Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Avenue, SE

The Madison Building is between 1st and 2nd Streets SE and between C Street SE and Independence Avenue SE street map of LC buildings

There are two entrances; both open at 8:30 am.

  1. Main entrance, first floor, Independence Ave SE betw 1st St and 2nd St SE: map of 1st floor
  2. Accessible entrance, ground floor, C St SE between 1st St and 2nd St SE: map of ground floor

Nearest metro: Capitol South (Library of Congress visitor directions page)

We will be in the Montpelier Room (LM 619) on the 6th floor: map of 6th floor

Pre-Meeting Reading

  1. Summary of cohort proposals
  2. Sinopia Project Plan for Stakeholders
  3. Sinopia Tech documentation site
  4. Plans for authority look-ups



University of AlbertaIan Bigelow
University of Colorado, BoulderPaul Moeller
University of ChicagoLarisa Walsh
Duke UniversityJacquie Samples
Frick Art Reference LibraryMary Seem
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, AustinPaloma Graciani Picardo
University of MichiganMartin Knott
University of MinnesotaChristine DeZelar-Tiedman
National Library of MedicineNancy Fallgren
Northwestern UniversityCatherine Grove
University of PennsylvaniaBeth Picknally Camden
Princeton UniversityJoyce Bell
Texas A&M UniversityJeannette Ho
University of California, DavisStephen Pelkey
University of California, San DiegoAislinn Sotelo
University of WashingtonTheo Gerontakos
Yale UniversityTim Thompson
Cornell UniversitySimeon Warner, Dean Krafft, Jason Kovari, Steven Folsom, Tim Worrall, Lynette Rayle, Huda Khan
Harvard UniversityMarc McGee, Scott Wicks, Christine Fernsebner Eslao, Chew Chiat Naun
University of Iowa, School of Library and Information ScienceDave Eichmann
PCCJennifer Baxmeyer, Xiaoli Li
Stanford UniversityTom Cramer, Philip Schreur, Nancy Lorimer, Astrid Usong, Jeremy Nelson, Josh Greben, Michelle Futornick
Library of CongressBeacher Wiggins, Sally McCallum, Judith Cannan, Nate Trail, Kirk Hess, Jodi Williamschen, Paul Frank, Les Hawkins, Matt Miller
Casalini LibriMichele Casalini, Tiziana Possemato


  • Establish basis to start collaborating
  • Reach agreement on shared expectations
  • Lay groundwork for ideal cohort experience throughout grant
  • Identify what things need to happen so that Cohort is ready to produce data starting in April 2019
  • Get Cohort input on Sinopia (cloud-based editing environment) plans
  • Plan communication and collaboration going forward

Agenda:  Monday, October 15, 2018 and Meeting Notes



Who / Facilitator

8:30 - 9:00 amBreakfast
9:00 - 9:45 am

Intros: Introduce yourself and institution in 2 minutes

9:45 - 10:00 am

LD4P2 Goals and role of Cohort

Philip Schreur
10:00 - 10:30 amSinopia Project PlanMichelle Futornick
10:30 - 10:45 amAuthority Support PlanSteven Folsom and Huda Khan
10:45 - 11:15 am


11:15 - 11:30 amTraining plansJudith Cannan
11:30 - noon

Cohort expectations for a successful cohort experience

Philip Schreur
noon - 1:00 pmLunch on your own (we are next to LC cafeteria)
1:00 - 1:30 pmSet afternoon agenda and format
1:30 - 2 pmCollaborationJason Kovari
2-2:30 pmApplication profilesSteven Folsom
2:30 - 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 - 3:15 pmSinopia/QA UX (Huda Khan, Astrid Usong, Lynette Rayle) Link to UX designs and sign up for user council
Discovery (Tom Cramer) 

3:15 - 3:45 pmrepeat of Sinopia/QA UX (Huda Khan, Astrid Usong, Lynette Rayle)
Wikidata (Simeon Warner) 

3:45 - 4:45 pmNext stepsTom Cramer
4:45 - 5:00 pmReflection
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