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  Collections

Facilitate access to information resources that support the full range of curricular and research needs of the Marquette community.

Success in learning and discovery requires breadth and depth of information content combined with robust discovery and delivery tools. Raynor Memorial Libraries will partner with faculty and students to actively identify and assess resources most relevant to the campus mission, while serving as responsible stewards of the Libraries' and University's resources. Changing models of scholarly communication demand that the Libraries play a key role in promoting and advocating for proactive policy development that provides for enduring and open access to information that leads to the free exchange of ideas.

Strategic Priorities

  • Optimize discovery and awareness of our resources
  • Steward resources wisely for the acquisition and preservation of collections
  • Assess and evaluate the Libraries' resources to determine their effectiveness in meeting the needs of our community
  • Engage with campus stakeholders to assure awareness of and encourage support for changing models of scholarly communication
  • Increase the Libraries' capacity to acquire and access information resources in all formats

2013 - 2014 Initiatives

  • Implement a coordinated collection assessment plan
  • Expand multimedia access
  • Develop strategies for the cancellation of journals in FY2013/14
  • Create and implement a plan to digitize items from the library's collection
  • Explore options for a digital asset management system
  • Investigate membership in the HathiTrust
  • Explore strategies for data preservation and curation
  • Evaluate, test, and implement a new discovery platform
  • Study the impact of RDA enhancements and EAD options on resource discovery
  • Design and implement user studies for the Library website
  • De-index table of contents entries from author and title indexes in MARQCAT