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Emory University
Commonwealth Project Charter
PROJECT CHARTER 
PROJECT NAME  
CommonWealth / Postcolonial Studies @ Emory 
PROJECT OBJECTIVE  
To update a valuable resource about postcolonial studies and build a community of scholars on
the subject.  
AUDIENCE  
Scholars, students, public, educators 
TEAM MEMBER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
Project Initiator 
Lends scholarly vision to project. Supervises graduate student researchers. Participates in
ongoing development of project.
Scholarly Contributor 
Contributes to the discussion about how the site is organized, presented, and contextualized. 
Librarian Consultant, Primary 
Advises on copyright, metadata, usability, and searchability. Advises on South Asian history,
literature, and religion. 
Project Manager 
Arranges meetings. Ensures good communication and adherence to timelines. Keeps track of
progress. Removes roadblocks. 
Librarian Consultant, Secondary 
Advises on copyright, metadata, usability, and searchability. Advises on Anglophone literatures
and women’s studies. 
Manager, Software Engineering Team 
Helps identify the technical scope of the project. Consults on platform portability. Identifies
software engineers to work on project (if any). Works with the software engineers (if any) to
ensure on-time and in-scope delivery. Addresses technical roadblocks.  
TIMING AND CONSTRAINTS 
1. DiSC will provide engineering assistance for the project throughout its development.
2. The project’s development will be completed within one year of funding, by 31 August
2012.
3. Limited support for the project will be available in the second year, but active
development should be completed within the first year.
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