Unique Materials in the SILS Standing Group

Documentation

MARC Records for Archives & Manuscripts: Best Practices (PDF)

FY17 UCSils group issues list (PDF)

FY17 UCSILS group final report (Google Doc)

FY17 SUMD documentation (three documents in this folder should be open to anyone with the folder-level link)

Overview

The Unique Materials in the SILS (UMSILS) standing group studies and responds to issues affecting unique materials in the Alliance’s Shared ILS (SILS). It examines and potentially revises best practices in consultation/collaboration with the Cataloguing Standing Group of the SCTS Team. The group studies, characterizes, and proposes solutions to the issues with physical and digital items represented in the SILS including, but not limited to, rare books, oral histories, newspapers, and digital objects. They will identify the primary challenges to functionality and discovery, including metadata practices, infrastructure requirements, and local vs. organization-wide system configuration.

Background and Context

This group continues the work of the Unique Collections in the SILS Working Group, whose charge was as follows:

Study and characterize the issues with physical items represented in the SILS with MARC records including, but not limited to, rare books, oral histories, and newspapers. Identified the primary challenges to functionality and discovery, including metadata practices, infrastructure requirements, and local vs. organization-wide system configuration.

The group proposed solutions to the issues that could be addressed organization-wide including, but not limited to, changes in metadata practices, infrastructure, or that need to be submitted to Ex Libris for resolution.

Members

Lauren Goss

University of Oregon

Ryan Hildebrand

University of Oregon

Gayle O’Hara

Washington State University

Crystal Rodgers

Chair-Elect, Unique & Local Content Team

University of Washington

Staff

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Maija Anderson

Assistant Director & Program Manager, Open Strategies and Digital Content

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (971) 373-6152

Pronouns: she/her/hers