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Monday, October 26
 

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
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Adam Arling

Northwestern University
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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
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Abigail Shelton

University of Notre Dame, Snite Museum of Art
Abby Shelton is the Outreach Specialist on the MARBLE (Museum, Archives, Rare Books, Libraries, Exploration) project, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, at the University of Notre Dame. She plays a user experience, product owner, and project management role on the project... Read More →
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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
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Esmé Cowles

Assistant Director for Information Technology, Princeton University Library
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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. Please find the Google Slides for the presentation at the following: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1IpXWlDh_XqBOCeO-7GjIiir83T9yjzyYYJccPXB3WlA/

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

Speakers
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James Griffin

Digital Infrastructure Developer, Princeton University Library


Monday October 26, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm EDT
 
Tuesday, October 27
 

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
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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
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Trey Pendragon

Digital Infrastructure Developer, Princeton University
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Michael B Klein

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

Director, Mnemoscene
Edward is a co-founder of mnemoscene.io, lead developer of the universalviewer.io, and developer of exhibit.so.He is an expert in IIIF, 3D, AV, and is co-chair of the IIIF-3D Community Group.


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
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Anna Headley

Digital Infrastructure Developer at Princeton University Library, Princeton University Library


Tuesday October 27, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm EDT
 
Wednesday, October 28
 

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 (PALNI)
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
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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 (PALNI)
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
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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
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Jeremy Friesen

Digital Library Technology Unit Manager, University of Notre Dame
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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 →
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Kate Lynch

Software Development Manager, Princeton University Library
CB

Collin Brittle

Digital Library Architect, Emory University
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Alexandra Dunn

Software developer, UC Santa Barbara
CC

Chris Colvard

Ubiquity Press


Wednesday October 28, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm EDT
 
Thursday, October 29
 

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
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April Rieger

Developer, Notch8
JG

Jeremy Gabriel

Developer, Notch8
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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
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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.
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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
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Devanshu Matlawala

Software Engineer, Emory University


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