SILS News – April 10, 2018

Date: April 10, 2018
Title: Introducing: SILS News!

Thank you for your interest in the Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS) project and welcome to SILS News! The SILS Working Group is about halfway through phase 2 of the project.

Read more about the project on the SILS website and see the phase 2 project charge for descriptions of the project phases.

New working group member
Lynne Grigsby, Head of Library IT, joins the working group as the new UC Berkeley representative. Erik Mitchell, who was recently appointed UC San Diego’s Audrey Geisel University Librarian, will continue his service on the working group. Welcome, Lynne, and congratulations, Erik!

Phase 2 work underway
Campus representatives, appointed by their University Librarian, completed an inventory of their campus’ existing systems and costs. They also answered questions about what they see as the opportunities and challenges of a consortial system. The SILS Working Group is compiling the data and following up with campuses as needed.

Looking ahead, we are exploring proposed structures for working groups in Phase 3, provided Phase 3 is approved by the Council of University Librarians (CoUL), and estimating the effort involved in producing an RFP.

The SILS Working Group

Chris Shaffer, University Librarian & Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC San Francisco (Co-Chair)
Günter Waibel, Executive Director & Associate Vice Provost, California Digital Library (Co-Chair)
Donald Barclay, Deputy University Librarian, UC Merced
Christine Barone, Collections Project Coordinator, Southern Regional Library Facility (Project Co-Manager)
John Bono, Associate University Librarian, UC Santa Cruz
Peter Brantley, Director of Online Strategy, UC Davis
Lynne Grigsby, Head of Library IT, UC Berkeley
Cathy Martyniak, Director, Southern Regional Library Facility
Erik Mitchell, Audrey Geisel University Librarian, UC San Diego
Aislinn Sotelo, Program Director for Metadata Services, UC San Diego
Virginia (Ginny) Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, UCLA
Lena Zentall, Project & Product Manager, California Digital Library (Project Co-Manager)

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