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Fenway Library Organization

Fenway Library Organization: Committees


The success of The Fenway Libraries Organization relies on the collaboration of its Member Libraries through the Committee system. Committees are composed of interested representatives from each library and meet on a monthly basis to discuss ongoing issues, address developing concerns, or collaborate on new initiatives. Committee members represent their libraries interest to the greater FLO community and are responsible for relaying decisions or topic for discussion back to their respective libraries.  Committees are open to FLO member library staff only. 

Committee Description
ACDC The committee is tasked with developing a shared e-resource collection policy for the consortium. The policy would be evidence-based, user-focused, and acknowledge the member libraries diversity while maximizing ROI. Committee may also identify opportunities for technological solutions to e-resource access. Holds joint meetings with e-Selectors committee.
Acquisitions and Serials This committee is responsible for maintenance and display of serials records and holdings in the OPAC, naming conventions and shared use of serials publication patterns, and coordination and maintenance of the annual fiscal period close.
Circulation-ILL The Circulation and ILL Committee coordinates Interlibrary lending policies both in Voyager and the Commonwealth Catalog for the FLO member libraries. Holds joint meetings with the Public Services committee.
Digital Repositories The Digital Repositories group shares knowledge and provides guidance regarding archives and media management, institutional repositories, and preservation and storage.
e-Selectors The e-Selectors committee evaluates and provides guidance on databases and other online resources. Holds joint meetings with ACDC committee.
ERM The Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Committee shares knowledge and provides guidance to the consortium on systems and policies for managing e-resources.
Liaisons The Liaisons committee is made up of representatives of full and affiliate member libraries.
Public Services Represents patron interests in the creation and enactment of all FLO policies and policy ramifications as well as help configure FLO policies and systems to best serve the patron base. Holds joint meetings with the Circulation-ILL committee.
Quality Control The Quality Control Committee upholds the integrity of the shared catalog. Members work together to interpret and apply cataloging rules so that the holdings of FLO libraries are reflected accurately.