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titleWelcome to the Hyacinth wiki!

This wiki space is open to the public. It is a resource for anyone looking to use or implement Hyacinth.
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Hyacinth is CUL's digital library metadata management and editing system. It was developed by the Libraries Digital Program Division, working with partners in other divisions of the Libraries. Hyacinth supports custom metadata element sets for different projects, based on each project's needs. It supports MODS creation as well as other metadata elements and schemas.

Hyacinth functionality includes

  • receipt and ingest of digitized and born-digital content
  • digital preservation workflow
  • digital asset management
  • metadata creation and editing
  • rights metadata assignment
  • taxonomy maintenance
  • creation of linkages to Voyager MARC records
  • correlation with Omeka exhibition content
  • interlinking with finding aids
  • batch editing and ingest
  • derivative generation
  • DLC publication

History and Development

Hyacinth 3.x: 2021 (anticipated)

Hyacinth 2.x: 2016

Hyacinth 1.x: 2014

Users of Hyacinth

In mid-2017, Hyacinth's use was extended to Academic Commons, Avery Library Customer Orders, and a variety of other digital library projects.

Beginning 2016, Hyacinth was made available for use in the Preservation Reformatting Division and in the Original and Special Materials Cataloging.

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