Call for feedback and contributions to forthcoming ArcLight work cycle

June 12, 2019
Mark A. Matienzo

Stanford Libraries is organizing a work cycle later this year for ArcLight, a Rails engine supporting discovery of archival material. The work cycle is expected to run from August 12 to October 11, 2019, with planned contributions in terms of staff and development time from Stanford University, University of Michigan, Indiana University, and Princeton University. This work expands upon the work undertaken between April to June 2017 to develop a minimum viable product, and focuses on adding features, fixing bugs, and ensuring it is better suited as a product for future adoption and development. 

As a part of planning for this work cycle, Stanford, Michigan, Indiana, and Princeton have begun developing a collaborative roadmap to help us scope candidate areas of development. Following the process undertaken recently by the Spotlight community, we are now looking for contributions to and feedback on the roadmap to inform our work. If you’ve previously shared evaluations of ArcLight internal to your organization, we welcome you incorporating your ideas for features and improvements to this document. Our first deadline for contributions to the ArcLight work cycle roadmap is June 28, 2019.

The Roadmap has 2 tabs: 

  • New features / enhancements: this is the tab to record items you would like to or have been asked to implement. You can also indicate your interest in features proposed by other institutions, so please check back as the list grows.
  • Locally used tools: this is the tab to record local implementations of tools that are not part of the ArcLight codebase, such as those systems or products you want to integrate with ArcLight.

Please contact Mark Matienzo with any questions or expressions of interest.

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