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Project Team

Organization

Role

Key contacts

California Digital Library: Project coordination and administration.

  • Günter Waibel (Principal Investigator; Executive Director and Senior Vice Provost)
  • Rachael Hu (User Experience Design Manager)
  • Brian Tingle (Technical Lead)
  • Adrian Turner (Senior Product Manager)

Chain Bridge Group: Business and market research, sustainability and governance model recommendations.

  • Raym Crow (Managing Partner)

OCLC: Research to gain a current understanding of researcher and contributor needs; assess finding aid data quality.


  • Chela Scott Weber (Senior Program Officer)
  • Lesley A. Langa, Ph.D. (Associate Researcher)
  • Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D. (Director of Library Trends and User Research)
  • Merrilee Proffitt (Senior Manager)
  • Bruce Washburn (Principal Engineer)
  • Chris Cyr, Ph.D. (Associate Research Scientist)
  • Brittany Brannon (Research Support Specialist)
  • Janet Mason (Executive Assistant to the Vice President)

Shift Collective: Project management support and community engagement activities.

  • Bergis Jules
  • Erin Glasco
  • Lynette Johnson
  • Jon Voss

University of Virginia Library: Technical assessment and prototyping; support development of specs/requirements for a minimum-viable instantiation of the system post-2022.

  • Daniel Pitti (Director of the Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative)
  • Keith Bossert (Programmer/Developer)
Consulting Partners

Organization

Role

Key contacts


Advise on technical integration scenarios between ArchivesSpace (as an archival collection management platform) and a national-level finding aid aggregation. Provide input and feedback on proposed requirements, timeline, and plan to establish a minimum viable instantiation of the network, and initial business, governance, and organizational models.

  • Christine Di Bella (Program Manager)
  • Brian Hoffman (Technical Lead)
Working and Advisory Groups

Group

Role

Member resources

Aggregator Partners Working Group

Includes representatives from regional/statewide finding aggregations. Members participate in a range of project activities, including:

  • Providing input on initial research findings, and prototype systems
  • Sharing finding aid and repository data for analysis and testing purposes
  • Providing input on business, governance, and organizational models
  • Providing input on requirements, timeline, and plan to establish for minimum viable instantiation of the network
  • Sharing data to support contributor and end-user research agenda

Roster and group workspace

Research Advisory Working Group

Includes product/service manager representatives from finding aid aggregations and individual institutions, as well as expert advisors. Members provide input and support for research activities.

Roster and group workspace

Technical Advisory Working Group

Includes technical representatives from finding aid aggregations and individual institutions, as well as expert advisors. Members provide input and direction for research programming, technical assessment, and development prototyping activities.

Roster and group workspace

Stakeholder Advisory Group

Includes representatives from individual cultural heritage organizations, senior staff from organizations that support related services and programs within the broader scholarly communications ecosystem, and researchers. Members provide broad community input on project activities, strategies, and direction.

Roster, meeting notes, and  group workspace (forthcoming)

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