Samvera Partners Call (June 2018)
Friday, June 15, 2018
11:30 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr 

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Meeting number: 734 229 142
Meeting password:h9cwrT45

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Facilitator: Carolyn Caizzi

Note Taker: Margaret Mellinger


Andrew Rouner

steve van tuyl (oregon state university)

Richard Green (Hull)

mike korcynski (Tufts)

John Weise (University of Michigan)

Maria Whitaker (Indiana University)

Chris Awre (Hull)

Event Recording:


  1. Announcements, (5 min.)
  2. Hyrax Security Audit (Steve Van Tuyl, 15 min)
  3. Open Repositories - Recap (Those on call who attended, 15 min)


  1. Announcements, (5 min.)  Reminders for Community involvement

Next steps: Hyrax group find 1 or more potential organizations to do the audit

3.    Update for Hyrax Working Group 

Tom Johnson (tech lead) and Steve Van Tuyl are scheduling a planning meeting with Jessica Hilt who is serving as a scrum master, and Chris Diaz who will be coordinating QA testing  to 

talk how best to structure the  Hyrax working group.  The proposal is to run a series of 2 weeks on 2 weeks off sprints with the developers that have .5 of their time committed to the working group.  They will be talking about how to do some clean up from the Hyrax 2.10 release and to sweep back through to pick up a handful of issues.  They will also look at the accessibility audit and tackle some of the issues surfaced there 

Q;  Maria Whitaker: has the 2 weeks on/2 weeks off been vetted with everyone who is volunteering .5 of their time? SVT:  circling back to that with the volunteers and have a conversation about what this time commitment really means.  

Q: Carolyn C:  How will this group coordinate with other groups that are doing development work on Hyrax?  

SVT: The working group isn’t meant to do all of the work that would be done in the community.  So with other issues that are emerging.  Issues that are on the road map that the working group may help with to give those efforts a boost:  

4. Open Repositories - Recap (Those on call who attended, 15 min)

No one on the call was actually there J  

Carolyn said that she heard there was a good deal of conversation about Esmé Cowles’ presentation on swappable back ends. (Reimaging Samvera)  

Next Meeting: July 13, 2018

Facilitator: TBD pending 

Note Taker: TBD pending