The primary goal of the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) is to help review and facilitate community discussions about new feature requests in JIRA.
The following are a list of potential activities for the team members. Team members will help develop and refine priorities as necessary. Estimated time for each committee member is around 10 hours a month.
- Attend monthly team teleconferences
- Review JIRA new feature requests, provide draft of recommendations and lead DCAT discussion on the request
- Provide feedback in JIRA about specific new feature requests
- Facilitate community-wide discussions on selected new feature requests - flesh out minimum requirements and potential project team / stakeholders and developers
- Collaborate on other project, tools, resources which serve the community
- Help to organize user group meetings
- Network regularly with other DSpace users in country/region
- Participate in mailing lists or discussion forums to share knowledge and best practices
The committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month via a conference call. We hold two different calls to accommodate members from different time zones. For more information and meeting notes, click here.
Team members are volunteers from the world-wide DSpace user community. Members will be primarily made up of individuals who function as DSpace repository managers at their institution and have an interest in developing resources/tools for DSpace users and as well as to advance the user community network world-wide. The committee aims to have representatives from variety of countries/regions in order to provide broad support the DSpace user community.
Rea Devakos - University of Toronto
Ronee L. Francis - Vanderbilt University
Valorie Hollister - DuraSpace
Iryna Kuchma - eIFL.net
Jim Ottaviani - University of Michigan
Sarah Shreeves - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elin Stangeland - Cambridge University Library
Beth Tillinghast - University of Hawaii at Manoa
For more information about DCAT, please contact Valorie Hollister at vholister at duraspace.org.