Communities

Active Working Groups

Electronic Resources Working Group

Establish a transparent decision-making process for electronic resource purchases that includes documentation of the process and outcomes. Implement best practices and the LOUIS Electronic Resources Licensing Principles in license negotiations. Examine alternative e-resource purchasing models for various institutional types and environments.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Report is available in the TASK Portal.

Members:

Chair: Dale Prince (LSUHSCNO)

LCTCS Member: Wendy Johnson (RPCC) – 2 years, through June 30, 2022

UL Member: Ellen Jenkins (Nicholls) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

LSU Member: Jessica Hawkes (LSUS) & Megan Lounsberry (LSU) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

Southern Member: Elizabeth Outler (SULC) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

LAICU Member: Laurie Phillips (LOYNO) – 2 years, through June 30, 2022

Special Library Member: Marlene Bishop (LSUHSCNO) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

EB Member: Tim Stamm (Delgado) & Megan Lowe (ULM) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

LOUIS support personnel: Lisa Stigall (LOUIS)

Institutional Repository Working Group

Explore opportunities with other libraries, consortia, and vendors for the development of an open-source library services platform. The Institutional Repository Working Group is tasked with conducting an initial assessment of consortia-level opportunities for open source institutional repository software, services, and agreements and providing recommendations on the next steps in evaluating opportunities for implementing or supporting an institutional repository in the consortium prior to the Spring 2020 membership meeting.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Megan Lowe (ULM), Dale Prince (LSUHSCNO), Sarah Mazur (LSUS), Maletta Payne (SUBR), Julie Schiavo (LSUHSCNO), Jeanne Pavy (UNO), Elizabeth Outler (SULC), Zachary Stein (ULL), Mary George (Xavier), LOUIS support: Mike Waugh and Elizabeth Kelly (LOUIS)

IT Best Practices Working Group

Collect and distribute best practices for working with college and university IT departments.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Megan Lowe (ULM), Michael Matthews (NSULA), Dawn Kight (SUBR), Mike Sullivan (LSU), Lora Amsberryaugier (UNO), Jessica Louque (ULM), Laurie Vanderbrook (ULL), Jianshan Yang (Xavier), Mararia Adams (LSUHSC), Mike  Waugh (LOUIS)

Digital Accessibility Working Group

Evaluate digital accessibility risks related to third-party content and develop short and long-term plans for mitigating risks.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Todd Venie (LSU Law), Sarah Mazur (LSUS), Daremey Butler (SUBR), Lauren McAdams (BRCC), Tom Diamond (LSU), Maren Williams (ULM), Paula DuPont (DCC), Melanie Sims (LSU Law), Will Monroe (LSU Law), Connie Chemay (RPCC), Teri Gallaway (LOUIS)