Announcing the Arca Discovery Layer Task Group

Many thanks to all those who expressed interest in standing on the Arca Discovery Layer Task Group. The Arca Advisory Committee has confirmed 8 task group members – including 2 representatives from Arca early adopter sites and a representative from the Arca Advisory Committee. 

It is with great pleasure that I announce the members of the Arca Discovery Layer Task Group:

The BC ELN Office will also participate in the Discovery Layer Task Group.

To complete Phase 2 of the Arca project, the Discovery Layer Task Group will work closely with BC ELN to develop a discovery layer enabling cross-repository search of BC post-secondary digital repositories, including those using repository platforms other than Islandora. The Discovery Layer Task Group will identify goals and use cases for the discovery layer, investigate and evaluate possible solutions, and present a recommendation for a solution to the Arca Advisory Committee.

This group reports to the Arca Advisory Committee. Work will begin shortly with the goal of launching a Discovery Layer in Beta in late Spring 2016.

For more background on the Arca project, visit the BC ELN website and the Arca website.

Questions about the Arca Discovery Layer Task Group? Contact Sunni Nishimura, BC ELN Coordinator