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Thursday, October 22
 

11:00am EDT

Samvera - Introduction to Community, Technology, and Value ***FULL***
SORRY, BUT THIS WORKSHOP IS OVER-SUBSCRIBED.  PLEASE DO NOT ADD YOUR NAME TO IT.

  • 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

Speakers
avatar for Robin Ruggaber

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 →
avatar for Richard Green

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

11:00am EDT

Flexible Metadata in Hyrax and Friends with Allinson Flex
  • Overview of the M3 schema
  • Requirements and Installation for Allinson Flex
  • Overview of Allinson Flex usage
  • Constraints and next steps discussion
Allinson Flex brings on the fly user editable M3 metadata schemas to Hyrax and repositories built with similar components. We'll dive deep into what the M3 schema is and how it is structured, how Allinson Flex works today and what our plans for the future bring. Workshop will be divided into 2 parts. Part 1 will be a feature overview and discussion / dive into how M3 schemas are laid out. Part 2 will be a hands on installation and configuration of the Allinson Flex tools and a code dive into certain features.

Meeting URL https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88586368406?pwd=VmgxSkVCbkpzUEtsVHFaNzIyRzA0UT09

Needs
Part 1 - The ability to open and potentially edit YAML and JSON files (any basic text editor will work here)
Part 2 - The ability to run docker containers, specifically with docker-compose. We'll distribute images ahead of time to keep the pace going in the workshop

Max: 100 persons

Speakers
avatar for Rob Kaufman

Rob Kaufman

Founding Partner, Senior Developer, Notch8
Rob started programming around age 2 and hasn’t stopped since. He’s dedicated to helping businesses make the products they dream of into a reality, and to learning and sharing as much about business as possible.
avatar for James Halliday

James Halliday

Indiana University


Thursday October 22, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT

11:00am EDT

Valkyrie Hackathon
Learn how Valkyrie works, what it is, and become a contributor to one of our projects!

The goal of this workshop is to get together, review quickly what Valkyrie is, look at some tickets, and work on the software together! We'll split into groups, pick tickets, and have fun with this miniature sprint.

Needs

Before Thursday please

  1. Clone the Valkyrie codebase

  2. Run the test suite. Development setup instructions are in the README

Online Meeting URL
https://princeton.zoom.us/j/91352854189?pwd=Ym1ibHhKVmVmeEtzaXp5R21iK2pMQT09

Project Board
https://github.com/samvera/valkyrie/projects/3

Communication
Contact us on Slack at #valkyrie
Get a Slack Invite

Max: 20 persons


Speakers
TP

Trey Pendragon

Digital Infrastructure Developer, Princeton University
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Kate Lynch

Software Development Manager, Princeton University Library
AH

Anna Headley

Digital Infrastructure Developer at Princeton University Library, Princeton University Library


Thursday October 22, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Build a simple media-streaming Rails app ***FULL***
SORRY, BUT THIS WORKSHOP IS OVER-SUBSCRIBED.  PLEASE DO NOT ADD YOUR NAME TO IT.

This workshop will provide a general overview of streaming media technologies and applications, as well as a hands-on portion where participants will configure a simple Rails application with a streaming server.
Topics will include a brief overview of commonly used streaming servers and applications, both local and cloud-hosted; file formats and codecs; streaming media protocols and their differences; and browser support. The workshop component will include a walk-through of setting up Nginx as a streaming server, building a Rails app with stream security and authorization. Docker containers will be provided.

Needs: 
A Linux or Mac laptop with Docker and docker-compose installed

Max: 20 persons

Workshop Zoom Link: https://iu.zoom.us/j/82750708911

Speakers
PD

Phuong Dinh

DevOps, Indiana University
avatar for Jon Cameron

Jon Cameron

Indiana University


Thursday October 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Hyrax & Hyku: A Hands-On User Side Intro ***FULL***
PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  This workshop requires preparation and we need a final list of attendees several days in advance.  Unfortunately Sched does not allow the closing or capping of registration, but I will reach out to individuals to confirm attendance. 

Log in information for Thursday's workshop:

Time: Oct 22, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89829395251?pwd=YmpXWjJtWnNyZnRlYmtzTlZ3VG15UT09

Meeting ID: 898 2939 5251

Passcode: 590944



**NOTE: All attendees must send their confirmation and email address to kevin@notch8.com before end of day Monday 10/19 to ensure we can set you up with the course materials before the workshop** 
Without this, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accomodate you at the session.
  • Gain a hands-on understanding of Hyrax and Hyku basic capabilities
  • Understand the practical differences between Hyrax and Hyku
Make your very own repository! Hyrax and Hyku are popular Samvera software solutions that respond to many repository use cases - ETD's, special collections, publication of organization documents and artifacts, etc. There are even hosted, turnkey Hyku services available, which make these solutions approachable for users with few technical resources. However, among a field of repository options, it can be difficult to see through the technical jargon to understand just what Hyrax and Hyku offer the user, and what the difference is between the two platforms. Notch8 will lead a 90-minute user-side, hands-on walkthrough of Hyku, offering a broad preview of what these platforms are capable of. In this workshop, users will:
  • Explore the public interface, including search and browse
  • Explore the user dashboard, including creating and editing a work
  • Explore the admin dashboard, including admin sets and collections management"
Needs:
Your own computer with a standard internet browser - preferably Chrome, Firefox, or Safari

Max: 30 persons


Speakers
avatar for Crystal Richardson

Crystal Richardson

Operations, Notch8
avatar for Kevin Kochanski

Kevin Kochanski

Client Liaison Officer, Notch8
Notch8, a Ruby on Rails consultancy based in San Diego, has been an active developer in the Samvera community since 2016.  We've been privileged to partner with PALNI and PALCI on Hyku for Consortia, helping to bring their vision for a consortial repository to fruition while contributing... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Samvera for AULs: how the Samvera Community can be part of your digital strategy ***FULL***
SORRY, BUT THIS WORKSHOP IS OVER-SUBSCRIBED.  PLEASE DO NOT ADD YOUR NAME TO IT.

