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Software Systems Development and Research

The Software Systems Development and Research (SSDR) department's primary mission is to provide ongoing software development and support services for UMD Libraries digital library and information dissemination applications, such as Digital Collections, Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM), and University Libraries Website.

SSDR is responsible for the research, development, deployment, support and management of library application software and software systems; and for the integration, implementation, and maintenance of software to provide acquisition, curation, preservation, access and discovery services to the libraries’ collections. The software development activities encompass all phases of software development lifecycle, including implementation of interfaces to other software systems, development of Web interfaces and user interfaces for the tools developed in SSDR.

In addition to providing software development support for the UMD Libraries, SSDR also provides software development services to the broader communities and partners of the University of Maryland, including the University of System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA).  Services include development of new applications and consultation on software engineering practices.

You can find some of our software at the University of Maryland Libraries GitHub organization.

Additional information is available in the Introduction to SSDR blog post.