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Manager's Track June 15 - 16, 2015 Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Why do we collaborate in the University of California (UC) Libraries?
  • Why do we build shared services in the UC Libraries?
  • What does collaboration look like within the UC Libraries currently?
  • What could collaboration look like within the UC Libraries?
  • What could shared services development look like within the UC Libraries?
  • What are the differences between collaboration, co-development and shared services development? When do we apply each approach?
  • What does structures need to be in place (in the UC Library Advisory Structure, in campus Libraries, etc.) to foster collaboration, co-development or shared services development?
  • What would Hydra Fedora development look like in the UC Libraries: collaboraiton, co-development or shared services development?
  • What principles of community support collaboration, co-development or shared services development?
  • How can managers and administrators help developers and metadata specialists succeed? What do developers and metadata specialist need from managers to succeed?
  • What do managers need from their developers and metadata specialists? 
  • How can managers communicate most effectively with our developers and metadata specialists? 

  • Specific Hydra/Fedora questions surfaced by developers / metadata specialists

  • What resources, expertise, foundational infrastructure is needed to use this (((define "this"))) Hydra "tool" at your library?

    • Portland Common Data Model
    • Spotlight and other exhibit platforms
    • Blacklight/ geoblacklight
    • ingesting metadata
    • Alternative repositories (alternative to Fedora)
    • Complex subject modeling in RDF
    • Linked Data Platform
    • etc.
  • What are the gaps in current Hydra development where contribution is needed, where managers want to direct resources to?

  • Manager/PM Lessons Learned from Blacklight/Hydra/Fedora projects?


  • What do we want to do with the ideas that we've surfaced during this meeting?


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