Valorie Hollister started off with presenting a buzz lightyear model to the release manager of 1.5.2 for being brave!
For his efforts on 1.6 Stuart Lewis gets a magical question answerer (8ball?).
For their work on 2.0 – embarking on a new adventure, the dspace dev team – Ben, Mark and Graham, and Erin – a transformative symbol Bacu Balls which change into beasts.
Finally, Valorie reflects that this meeting has been excellent and gives the swedish hosts some bubble blowing stuff!
The Community – how to become more involved
- Register the instance on dspace.org
- sign up for newsletter
- Provide feedback to developers/dgoc/Ambassadors – Jira and Workgroups
- Participate in listserv discussions forums and new social network
- Offer expertise and references to the community
- Become a DSpace ambassador (furthering network around the world)
- Sponsor a training session or user meeting
What is a solution community?
Started in fedora, gathered around areas of interest. They are platform agnostic – building a knowledgebase, events resources and tools. There are mailing lists and crowdvine sprout for each group. The organizing committee help facilitate these.
- Data Curation
- Open Access Publishing
- Preservation and Archiving
- Scholars Workbench
- Small Archives
Social Network Requirements
- Free and Open to all
- Low Barrier for participation
- Cusgtozable profile
- Multi-level search
- Ability to feed to / from other tools already in use
Interesting challenge will be how you get the newer “non email” users to get responses from the email community.