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Announcing Series Three in the 2012 Hot Topics Webinar Series: Get a Head on Your Repository with Hydra End-to-End Solutions

Find out about the Fedora Repository framework for rapidly producing web applications.

Winchester, MA  DuraSpace is pleased to announce the third 2012 Hot Topics Webinar Series, Get a Head on Your Repository with Hydra End-to-End Solutions. DuraSpace web seminars fill up fast so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Hot Topics: The DuraSpace Community Webinar Series
Series Three: Get a Head on Your Repository with Hydra End-to-End Solutions
Curated by Tom Cramer, Chief Technology Strategist at Stanford University Libraries

The three web seminars in the series will focus on Hydra, an open source project that gives institutions using Fedora a framework for rapidly producing highly tailored and polished digital library applications. Collectively, the Hydra Partners have produced a range of solutions for different content types (ETD's, articles, images, media, data, etc.) and services (institutional repositories, archiving born digital materials, preservation systems, etc.) that complement Fedora and enable libraries to realize the full potential of repository-powered solutions.  
This webinar series will introduce the Hydra project, demonstrate some of its many solutions, and delve into its technical components. Begun in 2008 among three founding institutions and (at the time) Fedora Commons as a strategy for pooling resources to build common solutions, the project's guiding slogan has been, "if you want to go far, go together." There are now more than a dozen partner institutions and a distributed development team that far eclipses what any individual institution might muster.

"Introduction to Hydra," presented by Tom Cramer, Chief Technology Strategist, Stanford University Libraries will introduce the capabilities of the Hydra suite of solutions, as well as delve into both the technical framework and community frameworks underpinning the project. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Eastern Time
Register HERE for "Introduction to Hydra"

"A Case Study on General Repository Applications," will be presented by Rick Johnson, Co-Director, Digital Library Initiatives and Scholarship Program at the University of Notre Dame along with Richard Green, Consultant to Library & Learning Innovation at the University of Hull. In the second part of this three part Hydra webinar series, we will provide overviews and demonstrations of Hydra implementations currently in production at various institutions. Showcasing the breadth of Hydra's utility, we plan to include applications for IR, Digital Exhibits, audio and video management, ETD's, datasets, image libraries, and workflow management.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Eastern Time
Register HERE for "A Case Study on General Repository Applications"

"HydraTechnical Deep Dive," will provide a basic introduction to the development methodology and software components involved in creating digital repository solutions with Hydra. Presented by Matt Zumwalt, Technical Lead, Hydra Project for MediaShelf, we'll look at the parts of the Hydra framework, the common software/code patterns used, the skills required to use the framework, and the technologies involved in deploying a production Hydra Head. The webinar will be aimed at individuals and organizations who are interested in using Hydra to develop their own software solutions and/or to adopt and improve existing open-source Hydra Heads.

Tuesday, October 30 at 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Eastern Time  
Register HERE for "HydraTechnical Deep Dive"

Space is limited so register today!
Please contact Kristi Searle at for more information.