Future of UC Resource Sharing Project Team (FRSPT)

Years active: 2016-2017

NOTE: Beginning July 2013, the University of California Libraries launched a revised advisory structure. The groups within the previous structure are no longer active, including this group. See UC Libraries Advisory Structure (UCLAS) for information about the current structure.

Group Description

Changing service needs in the resource sharing field and growing dissatisfaction with the current University of California interlibrary loan (ILL) management system, Virtual Desktop eXchange (VDX), created an opportunity to review options for migration to a new resource sharing system. In August 2015, the Strategic Action Group 2: Access, Discovery & Infrastructure (SAG2) established the Future of UC Resource Sharing Project Team and charged them with investigating and making a recommendation for a new suite of resource sharing services. FRSPT Phase 1 concluded in May 2016 with a recommendation for pursuing several different systems in an RFP, as well as handover activities for a second phase of work. FRSPT Phase 2 began in August 2016, with the objective of continuing to investigate resource sharing services and conduct an RFP for a new suite of systems. The full charge and roster are listed on this site. The Phase 2 report has been released and Phase 2 is scheduled to conclude in June 2017.

Key Documents



Roster at Time of Disbandment

  • Joe Ferrie (CDL Technical Representative), Discovery & Delivery Services Senior Developer, California Digital Library
  • Tara Gooden (Resource Sharing Expert Representative), Head of Interlibrary Loan, UC Santa Cruz
  • Carlo Medina (Access Services / User Experience Expert Representative), Director of Access Services, UCLA
  • Caitlin Nelson (CDL Resource Sharing Product Management Representative), Discovery & Delivery Services Product Manager, California Digital Library
  • Jason Newborn (Resource Sharing Expert Representative), Head Interlibrary Loan Services, UC Davis
  • Lena Zentall (CDL Resource Sharing Product Management Representative), Melvyl / One Delivery Product Manager, California Digital Library
  • Bala Balakumar (UCOP Purchasing Liaison), Commodity Manager, UC Office of the President
  • Patricia Martin (Project Sponsor), Director of Discovery & Delivery Services, California Digital Library
  • Catherine Friedman (DOC Liaison), Associate University Librarian for Academic Services, UC San Diego