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Library Strategic Directions 2018

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Access and Discovery

The Library promotes the discovery of information and informed, inclusive access to scholarly resources.

Strategy

Develop and optimize a user-centered discovery infrastructure

Engage library users with owned and open-access collections including primary sources and data

Apply a variety of collection and access strategies to meet information needs of the campus community

Goals

  • Implement a new collection management system with unified discovery layer
  • Assess user interactions with the redesigned Library website to better facilitate discovery and access to library services, collections, and resources
  • Equip students and faculty with information about how to expand research by utilizing collective collection partnerships such as the HathiTrust
  • Integrate open access scholarship, discovery tools, and special/general collection resources into the Library's discovery infrastructure and educational materials
  • Communicate the Library's collection development and access strategies