Fall 2023 Partner Meeting


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October 26th


Led by


October 26th


Led by


9:00 - 9:10

Welcome and logistics



9:10 - 9:40

Samvera Connect 2024: what did we learn about the hosting choices we made this year, and what are the lessons learned for next year?

  • Discuss potential approaches to meeting in person. What are some ways we can meet that are accessible, valuable, and financially viable?



9:40 - 10:00

Potential Ford Foundation grant opportunity review and feedback

Looking at the next call of this infrastructure grant – bumped to next partner call

Heather & Kirsten


10:00 - 10:15




10:15 - 10:30

2023 budget report and 2024 budget planning report



10:30 - 10:45

Outreach to potential new Partners for 2024



10:45 - 11:30

Technical staffing investment models: What are our priorities for funding volunteer technical leadership and/or development hours, and how will we fund them?

  • continuing to offer reimbursement for a .5 FTE Hyrax tech lead past June 2024. Should we continue this model and if so, how to fund it

  • development fund/pledge model options; how is this in conflict with or could be paired with tech lead funding

  • continuity and identifying candidates for upcoming vacancies



11:30 - 11:50




11:50 - 12:15

Follow-up from Working Groups:

Outreach & Engagement discussion question: where do your stakeholders and decision-makers – those who need to hear about the value of participation in and financial support for open source repositories and Samvera – get their information? Looking for where to start sending press releases, and other ways to reach this audience.




12:15 - 12:45

Hyrax Valkyrization next steps:

  • Where does the work stand and how do we sustain momentum to make sure Milestone 2 (migration tooling/process) and Milestone 3 (Fedora 6) are completed?

  • Getting feedback on the state of Hyrax from contributors to the Valkyrization work



12:45 - 1:00

Wrap up




  • @Heather Greer Klein

  • @Esmé Cowles

  • @Rebekah Kati (as Hyrax Product Owner)

  • @Carolyn Caizzi

  • @david.schober

  • @Jon Dunn

  • @Chrissy Rissmeyer (she/her)

  • @Kirsten Leonard

  • @Alicia M. Morris

  • @Jim Halliday

  • @Jenny Basford

  • @Nora Ramsey

  • @Glen Horton

  • @Karen Cariani

  • @Robin Ruggaber

  • @Collin Brittle

  • @Margaret Mellinger

  • @Jeremy Friesen

  • @tamsin johnson

  • @Stuart Kenny

  • @Brian McBride

  • your name here!

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