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Minutes of the September 10, 2014 RSOC Teleconference

Reported by: Cindy Morgan, IETF Secretariat


 Nevil Brownlee
 Heather Flanagan (RSE, non-voting)
 Joel Halpern (Lead)
 Joe Hildebrand
 Alexey Melnikov (Chair)
 Cindy Morgan (Scribe)
 Robert Sparks

 Sarah Banks
 Tony Hansen
 Bob Hinden
 Ray Pelletier (IAOC Liaison, non-voting)


0. Review of Minutes

  As there was not a quorum of the RSOC present, the minutes of the 11 
  June 2014 teleconference, the 19 July 2014 retreat, and the 13 August 
  2014 teleconference remain under review.

1. Agenda Bash

  Heather Flanagan added an item on Google Scholar to the agenda under 
2. SoW Update 

  Heather Flanagan reported that there are currently three SoWs out for 
  community review until 21 September 2014:

  - Digital Object Identifier
  - RFC Editor Website
  - Stats & Metrics

  All of the SoWs are available on the IAOC website and have been posted 
  to multiple mailing lists, including IETF-Announce and RFC-interest.
3. Format Update

  Heather Flanagan reported that several drafts have been posted or 
  updated, including the RFC format framework, the HTML requirements, 
  the CSS requirements, and the digital preservation considerations.

  The Tools Team is reviewing the SoWs, currently focusing on the 
  publication formatter.

  Alexey Melnikov observed that the document talking about the text 
  format has not yet been updated.  He asked whether there would be two 
  different formats to cover paginated text versus non-paginated text, 
  noting that there are implications for the tools if this ends up being 
  two different formats.  Heather Flanagan agreed, and added that 
  discussions on that topic with the RPC are still ongoing.
4. RPC Update

  Heather Flanagan reported that the RFC Production Center met the SLA 
  for August (see for details).

  Heather Flanagan has been in discussions with the RPC about how to 
  capture a more accurate SLA measure for the RPC SoW; she has a 
  proposal that will go out to the stream managers and the RSOC for 
  input.  The proposed changes include:

  - Measuring the SLA on an annual basis
  - Adding an average page count of 25 pages per document, as measured 
    by the .txt or .pdf file
  - Adding a clause that a higher-than-average (as measured by the 
    previous 2 years) document submission rate will result in the SLA 
    not being met in a later month of that year.

  Heather Flanagan reported that the RPC contract must go out to bid in 
  2015.  She noted that the RSOC will need to select some number of 
  individuals to serve on the selection committee, in addition to 
  members from the IAOC, the IAD, and the RSE.  Heather added that she 
  would like to have this committee seated by IETF 91 so that the 
  process can get started.  Heather will send a request for volunteers 
  for this committee to the RSOC soon.
5. AOB

5.1. Google Scholar Update

  Heather Flanagan reported that she has made inquiries within Google 
  about why RFCs were not yet in Google Scholar.  Heather has had 
  meetings with folks at Google Scholar regarding updates to RFC meta-
  data that are needed before the project can proceed, but she expects 
  that to be resolved.  Heather will report back to the RSOC when she 
  has more information.