Call for Controlled Digital Lending Working Group members

December 20, 2022
Call for Controlled Digital Lending Working Group members

The Resource Sharing Community is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for up to 8 candidates to serve on the newly formed Controlled Digital Lending Working Group. 

This group  will be responsible for identifying options, challenges, and opportunities associated with CDL, and recommending next steps. The working group will complete its work by June 2023.

Principle objectives:

  • The CDL Working Group will explore the North American CDL landscape and consult with CARL and other consortia to prepare a briefing on CDL outlining:
    • Options for delivering CDL (e.g., Project ReShare, Internet Archive)
    • Challenges (e.g., financial, legal, technical)
    • Opportunities (e.g., sharing of rare materials, increased use of monographs)
  • Create recommendations for COPPUL on whether and how to proceed with CDL.  

Please note this group's work will also be informed by the work of the Spring 2022 agenda planning working group who have been tasked with planning the March 02 COPPUL spring meeting on controlled digital lending. 

Complete Terms of Reference. Deadline for submitting nominations is Monday January 16, 2023

If you have questions or need further information, please contact  We look forward to receiving your nominations!