Governance

The Michigan Service Hub is established under a three-year Memorandum of Understanding between the Library of Michigan (LOM), the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), The University of Michigan (UM), Wayne State University (WSU), Michigan State University (MSU) and Western Michigan University (WMU), renewable for another three years.

The Library of Michigan / Michigan Department of Education serves as project leader, coordinates project governance, and provides initial funding, with contributions from all initial parties. MCLS serves as fiscal agent for the project. The University of Michigan provides operation project management, is the primary DPLA contact and data hub, hosting the final data feed to DPLA. Wayne State University is contributing metadata management and automation programming, and will serve as a sub-hub, coordinating regional contributions. Michigan State University and Western Michigan University both will provide staff to assist with metadata management and application programming, and both commit to serve as sub-hubs.

The Library of Michigan will convene an advisory committee that will guide the development and direction of the service hub. The committee will be broadly representative of Michigan libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage organizations but will not exceed fifteen (15) members. Representatives will serve for the duration of this agreement, and will include initial partners.