SILS Phase 4 Midterm Report

Dear colleagues,

The Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS) Working Group is pleased to share the SILS Phase 4 Midterm Report (Public Version), available now on the SILS website. The report, presented to the Council of University Librarians (CoUL) in advance of its April meeting, provides a summary of work completed from March 2020 through March 2021.

Following an executive summary, the Midterm Report is organized into the following sections:

  • Financial: campus cost forecasts and central staffing
  • SILS timeline for phase 4 - Revised
  • Implementation phases completed
  • Changes to shared governance structure
  • Tasks completed from the project manager operation leads work plan
  • Training and end-user outreach activities
  • Communications/engagement
  • Data Privacy Task Force
  • Innovative Contract Extension Task Force
  • RLF Configuration Task Force
  • Shared Governance Task Force

There were no requested recommendations or decisions embedded within the report.

Please remember to periodically explore the SILS Confluence wiki for ongoing project progress. If you have any questions or comments, please contact

Ben Alkaly & Adrian Petrisor
SILS Communication Operation Leads

On behalf of 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)
Ben Alkaly, Communications Manager, UCLA (Chair, Communication Operation Leads)
Donald Barclay, Deputy University Librarian, UC Merced
Christine Barone, Collections Project Coordinator, Southern Regional Library Facility (Project Co-Manager)
Peter Brantley, Director of Online Strategy, UC Davis
Todd Grappone, Associate University Librarian for Research and Development, UCLA
Sarah Houghton, Discovery & Delivery Director, California Digital Library
Salwa Ismail, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Information Technology, UC Berkeley
Cathy Martyniak, Director, Southern Regional Library Facility
Erik Mitchell, Audrey Geisel University Librarian, UC San Diego
Caitlin Nelson, SILS Service Manager, California Digital Library
Aislinn Sotelo, Program Director for Metadata Services, UC San Diego
Lena Zentall, Discovery & Delivery Associate Director, California Digital Library (Project Co-Manager)

Last updated: June 14, 2021