Apologies for the cross-posting.

Just a reminder that there is still time to register for the DSpace User Group Meeting on March 5. The session will be held following the SPARC Open Access Meeting in Kansas City. Please register here http://bit.ly/1fvE8Hs by March 1. 

Below is an outline of 2 presentations that have been added since the last announcement: 

"Secrets of the Submission Form", Presented by Bram Luyten, @mire
Learn how your DSpace repository submissions can be easier for you and your content contributors. By modifying your submission configuration you can use these not-so-obvious hints to improve the quality of information in your repository as well as minimizing the time it takes to complete a submission. Topics to include:    
"Breaking down barriers: This is your community, here's how to participate!", Presented by Hardy Pottinger, University of Missouri
If you are new to community-driven open source software development, you may experience barriers to participation. This spirited and opinionated talk will provide an overview of how community-driven open source software projects work. You will be challenged to participate in the community in ways you may have thought were not available to you. Traditional development tools and practices will be faced off against more modern approaches.

For more info please visit the meeting wiki page here: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/SPARC+DSpace+User+Group+Meeting+2014.

Valorie Hollister
Director of Community Programs

On Jan 15, 2014, at 10:22 AM, Valorie Hollister <vhollister@duraspace.org> wrote:

Apologies for the cross-posting.

Plans are in the works for a half day DSpace User Group Meeting from 8:30am to 12:30pm on March 5, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri, immediately following the SPARC Open Access Meeting  (http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/oa12/) on March 2-4. 

We are in the process of developing the agenda and recruiting presenters.  This has traditionally been a fairly informal meeting with lots of opportunity for networking with other DSpace users. In fact, we highly recommend that if possible you plan to allow time after the session to go to lunch and continue small group conversations around specific areas of interest. 

Plans are still developing, but the meeting will likely include:
- Update on 4.0 and beyond 
- DSpace tutorial (specific topic TBD)*
- Community Show & Tell
- Structured networking session (potential topics for discussion - upgrading to 4.0, repository bibliometrics, identifiers, APIs, DSpace and CC licenses, JSPUI vs XMLUI)

If you have specific suggestions for other content (presentations, tutorials, discussions, etc.) to include in the meeting please feel free to email me at vhollister@duraspace.org

Meeting Registration
The meeting is being sponsored by the DuraSpace organization and @mire, a Registered DSpace Service Provider. The event It is free for anyone who wishes to participate. For planning purposes, please complete this registration form by March 1: http://bit.ly/1fvE8Hs

Community Show and Tell 
Attendees are invited to talk between 5 and 10 minutes about their own current projects. The use of a few key slides is encouraged but not required. This can include but should not be limited to work on the DSpace repository, best practices and lessons learned on:
  • Budget: how you are managing your repository budget and responding to user needs
  • Strategic planning: developing a strategy and costing for future development of the repository
  • Fundraising: sourcing funding opportunities for repository projects
  • Personnel: coordinating and managing activities of repository personnel and coordinating repository development with associated departments
  • Other ideas?.....

For updated information, please visit the meeting wiki page here: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/SPARC+DSpace+User+Group+Meeting+2014

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in March!

Valorie Hollister
Director of Community Programs