Common Knowledge Groups

Guidelines for Common Knowledge Groups (Rev. July 17, 2017) [PDF]
CKG Administriva (Rev. June 29, 2017) [PDF]

Questions about CKGs? Contact Sarah Troy, UCSC


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
African Studies CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Ruby Bell-Gam, UCLA
Archival Management Systems User Group CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Laurel McPhee, UCSD
Art & Architecture CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Emilee Mathews, UCI
Born Digital Content CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Kelly Spring, UCI (Chair),
Shira Peltzman, UCLA (Co-chair) 
British / U.S. History and Gender Studies CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Becky Imamoto, UCI
CALIFIA CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Sarah Buck Kachaluba, UCSD
D. Ryan Lynch, UCSB
Cataloging and Metadata CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Jim Dooley, UC Merced
Data Curation CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Tom Brittnacher, UCSB (Chair),
Christy Caldwell, UCSC (Co-chair),
Christy Hightower, UCSC (Co-chair),
Ann Hubble, UCSC (Co-chair)
Digital Humanities CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Jerrold Shiroma, UCM
Digital Repository Metadata (DRMD) CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Arwen Hutt, UCSD
East Asian Studies CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace  Shi Deng, UCSD
eBook Usability CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Chan Li, CDL 
Education CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Christina Cicchetti, UCR
Ethnic Studies CKG Charter [PDF]  Workspace  Gerardo "Gary" Colmenar, UCSB
European History, Languages & Literature CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Sam Dunlap, UCSD 
Government Information Libraries (GILS) CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Jim Church, UCB,
Joseph Yue, UCLA 
Heads of Special Collections CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Audra Eugle Yun, UCI 
Health & Life Sciences CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Sarah McClung, UCSF,
Susan Koskinen, UCB 
Instructional Design CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Dominique Turnbow, UCSD 
Interlibrary Lending CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Jennifer Lee, UCLA ​
Law CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Jennifer Lentz, UCLA ​
Maps & Geospatial Data CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Mike Smith, UCSD 
Middle East Studies CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace David Hirsch, UCLA
Music CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Scott Stone, UCI
Performing Arts and Media Studies CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Diana King, UCLA 
Physical Sciences & Engineering (PSE) CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Brian Quigley, UCB
Preservation CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Dawn Aveline, UCLA ​
Public Services in Special Collections CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Robin M. Katz, UCR 
Reference CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Cynthia Johnson, UCI
Regional Library Facilities (RLF) CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Cathy Martyniak, UCLA,
Erik Mitchell, UCB 
Scholarly Communications CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Katie Fortney, CDL,
Martin J. Brennan, UCLA
Shared Visual Resources CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace  Linda Fitzgerald, UCB,
Jacqueline Spafford, UCSB
Social Sciences CKG Charter [PDF]  Workspace  Annette Marines, UCSC   
UC Archivists Council CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Marlayna Christensen, UCSD
Web Archiving CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Perry Willett, CDL
Inactive Common Knowledge Group (CKGs) Public Workspace Contact
Business & Economics (former Bibliographer Group merged with current Social Sciences CKG)    
Digitization CKG Charter [PDF] (merged with Preservation CKG)   Susan Chesley Perry, UCSC
English and American Literature (former Bibliographer 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)    
Political Science (former Bibliographer Group merged with current Social Sciences CKG) Workspace   
Project Management CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Adrian Petrisor, UCI
Psychology (former Bibliographer Group merged with current Social Sciences CKG) Workspace   
Social Science Data (former Bibliographer Group merged with current Social Sciences CKG) Workspace   
Sociology & Anthropology (former Bibliographer Group merged with current Social Sciences CKG) Workspace   
Statistics CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Joanne Miller, CDL


Last updated: July 21, 2017