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
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 Jerrold Shiroma, UCM, Cristela Garcia-Spitz, UCSD 
British / U.S. History and Gender Studies CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Becky Imamoto, UCI
CALIFIA CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Rhonda Neugebauer, UCR 
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
East Asian Studies CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace  Shi Deng, UCSD
Ethnic Studies CKG Charter [PDF]  Workspace 

Gerardo "Gary" Colmenar, UCSB

Government Information Libraries (GILS) CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Lucia Orlando, UCSC, Kelly Smith, 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 ​
Reference CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Cynthia Johnson, UCI
Scholarly Communications CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Katie Fortney, CDL, Shu Liu, UCI
Shared Visual Resources CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace 

Linda Fitzgerald, UCB fitzgerald@berkeley.eduJacqueline Spafford, UCSB

Social Sciences CKG Charter [PDF]  Workspace  Annette Marines, UCSC   
Web Archiving CKG Charter [PDF] Workspace Perry Willett, CDL
Inactive Common Knowledge Group (CKGs) Public Workspace Contact
Business & Economics (former Bibliographer Group)    
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: October 19, 2016