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Library Strategic Directions

Open reel tapes in need of preservation


The Library participates in regional and national collectives created to preserve, broaden access, and disseminate content to the world's print and digital research collections.


Leverage partnerships with the California Digital Library and other peer institutions to digitize and preserve unique materials regardless of format.

Communicate the Library's role in preserving the scholarly record


  • In partnership with CDL, digitize the materials from the Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch photography collection
  • Develop the functionality to streamline the deposit of local research content into systemwide preservation repositories
  • Explore methods and strategies for preserving undergraduate work in its various formats
  • Publish information about UCSC collection usage and participation in UC-wide and national collection preservation initiatives.