February 28, 2014, 10am
Nick Ruest (York, Moderator)
Cheryl Woods (Western, representing the Geo Community)
|1. Email list|
|2. Wiki space||Done. Also, quarterly calls have been set up.|
Need to put in a request to OCUL soon for the budget to hold this.
Event would probably be in the Fall - aim for late November
Ideas: focused discussions on gap knowledge area(s) would be most useful. Hands-on component.
How to identify the gaps? - Through the toolshed page on the wiki, need more schools to add information. Also - could put together a quick survey for community members about what they want. Nick & Jeremy will do this, aim to have it completed by the end of the month.
|4. Identify opportunities for training||The survey will address this, as well as encouraging people to participate in the toolshed.|
|5. Identify opportunities for shared infrastructure|
Cloud storage project is a big initiative related to this group. There has been talk in the technical committee there about a shared instance of Fedora, Archivematica. Need to ensure that we make good formal connection between this group and the cloud storage network.
Need to keep doing more to share information about individual institution's methodologies with others in this group.
|6. Identify opportunities for consortially negotiated support for digitization of complex formats such as film, audiovisual recordings, and maps|
Need to have a page for who has used which vendors for digitizing these specialized formats - often these aren't done locally. Leanne will set up a specific page on the wiki that is available to community members only.
Also, would be good for people to comment on how well the equipment they have works for them - post these comments to the discussion list. Taking pictures or linking to more information online would also help.
Might be good to have a page listing who wants to digitize what, projects not yet begun. Would be a good way to identify common interests. Nick will add a new page on the wiki for "digitization dreams".
|Other business / general discussion|
Consultation with all of OCUL - should try to identify an individual at each institution and ensure they know about the community and/or can fill out the gap survey. OCUL-SP has representation from all the schools and may be able to make connections in their schools.
The Geo Community space is not listed on the landing page of spotdocs yet - Leanne will investigate. Cross polination between the groups would be good. Cheryl will show the "Who is Digitizing What" and "Who's got what gear" pages to the Geo Community.
Brief discussion about digitizing maps and air photos - cameras are often better than scanners. Need best practices for georeferencing.
April 11, 10am