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Scope & Objectives

  • Overlapping roles of service manager, product owner, repo and project manager

  • Interest in learning more about agile in order to better work in teams and collaborate

  • Recommendations about roles and methodologies

  • Moving from project management to sustaining services

  • Bridging gaps between developers and non-developers

  • Align the local efforts with the community

  • Provide a support network and sounding board for repo-managers to ask questions and to share implementation details.

  • Share locally implemented features, customizations, and workflows outside vanilla product(s).

  • Provide collective input on the Hyrax roadmap and feature development, providing use cases, proposals, and providing real-time input on implementation of features.

Proposed deliverables/working sub groups

  • Create a testing/bug reporting network to ensure Hyrax releases are stable and ready for production.

  • Create and maintain Hyrax Documentation geared toward repo-managers and end-users

  • Figure out process/workflow for providing input and use cases from repo-managers for Hyrax

Meeting Times & Communication Channels

Regular Meeting Times
4th Wednesday of the month, 1pm EST

Connection Details:

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1.) Dial:
+1 734 763 1841 
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2.) Enter the Meeting ID: 990285483
3.) Enter the Passcode: 8955

Communication Channel

Samvera mailing list (Samvera-community)

Slack Channel: #repo-managers


Have an idea for a meeting topic? Please add to the Repo Managers Meeting Topic Parking Lot

  • July 26, 2017 
  • June 8, 2017
    • Agenda : 
      • Update on Hydra Governance WG;  Working with  repository managers   Leah Vanderjagt
      • add topic....
  • May 11, 2017 (note: cancelled due to low attendance!)  
    • Is defining roles and responsibilities with tools like RACI matrix useful for the project teams?
    • add topic ....
  • April 13th, 2017 
    • share project management tools such as JIRA, Kanban, Waffle Board, and more. Come prepared to share and learn. 
  • March 9th, 2017
    • possible agenda topic: managing the service while keeping development in sync with the community. 


Nabeela Jaffer (co-chair), University of Michigan

Leah Vanderjagt (co-chair), University of Alberta  

Julie Rudder (co-chair), UNC, Chapel Hill

Jon Cameron, Indiana University

Ellen Ramsey, University of Virginia

Gabriela A. Montoya, UC San Diego

Sherry Lake, University of Virginia

Sally Rumsey, University of Oxford

Shannon Davis, Washington University in St. Louis

Sheila Rabun, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium (

Trisha Wilson, Emory University

Chris Diaz, Northwestern University

Jenn Colt, Cornell University

Hannah Frost, Stanford University

Harsh Parekh (University of Notre Dame)

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