SILS News - Feb. 21, 2020

Date: Feb. 21, 2020
Title: SILS Harmonization Reports + Shared Governance Webinar!

Dear colleagues,

We’re happy to report that the SILS Harmonization pilot reports are now available. The SILS Harmonization group, a subgroup of the SILS Working Group, managed harmonization pilots in the second half of 2019 to test possible harmonization processes, including: engaging experts, selecting topics, discussing potential areas of alignment and coming to some agreement on next steps. The harmonization pilots concluded in October 2019 and their findings are reported here:

  • SILS Harmonization Pilots Final Report [PDF]
  • Access Services Harmonization Pilot Final Report [PDF]
  • Cataloging & Metadata Harmonization Pilot Final Report [PDF]

The SILS Harmonization group members were: Christine Barone (SRLF), Lynne Grigsby (UCB), Caitlin Nelson (CDL), and Cathy Martyniak (SRLF). Many thanks to the UC Libraries staff who participated in these important fact-finding groups (rosters are listed in the reports). The pilot work directly informed the creation of the SILS shared governance structure for Phase 4 and the workflows for the decision-making groups that will be put in place.

Curious about what’s next? More information on phase 4 will be forthcoming from SILS News. Briefly,  nominations for participation in phase 4 SILS project work will open at the end of February. If you are interested in continuing your participation, please bring this to your DOC member’s attention.

Save the date for a DOC-sponsored webinar on SILS phase 4 on March 5 2-3pm.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the listserv.

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
Judy Consales, Associate University Librarian for User Engagement, UCLA
Lynne Grigsby, Head of Library IT, UC Berkeley
Cathy Martyniak, Director, Southern Regional Library Facility
Erik Mitchell, Audrey Geisel University Librarian, UC San Diego
Caitlin Nelson, Product Manager, California Digital Library
Aislinn Sotelo, Program Director for Metadata Services, UC San Diego
Danielle Westbrook, Systemwide Library Planning Analyst, California Digital Library (Communications Manager)
Lena Zentall, Project & Product Manager, California Digital Library (Project Co-Manager)

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Last updated: February 21, 2020