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The Samvera Governance Working Group is dedicated to creating a sustainable Governance model for the management and oversight of the Samvera Community and related technologies.

Slack channel:    #governance-models

Rules of the Road for Working Groups



Child Page - for full Charter


    • Context: the discussion summary document  and a revision of the problem statement/what the WG is covering will be completed by 
      Friday, January 19th, 2018 

    • Synthesis: the summary of themes will be completed and circulated by 
      Monday, January 29th, 2018 (Draft 1/19)

    • Draft: initial governance proposal will be drafted for circulation by 
      Friday, February 16th, 2018

    • Community Input: will be solicited between 
      Monday, February 19th - Friday, March 2nd, 2018

    • Proposal: a revised proposal incorporating stakeholder feedback by 
      Monday, March 12, 2018

    • Community Review: circulation of a final proposal between 
      Monday, March 12, 2018 - late March / early April

    • Adoption: following online and in-person discussion at a Spring 2018 Partner Meeting.  Community vote to take place within 2 weeks of the partner meeting discussion19



Carolyn Caizzi - Northwestern University

Rosalyn Metz - Emory


Ryan Steans - Northwestern/ Avalon


Maria Whitaker - Indiana University

Evviva Weinraub - Northwestern University

Simeon Warner - Cornell University

Michele Mennielli - DuraSpace

Nabeela Jaffer - Univ. of Michigan

Anna Headley - Princeton

Mark Bussey - Data Curation Experts / Hydra Steering Group

Meeting Agendas and Notes

2018-01-09 Agenda and Meeting Notes

2018-01-12 Samvera Governance WG Agenda and Notes

Approval for Working Group

Voted on at Partner's Meeting in November

Re-approved in Google Groups:

  • Northwestern
  • Columbia
  • Cincinnatti

More to come...