20 Years of Open Source at UVA

Author:Ramsey, Ellen, University of Virginia LibraryUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-4520-4923

Presentation given at Open Repositories 2018 meeting in Bozeman, Montana on June 7, 2018.

In 2010, the University of Virginia was an early adopter of Hydra/Fedora repository solutions. By 2014, it was time for more than just a code refresh. We have multiple modular repository parts, some more open source than others. We have had successes (student deposits as graduation requirements, one-stop searching, consistent branding), some failures typical of early institutional repositories (if you build it, they might not come), and some promising experiments (modular containers for different content types, persistent identifiers for both works and authors). In 2016 we relaunched our then-Hydra/Sufia “LibraETD" repository and rolled out LibraData (built on Dataverse) as our modular data container. In 2017 we launched the Samvera/Sufia “LibraOpen" to better address the emerging open scholarship needs of University authors. In 2018, we are returning to our roots with an examination and potential refresh of our Blacklight discovery layer.

repository, retrospective, #OpenRepo2018, Blacklight, Samvera, Libra
University of Virginia
Published Date:
June 7, 2018

Update of a presentation first given at CNI in 2017.