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  • Samvera Tech Call 2018-01-24
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Meeting ID: 613 720 745

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Meeting ID: 613 720 745 (US West) (US East) (China) (India) (EMEA) (Australia) (Hong Kong) (Brazil) (Canada)


Time: 9:00am PDT / Noon EDT

Moderator: Carolyn Cole

Notetaker: Thomas Scherz



  1. Roll call by timezone per following order - ensure notetaker is present (moderator)

    1. folks outside North and South America

    2. Eastern timezone

    3. Central timezone

    4. Mountain timezone

    5. Pacific timezone

    6. folks who were missed or who dialed in during roll call

    7. Welcome all newcomers!
  2. Agenda (moderator)
    1. Call for new agenda items (moderator)
    2. (Chris Colvard)
    3. Add CAPTCHA to Hyrax contact form? (; steve van tuyl)
    4. add agenda item here
  3. Notetaker and moderator for next time
    1. Notes: Tom Johnson
    2. Moderate: Justin Coyne
  4. After call, this week's notetaker should create the agenda for the next call.


2b.  Chris Colvard discovered a problem in ActiveFedora when using short IDs < 8 character.  He discoverd this problem when working with the direct_to nodes while working with collection extensions.  We decided to put a guard in place to throw an exception and refuse to create an object.  Chris will create the issue and Tom Johnson will look at it when he gets some free cycles.

2c.  Four instiutions approve adding this as a configurable option (flipper) to the hyrax code base.  This lead to conversations around the best way to implement site and secret keys.  DCE will share some of their documentation about these type of Plugins.  Thomas will check the Plug-Ins working group documentation to see if they left any notes.  

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