The face-to-face Spring 2020 Partner Meeting to be held at Emory University in Atlanta on 27/28 April has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Arrangements have been made to hold a virtual Partner Meeting on the same dates -  Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th April. On each day there will be an approximately two-hour session starting at 9:00am PDT, 12:00 noon EDT, 5:00pm BST as set out below. The Zoom session will open 30 minutes before the meeting is due to start on each day.

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  1. Richard Green (Samvera Operations Adviser)
  2. Rick Johnson (U. of Notre Dame)
  3. Jon Dunn (Indiana University)
  4. Chris Awre (University of Hull)
  5. Robin Ruggaber (University of Virginia)
  6. Rosalyn Metz (Emory University)
  7. Maria Whitaker (Indiana University)
  8. Nabeela Jaffer (University of Michigan)
  9. Chrissy Rissmeyer (UC Santa Barbara)
  10. Mike Giarlo (Stanford University) - April 27th only (conflict on April 28th, sorry!)
  11. Stuart Kenny (Digital Repository of Ireland)
  12. Karen Cariani (WGBH)
  13. Esmé Cowles (Princeton)
  14. John Weise (University of Michigan)
  15. Abigail Bordeaux (WashU)
  16. Franny Gaede (University of Oregon)
  17. Brian McBride (University of Utah)
  18. Nora Egloff (Lafayette College)
  19. Glen Horton (University of Cincinnati)
  20. Simeon Warner (Cornell University)
  21. Please add your name here!



27 April


Spkr OK?

Slot OK?

12:00 EDTHousekeepingMaria Whitaker10 mins(tick) (tick)

Relationship with Lyrasis

Status check on appointment of Community Manager and Technical Coordinator

Jon Dunn15 mins(tick) (tick)
12:25Finance and budget reportsRichard Green15 mins(tick) (tick)
12:40Steering Group elections 2020Richard Green5 mins(tick) (tick)
12:45Connect 2020 and 2021 - info and status checks

Chrissy Rissmeyer

Rick Johnson

5 mins

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12:55Virtual Connect 2020 - infoDavid Schober5 mins(tick) (tick)
13:00Encouraging contributions to, and participation in, Connect conferences
Richard Green15 mins(tick) (tick)
13:15Governance assessment exercise
Esmé Cowles40 mins(tick) (tick)


28 April

12:00 EDTHousekeepingMaria Whitaker10 mins(tick) (tick)
12:10Samvera's use of Circle CIEsmé Cowles10 mins(tick) (tick)
12:20Brief reports from Roadmap Council, Component Maintenance WG, Hyku IG, Hyrax MWG and IG

Roadmap CouncilNabeela Jaffer7 mins (tick) (tick)

Component Maintenance GroupJames R. Griffin III7 mins(tick) (tick)

Hyrax Maintenance Working GroupTom Johnson7 mins(tick) (tick)

Hyrax Interest Group (inc update on Hyrax PO)Rob Kaufman7 mins(tick) (tick)

Hyku Interest GroupRob Kaufman7 mins(tick) (tick)
12:55Report from Marketing Working Group including discussion on website updateChris Awre15 mins(tick) (tick)
13:10Process for forming Working and Interest Groups - review and update the guidelines?Robin Ruggaber30 mins(tick) (tick)
13:40Parking lot
20 mins
14:00Wrap-up - evaluation of on-line versus f2f meeting (may be earlier depending on parking lot items)


Are job adverts put out on our lists successful?  Where did successful applicants hear about their jobs (do we know)?All

Email survey?

Code of Conduct review - status checkJessica Hilt?move to monthly call?

2020 Fundraising in the context of the new Contribution Model - status checkRosalyn MetzEmail