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University Library Council and Teams Records

Call Number: UA226

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records created by the University Library Council and the library teams that report to the ULC, including agendas, charges and goals, correspondence, documentation, e-mail lists, meeting minutes, planning documents, and reports.


  • 1990 -- 2019



University records are closed for 20 years from the date of their creation. Records older than 20 years that do not pertain to student education, staff and faculty employment and Board of Trustees records are open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the University Library Council and Teams, 2013 -- 2020, accessions 2013.091, 2014.051, 2015.050, 2016.085, UA-2019-010, and UA-2021-020.


This collection is organized in thirty-three series: Board of Overseers for the Library; Central Database Team; Central Database to E-Resource Management; Circulation and Reserves Team; Citation Management Resources Activation Group; Collections Steering Team; Data Task Force; Digital Asset Management Team; Discovery Layer Task Force; Discovery Platforms Team; Document Delivery Team; Electronic Resources Management Team; Electronic Theses and Dissertation Team; Emerging Technology Activation Group; Hydra Administrative Interface; Integrated Library System Team; Integrated Library Managment System Task Force; Metadata Management Team; Music Library Move; Next Generation Discovery Task Force; Print Copy Contract Task Force; Print-Copy Contract Compliance Team; Publicity and Marketing Team; Statistical Category (SCAT) Team; Scholarly Communication Team; Services Steering Team; Springshare Team; Staff Development Team; Summon Implementation Task Force; University Library Council; Usability Activation Group; Web Resources Team; and Additional accessions.


0.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

37 Digital Object(s) (37 digital objects comprising 1,944 files.)

607.33 Megabytes

Language of Materials



This collection contains the records of the University Library Council and Teams.

Biographical / Historical

Directors of the Tufts University Libraries form the University Library Council (ULC), along with the Director of Univesity Library Technology Services, the Director of UIT Educational and Scholarly Technology Services (ex officio) and an Associate Provost (ex officio). The ULC reports to the Provost. The purposes of the ULC are to advance the operations of the libraries for the benefit of faculty, students, staff, administrators and practitioners; to recommend items that affect all Tufts libraries, including librarian promotions, personnel policies, creation of and appointment to university-wide library committees; to develop long-term plans and strategy for library information technology at Tufts; and to develop and implement strategic plans for Tufts University Libraries.

Processing Information

Services Steering Team records were processed by Leah Edelman in 2018. Records from other teams were processed by Jane Kelly in 2021. Materials were bagged using Bagger, zipped using 7-Zip, and ingested to the Dark archive. Received order was maintained. A file-level inventory and series-level description were created and the finding aid was updated at the time of processing.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States