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Hudson Molonglo

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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.
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ArchivesSpace

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Hudson Molonglo is the ArchivesSpace Development Partner. From July 2012 to July 2013 we worked with the ArchivesSpace project team to develop version 1.0 of the application. ArchivesSpace version 1.0 was released on October 1, 2013. Since then we've continued to provide the core development team for the application.

 

We are now working to provide institutions with the specialized technical assistance they need to begin the move to ArchivesSpace. Talk to us about how we can help you with running a pilot, migrating legacy data, installation, customization, integration, or technical training.

 

We developed the code, and we're proud of the job we've done so far. We know how ArchivesSpace works, and we know we can make it work for your staff and patrons.

 

The Hudson Molonglo ArchivesSpace development team consists of four members based in New York City and Canberra, Australia.

 

 

You can see the code at our github repository.

 

We also produced a series of screencasts aimed at developers wanting to learn how ArchivesSpace works.

 

We would love to talk to you about ArchivesSpace. Contact us using the links at the bottom of this page, or mail us.

Projects

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We've had a very busy three years since Hudson Molonglo was founded in 2011. In addition to our work with ArchivesSpace, we have conducted a technical review of CollectionSpace, and have made significant contributions to New York University's Sakai implementation.

 

CollectionSpace is an open source collection management system designed for Museums. Hudson Molonglo was contracted to conduct a thoroughgoing technical review of CollectionSpace to provide recommendations for its future development.

 

Over the last few years New York University has transitioned to the open source learning management system Sakai CLE under the service name NYU Classes. Hudson Molonglo provided support for project planning, budgeting and resourcing. Members of the Hudson Molonglo team also made significant contributions to integration, customization and configuration of the service.

 

 

Skills and Services

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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

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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. If you want to talk to us please mail us or use the links at the bottom of this page.

 

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.

 

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