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How to connect: (link will launch Zoom client – if you do not have Zoom, expand the instructions below)


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: Andrew Myers

Notetaker: Jason Corum



  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. Remind everyone to sign in on agenda.
    8. Welcome all newcomers!
  2. Agenda (moderator)
    1. Call for new agenda items (moderator)
    2. Documentation Interest Group (Andrew Myers)
      1. Link to message:!topic/samvera-community/IhU0oXLz1RM
      2. Link to survey:
    3. Monthly Tech Show & Tell - Bulkrax (Julie Allinson), slides:
    4. Anyone interested in a 1-hour session to compare a Hyrax Speed Test? (Andrew Myers)
      1. you should have a "breakable" environment, i.e. a production-like enviornment that is not precious
  3. Moderator & notetaker for next time
    1. Moderator:
    2. Notetaker:
  4. After call, this week's notetaker should create the agenda for the next call:
    1. Open template agenda titled "Samvera Tech Call 2019-xx-xx"

    2. Click on ... in the top right corner, and select copy.
    3. Popup will open for location. It should contain: 
      1. Space: Samvera
      2. Parent page: 2019
    4. Select copy. New page should be created.
    5. Modify the title to remove "copy of", update it with the next date, add moderator, notetaker, and any carry-over agenda info. Click Publish.
  5. PR Review
    1. Review issues:
    2. PR review coordinator for next time: 


  1. Documentation Interest Group with Andrew Myers
    1. Better as an Interest Group? 
      1. Issues with scope creep and petering off.
      2. Deliverables are not currently clearly defined so the group can be a landing place for new deliverables
    2. Sent out Letter and Call for Proposal with Survey
      1. Add name an institution on survey if you submitted but did not include.
      2. Please take the survey!
    3. Questions
      1. Please send information to the tech list? Will do!
  2. Monthly Tech Show and Tell: Bulkrax with Julie Allinson
    1. Bulkrax is a gem in SamveraLabs for bulk import and export
      1. No cohesive community solution at this point
      2. Will become a standard part of Hyku
      3. CSV Import/export
      4. Import metadata and files
      5. Parsing/Matching/Split process data with specific rules
      6. OAI-PMH
        1. Scheduling
        2. Limiting
        3. Sets - Harvest from a specific set
    2. Demo!
    3. Useful to test with custom code, so looking for volunteers to test.
  3. Benchmarks work from Connect with Andrew Myers
    1. Most of a gem working, needs specs: Hyrax Speed Test
    2. Volunteers to sit down with Andrew Myersfor an hour to go through the gem to see how implementations are working
      1. If you have an hour to add gem to a production-like environment and test reach out to Andrew Myers
  4. Lynette Rayleis refactoring QuestionAuthority and is looking for someone to do a review
    1. Anyone? Buehler?
    2. Lynette will ping dev channel if need be or pull in to tech review next week
  5. Moderator? Tom Johnson
  6. Notetaker? Jamie Little
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