Hydra Connect 2015 Session Schedule

Mon 8:15 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast and registration

Mon 9:00 - 10:30
Session 1

Room 460

Sufia Test Drive

Mark Bussey

A hands-on workshop exploring the functionality provided by a vanilla installation of Suifa. We'll walk though UI for depositing items, creating collections, managing rights, and various other features to give attendees a better sense of Sufia's capabilities. This is not a development workshop and we will not be covering how to customize the Sufia codebase.

Mark Bussey

In addition to helping run Data Curation Experts, Mark is an avid classical guitarist and is President of the Minnesota Guitar Society

Room 301

Managing Geospatial Metadata

Kim Durante

Managing geospatial metadata includes many special issues including how to search spatially, manipulate via a map and combining with search and browse options. Issues of how to manage sets, layers, and different formats (vectors and rastors) are also considered.

Kim Durante

No bio.

Room 401

Customizing Blacklight

Jessie Keck

Learn how to customize and extend Blacklight search, facet, and display behaviors for you Blacklight and Hydra applications.

Jessie Keck

No bio.

Room 351

Avalon technical deep-dive

Michael Klein

Technical overview, how to customize, developing new features

Michael Klein

No bio.

Room 352

Intro to Fedora 4

Andrew Woods
  • The workshop provides an overview of all things F4 including deep-dives into topics of particular interest to Hydra adopters.
  • The morning portion will be an introduction to F4, core capabilities and Linked Data opportunities filled with questions and discussion.
  • The afternoon will focus on migration of F3 installations to F4, and patterns for integrating external services with your repository.
  • You do not need to currently use a Fedora system to attend - everyone with interest and any experience level in Fedora is welcome.

Prior to the workshop your feedback will be requested to further focus the topics of the workshop to suit your own interests.

Andrew Woods

No bio.

Mon 10:45 - 12:15
Session 2

Room 460

Intro to Hydra for Managers

Robin Ruggaber
Chris Awre

This session will introduce Hydra from a management perspective, covering the areas that make Hydra stand out from other digital repository solutions and highlighting the benefits of working together to achieve a solution that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Slides are available here.

Robin Ruggaber

No bio.

Chris Awre

Chris is Head of Information Services at the University of Hull, managing teams covering the acquisition of all library materials, print and digital, and research services, encompassing open access, research data management and the institutional digital repository, Hydra@Hull (http://hydra.hull.ac.uk). He has a longstanding interest in the strategic development of repositories, making the case for their role as institutional infrastructure, and encompassing the role the repository can play in digital preservation as par of this. He continues, however, to fail to get his family to understand what he does all day...

Room 401

Ask the Blacklight Experts

Jessie Keck

Ask all of the questions about Blacklight that no one has been willing to answer.

Jessie Keck

No bio.

Room 301

Making your Hydra project Production ready

Erin Fahy

How do you go from writing code on a local development environment to running it in production.

Erin Fahy

No bio.

Room 351

Avalon (continued)

Michael Klein

Continuation of Avalon Technical Deep-Dive

Michael Klein

No bio.

Room 352

Intro to Fedora 4 (continued)

Andrew Woods

Continuation of Intro to Fedora 4.

Andrew Woods

No bio.

Mon 12:15 - 1:30
Lunch

Mon 1:30 - 3:00
Session 3

Room 460

Linked Data & rdf.rb

Gregg Kellogg

Join RDF.rb committer and Semantic Web expert Gregg Kellog for a 3-hour workshop focusing on how to leverage RDF within your rails application. Provides an overview of RDF, code examples, and techniques to build RDF based applications.

Gregg Kellogg

No bio.

Room 352

Intro to Fedora 4 (continued)

Andrew Woods

Continuation of Intro to Fedora 4.

Andrew Woods

No bio.

Room 301

Service Management Planning

Karen Estlund
Tony Navarrete
Carolyn Caizzi
Patricia Hswe
Hannah Frost

Workshop for managers covering key concepts to transition from a project management to a service management framework. Hands-on activities will provide participants will opportunities to brainstorm and take materials back to their institutions to inform local practices.

Presenters

  • Carolyn Caizzi, Northwestern University
  • Karen Estlund, Penn State University
  • Hannah Frost, Stanford University
  • Patricia Hswe, Penn State University
  • Tony Navarrete, Stanford University

Presentations

Activities

Additional Activities

Release to Production Checklist

Special thanks to Linda Newman, University of Cincinnati, for her support and feedback in organizing this workshop!

Karen Estlund

Karen Estlund is the Associate Dean for Technology & Digital Strategies at the Penn State University Libraries. She's been working with Hydra since 2012.

