With a collective 35 years of experience in digital information, repositories, libraries, archives, metadata and software development, our highly skilled team of specialists is ready for any research technology challenge.
Previously under the name of University of London Computer Centre (ULCC), the CoSector - University of London Digital Research Technologies team develops and hosts repositories for a range of organisations within the higher education and research sector, providing access to Open Access research outputs, cultural heritage resources and more.
We work as part of the community and are committed to building software that the community wants. Everything we do is built on open source software and any software we create is made openly available for others to adapt and modify.
We are launching a new hosted repository service in autumn. Our new service offers hosting of the Hyku software. Hyku is the result of a 30-month project called Hydra-in-a-box, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in the US and delivered by Stanford University, DuraSpace and the Digital Public Library of America. Hyku is built on the existing Samvera Community Framework and aims to “build, bundle, and promote a feature-rich, robust, flexible digital repository”.
Key features include:
- Support for uploading any kind of content
- Out-of-the box support for various content types with the flexibility to easily add new types
- IIIF support for Images, with built-in support for the Universal Viewer
- A modern, responsive user interface
- Faceted search and browse
- Flexible access controls, including open access, institution-wide access and sharing with groups and individuals
We are looking for early adopters to test the beta product right now.
GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HYKU
Our core HYKU Services:
We offer a range of services for Hydra and Hyku repositories, including:
- Help and advice in data modelling and metadata
- Analysis, specification and design for new systems and projects
- Specification for bespoke development
- Repository ‘readiness’ analysis
- Bespoke development and integration
- Systems and data migration
- Rory McNicholl, Senior Repository Specialist
- Julie Allinson, Lead Developer
- Antonios Nanos, Repository Developer
- Borys Feldman, Graduate Repository Developer
- Michele Morelli, Customer Support Officer