Community Case Studies

We are delighted to share this series of case studies presented by programs using the It Takes a Village Toolkit to plan for long-term sustainability. Click on the program case study link below to learn more about each.

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Fedora Repository Platform Case Study

Fedora is a robust, modular, open source repository system for the management and dissemination of digital content. This case study describes long-term sustainability planning work carried out by program staff and leadership after a major technical milestone.

Fetch Inventory Management System Case Study

FETCH is an open source system for the inventory management needs of off-site library storage facilities. The first version of FETCH will be released in late summer/early fall 2024. This case study describes sustainability planning work led by the Library of Congress and the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP).

Lever Press Case Study

Lever Press is a member-governed initiative dedicated to open access monograph publishing. This case study describes sustainability planning work done in spring 2024.

Mukurtu Case Study

Mukurtu CMS is an open-source content management system built with Indigenous communities to manage and share digital cultural heritage. Mukurtu is a grassroots project aiming to empower communities to manage, share, and exchange their digital heritage in culturally relevant and ethically minded ways. This case study describes work to assess the sustainability of Mukurtu both as an organization and as a community–developed software platform.

Samvera Case Study

The Samvera Community is an open source community creating best in class digital asset management solutions for Libraries, Archives, Museums and others. This case study describes Samvera's sustainability planning work focused on resources and technology.

Other Reflections

Other communities have also shared their experiences using ITAV including Force11 and Fulcrum.