May 8, 2020

Samvera Partners Call
Friday, May 8th, 2020
11:30 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr 

Meeting number: 737 192 431 
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Facilitator: Richard Green

Note Taker: Michael Korcynski


Discussion items

  • Additions to today's agenda
    • UCSB led effort to remove AF from Hyrax and instead use Wings, if anyone can speak to this?
  • Next call - June 12, 2020
  • Timetable for 2020 Steering Group elections
    • Details coming in an email next week.
    • May solicit nominations for 3 steering seats
      • Jon Dunn, Robin Ruggaber, Chris Awre are stepping down
      • anyone can nominate, get people's permission before you nominate them, or nominate yourself
      • Bios and Statements from nominees in early June
      • Mid-June announce candidates and voting
      • 3 weeks to vote
      • July 6th results
    • Would be healthy for the community if new people stepped up for these positions.
  • Virtual Connect:  14-15 May
    • Registration info was promoted this week across various channels
    • Practice session on the 13th for presenters.
    • Sessions will be recorded for those who can't attend synchronously.
    • End of Day 2 will be a discussion of how we might run annual Connect in the fall.
  • Governance review - follow up plans
    • Thanks to everyone who joined the virtual partner meeting.
    • Full notes on the wiki
    • A questionnaire is coming that will allow people who weren't on the call to share their views, or further views from attendees.
      • Will also be sent to other communities Samvera interacts with.
  • DPLA Partnership
    • Resigned their Samvera Partnership
    • No longer using Samvera or any of our software
  • UCSD led effort to remove AF from Hyrax and instead use Wings, if anyone can speak to this? (Simeon)
    • Important to be able to use Hyrax over future Fedora's and over other storage engines.
    • Work on Valkyrization has been stalled since earlier this year.
      • Jessica from UCSD presented on restarting the work.
        • Get AF out of the Hyrax Dependencies directly
        • Has there been a response to the request to help or are they intending to help?
          • Need more specifics to know what would be helpful.
          • General idea to upgrade and submit tickets, may not be clear enough to generate help?
            • Maybe more obvious to devs and people on the ground?
          • A lot of people are interested in the effort, but need a more specific ask.