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A list of known Hyku applications and the features that have been added to them (newer entries added at the top), following the example of the Samvera Implementations page.
If you do not have edit permissions, contact Kevin Kochanski at for suggestions or updates.

Institution name


contact email

Product/Service Name
(please link to the live site)


Code repository
(please provide a link to the code repository if it is public)

Institution and Partners

Informational URLProject URLBrief Description
(what is it used for and by whom?)
Main Features
(any customized features or additions to base gems)
New York City Municipal Archives

New York City Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) Digital Platform

New York City Municipal Archives

DORIS Digital Platform houses collections from the New York City Municipal Archives.  The platform expands access to all collections to a diverse range of users.

Hyku pilot project

Archivematica integration

HykuUP (Notch8)
connect@notch8.comHykuUP Hosted Samvera Repository Solution

Hyku for Consortia

The Private Academy Network of Indiana (PALNI)
Amanda Hurford

The Pennsylvania Academic
Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI)
Gretchen Guegen

A collaborative effort between the Private Academy Network of Indiana (PALNI) and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), the multi-tenancy of Hyku will make the platform available to member institutions and their users.

Dashboard for consortial administration

Enhanced permission levels

6 different "themes" for interface

DOI workflows

OER and ETD worktypes

Cross-tenant searching

Multi-tenant works

Advancing Hyku

University of Virginia
Ellen Ramsey

Ubiquity Press
Brian Hole

British Library
Torsten Reimer & Rachael Kotarski
A collaborative project to support the growth of open access through institutional repositories, by introducing significant structural improvements and new features to the Samvera Community's Hyku platform. The project partners are University of Virginia Library, Ubiquity Press and the British Library, with funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

Automatic population of repository contents

Enhanced metrics to indicate usage of contents

Connect and sync with author identification and profile services

In-browser display, visualization and annotation

Pathways to long-term preservation services

Shared Research Repository

British Library
Sara Gould

Jenny Basford

Ubiquity Press
Brian Hole repositories for UK cultural heritage organisations, currently all Independent Research Organisations (IROs). Content includes a variety of outputs including published works, datasets, 3D models and exhibition material. 

Six individual repositories with a unified search layer over the top.

Built by Ubiquity Press with a number of custom features, including importer tool and public-facing design.

HykuUP Hosted Samvera Repository SolutionNotch8 (
Notch8 offers an easily user-managed hosted service solution that speaks to the needs of organizations that don't have the internal resources to support a custom implementation.  Tiered pricing options make it a viable option for a wide variety of institutions.

Utilizes multi-tenancy to offer discrete client repositories

Bulkrax Importer gem