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Library Strategic Directions

Students Researching in Special Collections

Research and Scholarship

The Library actively supports both traditional and emerging modes of research, scholarly production, and publishing.


Establish scholarly communication training and in-depth research support for early-career researchers

Advance alternatives to high-cost scholarly communication and publishing models, including open access initiatives


  • Expand training and fellowship opportunities for early-career researchers through the Center for Archival Research and Training (CART), Digital Scholarship Commons fellowships, and ongoing workshops in the graduate commons
  • Participate in and promote collaborations and initiatives focused on early-career researchers
  • Provide guidance and opportunities for public engagement with undergraduate research
  • Expand library programs to engage the campus on the UC Open Access Policy and other OA initiatives
  • Establish and communicate a clear library vision and structure for support of research data management
  • Identify resources and partnerships that remove financial barriers to OA publishing
  • Create opportunities for scholars to present research and works-in-progress associated with the Library