Created Content Committee Meeting: April 2, 2019


Members present: Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Hunter Dunlap (Western Illinois University), Marlee Graser (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Colin Koteles (College of DuPage), Ariana Lim (Lewis University), Greer Martin (Loyola University Chicago), Matt Short, Chair (Northern Illinois University)

Members absent: Tricia Lampron (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Angela Yon (Illinois State University)

CARLI staff present: Amy Maroso

CARLI staff absent: Elizabeth Clarage


  • Colin was confirmed to take minutes this month.
  • The February 26, 2019 meeting minutes were approved

Linked Data Webinar Survey Responses and Follow-up

  1. Survey responses still need to be sent to the Committee for review.
  2. Committee plans to compile a collection of support resources to provide as follow-up to participants webinar.

Facebook Post Procedures

  • Committee reviewed queued test posts and discussed technical aspects of posted images in terms of Facebook’s image carousel and limitations of using photos uploaded to a Facebook photo album.
  • Committee favors an approach that supports direct linking into collections:
    • In Facebook, you can post a link and upload an accompanying image.
    • Will need to evaluate process once multiple images and a video example have been posted.
    • Will need to ask submitters for preview image specifications a as well as offering submission guidelines.
  • Committee discussed CCC attributions in posts. Pro/con: Attribution credit/source vs. additional text.  
  • Andrew J. Theising Collection post to serve as model post.
  • When this process is ready to go a Facebook post should be published that introduces this overall initiative.
  • Submission form:
    • Google Forms can remain as submission mechanism.
    • Elements to add to submissions:
      • Link to the CARLI Facebook page
      • Add a form field for Contact Name (in addition to Email address)
      • Add remaining CARLI institutions to Institution drop-down;
      • Add a screenshot of an example post that gives users an idea of how content will be rendered.
    • Submission guidelines should be integrated into the submission form.
    • Committee discussed preamble approval wording for collections that are not CARLI CONTENTdm hosted collections.
    • Members should be able to use form to submit collection related events for promotion as well as collections.
  • Newsletter announcement
    • Next newsletter at the end of April; At the April 23 meeting we will work on an announcement for the newsletter

Next Meeting

The next committee conference call will occur on April 23, 2019, from 9:00 to 10:00 am.