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March 2010 report to the faculty of the University Libraries, University of Rhode Island by the Ad Hoc Digital Commons Task Force.

On December 17, 2009 in a letter to its members, the Ad Hoc Digital Commons Task Force was created by Dean David Maslyn at the request of the December 2009 Library Faculty Meeting. The charge from the Dean read: “Based upon the motion made at the faculty meeting of 12/4/2009, the Dean appoints the following people to an Ad Hoc Task Force to 'study and establish policy and procedures' for the possible establishment and implementation of a library operated Digital Commons. The Committee is to consider staffing, equipment, space and liaison with the University. The Committee shall report its findings to the faculty at least two weeks prior to the April faculty meeting for discussion at that meeting. Members are Professors Cerbo, Keefe, Wyant and Vocino (Chair.)”