Samvera Connect 2019 Session Schedule

Thu 4:00 – 4:50
Unconference

Knight Center - Room 340

How Should Explore New Languages and Tools?

Esmé Cowles

There has been some discussion of tools and languages that haven't been part of the "standard" Samvera technology stack, including Elixir, Go, ElasticSearch, and others. What would be the most productive way to experiment with these? What are the pain points in most need of updating? Are there some parts of the stack that are less-entangled with the rest of the tools, making it easier to swap in new tools? Are there some languages that more Samvera organizations would be willing to adopt? Are there other concerns for where we should focus our exploration?

Esmé Cowles

No bio.

Knight Center - Room 220

Permissions in Hyrax

Maria Whitaker

The Permissioning Analysis Working Group produced recommendations that were supposed to be taken to developers in phase 2 of the WG for an investigation into the feasibility of the recommendations and potentially a proposal for how to get there with what is deemed feasible. That phase 2 work got stalled for various reasons. I would like to invite interested folks to reconvene and discuss next steps and to hear what permissions work is taking place in various institutions.

Maria Whitaker

No bio.

Knight Center - Room 211

Samvera Metadata Interest Group Meeting

Anna Goslen

Samvera Connect 2019 meeting of the Samvera Metadata Interest Group. Thursday, 10/24, 4:00-5:00pm. Agenda

Anna Goslen

No bio.

Knight Center - Room 210

Hyrax Vocabulary Options - Meetup

Julie Hardesty

This session is to gather those interested in including more controlled vocabulary options for Keyword and Subject fields by default in Hyrax. We can talk in more detail about vocabulary options that are available. We'll also talk community approaches and technical approaches and see if this indicates the need for a Samvera working group.

Julie Hardesty

Metadata Analyst at Indiana University. Metadata SME (subject matter expert) for Avalon Media System. All about the SMIG (Samvera Metadata Interest Group) and its working groups.

Knight Center - Board Room

Managing program and technology teams for Samvera initiatives

Cari Lovins

This is a follow-up for those interested in further discussion or information sharing to the presentation at 3 pm on Thursday. We are thinking of this session for 4 - 4:30 pm on Thursday.

Cari Lovins

No bio.

Fri 9:00 – 9:50
Unconference

Olin Library - Instruction Room 3

I know, Let's Build an API!

Adam Wead

Could Samvera be expressed as a set of one or more API specifications? If so, what would those specifications encompass?

Existing products like Hyrax, Hyku, and possibly Avalon, would be reference implementations of these specifications. The end goal would be to enable someone to build a "Samvera application" that is compatible at an API-level with Hyrax/Hyku, etc. yet choose whichever technology stack they desire.

What we would accomplish in this session is to decide the answers to the above questions. If the answer is no, that's fine, we can document it and move on. If the answer is yes, and we want to pursue such an end goal, we can strategize how we might achieve this.

Adam Wead

No bio.

Olin Library - Instruction Room 1

Deep Dive into Hyrax Wings Valkyrie Adapter for Active Fedora

E. Lynette Rayle

Join us for a code read and a look at what you need to know to start exploring Wings. Bring your questions and curiosity.

E. Lynette Rayle
Olin Library - Instruction Room 2

Hyrax Users Meetup

Julie Hardesty

This is a session proposed by SIGAHR (Samvera Interest Group for Advising the Hyrax Roadmap) to continue discussion about the road map, the Hyrax-focused working groups, the Product Owner role, all of that. See the SIGAHR wiki for the latest meetings notes and proposals regarding this work.

Julie Hardesty

Metadata Analyst at Indiana University. Metadata SME (subject matter expert) for Avalon Media System. All about the SMIG (Samvera Metadata Interest Group) and its working groups.

Olin Library - Data Services Research Studio

Connect Program: what do we like? what do we want to try?

Anna Headley

We tried a few new things with the program this year (keynote speaker, lightning talks during poster session, closing plenary). What do we think so far of how those things went? What might we want to try next year? How is the balance of talks to breakouts? Should next year's date proximity to Halloween prompt us to make any particular adjustments?

Come with your feedback and ideas!

Anna Headley

No bio.

Fri 10:00 – 10:50
Unconference

Olin Library - Instruction Room 3

Could Samvera Use an Infrastructure Working Group?

Michael B. Klein

We've done Deployment & Cloud Interest Groups in the past, but maybe it's time for a real Working Group. Our deliverables would include real shared things including but not limited to:

  • Shared best practices
  • How-to documentation
  • Dockerfiles
  • Provisioning scripts & manifests (Terraform/CloudFormation/Ansible/Puppet etc.)
  • Monitoring
Michael B. Klein

Tech Lead for Northwestern University Library's Repository & Digital Curation development team.

Olin Library - Instruction Room 1

Hyrax benchmarks to share and compare

Andrew Myers

What kind of performance can I expect to get out of my Hyrax app?

What can I do to make my Hyrax app run faster?

This can be hard to answer, which in turn, makes project planning harder.

If we share some basic benchmarks, we can compare results, and have better expectations.

Andrew Myers

WGBH Boston

"afred" on Samvera Slack channel.

Olin Library - Instruction Room 2

Valkyrie - Q&A

Trey pendragon

This is a chance to get together with Valkyrie implementors and ask questions or discuss the future features of the library. Interested in using Valkyrie? Want to know how we solve some problems? Have a feature or something you'd like to see? Come ask!

Trey pendragon

No bio.

Olin Library - Data Services Research Studio

Conversation about Hyrax Analytics

Margaret Mellinger

The goal of this session is to revive the work of the Hyrax Analytics Working Group, using the following prompts:
link

What questions do you need repository analytics to answer for you?

What elements of development are most important to you ?

Minimally, what do repository analytics look like?

What do feature-perfect repository analytics look like?

What do institutional repository analytics look like vs. what cultural heritage repository analytics look like?

Margaret Mellinger