The Hydra Service Management Interest Group was officially sunsetted at the end of 2016. It was effectively merged with the Agile Interest Group, also now sunsetted, in order to form the Project + Service Management Interest Group where its work will continue.
Scope & Objectives
As institutions develop and implement increasingly complex systems and tools for managing and presenting digital content, they have the need for dedicated staff to ensure that the research and teaching demands of their respective communities are satisfied by these systems and tools. These staff also must manage the challenge of moving a system or application from its origins as a development project to a more formal production service, with sufficient operational coverage and capacity to scale while balancing on-going development, enhancement, and maintenance needs as well as user support. This emerging, dynamic area is digital library service management.
The Hydra Service Management Interest Group represents the interests of Hydra community members who are responsible for providing digital library and digital repository services to their respective constituencies using software applications built with Hydra technologies.
The objectives of the group are:
to grow the scope of the Hydra community to fully engage both developers and service managers
to cultivate a forum focused on Hydra-based service management issues and concerns,
to share information, both within the Hydra community and more broadly, about the roles, processes, tools, skills, and training that support the work of digital library service management,
to develop resources and opportunities that advance digital library service management in general, and within the Hydra community in particular.
Meeting Times & Communication Channels
Today's (Thursday, October 13th) call has been canceled due to last minute scheduling conflicts. Please watch for announcements on the Hydra-Community and Hydra-Tech email distribution lists for agendas concerning the next call.
Next meeting:Thursday, November 10th at 12pm Pacific / 1pm Mountain / 2pm Central / 3pm Eastern
Regular call schedule: Second (2nd) Thursday of every month at 12pm Pacific Time