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UCM Library Planning & Assessment: Digital Assets: 2012-2016

Area of Strategic Focus: Digital Assets

The UC Merced Library assures long-term digital access to intellectual assets through curation and preservation, and by promoting effective information management practices among scholars.

Goals Status Resources Needed Challenges SAF Connection
Maintain:        
Current digitization capabilities in support of instruction and research. Operational: Assess, maintain, improve. Digital Assets Librarian (Assoc Lib), funding to maintain operations. Copyright issues. Workload to identify sources and clear rights. Opportunity to transform practices to promote open educational resources. All
Local and institutional digital assets (Clark Center collection, University Archives, ETDs, etc.) Implement UCLDC by 2016. Digital archivist/metadata specialist (Asst Lib), funding for ongoing costs. Emerging standards. Limited workload capacity. Need for ongoing curating/maintenance; sustainable business models. All
Create:        
Infrastructure, policy, governance, curation for campus research data, w/ campus partners Strategic aim. Implement by 2016. Post-docs, GSA, funding. Establishing campus partnerships. Securing funding and political will. All
Open access scholarly resources to support learning and research needs. Strategic aim. Implement by 2016. Scholarly Communications Librarian (Assoc Lib), Postdocs, GSAs, funding. Adherence to traditional teaching and publication models, such as the textbook. Securing funding and political will. All

Stories of the San Joaquin digital museum.

  • Mark Arax Oral Histories.

  • Collections relating to Cooperative Extension in California.

  • Yamato Colony Digital Museum.

Strategic aim. Open timeline. SA, GSA, Post-docs, funding for the work and ongoing costs. Securing funding and political will. Space TBD
Digital primary research resources related to the themes of food, water, energy, and health. Strategic aim. Open timeline. SA, GSA, Post-docs, funding for the work and ongoing costs. Establishing campus partnerships. Securing funding and political will. Space. TBD
Digitization Center of Excellence in collaboration with UC Libraries. Strategic aim. Open timeline. SA, GSA, Post-docs, funding for the work and ongoing costs. Establishing UC partnerships. Building capacity. All
Program/services in collaboration with SpARC to support geospatial information. Strategic aim. Open timeline. Expertise, collaboration with SpARC, funding. Establishing campus partnerships. Securing funding for increased capacity, and political will.

TBD