Team # 880 -- Digital Initiatives Steering Committee (DISC)
University Libraries

January 2008


To coordinate the management of digital projects, effectively creating and centralizing a management structure for activities that are inherently decentralized. The formation of this Steering Committee serves as the first step toward a programmatic approach to the Libraries’ digital initiatives, moving away from the current project-based approach.

Team Membership

  • Dace Freivalds, Sponsor
  • Mike Furlough, Sponsor
  • Lisa German, Sponsor
  • Sue Kellerman, Leader
  • Rebecca Mugridge-MacIntosh, Leader
  • LaDawn Benner, Member
  • Dawn Childress, Member
  • Kevin Clair, Member
  • Linda Friend, Member
  • Ben Grissinger, Member
  • Linda Klimczyk, Member
  • Bonnie Osif, Member
  • Albert Rozo, Member
  • Karen Schwentner, Member

Results Achieved to Date

  • ExpectedResults: Goal: To set policy and procedures for digital projects.

    Anticipated results:
    * Develop a communication plan, including web resources to share updates and news of digital projects
    * Establish efficiencies and standards
    * Document digital production workflows
    * Maximize resource discovery options
    * Evaluate possible budgetary needs
    * Exploit memberships in organizations such as the Digital Library Federation, EDUCAUSE, Society for Scholarly Publishing, platform user groups, etc.




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