The Digital Public Library of America, Stanford University, and DuraSpace partnered to extend the existing Samvera (formerly Hydra) project codebase and its vibrant and growing community to build, bundle, and promote a feature-rich, robust, flexible digital repository that is easy to install, configure, and maintain. This next-generation repository solution — “Hydra in a Box” — will work for institutions large and small, incorporating the capabilities and affordances to support networked resources and services in a shared, sustainable, national platform. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the 30-month collaborative project launched in May 2015

The beta version of the repository, known as Hyku, was released in May 2017, and momentum for the project continues past the grant term.