Created Content Committee Meeting: January 10, 2017

Conference Call

Members present: Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

Member absent: Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Anne Craig, Amy Maroso


  • Minutes for December 13 approved.
  • Ian will take minutes this month.

Ongoing Project Status Reports

  • Tumblr
    • Posting
      • Everything until the last week has been filled. Posting schedule will be sent at the top of the month by Margaret.
    • Featured Images on Tumblr question:
      • If you comfortable doing Tumblr, go ahead and cross post from the CARLI blog. If you aren’t have the person the following week do it. Ellen will be adding to the digitized book documentation. Alice will add to the Tumblr documentation.
    • Ellen’s question via a colleague - Why is Tumblr not being promoted on the Featured Image/Book?
      • We will add a link on these posts to generate traffic back towards Tumblr and to help add followers.
    • New Institutions in Tumblr:
      • Still issues CARLI management allowing other institutions to volunteer and opt into being used.
      • Perhaps DPLA consent form and/or the DPLA social media policay can be used as a template for a Tumblr consent form?
      • Tumblr policies of ownership and the down-loadability of images from Tumblr are the objections by some CARLI managers. Anne Craig will talk to UIUC legal about consent forms and how to allow other institutions to be part of the CARLI Tumblr. 
  • Google Analytics
    • No update yet, new quarterly report just arrived yesterday.
    • This will be worked on by Margaret and Matt over the next few weeks.
  • CARLI CCC Promotion Impact
  • Annual Project on Shareable Metadata Case Studies
    • Margaret, Alice, and Rebecca will do case studies based on projects at their institutions. Draft of case studies are ongoing and will be presented in February by Margaret, in March by Alice, and in April by Rebecca.
    • Margaret is looking at the "Harvesting collections into the discovery layer with OAI-PMH feeds."
    • Alice is looking at “What to do with legacy data and how to clean it up with small staff and budget.”
    • Rebecca “Creating shareable metadata from scratch.”
    • Some of Hannah’s UIUC documentation about DPLA metadata is available on the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub Wordpress site. We will be discussing this further in February’s meeting- .
  • Other Topics
    • Some of the Metadata Matters videos will be archived as they are out-of-date and no longer relevant.  The shareable metadata video will be moved to the CARLI DPLA page.
    • Best Practices for Digitization Documents: The Audio, Moving Images, and Metadata documents have been updated. The best practices document for still images has not been updated yet, but Amy will look at this one because many of the other best practices documents use information found in the Still Images document.

 Next Meeting

The next committee conference call will occur on February 14, 2017, from 11:00am to 12:00pm.