Together with the PALNI consortium, we are developing an affordable, open-source, and collaborative repository solution based on the Hyku software.
PALCI is partnering with the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (the two consortia together representing 94 academic libraries in Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York), to explore, develop, and pilot an open source, multi-tenant, consortial institutional repository (IR). The model should deliver ultra low-cost hosting, discovery, and access to digital material for member libraries. Ultimately, project collaborators aim to create a consortial repostiory service individual libraries may use, customize, and brand as their own, while building the capacity and functionality required to share underlying infrastructure, hosting, and administration costs across institutions. Partnering organizations will build member libraries’ capacity to serve their communities with access to digital collections by reducing IR-hosting and administration costs through shared infrastructure.
Interested in piloting the software? Contact us: email@example.com
Read more: https://hykuforconsortia.org
Empowering Value-Driven Library Collections in a Network-First Environment
The partnership is led by National Information Standards Organization (NISO), the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI), and Lehigh University Libraries. The infrastructure will create a suite of best practices, improved standards, and middleware for the development and management of collective collections and will support varied implementation models, data interoperability, and sharing of expertise across a range of institutions and consortia.