By Lena Zentall, CDL UC Image Service Manager

The UC Libraries Collection Development Committee (CDC) has appointed collection liaisons for UC Shared Images – one from each campus, to facilitate collection building in ARTstor.  The liaisons will work directly with ARTstor on building hosted image collections, and they will be the primary contact for anyone interesting in hosting a collection in ARTstor on their campus.  The liaisons will advise potential contributors on the characteristics of a desirable collection, the minimum submission standards, image quality standards, and other hosting requirements.

The liaisons will take the lead in forming collection development and management groups on their campuses.  The purpose of the groups is to bring together campus stakeholders to discuss priorities and best options for developing and managing collections at each campus.  Foremost, the groups would decide which local campus image collections may be loaded into ARTstor as institutional hosted collections.

CDL has created an email list for the collection liaisons group as a forum to discuss UC-wide shared collection development best practices.

The Collection Liaisons roster and the collection development program proposal are posted on the Image Service website under “Collection Development”.

For more information, read the CDLInfo article on Preparing for UC Shared Images strategic collection building, June 18, 2008.