Hudson Molonglo


I.T. Consulting for Higher Education, Libraries and Archives

We draw on a rich pool of talented Developers, Designers, Analysts and Managers with deep experience in technology for education and research.
We build teams to help institutions successfully implement their technology projects. We understand the challenges; we know the language; we've been there.



We built ArchivesSpace.


As the Development Partner, we worked with the ArchivesSpace project team to develop version 1.0 of the application, released on October 1, 2013.


Since then we have worked with many institutions on their ArchivesSpace implementations. We have worked with New York University, Yale University, Dartmouth College, Tufts University, National Library of Australia and others on projects to develop plug-ins, extend the core code, migrate data, optimize performance, and trouble-shoot problems.


In October 2016, we resumed our role as ArchivesSpace Development Partner. So now, in addition to our work with individual institutions, we are working directly with the ArchivesSpace Program to accelerate development of the core codebase.


Skills and Services


We can source personnel with a broad range of skills and experience, and we build a team for each project. This allows us to provide services covering most aspects of technical projects. An indicative list of these services includes:


  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Grant Writing
  • Business Analysis
  • Software Development
  • System Integration
  • Data Migration
  • Test Automation
  • User Interface Design
  • Technical Writing
  • Technical Training

About Hudson Molonglo


Hudson Molonglo Pty Ltd was founded in 2011 with the vision of creating an alternative way of resourcing fixed term technical projects at Universities, Libraries and Archives.


Hudson Molonglo draws together talented technical personnel who have deep experience in the domain, and connects them with the projects that need their skills for a fixed period. Universities, Libraries and Archives are great innovators in learning management, collection management, digital library, and digital access and preservation software. However, it can be challenging to find the right people at the right time for these projects. Hiring technical staff on short term contracts can be difficult, and grabbing slices of time from already very busy permanent staff can be disruptive and inefficient.


We aim to fill this need with people who have direct experience working in the higher education and research sectors. These are not cookie-cutter consultants; they know MARC from MODS; they've worked with VuFind and Voyager; they've integrated services with Shibboleth and CAS.


Hudson Molonglo is a young company with a long history. We're ready to share our experience and skills with you to help you bring your visions to fruition.


One last thing about Hudson Molonglo - that peculiar name. The journey of this company began with the unlikely connection of two very distant and very different places. New York City and Canberra, Australia. The two parts of the name are taken from the names of the major rivers that feed those special places. We appreciate that 'Molonglo' does not trip off many tongues, but we like it, it reminds us of home. Feel free to use a contraction: 'HM' or 'Hudmol' are just fine by us.