Members: Scott Goldstein, ASU; John Teleha, NCAT; Judy Walker, UNCC
Members: Tim Bucknall (Chair), UNCG; Lisa Barricella, ECU; Jeanne Cross, UNCW; Hilary Davis, NCSU; Kate Silton, NCA&T; Barb Svenson, UNCA
Examine and report annually on usage and cost per use for seven large e-journal packages common to UNC institutions. Identify options for licensing/purchasing system-wide shared electronic content, negotiate agreements, and facilitate access. Gather, analyze, and distribute data relating to shared content, make purchase decisions as requested by ULAC, and make recommendations to ULAC for continuation/discontinuation of agreements.
Members: Sarah Falls, UNC School of the Arts; Wanda Brown, WSSU; Lucy Holman, UNCW; Anne Moore, UNCC
Members: Joseph Thomas, Chair, ECU; Brandy Bourne, UNCA; Agnes Gambill, ASU; Allison Kittinger, UNCW; Savannah Lake, UNCC; Anna Craft, UNCG
ULAC Liaison: Jan Lewis, ECU
Support the open dissemination of both new and traditional forms of scholarly communication produced by UNC authors, encourage innovation in the dissemination and use of scholarly output, and leverage the power of the UNC System to effect change in the scholarly publishing environment. Maintain and promote the OpenUNC website. Share information with ULAC and make recommendations regarding models and options that help fulfill ULAC and UNC System goals.
Members: Lucy Holman, Chair, UNCW; Vicki Coleman, NCA&T; Michael Crumpton, UNCG
ULAC Liaison: Lucy Holman, UNCW
This group serves as a UNC System Libraries (ULAC) committee to address common issues around recruiting, retaining and growing strong library organizations, faculty, and staff. The committee will report to ULAC and work on its behalf to address system wide SHRA classifications, design and offer staff development opportunities for faculty, SHRA staff, and EHRA non-faculty, and develop diversity, equity and inclusion programs for UNC system library organizations.
Members: Will Cross, NCSU; Christine Fischer, UNCG; C. William Gee, ECU; Jeanne Hoover, ECU; Cynthia Horne, ECSU; Agnes Gambill, App State; Jeff McAdams, UNCC; Liz Siler, UNCC; Jacqueline Solis, UNC CH; Octavious Spruill, NCAT; Barb Svenson, UNCA
ULAC liaison: Sarah A. Falls, UNC School of the Arts
March 2020 update: The UNC System is a consortial member of the Open Textbook Network. The OTN recently created an “Allied Institution” category for individual institutions within consortia. Here are Allied Institution benefits, an FAQ for potential Allied Members and a more formal proposal. Institutions in the UNC System consortium can sign up for Allied Membership using this form. Membership (and access) will begin on July 1, 2020. Please note that for the UNC System, institutions will sign up on their own and manage their own contract and invoicing.
Initially named the Textbook Affordability Working Group, the group completed its original charge to investigate possible system-wide textbook affordability initiatives and report to ULAC by December 1, 2016. Following ULAC’s receipt of an AIMS award in January 2017, the group was reconstituted as the Educational Resources Affordability Committee and charged with assisting in the implementation of the award. Following the completion of that award, the Committee's charge is to support and expand educational resources affordability initiatives within the UNC System through resource sharing, collaboration and program development.
ULAC Representative - Lucy Holman, UNCW