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|
|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|
|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.
|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.||