  • A knowledge of the Samvera Community, how it is structured and how it operates
  • A detailed appreciation of the Samvera vision statement and key elements within this to showcase how they can be of benefit to a library's strategic planning and delivery
  • An understanding of the ways in which library staff can engage and benefit from participation in the Samvera Community, exploring the benefits of broader involvement with colleagues beyond a local library
  • An insight into the ways that technical developments within the Samvera Community can support digital strategy
  • An appreciation of the ways that Samvera can support digital content management requirements and connect different areas of library activity
The aim of this workshop is to provide a space where senior staff involved in strategic planning can be introduced to Samvera and the Community, to hear about how Samvera can make a positive contribution to their digital strategy and how to make this work for them and their staff. The content of the workshop will be akin to the Introduction to Samvera session that has run before, but will be additional to this and focused specifically on addressing the strategic benefits that AUL and senior staff in organisations seek when engaging with external initiatives. Attendees are encouraged to make use of this workshop to discover what makes Samvera tick and how this can align with local strategic planning. Alongside content delivery there will be a focus on discussion and questions to help identify what the Samvera Community can offer, and what it needs to offer, to meet local requirements.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://umich.zoom.us/j/92074662924

Meeting ID: 920 7466 2924
Passcode: 984690


Max: 20 persons

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Morris

Alicia Morris

Assistant Director, Tisch Library, Resource Management and Repository Services, Tufts University
avatar for Nabeela Jaffer

Nabeela Jaffer

Program Manager, Digital Library Applications, University of Michigan
avatar for Karen Cariani

Karen Cariani

David O. Ives Executive Director, WGBH Media Library and Archives, WGBH, Boston
The WGBH Medial Library and Archive and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting have thousands of hours of audio-visual materials. I am interested in system to preserve this material, and make it as accessible as possible in a digital form/on-line, and using computational tools... Read More →
avatar for Chris Awre

Chris Awre

Interim University Librarian and Associate Director (Collections, Learning & Research) | University Library, University of Hull, UK
I am responsible for the staff teams looking after our collections, and supporting students and staff in their learning and research activity. I have a particular interest in the management of digital collections using repositories, and was on the Samvera Steering Group since its... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
 
Friday, October 23
 

10:15am EDT

Community Building event: Mentor/Mentee/Newcomer tables
Are you a senior community member or looking for advice to get to know the community better or a newbie to Samvera Connect? It is time to get together and meet at the Mentor/Mentee/Newcomer tables for 30 minutes.

The Zoom link for the session will be posted here ahead of the event.

Friday October 23, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am EDT

10:15am EDT

Community Building event: Randomized breakouts
Do you want to chat with other Samverans randomly? This half hour is for you to have that talk over some ice-breaking questions or anything you come up with. Be ready to be surprised, to meet someone new or even learn something new.

The Zoom link for the session will be posted here ahead of the event.

Friday October 23, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am EDT

10:50am EDT

Not got your unique access URL yet? Get it here!
Attendees registered in Sched need a Zoom webinar registration link to join the presentations. The same URL will work throughout the main conference program on Friday 10/23 and Monday - Thursday 10/26 - 10/29.  Community (aka Social) sessions will have their own URLs posted in the event description ahead of time.

To get your unique access URL for the main conference sessions use this link.

Friday October 23, 2020 10:50am - 10:55am EDT

11:00am EDT

Welcome and housekeeping
Speakers
avatar for Rosalyn Metz

Rosalyn Metz

Associate Dean, Library Technology and Digital Strategies, Emory University Libraries


Friday October 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:20am EDT

11:20am EDT

Code of conduct
This session will go over the Samvera Community Code of Conduct. 

Speakers
JH

Jessica Hilt

Manager of Applications Development, UC San Diego


Friday October 23, 2020 11:20am - 11:30am EDT

11:30am EDT

Keynote address: On the verge of success – or failure? Reflections on repositories and the wider library knowledge infrastructure (and a bit about Hyku).
With the breakthrough of the open science and research information management agenda repositories appear to have succeeded. Libraries, declared dead by some in a digital information environment, see their role now increasingly as provider of services for open research. Yet not all is as well as it seems. On the one hand, many institutions struggle to properly maintain their infrastructure and provide a good user experience. On the other hand, closed commercial services dazzle users but are a risk to transparency and openness. In this presentation I want to discuss some of the wider challenges I see for knowledge infrastructure services and talk about some relevant activities I am currently involved in – including the experiences of the British Library with using the Samvera-based Hyku solution for a shared repository service.