Tony Navarrete

Tony leads the Product and Service Management team at Stanford University Libraries. The PSM team provides both product management and service management across the breadth of preservation, access and discovery solutions developed in the libraries. Tony has spent most of his career bouncing between IT roles at Stanford and trying to hit a home run with various Silicon Valley startups. After a couple of singles, he decided to retire from that game.

Carolyn Caizzi

Carolyn is the acting head of Repository and Digital Curation at Northwestern University Library.

Patricia Hswe

Patricia heads user services for ScholarSphere, Penn State's IR, and is also co-department head of Publishing and Curation Services in the University Libraries. Her additional areas of interest and advocacy are research data, digital collections, and open access publishing.

Hannah Frost

Hannah is Digital Library Services Manager at Stanford University, working primarily on digital repository services and media digitization services for the Stanford community. She also is Product Manager for Hydra in a Box. She likes to roller skate and is a little dissappointed that the Minnesota Roller Girls will not have a game the week of Hydra Connect.

Room 401

Deep Dive into Spotlight

Chris Beer

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Chris Beer

No bio.

Mon 3:15 - 4:45
Session 4

Room 460

Linked Data & rdf.rb (continued)

Gregg Kellogg

See full description for Linked Data & rdf.rb

Gregg Kellogg

No bio.

Room 352

Intro to Fedora 4 (continued)

Andrew Woods

Continuation of Intro to Fedora 4.

Andrew Woods

No bio.

Room 301

Service Management Planning (continued)

Karen Estlund
Tony Navarrete
Carolyn Caizzi
Patricia Hswe
Hannah Frost

See full description at Service Management Planning

Presentations

Activities

Additional Activities

Release to Production Checklist

Karen Estlund

Karen Estlund is the Associate Dean for Technology & Digital Strategies at the Penn State University Libraries. She's been working with Hydra since 2012.

Tony Navarrete

Tony leads the Product and Service Management team at Stanford University Libraries. The PSM team provides both product management and service management across the breadth of preservation, access and discovery solutions developed in the libraries. Tony has spent most of his career bouncing between IT roles at Stanford and trying to hit a home run with various Silicon Valley startups. After a couple of singles, he decided to retire from that game.

Carolyn Caizzi

Carolyn is the acting head of Repository and Digital Curation at Northwestern University Library.

Patricia Hswe

Patricia heads user services for ScholarSphere, Penn State's IR, and is also co-department head of Publishing and Curation Services in the University Libraries. Her additional areas of interest and advocacy are research data, digital collections, and open access publishing.

Hannah Frost

Hannah is Digital Library Services Manager at Stanford University, working primarily on digital repository services and media digitization services for the Stanford community. She also is Product Manager for Hydra in a Box. She likes to roller skate and is a little dissappointed that the Minnesota Roller Girls will not have a game the week of Hydra Connect.

Room 401

Tour of the Hydra Testing Stack

Jeremy Friesen

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Jeremy Friesen

No bio.

Tue 8:15 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast and registration

Tue 9:00 - 10:30
Plenary Session 1

Room 201

Plenary Session

Various Artists
  • Welcome
  • State of the Hydra
  • Hydra in a box
  • A More Worthwhile Sufia: Now with PCDM™
Various Artists

No bio.

Tue 10:45 - 12:30
Plenary Session 2

Room 201

Plenary Session

Various Artists
Various Artists

No bio.

Tue 12:30 - 2:30
Lunch

Tue 2:30 - 5:00
Poster Session

Wed 8:15 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast & Registration - Great Room Foyer

Wed 9:00 - 9:20
MultiTrack 1

Room 201

GeoBlacklight - Discovery of Geospatial Data in a repository

Jack Reed

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Jack Reed

No bio.

Room 460

Deploying Hydra with Ansible and AWS

Alicia Cozine
Anna Headley

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Alicia Cozine

Operations person at Data Curation Experts

Anna Headley

Developer at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia

Room 202

Hacking the Hydra Community

Robin Ruggaber
Mark Bussey

How does a nonhierarchical, distributed, open-source community work? This presentation provides a brief overview of Hydra's

  • Governance Model
  • Communication & Collaboration Strategies
  • Interest Groups and Working Groups
  • Training and Education Strategy
  • Funding Model (or lack thereof)
  • Planning Model

Hydra is a growing community with lots of moving parts and it can appear opaque from the outside. Newcomers often complain about the lack of documentation; adopters often applaud the level of community support available. How do both of these dynamics exist at the same time and what is the community doing to maintain and grow our strengths while addressing its weaknesses?

Robin Ruggaber

No bio.

Mark Bussey

In addition to helping run Data Curation Experts, Mark is an avid classical guitarist and is President of the Minnesota Guitar Society

Wed 9:20 - 9:40
MultiTrack 2

Room 201

Sipity for workflow

Jeremy Friesen

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Jeremy Friesen

No bio.

