OR2014 Plenary
Helsinki * OR2014
Jonathan Markow
Chief Strategy Officer
Tim Donohue
DSpace Technical Lead
David Wilcox
Fed...
Agenda
3:45pm Congress Hall: DuraSpace Update
4:15pm Congress Hall: DSpace Overview
4:30pm Congress Hall: Fedora Overview
...
“DuraSpace is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-
profit organization providing leadership and
innovation for open technolog...
DuraSpace Team
Tim Donohue
DSpace Tech Lead
Valorie Hollister
Community Programs
Michele Kimpton
Chief Executive Officer
J...
How is DuraSpace organized?
Education
ServicesProjects
Funded through community
membership & RSP program
Funded through
se...
…Last year we needed to
debunk some myths
• DuraSpace has teams of developers working on
DSpace and Fedora
• DuraSpace is ...
We needed to increase the
level of contribution and
engagement for both
projects to ensure long
term success
Happy to report
• 70% increase in funding to
DSpace/Fedora projects in 2013,
$708,870
• Community Governance is being
esta...
Our community is global
Continued adoption around the world, particularly developing Countries
26%
25%
23%
10%
7%
4%
4% 1%...
Sponsors By Geography
(DSpace/Fedora)
76%
6%
9%
3%
6%
USA
Canada
UK
Western Europe
Aust/NZ
Organizational Goals for 2014
• Successful rollout of membership
• Increased engagement from the community
through project...
Fedora 2014 goals
• Establish community governance
model
• Test, validate and deliver Fedora 4.0
• Put dedicated Prod Mgr ...
DSpace 2014 goals
• Engaged, inclusive governance
• Develop roadmap that meets the
diverse needs of the community,
yet off...
VIVO 2014 goals
• Broader community engagement
• Increase funding
• Increase installed base
• Implement aggregated search
...
• Significantly reduced pricing for storage
• Continue to develop new features, particularly
focused on preservation and e...
• Launched service publicly in March
• Subscription plans based on customer’s storage needs
and optional add-ons
• Direct ...
The ecosystem and
DuraSpace
DuraSpace’s strategic value includes
advocating for our OSS projects and
services within the l...
Increasing ownership and
participation through Membership
and Governance
Why Membership?
• Membership is consistent with our move
towards participatory governance
• Increase community support
– F...
Goals
• Consistent models across projects with
room for customization
• Keep administrative costs low
• Roll out membershi...
Two Levels of Benefits
• Institutions receive DuraSpace benefits
associated with their membership level.
• If they choose ...
Highlights
• Four levels ($2500 - $20,000+)
• Inclusive of developing nations ($250)
• New discounted training benefit
• D...
Project Governance Template
Project Members –
Submit requests, requirements,
recommendations; offer feedback and
other inp...
Rule of Thumb
• Projects are encouraged to lean towards
inclusiveness
Become a Member!
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DuraSpace Plenary session at the Open Respositories 2014 conference in Helsinki, Finland. Presented by Jonathan Markow, Chief Strategy Officer, on June 12, 2014.

The Plenary session also included overview/roadmap talks on both DSpace and Fedora. These slides are also available:
* DSpace Overview: http://www.slideshare.net/DuraSpace/duraspace-plenary-dspace-overview-at-or14
* Fedora Overview: http://www.slideshare.net/DuraSpace/3-david-or2014-duraspaceplenaryfedora20140612

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  • DuraSpace Plenary at OR14

