Along with our pilot partners at the University of Houston, UT Austin and Trinity University, the Texas Digital Library recently underwent a brief, 6-month exploration of the Hyku application. In particular, we were interested in the feasibility and community benefits of hosting Hyku, especially involving potential migration from bepress, DSpace and/or CONTENTdm.
Ultimately, we concluded that TDL will not launch a Hyku service immediately. However, TDL and its members will continue to monitor and assess the long-term viability of the Hyku service provider community and conduct additional investigatory work.
Beyond this pilot and final report, TDL intends to stay involved on behalf of our members with monthly Hyku Interest Group meetings and other Samvera community meetings and discussions. In the spirit of staying closely involved with the ongoing Hyku project, TDL has joined the Bridge2Hyku project.
To read the details of the pilot’s rationale and testing, as well as future work, please read the entire report from our TDL repository here: http://hdl.handle.net/2249.1/87490.
A report on the findings of theB2H Toolkit Pilot Test are available here https://uh-ir.tdl.org/handle/10657/3931.