Room 202

Data modelling based on a standardized domain model

Christian Ertmann-Christiansen

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Christian Ertmann-Christiansen

No bio.

Room 460

Developer Lightning Talks

Click to see presenters

Kaltura Video: Stream-lining integration into a Hydra Head - Thomas Scherz ActiveEncode: Towards an encoding backend agnostic Avalon - Chris Colvard Debugging Hydra: A Very Brief Introduction to ByeBug - Steven Ng Indexers and Presenters and Forms! Oh my! - Justin Coyne

Click to see presenters

No bio.

Wed 9:40 - 10:00
MultiTrack 3

Room 201

Introduction to Linked Data Platform (LDP)

Hector Correa

An introduction to what is the Linked Data Platform, some basic concepts, examples, and why this is important to Hydra

Hector Correa

Systems Developer at Penn State

Room 202

Migration for managers

Karen Cariani

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Karen Cariani

No bio.

Room 460

Lightning Talks

Click to see presenters

American Archive of Public Broadcasting - Blacklight app + lightweight cms + AWS - Andrew Myers Elaborating Time-based Media Presentation for Oral Histories - Ben Armintor Hydra as a Publishing Platform - Jeremy Morse State of the Sufia: Usage survey results - Mike Giarlo

Click to see presenters

No bio.

Wed 10:00 - 10:20
MultiTrack 4

Room 201

Workflow and Geospatial Lightning Talks

Click to see presenters
  • Passthrough Workflow: adding non-standard metadata sources to an OAI-PMH repository for DPLA Service Hubs - Katherine Lynch
  • Modeling Geospatial Data in Hydra Using GeoConcerns - James Griffin & John Huck
  • Getting Geospatial with Blacklight-Maps and Geomash - Eben English & Steven Anderson
  • GeoHydra: Accessioning geospatial content into a Hydra repository - Darren Hardy
Click to see presenters

No bio.

Room 202

IIIF and Hydra

Jon Stroop

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Jon Stroop

No bio.

Room 460

Deploying Hydra on Docker

Mahria Lebow

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Mahria Lebow

No bio.

Wed 10:30 - 10:45
Break

Wed 10:45 - 11:05
MultiTrack 5

Room 201

Linked data, URIs, labels

Trey Terrell

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Trey Terrell

No bio.

Room 460

DevOps for Hydra

Erin Fahy

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Erin Fahy

No bio.

Room 202

Mixed Lightning Talks

Click to see presenters
  • Hydra UK update - Chris Awre
  • Why Hydra? Describing the difference for stakeholders - Andrew Rouner
  • Giving researchers credit for their data - project overview and call for participation - Anusha Ranganathan
  • Accepting Application Ownership: Things that we can do to better own our applications - Jeremy Friesen
Click to see presenters

No bio.

Wed 11:05 - 11:25
MultiTrack 6

Room 201

Introducing Hydra-works: PCDM in Hydra

Lynette Rayle

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Lynette Rayle

No bio.

Room 460

ECMAScript 6 is now: The next version of javascript is here

Justin Coyne

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Justin Coyne

No bio.

Room 202

Portland Common Data Model for managers - what is it, should I use it?

Mark Bussey

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Mark Bussey

In addition to helping run Data Curation Experts, Mark is an avid classical guitarist and is President of the Minnesota Guitar Society

Wed 11:25 - 11:45
MultiTrack 7

Room 201

Demystifying Web-based Design for Non-Designers and the Art of Good Collaboration

Michael Tribone

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Michael Tribone

No bio.

Room 460

Testing your JavaScript with Jasmine

Hector Correa

Using Jasmine to test the JavaScript in your Rails applications.

Jasmine is a tool similar to RSpec but for the JavaScript in portions of your views.

Hector Correa

Systems Developer at Penn State

Room 202

Metadata WG Recommendations In-depth and process

Karen Estlund

Update on Metadata WG activities and recommendations.

Presenters - Esmé Cowles - Carolyn Hansen - Steven Anderson

MetadataWG Presentation

Karen Estlund

Karen Estlund is the Associate Dean for Technology & Digital Strategies at the Penn State University Libraries. She's been working with Hydra since 2012.

Wed 11:45 - 12:05
MultiTrack 8

Room 201

Hercules v. the Hydra: Breaking apart Curate and Sufia

Jeremy Friesen

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Jeremy Friesen

No bio.

Room 460

Accessibility in Blacklight/Hydra

Mike Tribone

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Mike Tribone

No bio.

Room 202

Archives/EAD integration - examples and lessons learned

Ben Goldman

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Ben Goldman

No bio.

Wed 12:05 - 12:15
Lightning talks

Room 460

Lightning Talks

Click to see presenters
  • Elaborating Time-based Media Presentation for Oral Histories - Ben Armintor
  • Hydra as a Publishing Platform - Jeremy Morse
  • State of the Sufia: Usage Survey Results - Mike Giarlo
Click to see presenters

No bio.

