Metadata Call 2022-2-22

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern

Call-In Info:

Community Notes:


Moderator(s): Anna G.

Notetaker: Nora Z.



  • Anna Goslen (UNC-Chapel Hill)

  • Jen Young (Northwestern)

  • Annamarie Klose (Ohio State)

  • Cara Key (Oregon State University)

  • Sarah Seymore (U of Oregon)

  • Nora Zimmerman (Lafayette College)



  • Subgroup Reports

    • URI Selection Working Group

      • No updates

  • Roadmaps Alignment Group Update

    • new SMIG liaison needed!

      • Annamarie K.  is interested but needs to check in with her supervisor; previously was not supported

    • Jen: Group has given input in the search for a new Technical Lead for Samvera (/Hyrax); also gave input into staffing document

      • Supported the use of Google Teams for managing the GitHub team situation within the broader Samvera community

      • Heather: Doing an audit and looking into how to best utilize teams is an agenda item for the next dev congress. Anyone with experience collaborating in a distributed team is warmly invited to

  • Issues/Questions

  • Project Sharing

    • Nora: Student honors thesis workflow development.

    • Annamarie: OAI-PMH feed connection issues affecting ability to share collection metadata with DPLA.  Unsure if it is related to local configuration or is something else. Curious about other Samvera community work and experience with DPLA and OAI-PMH harvesting. 

      • Anna G. : remembers having to customize fields in order to map them to aggregators. Might be worth getting a WG together on this topic. 

      • A group could create community documentation or guidance relating to OAI-PMH harvesting compatibility with Samvera products e.g. Hyrax and Hyku. 

      • Sarah offered to share U of Oregon’s MAPs for sharing up to Oregon Digital

      • Lafayette and Science History Institute also developed an adapter for sharing metadata via OAI-PMH protocol. 

      • Relevant issue, found post-call:

  • Discussion Topics

    • Samvera Virtual Connect, May 4-5th 2022

      • Seeking volunteers for the Program Committee thru 3/7

      • Sign up here


Next meeting: 3/22, 2-3pm