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The Content Creation and Dissemination Team provides broad oversight and leadership for the development, stewardship and dissemination of unique and local content. 

The CCD Team advises the Content Creation & Dissemination Program.


The Content Creation and Dissemination Team provides broad oversight and leadership for the development, stewardship and dissemination of unique and local content. The Alliance values flexible, scalable approaches in support of new modes of scholarship, publication across the research lifecycle, and traditional and new uses of hidden collections in teaching and learning. As experts for the consortium, the team investigates and implements solutions for unique content needs, recommends consortium-wide practices, and supports an integrated approach for publishing, storing, discovering and preserving resources in our special collections, archives, and digital repositories.

Prioritized FY17 Goals

The following revised goals were approved by Council in April 2016:

Goal:​ Continue development of infrastructure, approaches, and support to aggregate Alliance digital content

  • Implement digital content metadata standards

  • Continue to contribute to the Alliance’s Center of Excellence initiative on managing digital formats in Alma

  • Extend harvester infrastructure and facilitate cleanup of digital content metadata; streamline piping digital collections into Primo (training, workflows, support)

  • If LSTA grant is funded, proceed with development of DPLA hub

  • Connect the Alliance’s efforts in this area with other initiatives in the region when it is beneficial and sustainable to do so.


  • Metadata standards implementation: Alliance staff, Digital Content WG

  • COE initiative: COE group (coordinated by CCD PM)

  • Extend harvester infrastructure, facilitate cleanup, pipe into Primo: Alliance staff, contracting staff, Digital Content WG

  • DPLA hub development: Alliance staff, CCD Team

  • Connect with other initiatives: CCD PM, CCD Team chair

Goal: ​Continuity of support for Archives & Manuscripts Collections Service

  • Support Implementation of ArchivesSpace as successor to Archivist’s Toolkit in the archival collection management service, including support for migration (documentation and training)

  • Implement recommendations of FY16 working groups for technical support of Archives West, user experience program, and integration into Alliance assessment efforts

  • Continue to monitor and make recommendations about external standards (including but not limited to RDA, EAD3 and EAC-­CPF)


  • Support AS implementation: Alliance staff, Archival Collection Management WG

  • Implement AW support recommendations (including usability testing and accessibility work): Alliance staff, EAD WG

  • Monitor standards: EAD WG

Goal:​ Facilitate a coordinated approach to discovery of unique collections in the Alliance Primo environment

  • Study and characterize the issues with unique collections in the SILS, practices that work well, identify issues that can be dealt with organization­-wide, and develop organization-­wide concept of how unique collections could appear, and summarize in a statement of principles

  • Streamline workflows between Archives West and the SILS;


  • Study and characterize issues: Unique materials in the SILS WG, Alliance staff

  • Statement of principles: CCD Team

  • Streamline workflows: Unique materials in the SILS WG, Alliance staff

Goal: ​Continue exploration of Alliance role in digital preservation and support for small­-scale institutional actions

  • If FY16 group recommends it, continue to deliver training and support for small­-scale institutional actions

  • Environmental scan of digital preservation landscape with movement toward creating best practices

  • Identify Alliance role(s) in digital preservation


  • Training and support: Digital Preservation WG, Alliance staff

Goal: ​Continue investigations of new frontiers (OERs, data sets, unique collection sharing)

  • Build on FY16 work of groups that identified what types of OERs and types of data and data services to focus on, unique collection sharing, and Alliance role(s)

  • Connect non­-commodity (unique and/or open) materials and how they support teaching and research

  • Depending on outcomes of application to Triangle Libraries Scholarly Communication Institute, support and coordinate work on exploration of OER creation and adoption at consortial level


  • Assignments and action depend on discussions with the Alliance's Board of Directors

High priority initiatives for a later date

  • Develop a shared digital repository with multiple functions (or recommend best practices for local implementations)
  • Institutional repository
  • Digital asset management
  • Data management
  • Online educational resources (OER)s
  • Share unique collections
    • Could be based on Courier infrastructure
  • Develop new policies and standards for handling and security
  • Collaborate with the Discovery & Delivery Team on disability/accessibility support for unique materials
  • Collaborate with the Collaborative Workforce Team to support unique collections work within a collaborative workforce program.

The Content Creation & Dissemination Team formed out of the Alliance's current Strategic Agenda, completed in 2014.

The first Content Creation & Dissemination Team was formed in 2014 July. For their materials, see these pages

For members and work of previous working groups, see these pages: 

Archival Collection Management Working Group (FY16)

EAD Database Working Group (FY16)

Digital Content Joint Working Group (FY16)

Digital Content Metadata Standards Working Group (FY16)

Digital Preservation Working Group (FY16)

Exploration Working Group (FY16)

For documentation from the FY16 Team, see: