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The Collections and Resource Sharing Coordinating Committee oversees the cooperative development of the UW libraries’ collections and encourages their sharing of collections to become “One System, One Library.” This cooperation includes shared purchasing of library materials; cooperative contracting; and sharing of both physical and virtual resources through the use of Interlibrary Loan, document delivery, and Universal Borrowing. The committee is responsible for assessing the efficacy of these efforts, gathering and analyzing information on library needs and resource usage, addressing duplicates and gaps in the system-wide library collection, and recommending policies to promote a shared collection.

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The Digital Initiatives Coordinating Committee oversees the cooperative development and growth of digital initiatives within the University of Wisconsin Libraries, including the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections and the MINDS@UW project. The committee is responsible for assessing existing projects, recommending new efforts to meet changing needs, recommending funding for cooperative digital projects, cooperating with other regional and statewide digitization efforts (such as Wisconsin Heritage Online), and working toward the further creation and development of shared system-wide digital collections.

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The Executive Committee is composed of the CUWL Chair, Chair-elect, and Secretary, plus the past-chair and two additional members, one of whom should be a faculty representative. This group plans meetings and establishes the year's agenda. Executive Committee appoints members to CUWL coordinating committees, delegates issues or projects to the appropriate coordinating committee(s), and appoints ad hoc working groups as necessary. The Executive Committee collaborates with non-CUWL groups by appointing CUWL representatives to membership in, or attending meetings of, appropriate groups and activities, e.g. UW campus CIOs or WISCNET board of directors. The Executive Committee is also charged with acting on behalf of CUWL in matters and issues that, because of time or other unusual constraints, cannot be considered by CUWL as a whole.

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The Library Technology Initiatives Coordinating Committee oversees and evaluates technology initiatives across UW System Libraries, including Voyager, Alma, BadgerCat, SFX, MetaLib, and ILLiad.  The committee assesses and develops plans, policies, and procedures related to software implementation and upgrades, hardware hosting and maintenance, access to the UW System Shared Electronic Collection, and consistent implementation of technology throughout System libraries.

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The User Services Coordinating Committee oversees user services initiatives across the UW System related to reference services, information literacy, and distance learning. This committee coordinates initiatives such as promoting the effective use of online resources both on and off-campus; applying the WAAL Information Literacy Competencies and Criteria for Academic Libraries in Wisconsin and the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education; developing orientation and training materials related to common library systems such as Voyager, Alma, ILLiad, SFX/MetaLib, and BadgerCat; promoting cooperative programs to serve distance education students; promoting the use of library resources and services through campus-wide systems such as D2L; increasing the public’s access to UW library services; and sharing best practices throughout System libraries.

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