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Meeting Details

  • May 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM ET / 13:00 UTC / 15:00 CEST
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Next meeting June 25, 9:00 AM ET / 13:00 UTC / 15:00 CEST


  • Find alignment on the plan leading up to Open Repositories 2019 in Hamburg


Alignment / Decisions from previous meetings

  1. We need a plan with actions, goals and associated target dates, aimed at marketing for DSpace 7
    1. Popular use cases, and how DSpace 7 improves on them, are powerful in marketing
    2. Facts that the SG endorses, are powerful in marketing
  2. We need a more general approach for DSpace Marketing on the longer term. The group did not reach agreement on whether this can be open ended, or whether this can have a finite timeline

Discussion items



Repository Rodeo at OR2019

Pascal will represent DSpace in the repository rodeo. Google doc feedback to review is here:

Each panelist will deliver a short presentation on their repository software focusing on the following questions:

  • What (very briefly) does your repository do?
  • What is the current state of your repository and community?
  • What is the current state and direction of your technical development?
  • What are the most surprising or promising innovations in the repository space that you see in the coming year?
  • How does your repository and community address the needs of your users, particularly in relation to the other repositories and communities represented on the panel?

OR 2019 SWAG update

On track to have DSpace SWAG in Hamburg for OR2019

Promotion slides? Do we have testimonials for excitement or is it too early:

Printed materials for OR2019? Little capacity at DuraSpace, not good uptake of print materials at previous ORs



  • Repository rodeo: input requested to make sure this is a community-informed presentation. Mic will be helpful. See document above and add notes. 
    • How does your repository and community address the needs of your users, particularly in relation to the other repositories and communities represented on the panel?
  • Pascal has had major issues with mailing items to Hamburg. Has a better address now for the t-shirts. Target is Hamburg before OR. Monday is a national holiday. Logo is a width of 7 cm on the left side. URL on the left sleeve. Same green as the logo. 
  • Printed materials would really only be important if we had the final release.
  • 10 exhibitors at OR2019
  • Bram notes that language feature will hopefully be part of the enhanced preview release. Would be good to start testing with the harvesters and heavy users of the API. 

Action items from this meeting



Heather will ask Tim for download information for DSpace for the repo rodeo

Action items from previous meetings



Put together a simple mockup of a DSpace 7 excitement testimonial slide/postcard to share with potential testimonial givers
Start a page for DSpace 7 on (/dspace-7) to be ready when preview release is ready. Done:

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