|Samvera Partners Call (April 2018)|
|Friday, April 13, 2018|
|11:30 am | Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-05:00) | 1 hr|
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Facilitator: Nabeela Jaffer
Note Taker: Dan Coughlin
Richard Green (Hull)
Andrew Rouner (WUSTL)
Julie Allinson (CoSector, UoL)
Margaret Mellinger (Oregon State University)
Chrissy Rissmeyer (UC Santa Barbara)
Franny Gaede (University of Oregon)
Chris Awre (Hull)
Mark Bussey (Data Curation Experts)
Simeon Warner (Cornell) (first portion only)
Esmé Cowles (Princeton)
mike korcynski (Tufts)
Jeremy Morse (University of Michigan)
Linda Newman (Cincinnati)
Sebastian Palucha (York)
Maria Whitaker (Indiana U.)
Mark providing an update. Votes went out to 35 partner institutions, we have 31 ballots returned, all in-favor at this point. We are reaching out to remaining institutions today for those 4 remaining. Certainly feels like a consensus at 31 in favor and no dissenting, the 4 outstanding seem to be in positional transitions where it’s been difficult to track down who should vote. We have more than 2/3 of the vote to be considered broad support. Used Election Buddy and seemed like a valuable tool for a limited cost ($19 per vote).
Most feedback for the governance document has been around
Chrissy and Nabella are co-chairing the planning group, they have 8 members on the planning group. Good mix of new and previous members. Looking for feedback (particularly from non-US to make sure they aren’t on holidays they may be missing, Richard looked quickly and saw no problems with these dates from a UK perspective) members to make on potential dates and
Tuesday July 10 - Thursday July 12
Tuesday July 17 - Thursday July 19
11am ET - 2pm ET time frame for folks. Really hard to find a universal time for folks, but this is the most acceptable it seems.
Call for proposals will be going out soon (likely next week). They are hoping that all proposals can be an open call. Keep an eye out for an announcement to put forth proposal or topic for discussion. They may do multiple tracks, virtual connect is very well attended because it is more accessible to a wider variety of participants which may require varying levels of proposals, but there is no decision on that yet. First seeing what proposals come in.
Used Zoom webinar last year and likely to use that again this year because experience was positive.
They were awarded a second grant, starting 4/1, for
-sustainability on services that would be hosted on the platform (get critical mass of content on platform and work at scale and with others).
-preservation, exporting tools from Fedora to DPN so it’s applicable to other Samvera and Fedora community members
-accessibility, working with Michigan State on this to do some usability tests on assistive technology. Not as far along as they hoped, but really good and useful feedback. They will do more testing on the result of this grant.