Dashboard and show how the authorities are used by our metadata specialists in practice.
Developers, Metadata specialists
Brendan Quinn (Northwestern University)
Fedora 6.0: Bringing the Community Forward
Fedora 6.0, the next major version of Fedora, is rapidly approaching full production release. The design and development of Fedora 6.0 has been guided by three principles: improve the digital preservation feature set, support migrations from all previous versions of the software, and improve performance and scale. This new version of the software will include a number of benefits and improvements that would be of interest to those within the Samvera community including things like enhanced performance and scale (including metrics gathering and reporting capabilities), Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) transparent persistence, and a simple search API. Much of the work being done is also supported by an IMLS grant-funded project to pilot upgrades to Fedora 6.0 and create a toolkit for others in the community to use in their efforts to adopt and migrate to the latest version of the software.This presentation will provide a brief overview of the features outlined above, along with an update on the release timeline and ways to test the software.
David Wilcox, Arran Griffith (Fedora)