Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) workbook

by Rafia Mirza, Brett Currier, and Peace Ossom Williamson, University of Texas, Arlington


Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) workbook

The Digital Humanities Liaison (Rafia Mirza), Director of Scholarly Communication (Brett Currier), and The Research Data Librarian (Peace Ossom Williamson) have developed a workbook for the use of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) in Libraries. We have developed a MOU template to apply to large scale collaborative projects. We have found that this workflow and management has assisted the library with organizational commitment, identifying hiccups and limitations before starting the project, and priority evaluation with competing projects. Because the shift from transactional work to long term projects is happening in many libraries, The MOU team has created a workbook available through ResearchCommons (direct URL is This collection includes a general MOU template, templates for particular projects, a workflow, and instructions for each.


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