Speakers
TR

Torsten Reimer

Head of Research Services, British Library


Friday October 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:10pm EDT

12:20pm EDT

Welcome to Samvera's new Community Manager
Carolyn Caizzi was Chair of the Search Committee formed to appoint Samvera's new Community Manager. Carolyn will introduce Heather Greer Klein, the new CM, who will tell us a little about herself and her plans in the new job.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Greer Klein

Heather Greer Klein

Community Manager, Samvera
As of October 2020 I'm the inaugural Community Manager for the Samvera Community! I'd love hear your perspective on the Community, whether this is your first Connect or you're a long-time Samveran. Feel free to reach out to me on the Samvera Slack or via email with any questions or... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Caizzi

Carolyn Caizzi

Head of Repository and Digital Curation, Northwestern University


Friday October 23, 2020 12:20pm - 12:30pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

The State of the Samvera Community
The annual roundup of all that has happened and our exciting prospects for the next few years from Rosalyn Metz, Chair of the Samvera Steering Group.

Speakers
avatar for Rosalyn Metz

Rosalyn Metz

Associate Dean, Library Technology and Digital Strategies, Emory University Libraries


Friday October 23, 2020 12:30pm - 12:50pm EDT

12:50pm EDT

Work on Hyrax, an update
Update on recent and coming work for the Hyrax repository-building engine.

Speakers
avatar for Juliet Hardesty

Juliet Hardesty

Metadata Analyst, Indiana University
Indiana University


Friday October 23, 2020 12:50pm - 1:10pm EDT

1:20pm EDT

Work on Valkyrie, an update
Update on recent and coming work for the Valkyrie gem.

Speakers
TP

Trey Pendragon

Digital Infrastructure Developer, Princeton University


Friday October 23, 2020 1:20pm - 1:40pm EDT

1:40pm EDT

Work on Avalon, an update
Update on recent and coming work for the Avalon solution bundle

Speakers
avatar for Jon Cameron

Jon Cameron

Indiana University


Friday October 23, 2020 1:40pm - 2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Work on Hyku, an update
Update on recent and coming work for the Hyku solution bundle

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Kochanski

Kevin Kochanski

Client Liaison Officer, Notch8
Notch8, a Ruby on Rails consultancy based in San Diego, has been an active developer in the Samvera community since 2016.  We've been privileged to partner with PALNI and PALCI on Hyku for Consortia, helping to bring their vision for a consortial repository to fruition while contributing... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT

2:35pm EDT

Community Building event: Mentor/Mentee/Newcomer tables
Are you a senior community member or looking for advice to get to know the community better or a newbie to Samvera Connect? It is time to get together and meet at the Mentor/Mentee/Newcomer tables for 30 minutes.

The Zoom link for the session will be posted here ahead of the event.

Friday October 23, 2020 2:35pm - 3:05pm EDT

2:35pm EDT

Community Building event: Randomized breakouts
Do you want to chat with other Samverans randomly? This half hour is for you to have that talk over some ice-breaking questions or anything you come up with. Be ready to be surprised, to meet someone new or even learn something new.

The Zoom link for the session will be posted here ahead of the event.

Friday October 23, 2020 2:35pm - 3:05pm EDT
 
Monday, October 26
 

10:15am EDT

Community Building event: Women and Gender Minorities of Samvera
A networking event for all Samverans who have experienced exclusion in a traditionally masculine work environment. We'll use randomly-assigned breakout rooms to connect and reconnect with one another. Expect to chat in 2 or 3 different small groups.

The Zoom link for the session will be posted here ahead of the event.

Monday October 26, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am EDT

10:50am EDT

Not got your unique access URL yet? Get it here!
Attendees registered in Sched need a Zoom webinar registration link to join the presentations. The same URL will work throughout the main conference program on Friday 10/23 and Monday - Thursday 10/26 - 10/29.  Community (aka Social) sessions will have their own URLs posted in the event description ahead of time.

To get your unique access URL for the main conference sessions use this link.

Monday October 26, 2020 10:50am - 10:55am EDT

11:00am EDT

Case study: Batch update - A user driven approach: What we talk about when we talk about design thinking
Over the past year, NUL dev team has implemented and refined a workflow for modular development of repository applications. It starts with addressing a specific user need or problem. Using design-thinking techniques, we next generate visual solutions through rudimentary wire framing, white boarding sessions and architecture discussions. We then move to API design and mocking before starting development with two teams working independently, from the API, outwards.
This presentation will demonstrate the iterative approach in action; using a recent major batch update feature as a case study. We’ll explore how our approach allowed us to stay connected to our users and helped keep our development team in sync. Finally, we’ll reflect on what we’ve found most successful in this approach as well as stumbling blocks we encountered along the way.

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


Speakers
avatar for Adam Arling

Adam Arling

Northwestern University
KS

Karen Shaw

Northwestern University


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

11:30am EDT

Meadow: An introduction to Northwestern University's new digital repository application built with Elixir, React, and GraphQL in the middle
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

Speakers
BQ

Brendan Quinn

Repository and Digital Curation, Senior Developer, Northwestern University


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

12:10pm EDT

Building a GLAM ecosystem: Human and machine collaborations for digitized collections
The University of Notre Dame has taken a modular approach to building a new digital collections platform-integrating existing applications and connecting the people that manage and use them across the library, archives, and art museum. We began with two assumptions: one size would not fit all for our campus archives, library, and museum; and community needs above all. In this presentation, team members will talk about the past two years of experimentation, development, and conversation around how to connect our community to our cultural heritage collections through multiple integrations, both human and technological. At a high-level, we’ll discuss our technical architecture that uses legacy applications like ArchivesSpace, an aging Fedora repository, and a decades-old museum database together with the IIIF framework and open-source GatsbyJS. And perhaps more importantly, we’ll outline the cross-departmental team structure that has developers talking to museum curators, library cataloguers, archivists, and everyone in between.

