Best Practices Standing Committee

The Best Practices Standing Committee (formerly the Best Practices Working Group) drafts and promulgates 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)
Sara Amato (EAST)
Alison M. Armstrong (Radford University)
Glen Benedict (Univ. of the District of Columbia)
Kurt Blythe (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Keri Prelitz (CSU Fullerton)

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 Metadata Guidelines

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

Heather Weltin* (HathiTrust)
Anna Striker* (CDL/WEST)
Sara Amato (EAST)
Kurt Blythe (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Trish Chatterley (University of Alberta)
Dana Jemison (CDL/WEST)
Aaron Krebeck (WRLC)
Joel Smalley (Arizona State University)
Cynthia Whitacre (OCLC)

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)
Sara Amato (EAST)