Samvera Implementations: In-development

A list of known Samvera "in development" applications

Institution name


contact email

Product/Service Name

Brief Description
(what is it used for and by whom?)

Main Features
(any customized features or additions to base gems)

Samvera solutions/gems (Please list the gem names like Hyku, Hyrax, Avalon, Sufia, older gems) 

Storage Layer (Please list the storage like Fedora 3.2, Fedora 4.3 etc)

Institution name


contact email

Product/Service Name

Brief Description
(what is it used for and by whom?)

Main Features
(any customized features or additions to base gems)

Samvera solutions/gems (Please list the gem names like Hyku, Hyrax, Avalon, Sufia, older gems) 

Storage Layer (Please list the storage like Fedora 3.2, Fedora 4.3 etc)

The Private Academy Network of Indiana (PALNI) and The Pennsylvania Academic
Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI)

Hyku for Consortia

A collaborative effort between the Private Academy Network of Indiana (PALNI) and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), the multi-tenancy of Hyku will make the platform available to member institutions and their users.

Multi-tenancy via Hyku

Enhanced theming customization


Oxford University

ORA4 (Oxford Research Archive v.4)

Preservation system based on Oxford Common Filesystem Layout (OCFL) and SWORD2

  • Symplectic Elements integration with Hyrax via SWORD2

  • Import/Export via SWORD2 (though this may not be optimal for a mass export/import)

  • Embellished Hyrax form system involving 23 types of object (e.g. journal articles, thesis, etc.) and around 220 fields

  • A "review process" system involving:


    • team member management

    • depositor login management

    • deposited-object management (i.e. metadata changes, referrals, embargo, publication, etc.)

  • A series of Solr-query based reports required for REF

  • A Blacklight-Project public front-end

  • A bespoke ORA Fedora 3 -> Fedora 4 migration process

  • Message queue based transfer of metadata and binaries between separate deposit and review servers




University of Utah

Library Media Streaming

The library streaming site is used by students, staff, faculty, and the general public to stream media assets.


Fedora 4.7.5

WGBH/American Archive of Public Broadcasting


AVALON 7  (for internal WGBH collection)

A central metadata and digital collections management system, for use by over 120 contributors to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting to submit, manage, update, and export data about their inventories and digitized content.

Work Types modeling the PBCore metadata schema's hierarchy.

Batch ingest - create multiple parent and child works from a zipped folder of PBCore xml or a CSV file.

Hyrax - 2.4.x (trying to stay up to date)


Fedora 7.4.3

Georgia State University Library


We are building a custom Digital Collections Asset Management System based heavily on the Hyrax engine.

Work types: Artifact, Manuscript, Map, Moving Image, Oral History, Photo, Publication, Sound Recording

Bulk Upload (Create multiple works from a CSV)

OHMS XML uploading (Creates oral history or moving image work from an XML created in OHMS)

OHMS viewer

Youtube viewer for Moving Images

Controlled Vocabulary Management

Controlled Vocabulary Conformity checking

Blacklight range limit gem integration

Leaflet JS map viewer

Hyrax 3.0.0.pre.beta1



Fedora 4.7.4 (backed by PSQL)

University of Michigan and Indiana University

@Nabeela Jaffer (

James Halliday


source code on github

Research Data Repository


Fedora 4.7.4

University of Oregon

@Franny Gaede


and Oregon State University

@Margaret Mellinger 


Oregon Digital 2

Source code:

Digital collections repository

Migrating from current Oregon Digital (Hydra 6) using gem

Linked data support, controlled vocabulary support, oEmbed, collection type option to allow configurable facets per collection (order, include yes/no)

Hyrax 2.5

Fedora 4.7.5 but strongly considering Valkyrie/Postgres

Warburg Institute, University of London

(hosted by CoSector, University of London)

Warburg Library Commons

Offprints Repository.

Work types: Journal Article, Conference Item, Published Work (via dog_biscuits)

Hyrax 2.4.x

Fedora 4.7.4

University of Hull (with CoSector and Cottage Labs)

Hull City of Culture

(hull_culture gem, run against base app)

Digital Asset Management for dissemination copies of AIPs deposited into Archivematica.

Work types: Digital Archival Object, Package (via dog_biscuits)

Additional indexing drawn from Archivematica METS to display info about the DIP, AIP and SIP.

Hyrax 2.4.x



Fedora 4.7.5

Duke University


A digital repository where researchers, museum curators, and the general public can find, download, and upload 3D media representing physical objects, most commonly biological specimens

Universal viewer for 3D volumetric data

Submitting multiple related works at one time

8 work types modeling 3D image acquisition with events and entities using PREMIS/PROV community standards

Search and import of metadata from external community object repositories such as iDigBio or Europeana

Hyrax 2.4.x

Fedora 4.7.4

Penn State


Provides student and administrator workflows around approval and publication of electronic theses and dissertations.



Video preservation system

National Library of Ireland

Digitization workflow

California Digital Library


Durham University (UK)

Ohio State

University of Maryland, College Park

Maynooth University (Republic of Ireland)

Saint Peter's University

Temple University


UC Berkeley

George Washington University

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Dartmouth College

Cleveland Museum of Art

Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)

ReSeeD - RDM System Beta



The research data management system (RDM system) is jointly developed with researchers to support their research workflow. The implementation of complex data models allows low barrier adoption for the researchers in the lab where data is being generated, early data sharing and reuse with collaborating research groups, data curation, archival (ARK) and publication (DOI) workflows. The system interfaces with native S3 compliant storage to store data and metadata.

The system is a self-service tool for researchers to store, describe, share, archive (bit-stream) and publish their data. It supports FAIR data principles and promotes the implementation of RDM and open science policy requirements. The system also supports IT, library and RDM services provisioning RDM resources, curation and publication of data, and consultancy with the system providing large of RDM demands by design.

Work types: Dataset (Datacite), CRC Dataset (discipline specific supporting neuroscience, custom very complex and hierarchical), three-step review workflow mapping research group, research cluster, and repository data curation/publication levels.

Shibboleth (saml2) and ORCID authentication,

Native S3 storage

Bulkrax (import complex folder structure with hierarchical metadata)
matomo anlytics

Hyrax 3.5


S3 (carrierwave) data and metadata,

Postgres (Application data)

Fedora 4.7.5 (Graph metadata store only, link to data in S3)