Digital Collections Users' Group

Past Chair: Eben English
Past Chair: Peter Hepburn
Past Chair: Laurie Sauer
CARLI Staff Liaison: Amy Maroso

Body to which the group reports: Governance Board

This committee was discharged June 30, 2013.

Scope of work:

The CARLI Digital Collections User Group shall serve to coordinate the consortial aspects of CARLI's CONTENTdm system, developing best practices and seeking opportunities for consortial collaboration in support of better access to digital collections and better service to users. The Digital Collections User Group may appoint necessary functional subgroups to assist the CARLI Office in planning education/training workshops, facilitating topical discussions, preparing recommendations concerning specifications, implementation, and ongoing support, and other topics of current need.

Member appointment and terms:
Members are appointed for 3-year terms beginning on July 1. A rotation system has been established for the expiring terms whereby approximately one third of the committee membership is appointed each year. 

Expected reporting frequency:
The committee chair will submit a written report of committee’s activities to the CARLI Board at the end of the fiscal year. Additional updates on activities may be requested by the CARLI Board throughout the year.

Tasks required on completion of work:
Recommendations for new or enhanced CARLI products, services and programs should be sent to the CARLI Products & Services Vetting Committee or the CARLI Program Planning Committee. The DCUG Chair will forward other documents dealing with staffing, policy, and budget issues to the CARLI Board for review and approval.