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Monday, October 26 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Meadow: An introduction to Northwestern University's new digital repository application built with Elixir, React, and GraphQL in the middle

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Northwestern University Libraries has been building a "green field" digital repository application since June 2019, code-named "Meadow". Our goal in building Meadow is to provide an internal tool to ingest, modify and publish digital resources to an API that drives our user-facing digital collections frontend. Meadow's development roadmap has focused on complementing NUL's existing production workflows and implementing best practices in digital preservation in a cloud-based environment. Meadow is built with a several languages, tools, and frameworks including: Elixir, Phoenix, React, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Amazon Web Services, Docker and Terraform. This presentation will focus on describing why we chose this path and the decisions and tradeoffs we've made along the way, along with a brief demonstration of our current state.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: administrators, developers, managers (general), managers (repository), metadata people, newcomers, UI/UX people


Brendan Quinn

Repository and Digital Curation, Senior Developer, Northwestern University

Monday October 26, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT