Samvera Archivists Interest Group

A hub to capture information related to the Samvera Archivists Interest Group (SAIG; formerly the Hydra Archivists Working Group (HAWG)).

Our primary communication channel is the Samvera-community mailing list, for maximum transparency and inclusivity.


The Samvera Archivists Interest Group will bring together interested parties to discuss issues related to the development of archival tools in the Samvera community. Topics may include:

  • ingest of born-digital objects with machine-derived metadata;
  • integration with tools for digital curation and forensics, such as Archivematica, Artefactual's Format Policy Registry, BitCurator, bulk migration, or other preservation workflows;
  • identification of best practices and patterns in archival discovery (how we might work together to make finding aids optimally discoverable and available in Blacklight environments); and
  • integration with EAC, other metadata sources, and ontologies;
  • representation of archival metadata in the RDF data model (intersects with  Hydra RDF Working Group).


SAIG began as HAWG, focused on integration between Samvera-based repositories and ArchivesSpace. Discussions around integrating between Samvera and ArchivesSpace occurred at DLF in 2013, HydraConnect 2014 in San Diego and LibDevConX^4 in April, 2014. ArchivesSpace Integration Use Cases were developed and shared over the summer, 2014.


  • Erin Faulder (Cornell, chair)
  • Ben Goldman (Penn State)
  • Adam Wead (Penn State)
  • Mike Giarlo (Penn State)
  • Chris Awre (Hull)
  • Eira Tansey (University of Cincinnati)
  • Nathan Tallman (University of Cincinnati)
  • Steven Ng (Chinese Historical Society of Southern California)
  • Laney McGlohon (Stanford University)
  • Wendy Hagenmaier (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Laura Alagna (Northwestern)
  • John Rees (National Library of Medicine)
  • Glynn Edwards (Stanford University)
  • Michael Olson (Stanford University)
  • Tom Cramer (Stanford University)
  • Mark Custer (Yale University)
  • Adam Shahrani (Yale University)
  • Simon Wilson (University of Hull) - details of current work at Hull
  • Lynne Grigsby (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Matthew Farrell (Duke University)
  • Hillel Arnold (Rockefeller Archive Center)
  • Cristela Garcia-Spitz (University of California, San Diego)
  • Gabriela A. Montoya (University of California, San Diego)
  • Peter Murray (LYRASIS) - interest in potential functional overlap with Islandora
  • Jarrett M. Drake (Princeton University)
  • Russell Schelby (Ohio State)
  • Karen Cariani (WGBH)
  • Max Eckard (Bentley Historical Library)
  • Mike Shallcross (Bentley Historical Library)
  • Courtney Mumma (Texas Digital Library)
  • John Bence (Emory University)
  • Kayla Ondracek (University of Michigan)
  • Heidi Dowding (Indiana University)
  • Irene E. Taylor (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • your name here (your institution here)


Meeting Notes + Minutes