Forwarding on behalf of the It Takes a Village team at Lyrasis. Please see below.
Happy new year!
We are very pleased to highlight members of the community presenting their experiences.
Long-term sustainability planning is something that poses a unique challenge for many open-source programs. These programs are often funded and supported in ways that do not give appropriate consideration to the long-term sustainability of the applications and their communities. The It Takes a Village (ITAV) framework was created to give OSS communities, like Samvera and Fedora, the tools and information needed to begin the planning process for their futures. Through a series of guided activities, ITAV presents program participants with the opportunity to look both inward and outward to evaluate what is working and what is not and how to take actionable steps forward.
This session will outline the ITAV framework and explain the process for using the toolkit activities. Megan Forbes will provide background and process info. Panelists include Heather Greer Klein, Community Manager at Samvera and Arran Griffith, Program Manager at Fedora. Heather and Arran will share their experiences participating in ITAV and showcase activities they have used. They will highlight and share the lessons learned while undergoing the process for each of their own program’s sustainability planning.
You can attend either session:
You can easily register for these free sessions here.
Feel free to share this announcement with your networks.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
Laurie Gemmill Arp
Director, DuraSpace Community Supported Programs
REMINDER – If you haven’t had an opportunity to hear about the It Takes a Village framework and toolkit created by a team at Lyrasis, then don’t miss your opportunity to do so. The program is hosting a FREE webinar showcasing the work as well as sharing stories from the Samvera community and the Fedora team on how they made use of this toolkit to guide sustainability planning.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about it and see how other OSS are using it. See below for all the details on how to register.
Program Manager, Fedora Program