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Wednesday, October 28 • 1:20pm - 1:50pm
What’s in a name?: The Samvera Branch Renaming Working Group in action

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The Samvera Branch Renaming Working Group formed in August 2020 to create a recommendation, plan, and timeline for our community to stop using long-practiced "master/slave" coding jargon that perpetuates racist systems and language, and instead embrace and implement positive change, leading by example. This presentation will detail the work of this group; the guiding morals and philosophy for undertaking this work, where and why we prioritized change while some communities are left uncertain how to proceed with similar work, the challenges we have discovered along the way, our immediate future plans, and the forward-to-better model that we hope this group’s deliverables put forth for the Samvera Community and others in the Open Source world.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following groups: administrators, developers, devops, managers (general), newcomers, sysadmins


Jeremy Friesen

Digital Library Technology Unit Manager, University of Notre Dame
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E Lynette Rayle

Ruby/Rails Developer, Cornell University
I am a ruby/rails developer at Mann Library at Cornell. I work on Samvera applications and on linked data technologies. I am interested in talking with folks about linked data projects (access to authorities, authorities as controlled vocabularies, autocomplete UI, lookup UI, efficient... Read More →
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Kate Lynch

Software Development Manager, Princeton University Library

Collin Brittle

Digital Library Architect, Emory University
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Alexandra Dunn

Software developer, UC Santa Barbara

Chris Colvard

Ubiquity Press

Wednesday October 28, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm EDT