DIAD Policy Team

Database Improvement and Discoverability (DIAD) Policy Team was Database Management and Standards Committee (DMSC). The change took effect in 2018. 

Charge: Focuses on metadata as it relates to integration between shared systems and local systems, authority work, database integrity and impact of displays and searching of metadata on end users in shared or integrated systems. Responsible, as appropriate, for evaluating OhioLINK central and contributing ILS/LMS systems as they relate to managing shared metadata. (Revised January 2018)

DIAD Policy Team Details

Responsibilities of Team Members: DIAD members are expected to understand and be able to represent their individual institutional (or group’s) need for and impact of collective policy and practice, but also be able to consider the needs of OhioLINK members as a whole. Members are expected to consult the appropriate subject matter experts at their institutions (if representing a member) or representative group (if representing the independents, Regional/two years, law, or medical libraries), or at other institutions, to inform their discussions and decisions. They are also expected to convey the contexts and results of any deliberations and decisions in DIAD back to their respective constituents, whether a member institution or group of members, and be the first option for answering questions about recommendations and policies. For cataloging and database changes that have an impact on user interfaces, DIAD is responsible for assembling project teams which will include the appropriate public services, instructional, and usability staff from member institutions.

Expertise of Team Members: Catalogers, systems staff, technical services staff with the appropriate knowledge of cataloging, database standards, and cross‐platform integration. It is strongly recommended that there be consistent input from public services staff and staff with UX or usability training whenever a change is made that affects end users, or that Deans and Directors consider appointing a team member from their institution with relevant expertise.

Team Composition: One member from each OhioLINK Charter institution; three representatives from the independents group; three from the regional/two year group; one each from the law and medical libraries group. Deans and Directors are encouraged to nominate staff members that may have other relevant skills beyond cataloging.

Committee documents:

ILS Request for Information Responses* (OStaff login required)

Encoded Archival Description: EAD Task Force

OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Task Force Report*

Collaborative technical services: CollaboraTeS Toolbox

Metadata Task Force (2003-2006)

Reinventing OhioLINK and DMSC*: Initiatives of Interest to DMSC (2008)