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Islandora: The Islandora Roadmap Committee is now the Islandora Coordinating Committee

planet code4lib - Wed, 2017-09-20 16:31

The Islandora Roadmap Committee is changing its name to the Islandora Coordinating Committee. This change is intended to address some confusion about the role of this important group, which meets up every other week to work on how our community works together. They are the body primarily responsible for our Code of Conduct, workflows, and for overseeing and liaising with our many Interest Groups. Their full Terms of Reference are here.

They do a lot of important work helping this community to support our mutual goals for Islandora. The term “Roadmap,” however, can imply a level of oversight over technical direction that the group has not practiced since before the Islandora Foundation was formed in 2013. The new name better reflects the role they play in Islandora's governance now, and was driven in particular by looking at this definition of “coordinate”: 

Bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a harmonious or efficient relationship. (Oxford Dictionary)

The Islandora Coordinating Committee has been working for years to help bring the many elements of the Islandora community together into a harmonious and efficient relationship. We hope that the new name helps to make that easier to see.

The active members of the Islandora Coodinating Committee are:

  • Donald Moses, UPEI (legacy)
  • Melissa Anez, Islandora Foundation
  • Danny Lamb Islandora Foundation
  • David Wilcox, DuraSpace (legacy)
  • Anna St.Onge, York University
  • Kirsta Stapelfeldt, University of Toronto Scarborough (legacy)
  • Greg Colati, University of Connecticut
  • Jonathan Green, LYRASIS
  • Will Panting, discoverygarden Inc.
  • Gabriela Mircea, McMaster University
  • Gavin Morris, Born-Digital
  • Rosie Lefaive, UPEI
  • Mark Baggett, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Mark Jordan, Simon Fraser University
  • Bryan Brown, Florida State University
  • Jordan Fields, Marmot Library Network
  • Diego Pino, METRO
  • Kim Pham, University of Toronto Scarborough
  • David Keiser-Clark, Islandora Collaboration Group
 

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