Best Practices Working Group

Draft and promulgate a set of guidelines for various shared print activities.

Current and proposed Best Practices are available from the Best Practices section of


Tony Fonseca* (Elms College)
Heather Weltin* (HathiTrust)
Alison M. Armstrong (Radford University)
Glen Benedict (Univ. of the District of Columbia)
Kurt Blythe (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Megan Gaffney (University of Delaware)

Glenn Johnson-Grau (Loyola Marymount Univ.)
Kathie Mason (Eastern Michigan University)
Sherri Michaels (Indiana University)
Amy Paulus (University of Iowa)
Matthew Pavlick (Columbia University)

* Denotes group convener.

Works on best practices involves many subgroups comprised of individuals both without and outside of the group. See the Acknowledgements page.

Task Forces

Shared Print Actions

Investigate shared print terminology needed in metadata as an enhancement to the use of the Preservation and Digitization Actions terminology used in the 583.

Anna Striker (WEST)
Amy Wood (CRL)

Best Practices Assessment Tool

Development of a tool that can be used for programmatic assessment for both shared print programs and participating libraries based on the best practices.

Alison Armstrong (Radford Univ.)
Tony Fonseca (Elms College)
Heather Weltin (HathiTrust)