Wed 12:15 - 1:30
Lunch

Wed 1:30 - 2:20

Room 460

Hydra and digital preservation

Chris Awre

The session will provide a forum to share updates on key projects involving digital preservation in a Hydra context, and the chance to discuss issues raised by these initiatives. Work in this area that can be covered at the session will include:

  • Status of HydraDAM2
  • Status of the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) / Academic Preservation Trust (APT)
  • Hydra and Archivematica - update from the Jisc Research Data Spring project
  • A more general discussion about what is important Hydra features for doing preservation. Is there any missing features or features that should have some more focus
Chris Awre

Chris is Head of Information Services at the University of Hull, managing teams covering the acquisition of all library materials, print and digital, and research services, encompassing open access, research data management and the institutional digital repository, Hydra@Hull (http://hydra.hull.ac.uk). He has a longstanding interest in the strategic development of repositories, making the case for their role as institutional infrastructure, and encompassing the role the repository can play in digital preservation as par of this. He continues, however, to fail to get his family to understand what he does all day...

Room 301

Identity Management and Authentication Systems

Jeremy Friesen

A recent thread on Hydra Tech mailing list titled "Shibboleth auth + LDAP group gem" started a small conversation about the challenges of identity management in the library ecosystem:

1) A library's application need a shared "user" concept 2) Users may be from the institution or from another institution

What are some strategies and options for a centralized authentication system that allows for more than just institutional users? For applications that interact with the a centralized system, what is the information that is "must have"?

Jeremy Friesen

No bio.

Room 352

Hydra in a Box Focus Group: Ease of Installation/Ease of Maintenance

Erin Fahy

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Stanford University and DuraSpace are partnering to develop a next-generation repository solution -- “Hydra in a Box” -- that will work for institutions large and small, incorporating the capabilities and affordances to support networked resources and services in a shared, sustainable, national platform. The overall intent is to develop a digital collections platform that is not just “on the web,” but “of the web.”

This session will serve as a focus group for the Hydra in a Box project to gather more information from the Hydra community specifically around concerns regarding ease of installation and maintenance. All are welcome.

Erin Fahy

No bio.

Room 401

Blacklight 6 Hackathon

Chris Colvard

A time for Blacklight committers and others interested in pushing towards a 6.0 release of Blacklight. Remaining tasks will be identified and worked through. This session is open to all interested but is a working session and not a Blacklight tutorial.

Chris Colvard

No bio.

Room 351

Documenting Sufia for Managers

Mahria Lebow
Mike Giarlo
steve van tuyl

A common shortcoming of fast-paced open-source projects is documentation -- it is often out of date and challenging to grasp for anyone not actively immersed in its development. It is difficult to dedicate time to writing documentation (technical or otherwise), especially when there is a sense that it will be out of date as soon as the ink dries. The documentation that does exist in the Hydra community is largely written by and for Hydra developers. Decision-makers and administrators in cultural heritage organizations do not necessarily have the background that would allow them to piece together what Hydra is and is not capable of from the documentation that is currently available. This could lead to situations where organizations elect to join Hydra with unrealistic expectations or organizations that pass Hydra over in favor of a vended product that more clearly outlines expectations and capabilities.

We propose a session to define a charter for a new, short-term Hydra Working Group aimed at creating explanatory materials and documentation for Sufia written with a less technical audience in mind. These materials will be capable of conveying to library administrators and layperson repository users and managers what Sufia is and is not, what a vanilla install does and does not provide, and what an institution considering Sufia should be prepared to provide as far as staffing and support. Outcomes of the workshop include a Working Group charter that can be shared with the community, a timeline for review and completion of documentation, and high-fives all around.

The anticipated audience for this workshop is Hydra repository managers, individuals interested in technical writing and documentation, and developers who feel misunderstood.

Mahria Lebow

No bio.

Mike Giarlo

Mike Giarlo is a software developer and a digital librarian, currently working for Stanford University Libraries as technical manager of the Hydra-in-a-Box project. His primary roles are designing technical architecture, developing sustainable software, and aligning the technical direction of the project with the broader open-source repository community.

He has been working in library technology since 1999, holding systems and software positions primarily in support of digital libraries and repositories at Stanford University, Penn State University, the Library of Congress, Princeton University, the University of Washington, and Rutgers University. He earned both a bachelor's degree in linguistics and a master's degree in library and information science from Rutgers.

steve van tuyl

Steve Van Tuyl is a Digital Repository Librarian at Oregon State University where he manages and architects (sort of) ScholarsArchive@OSU, OSU's digital asset repository for scholarly content. Prior to his time at OSU, he was a Data Services Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University, and a variety of librarian types and research assistants at the University of Pittsburgh. Not that you're terribly interested, but prior to arriving in Library Land in 2009, Steve was a terrestrial ecologist studying disturbance effects on forest carbon cycling.

