Digital Object Management Task Force
The Digital Object Management Task Force reports to CAPT and is chaired by the Head of CAM. The
group will coordinate its activities with other working groups and library departments, as
warranted. Any proposals that the group develops requiring the development of supporting policies
must be approved by CAPT after due consideration by other appropriate library bodies. Any proposals
generated by the group that require funding for implementation must be referred to either the IT
Advisory Committee or Library's Budget Group for funding approval. The chair of the working group
is expected to update CAPT on its activities on a regular basis.
The charge of the Digital Object Task Force is to assist the Library in developing more trusted
digital repositories (with OAIS concepts) and create a more comprehensive search and discovery
environment for the Library's digital collections. This will be accomplished by:
- Examining the Library's existing access systems for digital objects (including ContentDM, DLXS,
DSpace, Olive, etc.) and determining if: (a) better single option exists (such as Digitool) or (b)
if the Library should pursue multiple options for managing and providing access to digital content
(such as a combination of Digitool, Olive, and DSpace).
- Investigating the full range of the Library's digital objects (and accompanying metadata) to
determine how they fit into framework of our digital library infrastructure including large-scale
digitization resources, brittle books, digital audio/visual files, electronic resources, learning
objects, EADs, images, etc.
- Exploring the feasibility and implementation requirements of enterprise-wide digital object
management software and convey to Library all that would be involved with implementing such a
- Developing and forward software/system acquisition recommendations to CAPT.
- Exploring financial requirements of implementing enterprise-wide software solution to digital
object access and management.
- Submitting a rport to CAPT for a detailed plan of action regarding access and management to the
Library's digital resources by February 28, 2007.
Head of CAM, Chair - Michael Norman
AUL for Collections - Tom Teper
AUL for ITP&P - Bill Mischo
Head of DSD - Tim Cole
Head of IDEALS - Sarah Shreeves
Representative from University Archives - Chris Prom
Head of Information Processing and Management - Mary Laskowski