The Plan: 2016-2017

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

Digitizing special collections materials for online delivery, including development of metadata.
Measurements:
  • Monthly counts of progress will be collected.
Progress:


Assisting faculty in Digital Humanities efforts
Measurements:
  • Multiple projects will be completed.
Progress:


Developing A/V workflows and procedures
Measurements:
  • Inventory will be completed, workflow established, and tracking database developed.
Progress:


Implementing an Institutional Repository
Measurements:
  • New policies and procedures will be developed for incoming ETDs, supplemental material, and other contributions.
Progress::

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.
Measurements:
  • At least two workflow improvements will be identified and implemented within the coming year.
Progress:


Identifying appropriate digital intake procedures and developing appropriate guidelines and workflows.
Measurement: Wiki documentation and policies will be updated and expanded, and appropriate workflows implemented.
Progress:


Identifying improvements needed in web delivery
Measurement: At least one user/usability study will be implemented, and the results analyzed, resulting in recommendations for web access improvement.
Progress:


Increasing capacity
Measurements:
  • Multiple staff members will develop increased expertise which enable them to contribute numerous improvements to our workflows, procedures, and access methodology.
Progress:

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

Developing faceted search capabilities for Acumen.
Measurements:
  • Support for date, genre and geographical facets will be completed.
Progress:


Increasing access to digital content
Measurement:
  • Google Analytics results will improve measurably over the next year.
Progress:



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 and with each other.
Measurement: All new and modified policies and procedures will be posted to the DS wiki and shared at meetings.
Progress:


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.
Progress:
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