To jumpstart the process, CDL sought a collaboration with DuraSpace, an independent not-for-profit organization providing leadership for open technologies and communities such as Fedora, DSpace, and VIVO. With DuraSpace’s help, the ARK outreach efforts will includehave included:
Assembling and consulting with an ARK advisory group,
Developing procedures for shared maintenance of the organizational registry,
Consulting with the wider ARK community on requirements, priorities and models for shared community and infrastructure management,
Guiding the ARK specification through the IETF Informational RFC process, as well as,
Participating in an initiative to gauge the scope of ARK usage world-wide.
These activities are just a start, but they are important first stepsand we continue to grow. To become involved, please fill out our Expression of Interest form and our Initial Interest Survey. If you’d like to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in this project, please see the Project Communications page on this wiki or connect with us at one of our Events.