It Takes a Village

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The It Takes a Village project was funded in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to bring together open source programs serving cultural and scientific heritage to develop shared sustainability strategies, and to provide our communities with the information needed to assess and contribute to the sustainability of the programs they depend on.

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    Governance Activity: Catastrophizing
    (LYRASIS, 2022) Forbes, Megan; Arp, Laurie Gemmill
    Goals: Understand how the program’s current governance model (or decision making) works with unexpected issues; Understand if the model works well or has gaps; and Identify and document issues that need to be solved. Related Objectives: Define the Need for Governance
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    It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Sustainability
    (LYRASIS, 2018-02) Arp, Laurie Gemmill; Forbes, Megan
    This Guidebook is designed to serve as a practical reference source to help open source software programs serving cultural and scientific heritage organizations plan for long-term sustainability, ensuring that commitment and resources will be available at levels sufficient for the software to remain viable and effective as long as it is needed.