Date & Time

Zoom meeting:

We will be using the DSpace Zoom Meeting Room for our meeting.

Meeting location:  

Enter Meeting ID: 502 527 3040 , followed by #

Zoom information: DSpace Meeting Room


Preparing for the call

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Meeting notes

Ongoing training activities:

COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) Training materials planning: 

Making training materials available from Peru Repository Workshop:


Actions: Set up the DSpace training group (about five people, version agnostic). Interested: Iryna (chair), Kimberly, Pauline, Mariya. Marianne will provide feedback and comments. Iryna will draft the announcement, etc. 

Suggestions: a user handbook, help guides for basic management, demos, walk-throughs for repository managers by repository managers 

Channels: wiki, YouTube, github. 

Issues: The current demo page shows the latest version of the software. Perhaps we need it for the seven supported versions? Suggestion: argue for the current and the last. 

Draft a survey about training materials available already (Iryna). Check the minutes of DCAT Meeting February 2018

Topics: repository management; check Stuart's original list and materials (Old DSpace course), keep the structure, update the materials

Have the basic and advanced sets

Check Bram's Search Engine Recommendations. 

Licenses: aim for CC-BY, discuss other options if some content creators are not comfortable with this (e. g. prefer CC BY-NC). 

Types of the materials: the wiki for the written documentation + enhancements - videos, slides. 

Next month topic: Terry about accessibility needs and requirements to provide guidance to DSpace 7 team. Terry and Kimberly have some examples to share