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Community source meets open source: An inspired approach to collaborative funding

Presenter 1
Carla Graebner
Simon Fraser University
Presenter 2
Allen Bell
University of British Columbia
Presenter 3
Alex Garnett
Simon Fraser University
Presenter 4
Geoff Harder
University of Alberta

The University of British Columbia Library, The University of Alberta Library, and Simon Fraser University Library are collaborating with a local open-source developer of Digital Collections and Archival software platforms in order to meet their respective needs for new digital repository initiatives at all three sites. The projects present an intersection of both open and community source development Although each institution has some local development expertise to take full advantage of open-source software, the collaboration remains novel in respect to the funding model allowing each institution to contribute their own site-specific requirements and benefit from the resulting common architecture. The partners will discuss their experiences and expected outcome from this collaboration, touching briefly on their own implementation plans. Simon Fraser University is developing a Research Data Repository (RaDar), The University of British Columbia is creating a digital preservation program which includes integration with cIRcle and the University of Alberta continues to develop the Canadian Polar Data Network along with other collaborations.

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