    1. 1. OR2014 Plenary Helsinki * OR2014 Jonathan Markow Chief Strategy Officer Tim Donohue DSpace Technical Lead David Wilcox Fedora Product Manager
    2. 2. Agenda 3:45pm Congress Hall: DuraSpace Update 4:15pm Congress Hall: DSpace Overview 4:30pm Congress Hall: Fedora Overview 4:45pm Room Change 5:00pm Congress Hall: “The Future of Dspace” 5:00pm Rm 302/303 (upstairs): Fedora Steering Group Panel
    3. 3. “DuraSpace is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for- profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. We collaborate with academic, scientific, cultural, and technology communities by supporting projects and creating services to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage.”
    4. 4. DuraSpace Team Tim Donohue DSpace Tech Lead Valorie Hollister Community Programs Michele Kimpton Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Markow Chief Strategy Officer Bill Branan DuraCloud Tech Lead Carissa Smith DuraCloud/DSpaceDirect Carol Minton Morris Marketing/Comm Andrew Woods Fedora Tech Lead David Wilcox Fedora Product Manager Layne Johnson VIVO Project Director
    5. 5. How is DuraSpace organized? Education ServicesProjects Funded through community membership & RSP program Funded through service revenue & grants
    6. 6. …Last year we needed to debunk some myths • DuraSpace has teams of developers working on DSpace and Fedora • DuraSpace is still funded by the Moore foundation and others • “My sponsorship dollars are funding Duracloud?!”
    7. 7. We needed to increase the level of contribution and engagement for both projects to ensure long term success
    8. 8. Happy to report • 70% increase in funding to DSpace/Fedora projects in 2013, $708,870 • Community Governance is being established for all projects • DuraSpace continues to make progress in building a sustainable model for the organization
    9. 9. Our community is global Continued adoption around the world, particularly developing Countries 26% 25% 23% 10% 7% 4% 4% 1% North America Western Europe Asia South America Eastern Europe Australia/New Zealand Africa Middle East
    10. 10. Sponsors By Geography (DSpace/Fedora) 76% 6% 9% 3% 6% USA Canada UK Western Europe Aust/NZ
    11. 11. Organizational Goals for 2014 • Successful rollout of membership • Increased engagement from the community through project governance • Improved transparency through governance and communications • Track revenue and costs by project/service • Participation in National and International initiatives that strategically relate to our mission • Continued growth of cloud services
    12. 12. Fedora 2014 goals • Establish community governance model • Test, validate and deliver Fedora 4.0 • Put dedicated Prod Mgr in place • Attract enough funding and developers to support the work • Create and implement a roadmap that meets the needs of the community
    13. 13. DSpace 2014 goals • Engaged, inclusive governance • Develop roadmap that meets the diverse needs of the community, yet offers “out of the box” functionality • Get adequate funding to move forward and hire a Prod Mgr • Plot a technology path to support the vision
    14. 14. VIVO 2014 goals • Broader community engagement • Increase funding • Increase installed base • Implement aggregated search services • Recruit service providers to assist with implementations
    15. 15. • Significantly reduced pricing for storage • Continue to develop new features, particularly focused on preservation and easy content uploads – Released Archive-It back-up service – Integrated with DSpaceDirect • Continue to work with strategic partners on providing end-to-end solutions for ingest, access, archiving, and preservation – Digital Preservation Network, Chronopolis, others • Beginning plans for DuraCloud offering in Europe
    16. 16. • Launched service publicly in March • Subscription plans based on customer’s storage needs and optional add-ons • Direct integration with DuraCloud – The only complete hosted repository and preservation software suite – Provides ongoing full preservation of repository content – Ensures easy retrievals/restores for accidental deletes • Current customers include the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Library Association, Bennington College, and Northern Kentucky University • Info sessions: dspacedirect.org/register
    17. 17. The ecosystem and DuraSpace DuraSpace’s strategic value includes advocating for our OSS projects and services within the larger ecosystem
    18. 18. Increasing ownership and participation through Membership and Governance
    19. 19. Why Membership? • Membership is consistent with our move towards participatory governance • Increase community support – For many institutions, “Sponsorship” is a no-no! (Implies charitable contribution) – More institutions are budgeted for memberships; fewer for sponsorships
    20. 20. Goals • Consistent models across projects with room for customization • Keep administrative costs low • Roll out membership while governance evolves • Easy transition for current sponsors • Appeal to new members with benefits and opportunities for participation • Honor commitment, action, and merit!
    21. 21. Two Levels of Benefits • Institutions receive DuraSpace benefits associated with their membership level. • If they choose to support a specific project(s) with their membership fees, they also receive project-specific governance benefits appropriate to their level of commitment.
    22. 22. Highlights • Four levels ($2500 - $20,000+) • Inclusive of developing nations ($250) • New discounted training benefit • Discount on cloud services • All members eligible to vote for one at- large DuraSpace board director • Each project may nominate representative to serve on board • We offer DuraSpace-level benefits; steering groups agree on project governance benefits
    23. 23. Project Governance Template Project Members – Submit requests, requirements, recommendations; offer feedback and other input Leadership Group Approves priorities, budget, strategic direction Steering Group Oversees project operations, provides strategic guidance Product Manager Tech Lead DuraSpace Org WG WG WG Working Groups Tech Team Committers Contributors
    24. 24. Rule of Thumb • Projects are encouraged to lean towards inclusiveness
    25. 25. Become a Member!

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