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

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Shelton

Abigail Shelton

University of Notre Dame, Snite Museum of Art
RF

Rob Fox

University of Notre Dame


Monday October 26, 2020 12:10pm - 12:40pm EDT

12:40pm EDT

Shifting gears: What do digital projects look like when you can't digitize anything?
Princeton University Library’s digital projects and initiatives were seriously disrupted by COVID-19. Digitization of materials for projects and forthcoming exhibitions came to an unexpected halt at the same time as patrons and staff were separated from physical objects and library spaces. Necessity, however, provided an opportunity to reassess digital projects and how staff members interact with and contribute to our repository (Figgy). We focused on the creation of workflows and documentation for new contributors who would be working in the repository, helping them enhance existing digital objects with OCR, item level organization, structural metadata, page labeling, and IIIF display attributes.

We describe how we were able to use Figgy and unexpectedly-available staff time to make more effective research tools and provide a better user experience for patrons and staff working with our digital collections. Such enhancements add immense value to our collections as well as to our applications, and the work can be done effectively by a wide range of staff from different departments with variable skill sets.

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


Speakers
EC

Esmé Cowles

Assistant Director for Information Technology, Princeton University Library
KL

Kim Leaman

Princeton Umiversity


Monday October 26, 2020 12:40pm - 1:10pm EDT

1:20pm EDT

Cloud storage service uploads for a Valkyrie repository
This presentation aims to outline and discuss attempts throughout 2019 and 2020 to integrate an early pre-release of the BrowseEverything 2.0 component for supporting Google Drive file uploads into a Samvera repository. While this shall be restricted in scope for cases which were specific to the Princeton University Library and a Valkyrie-based repository Figgy, the hope is to encourage discussions regarding obstacles which were encountered and to aim to generalize the solutions which were discovered in this integration.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: developers, UI/UX people

Speakers
avatar for James Griffin

James Griffin

Digital Infrastructure Developer, Princeton University Library


Monday October 26, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm EDT

1:50pm EDT

Marketing Working Group update
Speakers
avatar for Chris Awre

Chris Awre

Interim University Librarian and Associate Director (Collections, Learning & Research) | University Library, University of Hull, UK
I am responsible for the staff teams looking after our collections, and supporting students and staff in their learning and research activity. I have a particular interest in the management of digital collections using repositories, and was on the Samvera Steering Group since its... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 1:50pm - 1:55pm EDT

1:55pm EDT

UX Working Group update
Speakers
avatar for Adam Arling

Adam Arling

Northwestern University


Monday October 26, 2020 1:55pm - 2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Metadata Interest Group update
Speakers
AG

Anna Goslen

University of North Carolina


Monday October 26, 2020 2:00pm - 2:05pm EDT

2:05pm EDT

Controlled Vocabulary Decision Tree Working Group update
Speakers
avatar for Juliet Hardesty

Juliet Hardesty

Metadata Analyst, Indiana University
Indiana University


Monday October 26, 2020 2:05pm - 2:10pm EDT

2:10pm EDT

Hyrax 3.0 Metadata Application Profile Documentation Working Group update
Speakers
avatar for Nora Egloff

Nora Egloff

Digital Repository Librarian, Lafayette University


Monday October 26, 2020 2:10pm - 2:15pm EDT

2:15pm EDT

Repository Managers' Interest Group update
Speakers
avatar for Moira Downey

Moira Downey

Repository Services Analyst, Duke University Libraries


Monday October 26, 2020 2:15pm - 2:20pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Community Building event: Women and Gender Minorities of Samvera
A networking event for all Samverans who have experienced exclusion in a traditionally masculine work environment. We'll use randomly-assigned breakout rooms to connect and reconnect with one another. Expect to chat in 2 or 3 different small groups.

The Zoom link for the session will be posted here ahead of the event.

Monday October 26, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
 
Tuesday, October 27
 

10:15am EDT

Community Building event: Birds of a Feather Groups
Join others in the community for an informal discussion centered around a shared interest or common goal in the Samvera community. Submit your idea for a topic, or see what others are thinking about here. Topics can be broad or narrowly focused, for example institutional repository case studies, Linked Data for Libraries, web accessibility concerns for repositories, or expanding participation in the Samvera community.

WIKI LINK: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/x/QgaiCw

The Zoom link(s) for the session will be posted here ahead of the event.

Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am EDT

10:50am EDT

Not got your unique access URL yet? Get it here!
Attendees registered in Sched need a Zoom webinar registration link to join the presentations. The same URL will work throughout the main conference program on Friday 10/23 and Monday - Thursday 10/26 - 10/29.  Community (aka Social) sessions will have their own URLs posted in the event description ahead of time.

To get your unique access URL for the main conference sessions use this link.

Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:50am - 10:55am EDT

11:00am EDT

Samvera tech 101
New to Samvera? Welcome! We understand how steep the learning curve may seem when getting started.

