Samvera Virtual Connect 2019

Samvera Virtual Connect 2019 took place on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Watch a video recording of the event or view presentation slides and community notes via links on the program page.


What is Samvera Virtual Connect 2019?

Samvera Virtual Connect (SVC), is an opportunity for Samvera Community participants to gather online to touch base on the progress of community efforts at a roughly halfway point between face-to-face Samvera Connect meetings. Samvera is a growing, active community with many initiatives taking place across interest groups, working groups, local and collaborative development projects, and other efforts, and it can be difficult for community members to keep up with all of this activity on a regular basis. SVC will give the Samvera community a chance to come together to catch up on developments, make new connections, and re-energize itself towards Samvera Connect 2019.

When will Samvera Virtual Connect 2019 take place?

Samvera Virtual Connect 2019 will take place over two days: Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM EDT (starting each day at 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT / 16:00-19:30 BST / 15:00-18:30 UTC). Each day's event will be broadcast via Zoom. You do not need to stay online for the entire program.  Video recordings will be made available after the conclusion of the meetings.

How can I attend Samvera Virtual Connect 2019?

SVC 2019 will be delivered online via Zoom webinar technology. There is no cost to attend, but we do require registration.  Registration is open to anyone, whether they are currently active in the Samvera Community or learning more about the activities of Samvera. To sign up to attend, please register at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Who can participate in Samvera Virtual Connect 2019?

Any institution or individual working with or interested in Samvera is invited to attend. There is no charge for participation.

How will Samvera Virtual Connect be structured?

The Samvera Virtual Connect 2019 Program is now available.

SVC 2019 will consist of short-to-medium length presentations by members of the Samvera community. These presentations will be of three types:

  • Medium length topical presentations

  • Lightning talks from members of the Samvera community

  • Brief community updates from Samvera Interest and Working Groups

This year's event will be organized into two days. Day 1 will include presentations that are of general interest to the community – similar to the plenary sessions on the first day of Samvera Connect – as well as presentations geared towards Metadata Specialists, Repository or DAMS Managers, and Administrators. Day 2 will be more focused on topics geared towards Developers or DevOps.

Due to limitations of online meeting technologies and time zones, unlike Samvera Connect, SVC 2018 will not include individual interest group, working group, and breakout sessions.

I can't make it. Will Samvera Virtual Connect be recorded for later viewing?

Yes, Samvera Virtual Connect will be recorded, and information on how to view the recording will be sent out to the Samvera email lists and posted here after the event.

Is there a Code of Conduct for the event?

Yes, thank you for asking:

How can I submit a proposal to present?

Presentation submissions are now closed. 

What if I have other questions?

Please post your questions to the samvera-community list, or contact a member of the Samvera Virtual Connect 2019 program committee: