The creation of the Samvera Digital Preservation Group (DPG) is based on the discussion at the Hydra Power Steering meeting at Stanford April 2014. For more information see "Section Digital Preservation & Alliances - Tom (after a conversation with Ed)" on this wiki page. The following topics were raised:
Is digital preservation and object durability a compelling Hydra functionality, and something we want to invest in?
Does the Hydra architecture, and push towards gemification, offer the potential to plug in OPF or other preservation tools and utilities as standard, modular components?
How can the answers to the above inform Fedora 4 development, and how Hydra leverages and influences its direction?
Specifically, might OPF Hackathons provide fertile ground for finding Hydra adopters in Europe? Might Hydra events in the US provide a channel for airing and use of OPF digital preservation tools and utilities?
More generally, do synergies with OPF suggest that for the next phase of Hydra development the project would be well served by trying to cultivate alliances or sister-organizations / projects? If so, which organizations, and what form might those alliances take?
See this wiki page for discussion and suggested answers to the above questions.
Following the Hydra Connect 2015 breakout session on Hydra and digital preservation, the following areas of work were proposed. These are presented as proposed working groups initiated through this Interest Group. Feedback is welcome. Once confirmed, a call for participation will be sent out.