Working Groups

APTrust includes a range of possibilities for volunteers to contribute in pursuit of its mission. One of those means of contribution is to sign up for a Working Group. Working Groups are usually considered for establishment by the APTrust Advisory Committee upon recommendation of one of its members or the APTrust staff, or upon assignment by the APTrust Governing Board. Structure varies according to the specific nature of the work involved, but commonly includes a leader responsible for overseeing the activities of the group and a reporter responsible for ensuring regular communication about those activities. Results of Working Groups are reported to the APTrust Advisory Committee and are further communicated by that committee to the Board as appropriate. Working Groups may be established for long-term projects, such as consideration of and preparation for trusted digital repository certification, or for short-term projects. Working Groups are decommissioned when no longer needed by the APTrust Advisory Committee.