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Sustaining & Exploring: Samvera, exploring the community and its sustainable hosted and custom digital repository solutions
9:00am - 10:30am
Location:Ballroom D 150
Samvera, exploring the community and its sustainable hosted and custom digital repository solutions
Karen Cariani1, Mark Bussey2, Robin Ruggaber3, Linda Newman4
1WGBH Education Foundation; 2Digital Curation Experts; 3University of Virginia; 4University of Cincinnati
Samvera is a community, a set of tools, and increasingly a collection of ready-to run and hosted applications to help build a digital repository for your institution. It is an open source and sustainable community. This 3-hour workshop will provide an on-boarding and general entrée to the Samvera community and solutions for non coders. The first hour will give an overview of Samvera products, 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. The second hour will give a general technical overview designed for non-coders. The resources needed to maintain and contribute to a hosted or custom Samvera solution will be discussed, resources that exist to get started, and how to contribute expertise or code to the community. And the final hour will discuss 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.