Event Title

Advancing Hyku

Presenter Information

Chealsye Bowley, Ubiquity Press

Location

Union B

Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

Start Date

23-4-2020 5:30 PM

Description

This talk is a report on the next stage of development of the Hyku repository platform. Hyku is rapidly developing as both an affordable turnkey alternative to proprietary platforms for small institutions such as bepress, and also as a high-quality cloud-based alternative for large institutions no longer interested in customizing and maintaining open source options.

Initially implemented by Duraspace and Stanford University under an IMLS grant, the platform is now being adopted by a growing community and brought to a feature-complete state by four key organizations: CoSector, Notch8, the Texas Digital Library and Ubiquity. This talk will focus in on the work Ubiquity has been involved in, in particular in partnership with the British Library.

The acquisition of Bepress in 2017 caused significant distress in the US higher education community (e.g. U. Penn’s Beprexit site). For Ubiquity, Hyku is an opportunity to provide a fully open source, no lock-in alternative to such platforms, which complements its customer charter guaranteeing open source, open access and unbundled products. It chose Hyku because it belongs to the strong Samvera developer community, and committed itself to returning all code to the core codebase.

Working with the British Library, Ubiquity has now significantly improved Hyku to the point of market readiness, with support for a full range of content types including data and software, full integration with services such as DataCite, Crossref and ORCiD, full import-export based on open standards, and rich multi-tenancy functionality. Their Hyku instance now holds all British Library research data, of which a quick demo will be given.

The goal of this has been to engage customers through trust, rather than lock-in. Customers can leave at any time, continuing to run the containers with their repositories, and in the knowledge that the platform has a large open source community behind it, not just the original service provider.

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Apr 23rd, 5:30 PM

Advancing Hyku

Union B

This talk is a report on the next stage of development of the Hyku repository platform. Hyku is rapidly developing as both an affordable turnkey alternative to proprietary platforms for small institutions such as bepress, and also as a high-quality cloud-based alternative for large institutions no longer interested in customizing and maintaining open source options.

Initially implemented by Duraspace and Stanford University under an IMLS grant, the platform is now being adopted by a growing community and brought to a feature-complete state by four key organizations: CoSector, Notch8, the Texas Digital Library and Ubiquity. This talk will focus in on the work Ubiquity has been involved in, in particular in partnership with the British Library.

The acquisition of Bepress in 2017 caused significant distress in the US higher education community (e.g. U. Penn’s Beprexit site). For Ubiquity, Hyku is an opportunity to provide a fully open source, no lock-in alternative to such platforms, which complements its customer charter guaranteeing open source, open access and unbundled products. It chose Hyku because it belongs to the strong Samvera developer community, and committed itself to returning all code to the core codebase.

Working with the British Library, Ubiquity has now significantly improved Hyku to the point of market readiness, with support for a full range of content types including data and software, full integration with services such as DataCite, Crossref and ORCiD, full import-export based on open standards, and rich multi-tenancy functionality. Their Hyku instance now holds all British Library research data, of which a quick demo will be given.

The goal of this has been to engage customers through trust, rather than lock-in. Customers can leave at any time, continuing to run the containers with their repositories, and in the knowledge that the platform has a large open source community behind it, not just the original service provider.