Working Group on Reporting of ARL and UCOP Statistics

After ADMIN review and approval, a working group has been established to “investigate how we might streamline, routinize and automate our data collection processes for specific reporting purposes required by ARL and UCOP. This review will focus on how to provide collections-related item counts and usages statistics…”

The group includes:  Justin Clarke, Business Services; Jim Gordon, Acquisitions; Dana Jemison, Licensing; Ty Johnson, Business Services; Nga Ong, Acquisitions; and Jesse Silva,Doe/Moffitt. Gail Ford, Collections Office will chair the group.

The group will be consulting with those who are asked to submit statistics to Ty annually, and will be exploring what Millennium functions/reports can be utilized to simplify the process.

If you have ideas/concerns about annual statistics for ARL/UCOP reporting, please send them to Gail (gford at

Target for recommendations: June 1.

Working Group – Licensing

Margaret Phillips will lead a hardy band of selectors — Jim Church, Dana Jemison, Mary Ann Mahoney and Susan Xue — through a review of the elements we and CDL look for now when negotiating with publishers to license online resources. They will also recommend further elements they think advisable. Their product will be a vetted checklist posted where selectors can find it.

This charge is in response to the Digital Collection Development Plan Task Force Final Report

Principle No. 7: Selection/Licensing — Prospective: When acquiring licensed e-content, the license should meet current standards…

addressing specifically actions 26-29 and 32.