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West Coast Regional Group Meeting

Location & Logistics

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (followed by optional evening social activity)

UC Santa Barbara Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010

Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/c88isa7RcJ32

Agenda

Includes links to community notes.

9:00 - 9:30: Welcome and breakfast 

9:30­ - 10:30: Compound Objects (Matt Critchlow to start the discussion) - Community Notes

10:30 - ­10:45: Break

10:45­ - 11:45: Data modeling (Arwen Hutt to start the discussion) - Community Notes

11:45 - ­1:15: Lunch (campus dining options)

1:15­ - 1:45: Migration Concerns - Community Notes

1:45 - 2:15: Self-Published URIs (Mark Bussey to start the discussion) - Community Notes

2:15­ - 2:30: Break

2:30 - ­3:00: Service and Dev Management - Community Notes

3:00 - 3:30: GeoBlacklight update - Community Notes

3:30­ - 4:00: Representing Metadata Modeling - Community Notes

4:00 - 4:10: Report out and wrap up

4:15: Walk/drive to Beachside Cafe for eats and drinks (optional)

Attendees

John Ajao (UC Santa Barbara)
Tom Brittnacher (UC Santa Barbara)
Catherine Busselen (UC Santa Barbara)
Mark Bussey (DCE)
Matt Critchlow (UC San Diego)
Alex Dunn (UC Santa Barbara)
Ned Henry (UC Santa Cruz)
Arwen Hutt (UC San Diego)
Rachel Jaffe (UC Santa Cruz)
Ryan Johnson (UC San Diego)
Micahel Kim (UC Santa Barbara)
Ian Lessing (UC Santa Barbara)
Sheila Rabun (Oregon Digital - Univ. of Oregon)
Greg Reser (UC San Diego)
Chrissy Rissmeyer (UC Santa Barbara)
Juliane Schneider (UC San Diego)

Getting to Santa Barbara

By Air

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA): The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is less than 2 miles from UCSB. Flights connect from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, and Denver.

  • The 11 bus stops near both the airport (2 minute walk) and the Pacifica Suites hotel (2 minute walk). Regular one-way fare is $1.75. The bus runs approximately every 20-30 minutes throughout the day. 
  • The Pacifica Suites hotel also offers a shuttle from the Santa Barbara airport Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Please contact the hotel for more information.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): Santa Barbara Airbus runs daily shuttles from LAX to Santa Barbara and Goleta.

By Train

Amtrak stations are located in Santa Barbara (12 miles from UCSB) and Goleta (3 miles from UCSB).

  • The Goleta Amtrak station is approximately 2 miles from the hotel. The #6 bus stops near the station (7 minute walk) and the Pacifica Suites hotel (2 minute walk). Regular one-way fare is $1.75. The bus runs approximately every 20-30 minutes throughout the day. 
  • The Pacifica Suites hotel also offers a shuttle from the Goleta Amtrak station Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Please contact the hotel for more information. 
  • Bring your bike onboard: https://www.amtrak.com/bring-your-bicycle-onboard

Hotel

In conjunction with HydraCamp, a limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Pacifica Suites hotel for the group rate of $169/night. To make your reservations, please call the hotel directly and request the group name "Hydra Camp at UCSB Library."

Pacifica Suites
5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Phone: (805) 683-6722 | Toll Free: (800) 338-6722
http://www.pacificahotels.com/pacificasuites

Rooms are limited and the group rate is only available for bookings made before January 21, so please reserve your room promptly.

Getting to Campus 

Parking on Campus

Visitor parking is available on campus for $8/day. Visitors must purchase and display a parking permit from self-pay machines. Lot 18 (Mesa Parking Structure) is the closest lot to the library with visitor parking. See the UCSB Campus Map for all visitor parking locations: http://www.aw.id.ucsb.edu/maps/ucsbmap.html

Public Transportation

A bus stop with service to UCSB is located about a 2 minute walk from the Pacifica Suites hotel. Regular one-way fare is $1.75. The 11 bus runs approximately every 20-30 minutes throughout the day.

For more information, including transportation to downtown Santa Barbara, please see the Santa Barbara MTD.

Biking

Campus is an easy bike ride from the Pacifica Suites hotel (much of the route is on a bike path), and there is a bike parking lot at the library. UC Santa Barbara is one of the most bike friendly campuses in the country, and has an extensive network of bike paths and parking lots. If you are traveling to Santa Barbara via Amtrak, you can bring your bike onboard the train.

Proposed Discussion Topics

Please propose a topic that you would like discussed at the meeting. This can either be something you are interested in learning more about, or something that you are willing to present and/or facilitate discussion of. If you are willing to present/facilitate, please include that in your description. You can also propose a topic by emailing Chrissy Rissmeyer at UCSB (crissmeyer@ucsb.edu) or Matt Critchlow at UCSD (MCritchlow@ucsd.edu). 

Your feedback will be used to shape the agenda for the day. Please indicate your interest in the proposed topics by no later than 5pm on Wednesday, February 24.

Proposed topics/sessionsDescriptionProposed byInterested inWilling to present/facilitate
Compound ObjectsCurrent implementations, pain points, and how PCDM might helpS. Rabun, M. Critchlow, A. Hutt

S. Rabun, M. Critchlow, A. Hutt, C. Rissmeyer, T. Brittnacher, R. Johnson, M. Bussey, R. Jaffe

M. Critchlow
Migration TechniquesBest practices for migrating from CDM --> Hydra (see notes) and F3 --> F4 (we're not there yet, but would be interested to hear from others)S. RabunS. Rabun, N. Henry, R. Jaffe 
Digital PreservationWhat are others doing?S. RabunS. Rabun, C. Rissmeyer, T. Brittnacher, R. Johnson
 
Self-Published URIsCurrent implementations, pain points, etc. (I can present on opaque namespace if others are interested)S. RabunS. Rabun, C. Rissmeyer, M. Critchlow, R. Johnson, M. BusseyM. Bussey (facilitate)
Service and Dev ManagementHas anyone else run into issues with prioritizing dev work, especially improving current platform vs. upgrading (for example F3 vs. F4)? How to make the case with admin for continuing to use Hydra when it seems to be monopolizing dev time/when there are other priorities/projects that need dev time? I'm curious to hear about others' experiences...S. RabunS. Rabun, M. Critchlow, A. Hutt, M. Bussey, I. Lessing
S. Rabun
Data modelingCan we share a base schema(s) (e.g. DC and/or DPLA) and build local specificity on top of that?  Are there any "fundamentals" that would be useful or important to coordinate to make that work?  For example encoding levels for subjects (complex/precoordinated vs. simple), representation of name entities and encoding of name types (personal, corporate, family), interpretations of the base layer concepts (temporal coverage vs. date).A. HuttA. Hutt, C. Rissmeyer, T. Brittnacher, S. Rabun, M. Critchlow, R. Johnson, M. Bussey, R. Jaffe
A. Hutt
GeoBlacklight updateAn informal overview of Geo4LibCamp 2016, held at Stanford in January, especially with respect to geospatial metadata and workflows.  Discussion of issues surrounding the ingest of geospatial materials.T. BrittnacherT. Brittnacher, M. Critchlow, R. Johnson

T. Brittnacher

 

Resource SyncHas anyone else been investigating Resource Sync?C. RissmeyerM. Critchlow, A. Hutt, M. Bussey
 
Representing Data Models  A. Hutt 

 

Questions?

Please contact Chrissy Rissmeyer at UCSB (crissmeyer@ucsb.edu) or Matt Critchlow at UCSD (MCritchlow@ucsd.edu) with any questions.

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