Wed 2:30 - 3:20

Room 460

PCDM: Current Status, and What's Next

Esme Cowles

The PCDM effort began last year as a breakout session. Let's take this opportunity to take stock of what we've accomplished over the last year, what we can change/improve, and what we should focus on going forward.

Esme Cowles

No bio.

Room 401

Time-based Media Interest Group meet-up

Hannah Frost

Do you have digital audio and video? Is it in your repository, or not? Are you looking for others in the Hydra community who are tackling this content in the Hydra context? Do you have some burning issues to bat around? If so, let's meet!

Hannah Frost

Hannah is Digital Library Services Manager at Stanford University, working primarily on digital repository services and media digitization services for the Stanford community. She also is Product Manager for Hydra in a Box. She likes to roller skate and is a little dissappointed that the Minnesota Roller Girls will not have a game the week of Hydra Connect.

Room 351

Config/infrastructure management, deployment, & automation

Alicia Cozine

Share the tools and approaches you're using, or the ones you wish you could use.

Alicia Cozine

Operations person at Data Curation Experts

Room 352

Open

Richard Green

Room available for ad-hoc collaboration not on schedule.

Richard Green

Richard Green is an independent consultant working mainly with the repository team at the University of Hull in the UK. He is one of the group that created the Hydra Project and remains a member of the Steering Group.

Wed 3:30 - 4:20

Room 460

Flexible Dynamic Metadata in Hydra using Curation Concerns

Randall Floyd

At Indiana University we have been experimenting with an application based on Worthwhile that takes the idea of a generated work type to the next level. Using our custom generators, we can create new work types whose attributes and views are configurable and dynamic without touching any code. Our use and understanding of Curation Concerns is within the Worthwhile gem, so now we have to see if we can get it working using the new upcoming CurationConcerns gem. We would like to see if others find this work valuable, and if so, start a conversation towards getting involved and contributing back.

Randall Floyd

No bio.

Room 301

Oral Histories in Hydra: Use Cases

Michelle DiMeo

Are you storing oral histories in Hydra, or do you think you might do so in the future? If yes, we want to hear from you! Oral histories can be difficult to manage, preserve, and provide access to due to their unique file structures, metadata requirements, rights management issues, and the diversity of user and curator expectations. A Hydra head dedicated to oral histories could pull its functionality from some existing and developing Hydra applications, but more customized solutions would probably be required. This is a chance for members of the Hydra community (developers, curators, managers, and all) to present our use cases for oral histories and see if some commonalities between our institutions' needs could form the basis for a future collaboration.

Michelle DiMeo

Michelle DiMeo is Curator of Digital Collections at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.

Room 448

Pair documentation: comment the code

Anna Headley

It's a combination working session and mini-mentoring opportunity.

  • Step 1: Generate a list of gems (or areas within gems) with complex / undocumented logic.
  • Step 2: Pair someone familiar and someone unfamiliar with a given gem.
  • Step 3: Commence knowledge transfer, which the pair records in YARD comments and submits as a pull request.

Please help prepare by listings gems and their undocumented areas at https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Pair+Documentation+Breakout+Planning

Anna Headley

Developer at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia

Room 401

Hydra Structural Metadata Subgroup

Julie Hardesty

The Hydra Metadata Working Group would like to invite those interested in structural metadata in Hydra to consider participating in the Hydra Structural Metadata Subgroup. Our major focus for a deliverable at this point will be a recommendation for defining segments within a file. We would like this meeting at HydraConnect to be our first meeting to begin this work so if you know stuff about Hydra or Fedora (3 or 4) and you have an interest in how structures of objects are going to be defined, we need you! Sign up to express interest in this session at HydraConnect, add your name to the subgroup wiki page, and we'll be in touch!

Julie Hardesty

No bio.

Room 351

Service Management for Repository Services

Patricia Hswe

Missed the service management planning workshop on Monday? Or maybe you attended it, and you want to continue the conversation! We're proposing this session to give the growing community of service managers working with Hydra/Fedora-based repository services to chance to: 1) see who we are, to get a sense of a network we can all contribute to and rely on; 2) learn what the key issues are that we might come together to address and help solve; and/or 3) find out what the community wants from the still-new Service Management Interest Group, which recently started and has been having monthly calls. Come join us to be a part of what's certain to be an informative discussion!

Patricia Hswe

Patricia heads user services for ScholarSphere, Penn State's IR, and is also co-department head of Publishing and Curation Services in the University Libraries. Her additional areas of interest and advocacy are research data, digital collections, and open access publishing.

