Stanford University partners with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and DuraSpace on the Hydra-in-a-Box project, to develop, bundle, and promote a feature-rich, robust, flexible digital repository that is easier to install, configure, and maintain. This next-generation repository solution incorporates capabilities and affordances to support networked resources and services. Informed by the current and anticipated needs of repository managers with real-world experiences, Hydra-in-a-Box is designed to be highly-interoperable and scalable, enabling institutions regardless of type, size, and technical means to participate in the repository community.
With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the 30-month collaborative project took place in May 2015 through November 2017, and involved an intensive requirements gathering and design process followed by an active software development process. We produced the Hyku repository application, now in beta release. As we work towards a production release, follow @HykuRepo on Twitter for the latest updates!