The Plan: 2012-2013

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Our primary focus is the effective and efficient management of digital content from the point of creation within our unit, through support for access and increasing usability, to long-term access support via digital preservation measures.


Within the library mission statement goals of "providing timely access to needed resources," "responding to changing user needs" and "strive for excellence in ... building collections" we offer the following unit goal:


1) Growth of the online digital repository.

Measurement may be by counting:

a) number of collections,

b) number of intellectual items, and

c) number of scans or captures.


Within the library mission statement goals of "promoting effective use of information by students, faculty, and staff" and "providing timely access to needed resources," we offer the following unit goal:

2) Market our digital collections in order to increase use.

Measures may include:

a) Facebook entries

b) Blog entries

c) Presentations and publications

d) Other outreach contact or publicity

e) Google Analytic user and hit counts in comparison to previous year.



Within the library mission statement goal of "anticipating library information, technology, and service requirements" we offer the following unit goal:

3) Develop practical methods for capture and storage of necessary preservation metadata which will enable us to protect our investment and provide access to content over the coming years.

Measures may include:

a) Development of methods for implementation

b) Establishment of workflow

c) Number of digital captures for which technical metadata is compiled and stored in appropriate form


Within the library mission statement goals to "seek new and better ways of serving the academic community" and "responding to changing user needs," we offer the following unit goal:

4) Assess usability of content and provide feedback to the Digital Planning group.

Measures may include:

a) An online survey and subsequent analysis

b) Analysis of search and retrieval success with regards to user queries

c) User studies

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