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Thursday, October 22 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Samvera - Introduction to Community, Technology, and Value ***FULL***

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  • Understand what Samvera is and how to participate
  • Understand how to use Samvera
  • Understand the value of Samvera

Samvera is a community, a set of tools, and a collection of ready-to run and hosted applications to help build a digital repository for your institution. The community drives the specification and development of sustainable open source technology and honing best practices for managing digital content. This workshop will provide an on-boarding and general entrée to the Samvera community and solutions for non-coders. The first part will provide an overview of Samvera solutions, hosting options and the community – what is it, why is it different? It will showcase applications solving a diverse set of needs and organizations, and discuss the how the community at large works to enable these. The second part will give a general technical overview designed for a non-technical audience. The resources needed to maintain and contribute to a hosted or custom Samvera solution will be discussed, resources that exist to get started will be highlighted plus how to contribute to the community technically and non-technically. The final part will discuss value and how to pitch Samvera and get institutional support. It will discuss the advantages of being part of the community and how that strengthens the sustainability of the tools, the applications, and the community overall.

Max: 30 persons

Workshop Zoom link: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/96541506975?pwd=aldXUGVacTJOVDFmc0ZrN1BWNmlWZz09&from=msft

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Robin Ruggaber

Director of Strategic Technology, Partnerships & Initiatives, University of Virginia Library
I am drawn to the complex challenges facing our community and am committed to our mission to preserve and make available open intellectual and cultural knowledge. Talk to me about community driven open source, community building, sustainable technology, and strategic, operational... Read More →
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Richard Green

Operations Adviser, Samvera
I was one of the founding members of the Hydra Project back in 2008.  Hydra was renamed the Samvera Community in 2017.  Over the past 12 years I have served Samvera in many ways and for the last 15 months have been employed part-time as its Operations Adviser pending the appointment... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT