Ad Hoc Working Groups

Occasionally ad hoc working groups are formed to tackle topics limited in time and or scope.

Research Agenda (2021-)

This group formed to oversee the Research Agenda for the Partnership. They also work with other groups and/or vendors on addressing particular topics and shepherding the progress of the agenda.

Membership:

Ian Bogus (ReCAP)
Pam Jones (ConnectNY)

Susan Stearns (EAST)
Alison Wohlers (CDL/WEST)

Multipart Monographs (2022)

Explore issues related to Multipart Monographs (MPMs) and Monographic Series retained in shared print programs.

Membership:

Steve Early (CRL)
Cecilia Genereux (U of Minnesota)
Dana Jemison (WEST)
Wen-ying Lu (Santa Clara Univ.)

Elizabeth Richey (Claremont Colleges) Cynthia Whitacre (OCLC)
Alison Wohlers (CDL/WEST)
Amy Wood (CRL)
Hank Young (U of Florida)


Completed Task Forces

Defining Unique (2021)

This group was formed to draft a definition of “unique” for the Partnership to assist when talking with vendors about identifying such materials.

Membership:

Sara Amato (EAST)
Andy Hart (University of Pennsylvania)
Dana Jemison (California Digital Library)

Michael Rodriguez (Univ. of Connecticut)
Steve Smith (UMass Boston)

The report from this working group was distributed to the Executive and Operations committees at the end of 2021. This document formed the foundation for continued work in the area of matching algorithms and finding distinct and overlapping materials.