Samvera 101 is an introductory presentation that will cover fundamental principles with a sampling of common topics and definitions used within the Samvera stack and community.

Framework topics include discussions around: Rails, Sidekiq, Data Stores, Fedora, Solr, Blacklight, etc. While application level topics include discussions around: Avalon, Hyrax, Hyku, etc.

Like a prerequisite class, this talk is designed to prepare developers and community members for success! Attendees will leave having a greater understanding of Samvera's components and how they come together to create a Samvera application.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation which is suited to all audience groups.


Speakers
avatar for Shana Moore

Shana Moore

Software Engineer, Notch8


Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am EDT

11:30am EDT

Hyraxes make their homes among the clouds
I know what you're asking: "what are we going to do about the cloud?" If only we had some kind of animal, recently retrofitted with Wings, that could live up there natively. Fear not: Hyraxes do that.
This presentation tackles the what, why, and how of cloud native Samvera. What is the community doing and what are solution bundles supporting? Why should you be interested? Why should you contribute? How can you (yes, i'm looking at you developers, operations folks, repository managers, bosses) benefit? How can your repository make its home among the clouds?

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: administrators, developers, devops, managers (repository), sysadmins


Speakers
TJ

Tom Johnson

U C Santa Barbara


Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT

12:10pm EDT

serverless-iiif: From flail to scale in a year or less
After trying to navigate deployment, configuration, performance, and scaling issues of several different image servers and support infrastructure (Cantaloupe, Aware, Riiif, nginx, and SquidCache, to name a few), we decided to see if we could build something less general/configurable but far more suited to our use case and runtime environment.

serverless-iiif started out as a bare bones, proof-of-concept demonstration of how a scalable, high-performance IIIF image server could be implemented in a small, inexpensive AWS Lambda function. Just over a year later, the project serves as the basis for high-volume IIIF services running in production at Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, and the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove. This presentation will cover the project from its beginnings (as a small demo repository carved out of Northwestern's cloud repository infrastructure), through a number of forks, merges, performance enhancements, deployment improvements, and into production. We will also include performance benchmarks, current production stats, and some thoughts on future work.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: administrators, developers, devops, managers (general), sysadmins


Speakers
TP

Trey Pendragon

Digital Infrastructure Developer, Princeton University
MB

Michael B Klein

Software Development Tech Lead, Repository & Digital Curation, Northwestern University


Tuesday October 27, 2020 12:10pm - 12:40pm EDT

12:40pm EDT

Mono - the kissing repository
This talk will outline the Surfliner code base, describe the GitLab monolithic source repository, and discuss the reasons behind choosing this model of source control management. It will include background on the systems and workflows used by the UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara teams that make managing and working productively with a single repository feasible, in addition to a psychomachia-style discussion of the advantages and trade-offs of this approach.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following group: developers

Speakers

Tuesday October 27, 2020 12:40pm - 1:10pm EDT

1:20pm EDT

All the roads to Figgy: A tour of ingest workflows
Figgy is Princeton University Library’s staff-facing repository management application. This presentation will share screenshots, user stories, and technical overviews of all the forms, magic buttons, storage integrations, drag-and-drop targets, rake tasks, and directory watchers that Figgy provides to support the different workflows our users have for ingesting content.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: developers, managers (repository)

Speakers
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Trey Pendragon

Digital Infrastructure Developer, Princeton University
AH

Anna Headley

Digital Infrastructure Developer at Princeton University Library, Princeton University Library


Tuesday October 27, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm EDT

1:50pm EDT

Hands-on With New Avalon Media System Developments
A quick demo of the latest features and changes in Avalon Media System, showcasing developments across the application: UI, Structural Metadata Editor, Encode Settings and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Cameron

Jon Cameron

Indiana University


Tuesday October 27, 2020 1:50pm - 1:57pm EDT

1:57pm EDT

Metadata Mess: Managing Errors in Vendor-Supplied Metadata
In May 2018, UNC Libraries purchased a report from 1Science which listed 47,000 articles authored by UNC researchers. Although the vendor characterized the report as an out-of-the-box tool designed to fill an institutional repository, we found that it would take significant work to make it usable for UNC’s Hyrax-based institutional repository, the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR).

In this presentation, we will discuss the issues that we identified, including scripting errors, inconsistent metadata and rights concerns. We will describe the plans and processes to fix these issues and to adapt the metadata for our repository. Additionally, we will address best practices for uploads and future plans.

Speakers
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Anna Goslen

University of North Carolina
RK

Rebekah Kati

Institutional Repository Librarian, University of North Carolina


Tuesday October 27, 2020 1:57pm - 2:04pm EDT

2:04pm EDT

Introducing the Controlled Vocabularies Decision Tree
The Controlled Vocabulary (CV) Decision Tree is meant to provide guidance for selecting and using controlled vocabularies behind descriptive metadata fields. This guidance is useful within Hyrax and other software incorporating metadata fields that could benefit from controlled terms for consistency and accuracy. We will share the decision tree for selecting and modifying controlled vocabularies and the accompanying list of controlled vocabularies that we hope to collaboratively grow.

Speakers
avatar for Juliet Hardesty

Juliet Hardesty

Metadata Analyst, Indiana University
Indiana University


Tuesday October 27, 2020 2:04pm - 2:11pm EDT

2:11pm EDT

Staying Informed by Questioning COVID Authority
How I used the Samvera Questioning Authority gem to create an app that shows graphs of our surrounding county COVID data?

