IDHH Governance

Governance Statement

ISL proposes, therefore, to implement a DPLA Service Hub that is a four-way partnership, including the Chicago Public Library (CPL), the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and ISL. Each of the four Founding Partners—allies on many projects stretching over many years—brings different experience and a complementary perspective to the effort:

  • CPL, the state’s largest public library, a premier library organization and public library system, is uniquely positioned to steer outreach and marketing for the Service Hub. Their experience and abilities with social media and other kinds of publicity are exemplary.
  • CARLI supports a technical infrastructure that includes state-of-the-art equipment and staffing, and high-speed bandwidth. CARLI will host and manage the REPOX framework for the network.
  • UIUC has been home to the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) Digital Collections and Content program and is presently a DPLA Content Hub. Staff members who will be involved with the Illinois DPLA Service Hub have extensive experience with OAI, CONTENTdm, shareable metadata, Dublin Core, harvesting applications and working with contributing organizations to resolve aggregation issues. The UIUC DPLA Content Hub will be absorbed into the Service Hub.
  • ISL will be the administrator of the network, ensuring that the goals of the DPLA are carried through and that the state in its entirety and all its richness—addressing all types of cultural heritage organizations—is included.

Working Groups

Focus: Maintaining and representing partners
Convener: Anne Craig, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois

Funding and Sustainability
Convener: Sandra Fritz, Illinois State Library

Focus: Raising awareness of the IDHH and IDHH initiatives to users and partners
Convener: Keri Cascio, Chicago Public Library

Convener: Myung-Ja Han, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Organization Model
Convener: Timothy W. Cole, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Technical Infrastructure
Convener: Amy Maroso, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois

Advisory Board Members

Leslie Bednar, Executive Director, Illinois Heartland Library System
Deirdre Brennan, Executive Director, Reaching Across Illinois Library System
Andrew Bullen, Information Technology Coordinator, Illinois State Library
Keri Cascio, Assistant Chief, Technology, Content and Innovation, Chicago Public Library
Timothy W. Cole, Mathematics Librarian, Elaine & Allen Avner Professor in Interdisciplinary Research, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anne Craig, Director, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois
Karen Egan, Associate Director, Library Development Group, Illinois State Library
Michelle Frisque, Chief of Technology, Content & Innovation, Chicago Public Library
Catherine Grove, Head, Metadata Services, Northwestern University Libraries
Myung-Ja Han, Head, Acquisitions and Cataloging Services, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jill Heffernan, Videoconference Coordinator at the Illinois State Library
T.J. Lusher, Associate Dean, Finance, Northern Illinois University
Gretchen Neidhardt, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Chicago History Museum
Greg McCormick, Director, Illinois State Library
Cathy Popovitch, Archival Program Administrator, Illinois State Archives
Michelle Schorfheide, Assistant to the Director, Illinois State Library
Suzanne Schriar, Associate Director, Illinois Library Automation & Technology, Illinois State Library
Tracy Seneca, Head, Digital Programs and Services, University of Illinois, Chicago
Leigh Tarullo, Manager and Curator of Special Collections, Oak Park Public Library
Thomas H. Teper, Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jennifer Thom, Director, Digital Initiatives and Services Department, Newberry Library