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Session Overview
GT23: The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.
Thursday, 07/Jun/2018:
9:00am - 10:30am

Session Chair: Michele Mennielli, DuraSpace
Location: Ballroom A
Ballroom A is the largest single room meeting space in the SUB. Will fit the whole conference. Live streaming.

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9:00am - 9:45am

Samvera: A Sustainable, Open Repository Solution and Community

Karen Cariani1, Jon Dunn2, Rick Johnson3, Daniel Coughlin4

1WGBH Educational Foundation, United States of America; 2Indiana University, Bloomington; 3University of Notre Dame; 4Penn State University

This panel will discuss 4-5 different Samvera projects. Discussion will focus on how being an open solution and part of the Samvera community has helped with, and sometimes challenged, sustainability for code development, project management, and long term support for the projects. WGBH and Indiana University have been working on two Samvera projects for media materials. The first is a digital preservation system Phydo, and the second is Avalon. Both projects have proved challenging and yet, through collaboration, have potentially built a stronger community and commitment to sustain the products. Notre Dame has worked on the evolution of its IR, and a recent grant project with Mellon (soon to be announced) that is slated to use Hyrax. Penn State will talk about balancing community and local development efforts in sustainable and justifiable ways.

9:45am - 10:30am

Reaching out with Data: Dataverse Creating a Global Community

Sherry Lake1, Courtney C. Mumma2, Leah Vanderjagt3, Eugene Barsky4, Steven McEachern5, Gustavo Durand6, Philipp Conzett7, Obiajulu Odu7

1University of Virginia, United States of America; 2Texas Digital Library, United States of America; 3University of Alberta, Canada; 4University of British Columbia, Canada; 5Director Australian Data Archive, Australian National University, Australia; 6IQSS, Harvard University, United States of America; 7UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

For over ten years, the Dataverse Community has been collaboratively building repository software to allow researchers to share, publish, and find useful data. Community growth in 2017 included 14 new installations world-wide, bringing the total number of installations to 30. In addition to the near-doubling of organizations using Dataverse as part of their research data management process, the developer community grew to 50 unique contributors on Github and the Community Calls welcomed 290 attendees from 27 organizations/institutions across 12 countries.

The proposed panel will bring together members of the Dataverse Community each talking about how, through the use, development & training of the Dataverse Software have, helped institutions (and in some cases country federations) meet the challenging need for a data repository and in so doing - a community evolved.

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