Speakers
avatar for E Lynette Rayle

E Lynette Rayle

Ruby/Rails Developer, Cornell University
I am a ruby/rails developer at Mann Library at Cornell. I work on Samvera applications and on linked data technologies. I am interested in talking with folks about linked data projects (access to authorities, authorities as controlled vocabularies, autocomplete UI, lookup UI, efficient... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 2:11pm - 2:18pm EDT

2:18pm EDT

Fedora 6.0: Impacts and Opportunities for the Samvera Community
The Fedora community has been making steady progress on Fedora 6.0, with a beta release anticipated in 2020 and a full release in early 2021. This new version of Fedora introduces a number of benefits and improvements that will be of interest to the Samvera community, including enhanced digital preservation capabilities via the Oxford Common File Layout and performance improvements that address specific issues identified by community members. This lightning talk will provide a brief overview of the Fedora 6.0 features and improvements that will be of most interest to the Samvera community, along with an update on development progress to date.

Speakers
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David Wilcox

Product Manager, Lyrasis


Tuesday October 27, 2020 2:18pm - 2:25pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Community Building event: Birds of a Feather Groups
Join others in the community for an informal discussion centered around a shared interest or common goal in the Samvera community. Submit your idea for a topic, or see what others are thinking about here. Topics can be broad or narrowly focused, for example institutional repository case studies, Linked Data for Libraries, web accessibility concerns for repositories, or expanding participation in the Samvera community.

WIKI LINK: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/x/QgaiCw

The Zoom link(s) for the session will be posted here ahead of the event.

Tuesday October 27, 2020 2:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
 
Wednesday, October 28
 

10:15am EDT

Community Building event: Just for fun!
Stop in for some pre-conference fun. Games and activities will fit within a 30 minute time slot so you can enjoy yourself and not be late for the first session. Follow the link to see what's happening and how to join the fun!

WIKI LINK: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/x/RQaiCw

The Zoom link(s) for the session will be posted here ahead of the event.

Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am EDT

10:50am EDT

Not got your unique access URL yet? Get it here!
Attendees registered in Sched need a Zoom webinar registration link to join the presentations. The same URL will work throughout the main conference program on Friday 10/23 and Monday - Thursday 10/26 - 10/29.  Community (aka Social) sessions will have their own URLs posted in the event description ahead of time.

To get your unique access URL for the main conference sessions use this link.

Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:50am - 10:55am EDT

11:00am EDT

Why Hyku? A use case panel
Key voices from the Hyku community, including the British Library, Notch8, PALCI, PALNI, and Ubiquity Press, will discuss their perspective on what makes Hyku the solution for various use cases. This will not be a list of project updates, but instead be a dialogue about what makes Hyku a versatile platform and why it was chosen for our projects. Hyku users and potential adopters will benefit from the opportunity to ask questions and come away with a greater understanding of this continually evolving repository platform.

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

Speakers
avatar for Brian Hole

Brian Hole

CEO, Ubiquity Press
avatar for Amanda Hurford

Amanda Hurford

Scholarly Communications Director, Private Academic Library Network Of Indiana Inc
avatar for Kevin Kochanski

Kevin Kochanski

Client Liaison Officer, Notch8
Notch8, a Ruby on Rails consultancy based in San Diego, has been an active developer in the Samvera community since 2016.  We've been privileged to partner with PALNI and PALCI on Hyku for Consortia, helping to bring their vision for a consortial repository to fruition while contributing... Read More →
avatar for Gretchen Gueguen

Gretchen Gueguen

Digital Projects Manager, PALCI
avatar for Sara Gould

Sara Gould

Repository Services Lead, British Library


Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am EDT

11:30am EDT

Your vote matters! Community input for Advancing Hyku feature prioritization
Advancing Hyku Project aims to support the growth of open access through institutional repositories by introducing significant structural improvements and new features to the Samvera Community’s Hyku Institutional Repository. Features include full metrics and altmetrics, ORCiD profile sync, auto-population, in-browser viewing and annotation, and pathways to long-term preservation. The project partners are University of Virginia Library, Ubiquity Press and the British Library, with funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. The project began October 2019 and is scheduled to conclude by August 2021.

This presentation will provide an update on the project which is coming to an end of its first year. Presenters will introduce the developments made so far, architectural review for structural improvements for the Hyku framework, collaborations to strengthen the project deliverables and the forthcoming plans for the coming year. The session also aims to receive feedback from the audience on the set of priorities within the project. This will kick off a wider community input opportunity following the event to leverage the outcome of the project. See https://advancinghyku.io/

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, UI/UX people


Speakers
avatar for Brian Hole

Brian Hole

CEO, Ubiquity Press
avatar for Ellen Ramsey

Ellen Ramsey

PI, Advancing Hyku Project, University of Virginia
Ellen is Director, Scholarly Repository Services at the University of Virginia Library. She works to make scholarly content generated by the UVA community openly accessible whenever possible. Her duties encompass oversight of UVA's current Fedora-based repository (Libra) and planning... Read More →
avatar for Ilkay Holt

Ilkay Holt

Advancing Hyku Project Manager, British Library


Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT

12:10pm EDT

Supporting collaboration in Hyku: Workflows, tools, and design
Collaboration is more than just sharing costs, and the PALCI and PALNI consortia are pushing that idea into our repository management. We want to create the flexibility for both IR workflows and more “traditional” library-owned content within the same instance of Hyku. We also want to enable libraries to collaborate and share work, not just with their consortial partners, but also among their own departments across campus. To us, this means enhancing the ability to manage user and tenant settings to enable different workflows.

