Advancing Hyku: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development

Authors:Ramsey, Ellen, LB-Univ Librarian-GeneralUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon, BrianUbiquity Press Reimer, TorstenBritish Library

This poster was presented at Samvera Connect on October 23, 2019 at Washington University in St. Louis.

The University of Virginia is pleased to announce a two-year award in the amount of $1,000,000 from Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin—in support of the “Advancing Hyku: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development” project. Through this project, the University of Virginia and its partner institutions—Ubiquity Press and the British Library—will support the growth of open access through institutional repositories. Working with the global open infrastructure community, the partners will introduce significant structural improvements and new features to the Samvera Community’s Hyku Institutional Repository platform.

Beginning October 2019, the project will make the open source community institutional repository product Hyku a more attractive dissemination option by:
1. integrating open-resource discovery tools (e.g. Unpaywall, Open Access Button) to automatically scale repository contents.
2. adding metrics to indicate usage of contents (e.g. citations, social media).
3. connecting and syncing with author identification and profile services (e.g. ORCID).
4. encouraging interaction with contents through in-browser display, visualization and annotation.
5. establishing pathways to long-term preservation services.
6. assessing requirements and jointly creating detailed, component-specific development plans, resulting in the collaborative development of new capabilities.

All code will be released open source, to be merged with the Hyku core codebase in accord with the Samvera Community’s practices.

Samvera, Advancing Hyku, institutional repository, Arcadia
Published Date:
October 23, 2019