I'll be part of a panel at Open Repositories 2014 entitled, "Building
Successful, Open Repository Software Ecosystems: Technology and Community,"
comprising representatives from the Archivematica, Fedora Commons, Project
Hydra, and Islandora open-source software communities.
We would welcome your input in framing the discussion, both through
questions and topic suggestions. We have started a list here -- please add
For more context, the panel description is:
Archivematica, AtoM (Access to Memory), Fedora, Hydra, and Islandora
provide a set of functions which contribute to a diverse curation and
repository ecosystem. They are also projects existing in a greater open
source ecosystem. Overlapping functionality and gaps among the tools
available can make piecing together workflows and sharing solutions
challenging. Sharing practices and collaborating on directions benefits
each of the projects, as well as advances the objectives of the open
This panel session offers a conversation about strategies to collaborate
more efficiently and explore connections in the repository software
ecosystem. Panelists will provide an overview of how each community
operates, touching on the technological and social dimensions of community
open-source project governance. We will look at how each of the communities
collaborates with, learns from, challenges, and inspires the others, as
well as how they engage other communities and organizations contributing to
a thriving and more diverse repository ecosystem.