2019-01-11 Meeting notes

Samvera Partners Call
Friday, January 11, 2019
11:30 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr 

Meeting number: 737 192 431 
Meeting password:h9cwrT45

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Code of Conduct

We want Samvera Community to be a fun, informative, engaging event for all our partners and participants. We've got a few strategies to help make this happen:

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

    2. We have officially adopted an Anti-Harassment Policy.

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


Facilitator: Chris Awre

Note Taker:  Glen Horton


Discussion items


Plans for Virtual Connect around March/April 2019 Ryan Steans, Chrissy Rissmeyer

(Chrissy cannot call in until 9 am Pacific, adding written update beforehand just in case.)

  • This year's Virtual Connect will be held via Zoom webinar on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24 (starting at 8am PDT / 11:00am Eastern / 4pm BST) The event will be held over 2 days and organized into tracks. Each day's event will be approximately 90 minutes (instead of a 1-day, 3-3 1/2 hour event).
    • This change is in response to community feedback received following the past 2 years events. Additionally, we hope the shorter duration will make it easier for those in the UK to attend most of the event during regular business hours.
  • A combined save-the-date and call for proposals will be sent to the community early next week.
 Plans for  Spring Partner meeting  Jon Dunn, Rosy Metz, Carolyn Caizzi(Chris reported for Jon Dunn)
  • They are still looking for 1-2 volunteers to facilitate and put together the agenda. Contact Jon, Rosy, or Carolyn if you are interested in helping.
  • There's a wiki page for the partner meeting. You can post topics to the page.
  • Jon is hoping to post hotel and travel details soon.

Hyrax-Valkyrie survey Steve Van Tuyl, Tom JohnsonSteve reported on the status of Hyrax resourcing:
  • The Valkyrie, batch round-tripping, and permissions groups are resourced.
  • The analytics group still needs resources. Some folks have expressed interest, but the group is on hold until they have more
  • The Hyrax Working Group has 2 devs and 1 coordinator. They are moving forward with a skeleton crew, but would like more people. John Weise said they might be able to add someone.
  • Contact Steve if you have resources to contribute to these groups.

Open Repositories contributionsChris Awre
  • An additional week has been added for proposals to ORE.
  • Chris advocated the value of proposing Samvera-related sessions to this conference.
  • Collaborating on sessions is highly encouraged.
  • Mike Giarlo and Justin Coyne are working on a proposal for repository sustainability with a focus on software development practices. They will likely touch on Samvera.
  • Wednesday, January 16th is the extended deadline for proposals.

Facilitator and Notetaker for February 8 meeting

Facilitator: Robin Lindley Ruggaber (University of Virginia)

Notetaker: Mike Korcynski (Tufts)

Action items