The library will provide quality information resources to support users’ teaching, learning, research, and service.
|Goals||Status||Resources Needed||Challenges||SAF Connection|
|Quality collections to support academic programs.||Operational: Assess, maintain, improve.||Campus funding that grows with programs and populations.||Inflationary pricing. Encouraging stakeholders to think about information resources in non-traditional ways.||All|
|Responsive, convenient discovery and access to information resources.||Operational: Assess, maintain, improve.||Collaboration with computer scientists, instructional technologists, and industry.||Complexity of scholarly information. Reliance on vendor systems.||TBD|
|Partnerships with faculty to build collections supporting new and growing programs||Operational: Assess, maintain, improve.||Campus funding that grows with programs and populations.||Inflationary pricing. Encouraging faculty stakeholders to think about information resources in non-traditional ways.||TBD|
|Capacity and formal agreements to enable sharing of special collections.||Strategic aim.||Political will and support: UC system and beyond.||Intractable attitudes about library collections and sharing of information. Protective ownership vs. access.||TBD|
|A local, retrospective collection to address academic program needs.||Implementation contingent on collection funding.||One Career Staff (LP 4). Sustained campus funding.||Acquiring funding from campus. Identifying core titles. Obtaining some older works. Balancing print format with digital availability.||All|
|Sustainable models for open-access scholarly publishing in collaboration with UC Libraries.||Implement by 2017.||Funding and administrative support for open access publication.||Obtaining funding. Publisher-driving legislation. Changing faculty attitudes about publication and metrics for promotion & tenure. Few incentives for faculty for less traditional forms of publication.||