Room 352

Monday night redux: PCDM, LDP, etc... issues and actions on the table

Andrew Woods

This session is a continuation of Monday night's discussion on establishing common practices, raising pain points, and brainstorming solutions for on-the-ground experiences with such things as: * PCDM * LDP * ETags * Transitivity of membership * Proxies and ordering * Minimal metadata for interoperability * Technical metadata driving application behaviour * Resource types mapping to behaviour * etc, etc, etc...

Andrew Woods

No bio.

Room 446

Documentation: Write the Docs

Mark Bussey

Join us for a time-bounded 50 minute session to make Hydra Documentation better.

We'll spend 5-10 minutes identifying and prioritizing what we could edit / organize / or otherwise improve and the remaining 40 minutes making it happen.

Mark Bussey

In addition to helping run Data Curation Experts, Mark is an avid classical guitarist and is President of the Minnesota Guitar Society

Thu 8:15 - 9:00
Continental Breakfast & Registration - Hallway outside #351

Thu 9:00 - 9:50

Room 460

Under the hood of PCDM and Hydra:Works

E. Lynette Rayle

Are you someone who always looks under the hood? Want to know what's underneath the code shown in the Intro to Hydra:Works?

  • understanding the gems - active-fedora, activefedora-aggregation, hydra-pcdm, hydra-works, hydra
  • understanding the structure of aggregations in fedora
  • understanding ldp containers in fedora
  • understanding ORE ontology used for aggregations
E. Lynette Rayle

No bio.

Room 446

Hydra in a Box Focus Group #1

Mark Matienzo

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Stanford University and DuraSpace are partnering to develop a next-generation repository solution -- “Hydra in a Box” -- that will work for institutions large and small, incorporating the capabilities and affordances to support networked resources and services in a shared, sustainable, national platform. The overall intent is to develop a digital collections platform that is not just “on the web,” but “of the web.”

This session will serve as a focus group for the Hydra in a Box project to gather more information from the Hydra community about potential use cases and requirements, feedback about the project's direction and goals, and how a compelling repository product can be developed. Participation in the focus group will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Both existing and prospective Hydra adopters are encouraged to participate.

Mark Matienzo

No bio.

Room 301

Demystifying web-based design for non-designers and the art of good collaboration

Michael Anthony Tribone

Follow-up to my 20 minute session of the same name. This will allow us to further discuss the design/designer's point-of-view, the design process, and working together.

The design process is less about having a muse and more about gathering information, planning, and executing. Design is the connection between the audience and all of the people who work hard to provide products and services. In this session, we’re going to demystify the web-based design process for non-designers and learn how to communicate with one another to move ideas forward, cover some basic principles, understand language used to talk about design, harness the power of limitations, and the art of good collaboration. The goal of the session is for participants to be able to leave the session with a better understanding of what designers and designs need and how to communicate, support, and collaborate with creative individuals.

Michael Anthony Tribone

UI/UX Developer at Penn State. Interested in the interaction of art and code and human experiences.

chat: mtribone twitter: https://twitter.com/mtribone web: www.mtribone.com

Room 401

Metadata Aggregation — how can we do better?

Gretchen Gueguen

Metadata aggregation as a concept has been around for quite a while, but new and existing projects are exploring ways to do it better than before (including Hydra in a Box). If you aggregate metadata, are thinking about aggregating metadata, or are agg-curious, come and talk with your peers about: - Who is doing metadata aggregation? - What and why are they aggregating - What is being used? - What tools and standards can we work on together? - What do we need to do it better?

Gretchen Gueguen

No bio.

Room 448

Hydra in a Box Focus Group #2

Mark Matienzo

See description for Focus Group #1 Limited to 10 participants

Mark Matienzo

No bio.

Thu 10:00 - 10:50

Room 460

Modeling geospatial content using PCDM

John Huck
Darren Hardy
Eliot Jordan

The Hydra GIS Data Modeling Working Group is working on common GIS data models for shared tools to enhance interoperability among Hydra institutions. We will discuss an initial data model for georeferenced maps built on PCDM. We're looking for feedback and active discussion on the applicability of the data model to your work, and for suggestions of other geospatial data models that would suit your needs.

John Huck

No bio.

Darren Hardy
  • GIS Software Engineer, Stanford University
  • Chair, Hydra Geospatial Interest Group
Eliot Jordan

No bio.

Room 301

Hydra Metrics Interest Group meet-up and kick-off

James Van Mil

We started a space for the Hydra Metrics Interest Group earlier this summer, and have yet to have a first conversation. We're interested in traditional and emerging scholarly and web metrics in the context of Hydra repositories, including:

  • Submitter/author usage reporting and delivery
  • Administrative usage reporting and delivery
  • Integrations with 3rd party impact assessment tools
  • Standards for scholarly analytics
  • Web analytics
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

I'm interested in talking to folks about what they are already doing, and what they'd like to do, documenting , resources, examples, and aspirations on the wiki.

