May 2011 DPLA Steering Committee Call Notes
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SC Members introduced themselves and talked about why they are volunteering to work on the DPLA.
- John Palfrey gave an update on the Beta Sprint announcement and planned process.
- Steering Committee members are asked to brainstorm ideas for the review panel. Members should be independent of the SC and capable of assessing the DPLA's technical and user interface needs. The goal is to announce this panel in July.
- Part of the June SC meeting agenda will be devoted to discussing how best to weave the Beta Sprint outcomes into the October big tent meeting.
- We're considering how best to "matchmake" for the Beta Sprint for those who have indicated a desire for partners.
DPLA Overall Workplan
- Importance of emphasizing that anything we do will be done as openly as possible -- this is one of DPLA's key principles.
- There must be some open and closed spaces for discussion by necessity (hallway conversations cannot all be broadcast; there will be legal constraints in some settings; etc.), but we should incline toward openness where at all possible.
- We are drawing together volunteers to support the workstreams, on the wiki and otherwise.
- SC members are asked to send suggestions for participants to John Palfrey/Maura Marx/Rebekah Heacock (a/k/a the Berkman Center secretariat team), who will fold these into the list and update the SC as necessary.
- Emphasis on diversity (along many different axes) and bringing in members from state/local government, education, tech, entrepreneurs/innovative business, for-profit world, local government.
- The SC has heard and acknowledges the broad discussion on the listserv about dropping the P.
- SC members are asked to think about their views on this matter and to test variants/new ideas and bring feedback to the June in-person SC meeting.