This working group will develop collection development and management criteria to evaluate digital projects the Libraries may undertake and maintain. The criteria for developing and managing digital projects are similar to general CDM criteria, but have some distinctly new aspects. While there is a growing body of professional literature related to developing digital collections related to technical issues of “sustainability”, but there is little with a CDM focus. Two complementary working groups on Data Architecture and Digital Infrastructure under the aegis of the Technical Services Council are developing standards and criteria in these areas for the Libraries.
Charge: Develop criteria, indicators, and weighting for the evaluation of new and ongoing digital projects to be used in a Digital Projects Request Questionnaire. The working group's report (including a questionnaire outline) should be completed by December 2002. The following are suggested criteria: