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Institution NameProduct/Service Name (please link to the live site)Brief Description
(what is it used for and by whom?)
Main Features
(any customized features or additions to base gems)
Samvera solutions/gems (Please list the gem names like Hyku, Hyrax, Avalon, Sufia, older gems) Storage Layer (Please list the storage like Fedora 3.2, Fedora 4.3 etc)
UC Santa Barbara

Alexandria Digital Research Library

Source code on GitHub

Digital collections system for unique digitized and born-digital library materials including photographs, prints, newspapers, maps, audio, sheet music, manuscripts, ETDs, and more. Linked data support, controlled vocabularies, pan-and-zoom viewer, , batch ingest via CSV/MARC harvest/MODS, collection landing pages, ARK minting with EZIDCuration ConcernsFedora 4.6.0
Princeton University Library


source code on github

Staff tool for building digital objects, which are served using IIIF, and embedded in our user-facing applications:

Blacklight: Catalog, Latin American Ephemera, and Digital Cicognara Library

GeoBlacklight: Digital Maps & Geospatial Data

Spotlight: Digital PUL

Content types: books/manuscripts, maps/geodata, ephemera, audio, numismatics, controlled vocabs

ARK minting with EZID

BagIt import/export

BrowseEverything ingest

Drag-and-drop page reordering, table-of-contents building


IIIF Manifest generation

MARC & EAD metadata import

OCR with Tesseract

PDF generation with Prawn

RabbitMQ event publishing

Workflows with AASM

valkyrie 1.2






Metadata: Postgres 10

Files: CIFS-mounted Isilon

University of Hull

Hydra at Hull

Source code on GitHub

Digital repository. Most content accessible to the world at large, some restricted to University users. Mediated deposit workflow.Content largely consists of theses, journal articles and past examination papers (the last restricted to University users only) although many other types of digital content are present in smaller numbers.



Fedora 3.7
University of Michigan

Deep Blue Data

Source code on GitHub

Research data repository for University of Michigan researchers. Deposit is mediated and access is open to all.Tombstone, DOI, Download all files, and Globus DownloadHyraxFedora 4.7.4
University of Michigan


Source code on GitHub

Fulcrum is an open source publishing platform that helps publishers present the full richness of their authors' research outputs in a durable, discoverable, accessible and flexible form.Web-based EPUB reader. Works segmented by Publisher with customized branding and publisher specific analytics. Mediated access of subscription materials. Bulk importer. Support for embedded multimedia FileSets in EPUBS. AblePlayer integration for audio/video, Leaflet IIIF for images. Jekyll static site integration. HyraxFedora 4.7.4
Northwestern UniversityARCHInstitutional Repository research output including dissertations, data sets, and published articles.DOI, download all files, AWS hostedHyrax

Fedora 4.7.4

Northwestern UniversityDONUTDigital Collections Backend and staff DAM.ARK minting, Elastic Search Indexer (for front end), tiled tif generation.HyraxFedora 4.7.4
Northwestern UniversityAVRAvalon-based media system for special collections and course reservesAWS hosted, Canvas integrationAvalonFedora 4.7.4
Oregon State University


Source code on GitHub

Institutional repository for scholarly content including graduate theses and dissertations, articles, presentations, technical reports, and research datasets. Migrated from DSpaceNested and ordered metadata fields;HyraxFedora 4.7.3

Oregon State University

University of Oregon

Oregon Digital

Source code on GitHub

Collaborative digital collections system for unique digitized and born-digital materials including photographs, articles, sheet music, manuscripts, ephemera, and more. Migrated from CONTENTdmLinked data support, controlled vocabularies, pan-and-zoom viewer, BookReader viewer, bulk ingest from Bags, Collections/Sets landing pages, CONTENTdm URL redirects, OAIHydra 6Fedora 3
University of UtahThe HiveInstitutional research data repository.
Migrating from Sufia 7.3 to Hyrax (2.3.3)Fedora 4.75
University of Virginia


source code on GitHub


Libra: Institutional Repository research output including dissertations and open scholarship, primarily self-deposit (unmediated workflow)

Blacklight: Virgo catalog, Geo-blacklight

Content types: theses/dissertations, articles, books/manuscripts, presentations, reports, images, audio, video, supplemental files

DOI minting via DataCite

ORCID registration through external service

Libra: Sufia 7.3

Virgo: Migrating to Blacklight 7

Fedora 4.7.3

King's Fund

(hosted by CoSector, University of London)

King's Fund Digital ArchiveDigitized publications from the King's Fund from 1898 onwards.

Uses Hyku, plus:

Work types: Published Work, Conference Item (via dog_biscuits)

Front-page carousel

IIIF search

Data imported from EPrints (via importer in leaf_addons gem)

Hyku 1.1

Hyrax 2




Fedora 4.7.4
Indiana UniversityMedia Collections OnlineCentral service for AV media collection at Indiana University. Contains media from a large variety of departments and schools at IU, the IU Libraries, and external partners.

Locally hosted

Canvas Integration

AvalonFedora 4.7.5
Indiana University

Pages Online

Page turning application for uploading, describing, structuring, and providing access to digitized multi-page items from the IU Libraries collections. Based on Princeton University's Plum

IIIF integration with Universal Viewer

HOCR derived using Tesseract with "Search Within" available in the Universal Viewer (select items)

Structural editor to provide hierarchy and labeling within an item

Curation Concerns (moving to Hyrax currently)Fedora 4.7.0
Duke University

Duke Digital Repository

Source code on GitHub:

Digital repository for digitized and born-digital special collections; library purchased and licensed collections (including some ebooks); select University Archives materials

IIP Image Server + IIIF Image API, custom OpenSeadragon viewer

A/V customizations around streaming, external embedding, Closed Captions, interactive transcripts and clickcable timecodes

Custom URLs, per-collection Blacklight & portal configurations

Batch import and metadata updating

Role-based permissions

Integrated ARK minting

PTIF derivative generation

Structural metadata generation & file tree browser for nested folders/files

...and more!

HydraHead 7.2.2

ActiveFedora 7.3.1

Fedora 3.8.0
Duke University

Duke Digital Repository – Research Data

Source code on GitHub

Institutional repository for research data

Integration with for file submission

Batch metadata imports via CSV

Versioning for works (datasets)

Vertical breadcrumbs for nested works

Browsing “top-level” works only

Data submission form conditionally presenting a series of questions

ARK and DOI minting with EZID and Crossref services

HyraxFedora 4.7.5
Emory University

Emory Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

GitHub: Laevigata

Mediated self-deposit repository for theses and dissertations, used by multiple Emory University Schools and departments

Mediated deposit workflows including single and multiple approvals

Primary/supplemental file delineation

File-level descriptive metadata

Box integration

Shibboleth integration

Save self-deposit submission as draft

Customized embargo durations

Customized embargo levels (full work, files, abstract, table of contents)

Submit works to Proquest

HyraxFedora 4.x

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