James Van Mil

No bio.

Room 401

Documenting Open Source for New Developers

Mark Bussey

Mark Bussey and documentation mercenary Heidi Waterhouse want to get together with like minded folks and start figuring out what the Hydra Community can do to help onboard new developers. If you are, or once were, a new developer, we'd love your help and input.

What are the 2-3 most important things we could document really well for a new Hydra developer?

Mark Bussey

In addition to helping run Data Curation Experts, Mark is an avid classical guitarist and is President of the Minnesota Guitar Society

Room 351

Fedora 3 to 4 migration hold ups

Erin Faulder

What questions are holding back your Fedora migration? How can the community provide feedback to Fedora around our pain points? Come admit your problems and work towards finding solutions.

Erin Faulder

No bio.

Room 352

Record Administration and Metadata Editing

Eric O'Hanlon

Columbia University Libraries has recently developed a record administration / metadata editing tool called Hyacinth (now in use on a small scale), and we'd be interested in talking with others about the types of types of issues you face when managing your own records. This will be an informal group discussion about any number of administration topics, including:

  • Current application/technical solutions for record administration
  • Access control
  • Creation/management of custom fields in an editing interface (and searching across those fields)
  • Optimal backing schemas / export serialization options
  • API designs for object creation/editing
  • Batch import/editing (without developer intervention)
  • Image derivative generation
  • Publishing content to public interfaces
  • Supporting both URIs and raw String values when not all users area ready to use URIs
  • Anything else you'd like!

If there's interest (and a projector), I'd be happy to give a demo of Hyacinth during this session. There's a lot more Hyacinth development to come, and feedback is most definitely encouraged. The code is open and available on GitHub: https://github.com/cul/hyacinth

Eric O'Hanlon

Eric is a web developer at the Columbia University Libraries.

Thu 11:00 - 11:50

Room 460

What I know about Vagrant so far

Mark Bussey

Vagrant is a handy tool for creating easily distributable virtual machines. DCE has started using vagrant (and Virtual Box) to provide development environments to support Hydra Camp. This session is an informal look at what we're doing so far and how it works, please come and share you knowledge or bring your questions.

Mark Bussey

In addition to helping run Data Curation Experts, Mark is an avid classical guitarist and is President of the Minnesota Guitar Society

Room 301

HydraHeads Connect with Avalon

Deborah Cane

Are you interested in discussing ways that Hydra heads like Avalon and Sufia can work together? We're interested in finding out what parts of Avalon you want to use in other hydra heads. How do you see an integration with Avalon and your own development?

Deborah Cane

Deborah Cane is the Repository Community Manager at Northwestern University Libraries, focusing on the growth of the Avalon community.

Room 351

Review, Refresh, and Assign Power Steering Action Items

Rick Johnson

According to the waffle board for power steering items:

https://waffle.io/projecthydra-labs/power-steering)

We need to revisit this list to track action, prioritize, and divvy up the next priority items among the community.

Rick Johnson

No bio.

Room 401

GeoCoding Tooling

Jack Reed

This session will explore various ways of geocoding data, the licensing behind geocoded data and the current state of the tools.

Jack Reed

No bio.

Room 352

NEEDS FACILITATOR: Starting Hydra at Your Organization

Andrew Rouner

This could be a discussion for anyone interested in starting to implement Hydra at your organization, especially in its organizational aspects. It may be co-led with another organization relatively new to Hydra. This would be aimed at sharing ideas that have worked in your organizations to help with those needing to sell internal stakeholders in their organizations. Hopefully some experienced Hydra adopters will come to share their experience.

NOTE: our presenter is scheduled to depart prior to the session time. If there's someone else willing to facilitate the discussion, folks should definitely have the discussion.

Andrew Rouner

Andrew Rouner is in the Scholarly Publishing department at the Washington University in St. Louis Libraries.

Thu 11:50 - 1:30
Lunch

Thu 1:30 - 2:20

Room 460

Preserving Linked Data - Relying on URIs

Trey Terrell

A chance to sit down and discuss the problems and potential solutions behind what we can do to ensure we can get the metadata behind the URIs we rely on in linked data.

Trey Terrell

No bio.

Room 351

UX and Sufia deposit

Sonya Betz

To prep for our upcoming October launch of Sufia, University of Alberta conducted a series of observational user testing sessions with faculty, grad students, and staff. We would love to have a conversation with other groups who are engaged in users testing.

-What strategies do you have for collecting user feedback? -How do you incorporate user testing into agile dev cycles? -What are some good strategies for communicating test results and solutions back into the project? -What UX issues have you identified in Sufia - or solutions for these issues?

Sonya Betz

No bio.

