4th OpenAIRE Workshop Michele Kimpton

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4th OpenAIRE Workshop - Legal and Sustainability Issues for Open Access Infrastructures
Nov. Vilnius
Perspectives, Ideas, success and challenges of sustainability models
DuraSpace - Michele Kimpton, Chief Executive Officer

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4th OpenAIRE Workshop Michele Kimpton

  1. 1. Sustaining OS projects to products Michele Kimpton OpenAire conference 11/5/2013
  2. 2. DuraSpace
  3. 3. How is DuraSpace organized? Funded through sponsorship,grants,RSP program Funded through service revenue and grants DuraSpace Projects DSpace Fedora Services Vivo DuraCloud Education Dspacedirect
  4. 4. DuraSpace Stewardship • • • • • • • • • Executive leadership; strategic planning Community programs and awareness Fundraising Technical lead and Product Manager Marketing and communications Partnerships Legal home for Software Infrastructure Administrative and financial services
  5. 5. What makes a project sustainable? • • • • • Adequate resources to do the work Engaged stakeholders Transparent governance Shared common need Broad and diverse community of users
  6. 6. Transition from Grant or project funding sponsorship; 14% services; 2% sponsorship; 38% grants; 84% grants; 41% services; 21% 2010 2012 grants; 25% sponsorship; 57% 2013 services; 18%
  7. 7. Financial resources through sponsorship
  8. 8. Contributions in kind • • • • • • Committers Testers Documentation Working groups Developers Regional training and advocacy
  9. 9. Engaged and empowered stakeholders Our Communities “own” our projects. Transparency and democratic process Broad and diverse when possible
  10. 10. Diversified community geographically 4% 1% 4% 7% 26% North America Western Europe Asia 10% South America Eastern Europe Australia/New Zealand Africa 23% 25% Middle East Continued adoption around the world, particularly developing Countries
  11. 11. Fedora project governance Community of users Technical contributors Project Sponsors Committer s Sponsor Advisory committee Mgt Steering committee Project team Tech working group Fundraising working group Governance working group
  12. 12. VIVO project governance
  13. 13. …words of advice • Engage your stakeholders through participation and governance • Ensure your project meets the needs of your stakeholders • Develop project champions beyond the initial creator • Focus on sustainability early in the project before you run out of funding • Share the work by creating a broad, diverse community of users
  14. 14. Thank you Michele Kimpton mkimpton@duraspace.org

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