Hydra Europe 2014

In April 2014, two Hydra events are being held at Dublin, Ireland.  Please come and join us to learn more about Hydra and how it can support your digital content management needs.  Both events will take place on the Trinity College, Dublin campus, and event costs have been kept as low as possible: attendees will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to/from Dublin and their own accommodation/meals. A limited number of rooms will be reserved at a nearby hotel; registered attendees will be sent booking instructions.

Hydra Europe Symposium - an event for collection managers owners that will provide insights into how Hydra can serve your needs

Library, archive and museum collection managers and owners are invited to join us at the Hydra Europe Symposium and find out more about how Hydra can support your digital content management needs. The event will provide an overview of the Hydra Project and how it is being used to support the management of varied digital collections within organisations across Europe and the US.  The Symposium is also being run in tandem with a technical Hydra Camp for colleagues who wish to learn about the technology in greater detail to realise local solutions.

Hydra (http://projecthydra.org) is an open source repository solution framework that is focused on enabling flexible repository solutions that address the specific needs of different types of content and the collections they sit within. Use cases include institutional repositories and solutions for media, digital archives, geo-data, and data. The Hydra Project is developing a series of ‘Hydra head’ solution bundles that can be adopted, but is also geared toward enabling development of local ‘heads’ to support specific needs. All activity is based on working together as a community to enable local solutions.

The Hydra Europe Symposium will provide a full introduction to Hydra and how the technology and community work in tandem. Come and learn more in Dublin!

Hydra Europe Camp - a training event enabling technical staff to learn about the Hydra technology stack so they can establish their own implementation

Data Curation Experts will lead a four (4) day HydraCamp hosted at Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland from April 8-11, 2014.  HydraCamp is open to all developers interested in building skills working with the Hydra technology framework.  High-level course topics incliude:

  • Ruby, Rails, and collaborative development using Github
  • The Hydra framework including Fedora and Solr
  • Content and Metadata datastreams
  • Blacklight including search and faceting
  • Advanced Topics and Participant Q&A

Space is limited to 25 participants, so sign up now!