Room 301

Spotlight Breakout

Jessie Keck

Extending from the "Deep Dive Into Spotlight Workshop" on Monday, come and ask questions you have about Spotlight, how to get up and running, how to get your data into Spotlight, and anything else Spotlight related that people want to talk about.

Jessie Keck

No bio.

Room 401

Hydra Web Presence Working Group

Richard Green

Come along and meet some of the HWPWG and share your ideas about how we can make Hydra's web presence better!

Richard Green

Richard Green is an independent consultant working mainly with the repository team at the University of Hull in the UK. He is one of the group that created the Hydra Project and remains a member of the Steering Group.

Thu 2:30 - 3:20

Room 460

How Best to Recruit and Ramp Up New Hydra Developers Internally

Rick Johnson

`Discuss the best tools, strategies, processes that have worked best for people at different institutions that have successfully recruited and ramped up individuals internally. Discuss any challenges or caveats to manage as well.

Rick Johnson

No bio.

Room 351

Hydra over a Triplestore instead of Fedora

E. Lynette Rayle

Are you interested in using the Hydra stack but want your data stored in a triplestore instead of Fedora? Or are you already doing this? In this session, we will discuss what has been tried and brainstorm an approach. One potential piece of the puzzle would leverage ActiveTriples for persistence to a triplestore. All ideas are welcome.

E. Lynette Rayle

No bio.

Room 301

Best Practices for Descriptive Metadata

Carolyn Hansen

In September 2015, the Descriptive Metadata Subgroup conducted a survey of Hydra institutions focusing on descriptive metadata. Results indicate that the community is using different standards but is open to best practices. The subgroup will be working to create best practices in the next few months. The focus on this session would include:

Brief discussion of survey results

Discussion of minimum standards, Hydra in a Box

Ethics of best practices (we're not the Metadata Police!)

Strategies for getting buy-in from Hydra institutions

Anyone is welcome at this meeting. Best practices are only worthwhile if they are useful, and the Descriptive Metadata Subgroup is looking for as much feedback as possible. Please come and share your ideas, fears, and suggestions!

Carolyn Hansen

No bio.

Room 401

Ask a Hydra Manager

Robin Ruggaber

This is a follow on to the "Intro for Hydra Managers" in an informal setting to focus on discussing issues facing managers and answering questions.

Robin Ruggaber

No bio.

Thu 3:30 - 4:20

Room 460

Linked Data - What are the tools we need in Hydra?

E. Lynette Rayle

With Fedora 4, metadata is being stored in Fedora as RDF. What tools would help make this available as Open Linked Data? How can we leverage Open Linked Data produced by others and surface it within Hydra apps?

This is a brainstorming session for those who are looking to take linked data to the next level.

E. Lynette Rayle

No bio.

Room 352

User Experience Interest Group

Stephanie Rosen

The Hydra wiki page lists a User Experience Interest Group. This session would be an opportunity for Group members to meet up and report progress to other Connect participants, and for new folks to get introduced to the group and potentially join in.

Stephanie Rosen

No bio.

Room 448

CurateND and the Open Science Framework: Getting Data Preservation in Front of the Research Data Lifecycle

Rick Johnson

Explore early ideas about integrating our institutional repository with the Open Science Framework (OSF). OSF acts as tool for active data management, and we are looking at integrating with CurateND as an archival target once data is ready to be archived. The other idea is to help get the process started earlier on metadata collection and capture, so it is not compressed at the end.

We are still working through these ideas, and nothing to show yet, but wanted an opportunity to share for anyone interested in what we are doing.

Rick Johnson

No bio.

Room 301

Yoga for Techies

Mark Bussey

You've been at the conference for a few days now, sitting motionless in your chair. Here's a chance to get some very gentle movement into your day. Mark and friends will lead 30 minutes of gentle yoga and stretching.

Mark Bussey

In addition to helping run Data Curation Experts, Mark is an avid classical guitarist and is President of the Minnesota Guitar Society

Room 401

MODS XML to Linked Data friendly RDF

Steven Anderson

This is an in-person meeting to continue discussions occurring in the MODS and RDF Descriptive Metadata Subgroup. The focus on this session would include:

  • Brief report back of the September 21st meeting for those unable to make it due to conflicts here at Hydra Connect.

  • Discussion of MODS Title and MODS Name elements.

  • Other topics determined by those in attendance.

Essentially a face-to-face meeting of some of us in that group may allow for some good collaboration. This session would welcome those who aren't part of the above subgroup that are just interested in the topic or are curious as to how such mapping is happening.

Steven Anderson

No bio.

Room 351

Ask a Hydra expert

Justin Coyne

Problems with your Hydra install? Need to bounce some ideas off other developers? Join us as we work together to solve whatever problems you bring to the table.

Justin Coyne

No bio.

Thu 4:30 - 6:00
Hydra Connect Happy Hour @ Brits