Samvera Virtual Connect 2022 Program

Conference video playlist

Day 1 -  Wednesday, May 4, 11am - 2pm Eastern Daylight Time

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11:00-11:10

Welcome to Day 1

Welcome and review of the Samvera Code of Conduct and Community Guidelines

Everyone

@Heather Greer Klein (Samvera)

 

11:10-11:30

The Front End Theory

Digital collection front ends tend to lean on the “viewer” as the primary and sometimes only way for a user to interact with a IIIF manifest. This overview will dive into how we are seeking to extend and make more modular our implementation of IIIF APIs with works and collections, and in the process, develop beneficial web components that are IIIF API fluent for the community as well as boutique use cases.

Developers, IIIF, Researchers

@Adam J. Arling, @Michael Klein , @Mat Jordan (Northwestern University Libraries)

https://youtu.be/EAO59vDANuQ

11:30-11:50

Interest and Working Group Updates

Updates from the Hyrax Interest Group; Hyrax Maintenance Working Group; and Hyrax-Valkyrie Development Working Group

Everyone

@Juliet Hardesty (Indiana University); @Lynette Rayle (Cornell University)

Slides

https://youtu.be/SBsConWkJAM

11:50-12:00

Break

 

12:00-12:20

Advancing Hyku Project

The Advancing Hyku collaborative project concluded in Spring 2022. Project deliverables introduced significant structural improvements and new features to the Samvera Community's Hyku platform. Join us to find out what they are and how to get them into your repository now! The project partners have been University of Virginia Library, Ubiquity Press and the British Library, with funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. https://advancinghyku.io/

System suppliers, especially Samvera services; Repository managers; Librarians and administrators looking for hosted repository solutions; community and project tech leads

@Ellen Ramsey (UVA), @Ilkay Holt (British Library), Elisa Barrett (Ubiquity Press)

Slides

Features and Adoption Paths (Living Community Document)

AH Final Report

https://youtu.be/2bGD6Qgu2kU

12:20-12:30

Hyku Community Update

An update from the Hyku community of users and developers. News on the upcoming 4.0 release, as well as an overview of individual Hyku pilot projects.

Everyone

@Kevin Kochanski (Software Services by Scientist.com)

Slides

https://youtu.be/pYpi1F8UKHk

12:30-12:40

Avalon Community Update

An update on Avalon Media System

Everyone

@Jon Cameron (Indiana University)

https://youtu.be/DpI7y6zs6xQ

12:40-12:50

Working Group Updates

Updates from Samvera Community Guidelines Working Group and Samvera Website Migration Working Group

Everyone

@Hannah Frost (Stanford University); @Heather Greer Klein

Hannah’s slides

https://youtu.be/_oyxwLkxvOE

12:50-1:00

Break







 

1:00-1:10

Improved UI Functionality for Collections in Hyku

Hyku allows for a broad range of use cases, and users have traditionally needed to find creative and sometimes time consuming ways to customize their homepages so they can feature the repository collections that are most important to their institution. A drawback to Hyku has been the limitations on customizing the collections that appear on the homepage from the user side. Recent work for the British Library Shared Research Repository project has expanded the existing collection display features with the ability to feature collections on the homepage, as well as the option to upload custom thumbnails for them. We will explain how this new collection functionality was implemented, as well as show how you can customize collections in the newest version of Hyku.

Developers or anyone who is interested in Hyku

Summer Cook, Scientist.com Software Services (previously Notch8)

https://youtu.be/Wl8dcrMWfb4

1:10 - 1:20

Accessibility & Metadata: How Alt Text Affects the Samvera Community

As more institutions have accessibility mandates and want to connect more users to content, a consideration is how well digital repository platforms support this work. While Samvera Hyrax provides Alt-Text via record titles, titles are often not descriptive enough. What does Samvera Hyrax and Hyku need to support accessibility with Alt-Text? Two librarians share their insights about institutional mandates, the current discussion around accessibility, and their hopes for future development work in the Samvera community to support this work.

metadata creators, developers

@Annamarie Klose (The Ohio State University Libraries), @Juliet Hardesty (Indiana University)

Slides

https://youtu.be/SCp2c73vs2Q

 

1:20-1:40

One Step {Function} Beyond...

When last we met, NUL had migrated from CloudFormation to a Terraform-managed environment, largely based around Elastic Beanstalk. The Terraform code base became tricky to manage as interconnected components caused any small change to have cascading effects. This year NUL took lessons learned and rebuilt our entire repository solution as individual components using serverless instances (Fargate) and began experimenting and implementing with more advanced cloud-native features like Step Functions.

developers, managers, system administrators

@Michael Klein , @david.schober (Northwestern University Libraries)

https://youtu.be/byDnwv2eCVQ

1:40-2:00

The Notify Project

The Notify project builds on previous work of COAR to advance a vision of repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value-added services may be deployed. The aim of the project is to develop and accelerate community adoption of a standard, interoperable, and decentralised approach to linking research outputs hosted in the distributed network of repositories with resources from external services such as overlay-journals and open peer review services, using linked data notifications.

