DBL is primarily organized around the concept of organizations. A DBL organization may be either a content contributor (also called an IPC or “Intellectual Property Contributor”) or a publisher of content (also called an LCH or “Library Card Holder”). Assets in the library belong to contributing organizations and are released to publishing partner organizations through establishing a license agreement. Every organization in DBL is assigned one or more users who are given one or more operational roles. Roles are a category of permissions to perform certain types of functions within DBL.
For details on organization administration see: http://www.thedigitalbiblelibrary.org/static/docs/admin/orgs.html