MD-SOAR Policies are set by the Joint Governance Group where each participating library gets one vote. Each participating library may appoint one or more representatives to serve on it, usually one primary contact, and one or more alternates. All Governance Group meetings are open to guests from any of the participating libraries. The roster of governance group representatives is shown below:
|Frostburg State University||Primary Contact||Liza Zakharovaemail@example.com||301-687-4889|
|Goucher College||Primary Contact||Kristen Welzenbach (co-chair)||Kristen.Welzenbach@goucher.edu||410-337-6370|
|Hood College||Primary Contact||Toby Petersonfirstname.lastname@example.org||301-696-3924|
|Loyola/Notre Dame Library||Primary Contact||Barbara Preeceemail@example.com||410-617-6811|
|Maryland Institute College of Art||Primary Contact||Jennifer Ferrettifirstname.lastname@example.org||410-225-7005|
|Morgan State University||Primary Contact||Marcus Laddemail@example.com|
|Salisbury University||Primary Contact||Jennifer Martinfirstname.lastname@example.org||410-543-6135|
|Stevenson University||Primary Contact||Susan H. Bonsteelemail@example.com|
|University of Baltimore||Primary Contact||Carolyn Cox (co-chair)||firstname.lastname@example.org||410.837.4259|
|Towson University||Primary Contact||Adam Zukowskiemail@example.com||410-704-5318|
|St. Mary's College of Maryland||Primary Contact||Kat Rynerfirstname.lastname@example.org||240-895-4260|
|University of Maryland Baltimore County||Primary Contact||Michelle Finchbaughemail@example.com||410-455-6754|
|USMAI||Primary Contact||Chuck Thomasfirstname.lastname@example.org||301-445-2782|
Structure: All communities and collections must include the name of the campus,or an abbreviation for it.
Content: May include digital objects or links to digital objects stored elsewhere. Materials must be created by current or former community members or administrative units of the participating university or college, or items closely related to the library collection where the library has permission to distribute electronically. All works should be completed, not works in progress, and academic or scholarly in nature. For more information read the full Content and Format Guidelines.
Copyright: Participating libraries must adhere to generally accepted library best practices regarding copyright and intellectual property rights. For more information read the repository's Withdrawal Policy.
Metadata: All metadata records must include a dc.relation.isAvailableAt field with the name of the university which owns the material. This can be achieved by administrators setting up a metadata template for each collection with this field and the appropriate value to be included in it. For help with this, contact Michelle Flinchbaugh (email@example.com). All metadata records must also include the dc.title and dc.type (with the values Collection, Dataset, Event, Image,Interactive Resource, Service, Software, Sound, or Text) fields. A dc.date field should be provided when available (with appropriate qualifiers when available). A dc.terms.modified field should be included when a resource was modified with the date on which it was changed. For more information, read the full Metadata Policy.