SP1.5: Library Support for New Programs and Departments
This project is designed to strengthen the holdings of the Libraries, which have suffered from years of flat budgets. The Library maintains a list of critical resources it has been unable to purchase and regularly updates it in consultation with schools, departments, and programs. Items from this list were categorized according to two criteria: (1) those needed to support new and underfunded units; and (2) those needed to support the five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence. After consulting with the TAE steering committees, Library staff have directed resources to purchases that most directly serve the needs of faculty and research groups aligned with the TAEs.
Goals advanced under this project:
- Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Profile to that of a Premier Public University
- Enrich Collaborative Culture for Research, Scholarship and Creative Production
- Increase the Transformational Impact of the University’s Research, Scholarship, Creative Activities and Doctoral Education on Society
Indicators of success for these goals are:
- Faculty Proposals
- Sponsored Program Expenditures (federal and non-federal) (RF and BUF)
- Measure of University’s Impact of University’s Research, Scholarship, Creative Activities and Doctoral Education on Society (Further discussion is required by the University community to arrive at measurable impacts)
Milestones completed since last progress report:
- Libraries’ Director of Collections, Edward Shephard, met with TAE committees to discuss new resources identified by the Libraries, in consultation with teaching faculty & in support of underfunded programs.
- Of the $163,409 total funds purchased, $151,124 was available for the university community by December 31, 2103. The remainder ($12,285) was available shortly afterwards in early 2014. This delay was due to the negotiation of licensing contracts with vendors.
- The additional funding required over the $150,000 ($13,409) was funded using the Libraries’ IFR funds.
- The Libraries will continue to meet with the TAE committees to get feedback on the usefulness of the purchased resources and to identify additional library resources that can support the TAEs in the future.
Last Updated: 9/11/14