Strategic Plan Initiatives

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ThemeInitiativeTeamStatus
Strengthen Member InstitutionsDevelop a Copyright First Responders hub
Fund two additional Copyright First Responders cohorts and provide logistical support for CFR Retreat.
StaffCompleted
Strengthen Member InstitutionsDevelop a Memorandum of Understanding for data sharing
Establish policies and develop a new MOU, and act on recommendations adopted by Council.
StaffOn Hold
Strengthen Member InstitutionsInvestigate open source shared ILS projects
Explore the viability of the Alliance participating in FOLIO development or a different open source ILS project, and determine if an open source solution is a viable shared ILS alternative.
StaffCompleted
Strengthen Member InstitutionsStrategize for consortial training
Develop a cohesive strategy, approach, and guidelines for training across the Alliance.
Action Plan
StaffIn Process
Strengthen Member InstitutionsStreamline licensing and invoicing process
Reduce steps from existing processes and implement new software to support easy, streamlined access for members and central staff.
Action Plan
SCTSCompleted
Strengthen Member InstitutionsForm the SCTS E-Content Group
Form SCTS group to review licenses and proposed pricing from consortia content providers, assist in establishing fair pricing and reviewing consortial licenses, develop standard model language for select license terms.
Action Plan
SCTSCompleted
Strengthen Member InstitutionsDevelop a member group to support Alliance use of Primo and Alma Analytics
Provide ongoing support and expertise for the use of Alma and Primo Analytics.
Action Plan
SYSIn Process
Strengthen Member InstitutionsConduct cross-program work on unique and local materials in the shared ILS
Increase study of and resolution to issues affecting unique materials represented in the SILS.
Action Plan
ULCIn Process
Strengthen Member InstitutionsConduct an RFP process for shared ILS
Plan to conduct an RFP process prior to the end of the current Ex Libris contract.
StaffCompleted
Strengthen Member InstitutionsCreate training and documentation for resource fulfillment
Increase fulfillment training and documentation from the Alliance level, leading to more efficient local service and greater standardization.
Action Plan
RSFIn Process
Strengthen Member InstitutionsForm a Social Equity Committee
Identify specific programs and services that demonstrate a proactive stance on social equity in higher education.
StaffCompleted
Improve Access to InformationDevelop services for user experience and accessibility
Advocate for user experience and accessibility in development of software, tools and other resources in discovery platforms.
Action Plan
DUXIn Process
Improve Access to InformationCollaborate on metadata and discoverability for open educational resources
Identify practices for improving discovery of OER in Primo, and convene consortial peers to address unique challenges of OER discoverability and metadata standards.
Action Plan – coming soon
ULCIn Process
Improve Access to InformationConduct Summit policy review
Review recommendations from Shared Resources Joint Project Group survey and consider changes to Summit policy.
Action Plan
RSFCompleted
Inspire Knowledge CreationPilot a shared institutional repository
Research the specific costs and optimal hosting models of a centrally-supported repository service; plan and conduct a Council-approved pilot of a recommended platform.
ULCOn Hold
Inspire Knowledge CreationSustain a Digital Public Library of America hub
Continue participation in the DPLA program as a member of the DPLA Hub Network.
ULCIn Process
Equip Students for SuccessForm joint working group on accessibility with Northwest Academic Computing Consortium
Advance the consortias’ common goal of ensuring services, systems, learning technologies, curricular and scholarly resources are made accessible to users.
DUXIn Process
Equip Students for SuccessManage shared record loading
Expand documented process and practices for centrally loading more Alliance e-resource collection records into the Network Zone.
Action Plan
SCTSDelayed
Equip Students for SuccessDevelop Archives and Manuscripts services
Support the Archives & Manuscripts program by sustaining and developing Archives West and ArchivesSpace.
Action Plan
ULCIn Process