Content Management Committee (CMC)

Content Management Committee (CMC)


This article is to inform MSC members about the Content Management Committee (CMC).


The CMC is a standing committee of the MSC. The primary functions of the CMC are to promote consistent bibliographic records, cataloging, and circulation practices, and to maintain a functional and attractive user interface within the MSC Integrated Library System (ILS). 

The CMC works to advise the MSC consortium on: the best cataloging practices, ongoing cataloging trends and innovations, and discern how those trends and practices may impact the ILS and the consortium. The CMC does this by leveraging the expertise of its members, in the areas of cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, and serial control, in partnership with MSC Admin staff. Together they set procedures and best practices for MSC members to adhere to when creating and maintaining bibliographic, serial control, acquisition, and user records in the Symphony ILS.

The CMC procedures outline the mission and governance of the CMC.


The CMC is comprised of no more than 16 members. Committee members represent all MSC library types and sizes. Collectively they have expertise in all ILS functions. There are no term limits for committee members. A current member list is maintained in ASPeN.

Committee members are recruited by MSC Admin staff based on the above representation.


CMC meetings are typically held in the spring and fall. CMC meetings are open to the public and all interested MSC members are encouraged to attend. Meeting details are posted in the ASPeN events calendar and shared via MSC email updates. Open a help desk ticket to propose agenda items or request past meeting minutes.

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