By working with a number of libraries testing out the Hyku multi-tenant option, we realized that a robust dashboard for user/role assignment and the expansion of a few more roles would enable us to manage these flexible workflow options. PALNI and PALCI are working with Notch 8 to enhance the underlying “role” and “group” functionality in Hyku and develop a new administrative dashboard to control permissions across multiple tenants. We will also be expanding role and group functions within tenant management.

This presentation will discuss how we researched and developed our requirements as well as the plan and progress to date.

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

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hurford

Amanda Hurford

Scholarly Communications Director, Private Academic Library Network Of Indiana Inc
avatar for Gretchen Gueguen

Gretchen Gueguen

Digital Projects Manager, PALCI


Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:10pm - 12:40pm EDT

12:40pm EDT

What to do when your repository enters middle age
Our Samvera-based institutional repository is nearing eight years old, and one can safely say it is middle aged-- and with middle age comes a mid-life crisis. Over the course of the past year, the current product owners have examined the role and vision of the repository and embraced the role of maintainers, advocating for critical external needs. Balancing the technical needs and costs of an aging system while providing new services to meet user needs with a limited technical staff has required being realistic about both available resources and institutional priorities. In this talk, we will discuss our experiences, our methods for refining the focus of a large project, focusing developer work to yield maximum payoffs, and centering the repository to be more useful to the campus community by meeting users where they are.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following group: managers (repository)

Speakers
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Don Brower

Digital Library Infrastructure Lead, University of Notre Dame
avatar for Mikala Narlock

Mikala Narlock

Digital Collections Librarian, University of Notre Dame


Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:40pm - 1:10pm EDT

1:20pm EDT

What’s in a name?: The Samvera Branch Renaming Working Group in action
The Samvera Branch Renaming Working Group formed in August 2020 to create a recommendation, plan, and timeline for our community to stop using long-practiced "master/slave" coding jargon that perpetuates racist systems and language, and instead embrace and implement positive change, leading by example. This presentation will detail the work of this group; the guiding morals and philosophy for undertaking this work, where and why we prioritized change while some communities are left uncertain how to proceed with similar work, the challenges we have discovered along the way, our immediate future plans, and the forward-to-better model that we hope this group’s deliverables put forth for the Samvera Community and others in the Open Source world.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: administrators, developers, devops, managers (general), newcomers, sysadmins

Speakers
JF

Jeremy Friesen

Digital Library Technology Unit Manager, University of Notre Dame
avatar for E Lynette Rayle

E Lynette Rayle

Ruby/Rails Developer, Cornell University
I am a ruby/rails developer at Mann Library at Cornell. I work on Samvera applications and on linked data technologies. I am interested in talking with folks about linked data projects (access to authorities, authorities as controlled vocabularies, autocomplete UI, lookup UI, efficient... Read More →
avatar for Kate Lynch

Kate Lynch

Software Development Manager, Princeton University Library
CB

Collin Brittle

Digital Library Architect, Emory University
avatar for Alexandra Dunn

Alexandra Dunn

Software developer, UC Santa Barbara
CC

Chris Colvard

Ubiquity Press


Wednesday October 28, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm EDT

1:50pm EDT

Ye Olde Tech Call
A quick introduction to the Samvera Tech call to address what is it, who is it for, and how can I engage.

Speakers
JF

Jeremy Friesen

Digital Library Technology Unit Manager, University of Notre Dame


Wednesday October 28, 2020 1:50pm - 1:57pm EDT

1:57pm EDT

"Authoritex": Authority Alchemy in Elixir
Heavily inspired by QA, "Authoritex" is a Hex package for querying any controlled vocabulary or set of authority terms that NUL developed for use within our Elixir ecosystem. We'll go through quick overview of Authoritex and how it fits into our repository ingest application "Meadow" and our broader strategy for handling controlled terms and authorities.

Speakers
KS

Karen Shaw

Northwestern University


Wednesday October 28, 2020 1:57pm - 2:04pm EDT

2:04pm EDT

Work on Bulkrax, an update
Update on recent and coming work for the Bulkrax gem.

Speakers
KS

Kiah Stroud

Developer, Notch8


Wednesday October 28, 2020 2:04pm - 2:11pm EDT

2:11pm EDT

DOIng more with Hyrax
Hyrax-doi is a new Hyrax plugin that provides tooling for working with DOIs including model attributes, minting, and fetching descriptive metadata.  This presentation will give a quick tour of the features and how to use it in hopes of sparking conversation about how to improve it and its integration with Hyrax.  This is part of the Advancing Hyku project's work on extracting and contributing back features from Ubiquity Press' Repositories platform originally developed for the British Library.

Speakers
CC

Chris Colvard

Ubiquity Press


Wednesday October 28, 2020 2:11pm - 2:18pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Community Building event: Just for fun!
The fun continues after the conference sessions end for the day. Various games and activities will be provided that will last at least 30 minutes but could continue for longer (board games, for example). Follow the link for what's happening and how to join the fun!

WIKI LINK: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/x/RQaiCw

The Zoom link(s) for the session will be posted here ahead of the event.

