Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH


In 2011, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened its new Library and Archives, the most comprehensive repository of materials relating to the history of rock and roll. The mission of the Library and Archives is to collect, preserve, and provide access to these resources for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and the general public in order to broaden awareness and understanding of rock and roll, its roots, and its impact on our society.

As part of this mission, the Library is preserving a large amount of digital content spanning the 26 years of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s existence.  Some of this content is now available for the first time at the Library and Archives.


Hydra was chosen to serve as the cataloging front-end to our digital repository.  It is currently in production for our video cataloging, digitization and preservation needs, and is being actively developed to include other digital formats such as images, audio and other archival digital content.


Although Hydra is an internal-only application, it is used to feed content into our public catalog, the results of which are publicly viewable here:

The items listed here reflect the content that is fully cataloged and available.  It is also metadata-only and the video is only available to users within the Library and Archives.

Museum website:

Hydra website

[Not accessible to the public]

Status: production


Hydra at Rockhall (approx 5 minutes)