2021-05-14 Partner Call


Samvera Partners Call

Friday, May 14th, 2021

11:30 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr

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Meeting ID: 964 6146 1639

Code of Conduct

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Facilitator: @Heather Greer Klein

Note Taker: @Hannah Frost


@Heather Greer Klein

@Maria Whitaker

@Chrissy Rissmeyer (she/her)

@Rosalyn Metz

@Robin Lindley Ruggaber

@Tim Lepczyk

@Esmé Cowles

@Brian McBride

@Franny Gaede

@Chris Awre

@Alicia M. Morris

@Simeon Warner

@Stuart Kenny


Agenda and Notes

  1. Any other items for the agenda?  

  2. Avalon IIIF Player demo – Jon Cameron, Indiana University rescheduled to August call

  3. Updates:

    1. Partner call demo or sharing/discussion slots available for September- December – sign up here

    2. Old wiki (on LYRASIS space) now requires login

    3. New form for Slack invitation request is on the wiki– all current Slack workspace members can also still invite new users

      1. Better for security

      2. Rob K notes that Slack has a 30-day link option which would be good for conferences, for example

    4. 2020 Samvera Annual Report now available

  4. Call for participants in the next Hyrax Maintenance WG cycle (July-December 2021)

    1. Participation target date: The team will begin with onboarding work the week of July 4. Monday, July 12 will be the first day of the first 2-week sprint.

    2. Who we need: 2 Developers and 2 GitHub issues testers who can secure a .5 FTE commitment from their institution for July-December 2021. Work is done in 2-week sprints, two weeks on and two weeks off.

      1. Developers will focus on evaluating the outstanding Hyrax issues on Github, addressing bugs, and reviewing pull requests.

      2. The GitHub issues testers will help the Product Owner evaluate and prioritize open Hyrax issues, and will test issues as pull requests are merged and issues are completed. The people in this role do not need to be developers.

    3. Time frame: July-December 2021. Work is done in 2-week sprints, two weeks on and two weeks off.

    4. To participate: Add your name to the team list on the Hyrax Maintenance Working Group page

      1. Contributions are strongly encouraged!

    5. For more information: See the Hyrax Maintenance Working Group page

    6. For questions: Contact Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@iu.edu), Hyrax Product Owner

  5. Samvera Finance Subcommittee set for 2021

    1. Board Treasurer/Subcommittee Chair: Alicia Morris (2 year term, through Dec 31, 2022)

      1. calendar year cycle, like our fiscal year

    2. Members: Carolyn Caizzi, Rosalyn Metz, Simeon Warner

  6. Items from the newsletter:

    1. Proposed sundown plan for the Repository Managers Interest Group

      1. Slack channel is proving more valuable as a communication channel than monthly meetings.

      2. Nabeela will continue to stay on Roadmap Alignment Group for rest of the year as rep for repository managers generally

      3. Will this result in more work for the Community Manager, keeping the repo managers informed of changes in Hyrax, etc.

      4. Consider doing a survey of repo managers - what are their information needs? how do they want to stay connected and plugged in?

    2. Upcoming Hyrax Valkyrization sprints: help us complete this work!

      1. May 17-29 and June 14-26; developers welcome to join for any amount of time they can spare

      2. Help with code review makes it all go faster

      3. Join Hyrax WG Slack channel to show your interest

    3. Upcoming Topical Tech Calls, May 26 and May 27, 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT

      1. Both topics on agenda for both calls: Nested Indexing only when necessary; Hyrax ACL & Authorization Group Whiteboarding

    4. Samvera Board elections: call for nominations now open

      1. At least one open spot for certain

  7. Anything to raise with the Samvera Board (standing item)?

  8. Date of next call: June 11th, with demo of Questioning Authority from E. Lynette Rayle, Cornell

  9. Notetaker for next call: Simeon Warner