Wednesday October 28, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
 
Thursday, October 29
 

10:50am EDT

Not got your unique access URL yet? Get it here!
Attendees registered in Sched need a Zoom webinar registration link to join the presentations. The same URL will work throughout the main conference program on Friday 10/23 and Monday - Thursday 10/26 - 10/29.  Community (aka Social) sessions will have their own URLs posted in the event description ahead of time.

To get your unique access URL for the main conference sessions use this link.

Thursday October 29, 2020 10:50am - 10:55am EDT

11:00am EDT

A Samvera internship: New to coding, new to the Community
What is it like to dive headlong into Samvera from the outside? Notch8 assigned three interns to work on the Bulkrax community gem in 2020. They were not only new to Samvera, they were brand new developers in training. This talk will address the success of using interns on a Samvera project, the hurdles of taking on Samvera development, and the challenge of understanding the community concepts. You'll have an opportunity to ask these incredible interns about their experiences as they do a brief demo of their work.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: developers, newcomers

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Kochanski

Kevin Kochanski

Client Liaison Officer, Notch8
Notch8, a Ruby on Rails consultancy based in San Diego, has been an active developer in the Samvera community since 2016.  We've been privileged to partner with PALNI and PALCI on Hyku for Consortia, helping to bring their vision for a consortial repository to fruition while contributing... Read More →
KS

Kiah Stroud

Developer, Notch8
avatar for April Rieger

April Rieger

Developer, Notch8
JG

Jeremy Gabriel

Developer, Notch8
RR

Ruben Ramirez

Developer, Notch8


Thursday October 29, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am EDT

11:30am EDT

Dear Valkyrie, do I have to die to enter Hyrax-halla? A journey to valkyrizing our Hyrax models
I will talk about the process I went through (and possibly am continuing to go through) to convert our Hyrax application’s ActiveFedora::Base object models to Valkyrie::Resource models. This will include information on the major changes that were made, descriptions of gotchas and workarounds, and a look at how close we are to being able to use any Valkyrie storage adapter. I’m hoping to include benchmark data as well to compare the various adapters.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: developers, managers (repository)

Speakers
avatar for E Lynette Rayle

E Lynette Rayle

Ruby/Rails Developer, Cornell University
I am a ruby/rails developer at Mann Library at Cornell. I work on Samvera applications and on linked data technologies. I am interested in talking with folks about linked data projects (access to authorities, authorities as controlled vocabularies, autocomplete UI, lookup UI, efficient... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT

12:10pm EDT

Ubiquity repositories architecture: Highly scalable Hyku in the cloud
Ubiquity repositories, which are based on Hyku, are designed to be highly scalable, highly reliable and quick to deploy in the cloud. In this presentation we will outline the technical architecture we have implemented, along with the challenges faced. These include scalability, security, cost-efficiency, performance, reliability, resilience, portability, delivery pipelines for code deployment, error reporting, testing and localization. We will also discuss our approach ensuring we remain on the most recent stable branch of the platform and contributing our code back to the community.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: developers, devops, sysadmins

Speakers
CC

Chris Colvard

Ubiquity Press
FD

Francesco de Virgilio

CTO, Ubiquity Press


Thursday October 29, 2020 12:10pm - 12:40pm EDT

12:40pm EDT

SWORDv3: Deposit protocol, from draft to reference implementation
Between 2018 and 2019, Jisc funded an effort to refresh the SWORD repository deposit protocol, with modern repository use cases in mind, especially around data repositories. As a result we produced a draft specification, extensively reviewed by a large number of the repositories community, including those from the Samvera and Fedora communities. In 2019, NII provided funding to produce a reference implementation, and we have been working to prove that the specification is implementable and viable. That work concluded in July 2020 with the release of a client library and a server library in Python. Now the SWORDv3 team is looking outward to the rest of the repositories community, looking to engage them in development for their platforms, and to enable novel integrations.

This presentation will introduce the spec for those that are not familiar, and describe the technical and community-building work that is ongoing, and call for engagement by the Samvera technical community in working with SWORDv3.

https://swordapp.github.io/swordv3/swordv3.html

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: developers, devops, managers (repository), metadata people, sysadmins


Speakers
avatar for Neil Jeffries

Neil Jeffries

Head of Innovation, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
One of the original IIIF conspiritors. Fedorista. Data2paper creator. PASIG steering. Interested in contextual and provenance models, LOD, digital preservation, scholarly communications and textual analytics.
avatar for Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Founding Partner, Cottage Labs


Thursday October 29, 2020 12:40pm - 1:10pm EDT

1:20pm EDT

Extending preservation functionality in Hyrax 3, Fedora 4, and AWS
The Emory Libraries implemented a second-generation preservation infrastructure in 2019 utilizing Hyrax 3, Fedora 4 and AWS, following a requirements gathering phase that included developing a preservation policy and a review of preservation community best practices. This presentation describes our solution design including locally-defined entities such as preservation workflows and events and FileSet expansion to support derivative files. We will also address implementation lessons learned while leveraging existing Samvera functionality and building new features to bridge gaps between existing framework components.

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

Speakers
avatar for Emily Porter

Emily Porter

Digital Repository Program Manager, Emory University
Emory University
DM

Devanshu Matlawala

Software Engineer, Emory University


Thursday October 29, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm EDT
 
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