Publishing platform and service on Hydra to support faculty publication, OA journals, etc funded by Mellon. Jekyll embedded in rails. High value placed on presentation and formatting. Supports markdown in metadata fields with correct indexing. Including Google Analytics using the API. Planning a code audit with DCE. Planning support for fully-encoded text to support born-digital books and journals.
Tom suggests maybe a Spring Partner Meeting would be a useful communication and strategy tool.
Community Discussion of Paid Slack License.
Currently using free tier without unlimited archiving and sharing. Present usage means the archive spans 3-4 weeks. Education/Education pricing is generous. Number of users is growing rapidly. Currently would cost ~4k/year with existing 336 users.
Request out to developers asking for feedback about value of this commitment. Leaning to yes, presently. Will present to Partners to ask if they support commitment of funds.