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Library Strategic Projects

Active strategic plan projects

Each year, the UC Berkeley Library identifies key projects that advance the Library’s strategic plan. The projects support one, or more, of the Library’s four strategic directions (access, scholarship, growth, outreach).

Expand the sections below to learn more about the projects for the current fiscal year.

1. Improve how scholars access resources

Digital Lifecycle Program Launch

Long-term goals for multi-year project

  • Establish a reliable digital preservation approach
  • Initiate a new digital asset management system
  • Increase digitization throughput to 3 million items per year

FY 2018-19 project scope

  • Establish the physical and virtual infrastructure
  • Migrate previous works into a unified access and preservation system
  • Develop policies, practices, and workflows
  • Define roles and relationships

FY 2018-19 outcomes and deliverables

  • Roadmap refresh
  • Staffing and guidance
  • Policies and infrastructure
  • Discovery and preservation
  • Projects and bandwidth

Mid-year project update

Choosing Pathways to Open Access Forum

Long-term goals for multi-year project

  • Help other institutions make critical choices about redirecting their funds

FY 2018-19 project scope

  • Hold the forum with library leaders and academic stakeholders
  • Follow up with participants and make recommendations for further systemwide action

FY 2018-19 outcomes and deliverables

  • Report for public dissemination
  • Presentations

Mid-year project update

2. Help develop emerging areas of scholarship

Center for Connected Learning: Vision and Schematic Design

Long-term goals for multi-year project

  • Transform floors 1, 2, and 3 of Moffitt Library to include design labs, innovation studios, and media learning and production spaces

FY 2018-19 project scope

  • Develop and refine a vision with stakeholders
  • Hire an architect to create a schematic design for floors 1, 2, and 3

FY 2018-19 outcomes and deliverables

  • Program document
  • Schematic architectural design
  • Artistic representations

Mid-year project update

3. Grow as an adaptive learning organization

Assessment Program Launch

Long-term goals for multi-year project

  • Provide a holistic, longitudinal, and comparative view

FY 2018-19 project scope

  • Complete campus-wide Ithaka faculty survey
  • Create assessment dashboards: public and internal

FY 2018-19 outcomes and deliverables

  • Develop findings, recommendations, and discussion around Ithaka survey
  • Launch assessment public website and internal dashboards portal

Mid-year project update

4. Tell our story to build community and cultivate relationships

Development Strategy Plan

Long-term goals for multi-year project

  • Increase level of interest, involvement, and generosity toward the Library

FY 2018-19 project scope

  • Complete the plan
  • Increase annual fund by at least 15 percent
  • Accelerate principle gifts for the Center for Connected Learning at Moffitt Library ($4.75 million new)

FY 2018-19 outcomes and deliverables

  • Advance fundraising communications, board and committee meetings, and campaign asks
  • Bring in significant financial support for the Library