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2012 01 23 Meeting Minutes


  • Duncan Dickinson (DD)
  • Vicki Picasso (VP)
  • Amanda Nixon (AN)
  • Nick Nicholas (NN)
  • Greg Pendlebury (GP)
  • Norm Lawler (NL)



Review of last meeting's minutes and action items

Project Manager report

Lead Developer report

  • Release information has gone to the mailing list
    • Some low priority work wasn't done under 1.4 but this shouldn't impact too much
    • Original NLA integration work was rolled over to 1.5

University of Newcastle report

  • Nothing to report yet
  • USyd visiting
  • Metadatastore proposal approved
  • Upgrading to 1.3 at end of Jan

Flinders University report

  • Nothing to report yet
  • Metadatastore proposal approved
  • Running: GP thinks it's 1.2 with modifications

ANDS report

  • ANDS is working with NLA to refine the PIP interactions
    • Meetings will discuss workflows, support, infrastructure
    • DD asked about identities from systems such as ORCID and VIAF
      • NN: To be discussed
  • Metadata stores funding:
    • Most applications have gone through and approved
    • 6 going for ReDBox, a number of others are evaluating
    • 1 year contracts - starting Feb/March
  • RIF-CS extensions:
    • Requests have been considered - most requests are vocab changes
    • Will be discussed in a month or so

QCIF report

  • Will start talking with ReDBox sites about support models
    • Working towards a sustainable resourcing model
    • VP: Is a date for finalising?
      • NL: Looking towards end of Jan
  • VP: Have people contacted QCIF about AMS development?
    • NL: Some groups have talked about it but nothing solid yet
    • DD and GP have put together a draft governance model
    • VP: We need to determine stakeholder input into the product (user groups, PRG etc)

Community items

  • Community day
    • Length?
      • DD: 1 Day?
      • VP: Maybe longer?
      • AN: 1.5 days? Helps with scoping
      • AN: Suggests a draft agenda (Action item for DD)
    • Location:
      • NL: We could map out possible user-base and determine most central location
    • Costs:
      • ANDS can provide funding for venue costs
      • Participants to cover own travel expenses
    • Dates:
      • Early March being considered

Action Items