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Roles and Responsibilities for Sustaining Open Source Platforms and Tools


Trevor Owens

Carl Wilson


School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Developing, deploying and maintaining open source software is increasingly a core part of the core operations of cultural heritage organizations. From preservation infrastructure, to tools for acquiring digital and digitized content, to platforms that provide access, enhance content, and enable various modes for users to engage with and make use of content, much of the core work of libraries, archives and museums is entangled with software. As a result, cultural heritage organizations of all sizes are increasingly involved in roles as open source software creators, contributors, maintainers, and adopters. Participants in this workshop shared their respective perspectives on institutional roles in this emerging open source ecosystem. Through discussion, participants created drafts of a checklist for establishing FOSS projects, documentation of project sustainability techniques, a model for conceptualizing the role of open source community building activities throughout projects and an initial model for key institutional roles for projects at different levels of maturity.

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FOSS, Sustainability, Institutional Roles

Conferences, Conference 2015

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o:429627 Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Digital Preservation
o:424738 Openaire v3.0 collection
o:168770 Open Access Collection