The Plan: 2016-2017

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Metadata & Digital Services will support the University’s call to pursue economies and efficiencies which will enable internal reallocation of resources and lead to quality improvements by...

Continuing to regularly evaluate all workflows to seek methods of improvement.
Measurement: At least one workflow improvement will be identified and implemented within the coming year.

Identifying appropriate preservation metadata and determining the best method for its collection.
Measurement: Preservation metadata for audio WAV and ETD PDFs will be finalized, and processes implemented to capture and store in appropriate standards.
Measurement: Initial intake protocols will be defined and documented on the wiki; initial testing methods will be determined and documented on the wiki; initial guidelines for normalization and management of content, as well as preparation for both archiving and web delivery, will be developed and documented on the wiki.

Metadata & Digital Services will increase awareness and knowledge of its collections and e-resources among graduate students and faculty members by...

Digitizing special collections materials for online delivery.
Measurement: Monthly counts of progress will be collected.
Progress: Updates are shared via email monthly and posted online.

Developing faceted search capabilities for Acumen.

Increasing access to digital content

Metadata & Digital Services will support the academic mission of the university through strong collections and services.

Assisting faculty in Digital Humanities efforts

Metadata & Digital Services will foster an environment of improved two-way communication and collaboration by...

Providing monthly updates of content in Acumen to Curators, Metadata Unit, and others who request notifications.
Measurement: Monthly updates will occur via email, in either XML or Excel form as requested.
Progress: These reports are occurring regularly.

Sharing information of current policies, procedures and methods on our wiki.
Measurement: All new and modified policies and procedures will be posted to the DS wiki.

Participating in committees and meetings on the library and university level.
Measurement: M&DS staff/faculty will attend University and library committee/other meetings as appropriate.
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