This presentation will give a technical overview of the work being done to develop a lightweight and web- based notification protocol (and related technologies) to enable standard message exchanges between repositories and related systems or services. The less technical aspects of the Notify project have been, and continue to be, described elsewhere; this presentation will drill down into some of the more technical aspects.

Development to support Notify has already begun on a number of repository platforms. This presentation intends to encourage Samvera developers to engage with this emerging technology!

Primarily technical audience

@Paul Walk (Antleaf, also representing COAR)

Paul’s slides

https://youtu.be/pSpU-Zj2aN0



Day 2 - Thursday, May 5, 11am - 2pm Eastern Daylight Time

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11:00-11:10

Welcome to Day 2

Welcome and review of the Samvera Code of Conduct and Community Guidelines

Everyone

@Kevin Kochanski (Software Services by Scientist.com)

 

11:10-11:30

So you think you want to self-host Samvera: A how-not-to-do-it guide

When Oregon Health and Science University needed a new digital repository platform, Samvera was all the rage and it seemed like the obvious choice to migrate to. In retrospect, this decision might have been poorly considered, as we ended up with a repository that doesn't meet our needs and that we lack autonomy over, largely due to a lack of essential in-house technical capabilities required to self-host Samvera. This presentation will discuss why Samvera hasn't been the best fit for us and how the Samvera Community can help organizations looking to self-host a Samvera instance from repeating our mistakes.

Institutions looking to adopt Samvera and the Samvera community at large

Marijane White (Oregon Health and Science University)

https://youtu.be/67ZsKW6y99M

11:30-11:50

Fedora 6.0: New Features & Tooling for Community Use Cases

In July 2021, the Fedora community announced the release of the long-awaited Fedora 6.0. This new, more robust version sought to strengthen Fedora’s digital preservation sensibilities, data transparency and commitment to community standards by incorporating the Oxford Common File Layout as a preservation standard. This presentation will outline those features, and highlight their importance for providing robust, digital preservation infrastructure.

We will also provide a community update to share the work we are doing with the It Takes a Village (ITAV) framework created by teams at LYRASIS to provide open-source programs with practical tools for planning and managing sustainability. A sub-committee formed in January 2022 has been working through ITAV activities to aid in strategic planning for the future of Fedora post 6.0. We will share the learnings and outcomes we have discovered in hopes that there are applicable themes for other programs within our shared communities.

Repository Managers, Academic Librarians, Open-Source Community Members/Managers

Tim Shearer (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Slides

https://youtu.be/E1x-hJcop0w

11:50-12:00

Break

 

 

 

 

12:00-12:20

Interest Group and Working Group Updates

Updates from the Samvera Metadata Interest Group; Samvera Marketing Working Group; Samvera Developer Onboarding Working Group; Samvera Roadmaps Alignment Group

Everyone

@Anna Goslen (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill); @Chris Awre (University of Hull); @Heather Greer Klein (Samvera); @Jon Cameron (Indiana University)

 

12:20-12:30

Schoolie Gem for Google Scholar Indexing

Emory University Libraries and Data Curation Experts partnered to build a general purpose Ruby gem for generating meta tags to enable Google Scholar indexing of scholarly repository content. We’ll describe our original goals, the new gem’s features, and our experience getting indexed.

Anyone interested in a Google Scholar integration

Jody Bailey (Emory University), @Emily Porter (Emory University); @Rachel Lynn (Data Curation Experts)

Slides

https://youtu.be/ucp6p-skEwE

12:30-12:40

Fixing up fixity checking for assets in S3

An overview of the Emory Libraries’ transition from using Fedora to AWS serverless functions for batch fixity checks on preservation files.

Repository Managers, Developers, DevOps

Beth Crompton (Emory University); @Emily Porter (Emory University)

Slides

https://youtu.be/AofrG-9mTLY

12:40-12:50

Component Maintenance Interest Group Update

An update on the newly re-convened Component Maintenance Interest Group

Everyone

@James Griffin (Princeton University)

https://youtu.be/Kmdv5Rswlp4

12:50-1:05

Moving Forward Together: the Next Six Months in the Samvera Community

A wrap up of our two days together, some recent community activities, and a review of calls for community action between now and Samvera Connect 2022 in October.

Everyone

@Heather Greer Klein (Samvera)

Slides

https://youtu.be/rxdSU2nDkr4