Common Knowledge Groups

Guidelines for Common Knowledge Groups (Rev. October 6, 2015) [PDF]


Common Knowledge Groups (CKGs) are standing groups of experts or pioneers in areas of interest to the University of California Libraries (UCL). The intention of CKGs is to foster innovation and continuous improvement by providing a venue for staff across campuses and from various levels to exchange ideas and collaborate on systemwide initiatives. Although CKGs may communicate with groups in the UCL Advisory Structure, they are not intended to make systemwide policy decisions, manage projects or project teams, or oversee ongoing services. CKGs are proposed by UC Libraries’ staff who identify an issue, topic, subject, or content format that would benefit from the creation of a cross-­‐campus community. The Direction and Oversight Committee (DOC) provides broad oversight for the CKGs and their registration process.

Key Expectations

  1. Maintain an email list for use by the CKG open to all interested UC Libraries staff.
  2. Post and maintain a historical record of meeting minutes and reports, accessible to all interested UC Libraries staff.
  3. Gather and share information about the environment, opportunities, new technologies, best practices, content, and local campus developments within a defined knowledge area.
  4. Provide input and information to other UC Libraries groups as requested.
  5. Conceive and advance innovative ideas and improvements relevant to the UC Libraries’ Systemwide Plan and Priorities. Ideas for new projects should be presented to DOC for approval through the Project Proposal Template
Active Common Knowledge Group (CKGs) Public Workspace Contact
Archival Management Systems User Group CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Eric Milenkiewicz, UCR
Art & Architecture CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Emilee Mathews, UCI
Born Digital Content CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Laura Uglean Jackson, UCI (Chair), Kelly Spring, UCI (Vice-Chair)
British / U.S. History and Gender Studies CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Diana King, UCLA
Cataloging and Metadata CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Jim Dooley, UC Merced
Data Curation CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Reid Otsuji, UCSD (Chair), Tom Brittnacher, UCSB (Vice-Chair) tombritt@UCSB.EDU
Digital Humanities CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Jerrold Shiroma, UCM
Digital Repository Metadata (DRMD) CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Arwen Hutt, UCSD
Government Information Libraries (GILS) CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Lucia Orlando, UCSC, Kelly Smith
Interlibrary Lending CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Jennifer Lee, UCLA ​
Law CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Jennifer Lentz, UCLA ​
Music CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Scott Stone, UCI
Physical Sciences & Engineering (PSE) CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Brian Quigley, UCB
Preservation CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Dawn Aveline, UCLA ​
Reference CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Cynthia Johnson, UCI
Scholarly Communications Group CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Katie Fortney, CDL, Shu Liu, UCI
UC Shared Visual Resources CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Gregory Reser, UCSD, Jacqueline Spafford, UCSB
Web Archiving CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace TBD
Inactive Common Knowledge Group (CKGs) Public Workspace Contact
Business & Economics (former Bibliogrpaher Group)    
Digitization CKG Charter [PDF] (merged with Preservation CKG)   Susan Chesley Perry, UCSC
English and American Literature (former Bibliogrpaher Group)    
European History, Languages & Literature (former Bibliographer Group)    
Library IT CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Shawn Duncan, UCSC
Linguistics (former Bibliographer Group)    
News (former Bibliographer Group)    
Philosophy and Religious Studies (former Bibliographer Group)    
Project Management CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Adrian Petrisor, UCI
Statistics CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Joanne Miller, CDL


Last updated: May 16, 2016