2023-01-13 Partner Call




Samvera Partners Call

Friday, January 13th, 2023

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

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Code of Conduct

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  1. We encourage everyone to apply the Samvera community principles of openness, inquiry, and respect in their interactions at the event.

  2. Please review the Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to community helpers

Facilitator: @Heather Greer Klein

Note Taker: @david.schober


  • Your name here!

  • @david.schober

  • @Kevin Kochanski

  • @Stuart Kenny

  • @Jeremy Friesen

  • @Jon Dunn

  • @Tim Lepczyk

  • @Nicholas Mark Homenda

  • @Margaret Mellinger

  • @Esmé Cowles

  • @Franny Gaede

  • @Karen Cariani

  • @Brian McBride

  • @Jim Halliday

  • @Kirsten Leonard

  • @Carolyn Caizzi

  • @Harriett Green

  • @Jill Morris

  • @Emily Lynema

Agenda & Notes

  1. Any other items for the agenda? 

  2. Spring Partner Meeting RSVP open

    1. Partner meeting to be held in person at the Northwestern University Norris University Center in Evanston, Illinois.

      1. We have an RSVP form for it. Will be sent out via email.

      2. Want to verify enough folks can attend, all product owners (anyone who is a product owner core components, etc), tech leads, etc.

      3. Meeting is across two days.

      4. RSVP by Feb 24

      5. No room blocks, but several hotels are in the area

    2. A preliminary agenda will be shared in February

    3. To ease travel the meeting will be split across two days: March 21st from 1-5pm, and March 22nd from 9am-1pm.

    4. Every member institution may send one in-person representative, and additionally all Product Owners and Technical Leads are invited on attend.

    5. Please RSVP by Friday, February 24th, 2023.

  3. Components Maintenance proposals

    1. Product Owner still requested for the following projects:




    2. if your team depends on these, please consider taking one of these on.

    3. Folks use these outside of Hyrax

    4. is there a ranking of which is most critical?

      1. @Jeremy Friesen is investigating the ownership of QA

      2. @Stuart Kenny will investigate ownership of hydra-derivatives

  4. Samvera Virtual Connect 2023 – feedback on potential dates

    1. Call for program committee will go out soon

    2. 2 days in week of April 24th, or in week of May 1? (2022 was May 4-5)

      1. 11am-2pm est. Late April, early May-ish

      2. straw poll was largely “either date”

  5. Other Updates:

    1. Marketing WG is now Outreach & Engagement Working Group!

      1. Open to all, see the charter for details. In 2023 we will be evaluating the motto, and refreshing and modernizing the samvera.org website.

        1. It’s a small, productive group

        2. Meet Fortnightly on Wednesdays

        3. Refreshing and modernizing the samvera.org website. Hosting on GH, a couple of wrinkles.

        4. Goal is to make the website look more modern.

        5. Reach out to @Chris Awre or @Heather Greer Klein

      2. Form for motto suggestions

    2. Open Repositories 2023 – who is attending? Any Samvera-related proposals?

      1. Call for proposals has been extended to Jan 22

      2. Repository Rodeo


    3. Upcoming transition to community-managed nurax testing site

      1. We are going to move it to AWS-hosted community controlled

      2. Move over user accounts

      3. @Daniel Pierce may need some additional help from folks at Northwestern. We had an initial meeting.


    4. Maintenance Pledge – 1,591 hours pledged from three Partner institutions

      1. >1500 hours pledged from 3 partners

      2. Heather is willing to help coordinate time

    5. Sign up for 2023 Partner Call Demos – 10-30 minutes

      1. Wide open for this year.

      2. Useful for

    6. Developer Congress January 23rd -27th – Hyrax Maintenance WG is leading, but all technologies welcome to use this time for community effort

      1. First cycle of work

      2. Valkyrization and Ruby 3

    7. Samvera Connect 2023 - progress on an in-person approach

      1. We haven’t had much interest in hosting yet. Some folks were looking into whether they could host

      2. Discussing with ??Consentra??? who plans for Code4Lib

      3. Some of the ideas included streaming some of the content for a low-level

      4. Maybe Philly? No partner, but it’s easy to get to and we have a lot of friends!

      5. Concentra would handle logistics, Committee would focus on content

Anything for the Samvera Board? (Standing item)

Date of next call: February 10th


@Esmé Cowles