The Resource Management Department integrates key operations in the acquisition and management of library materials that meet the needs of the Marquette community. It also shares responsibility for investigating, advancing and promoting new models of scholarly communication, including such issues as copyright, fair use, open access, author rights, research data management, and the economics of scholarly publishing. (See Transforming Scholarly Communication at Marquette for more information).
The goals of the Resource Management Department are to:
- optimize discovery and awareness of library resources
- steward resources wisely for the acquisition and preservation of collections
- assess and evaluate the Libraries' resources to determine their effectiveness
- increase the Libraries' capacity to acquire and access information resources in all formats
- engage with campus stakeholders to assure awareness of and encourage support for changing models of scholarly communication
The Department is comprised of the Digital Programs Unit and the E-Resource Management Unit as well as the coordinated efforts of subject specialist/liaison librarians.
The Digital Programs Unit is mainly responsible for the preservation and dissemination of Marquette's research output. Staff are responsible for recruitment of faculty and student work for deposit into e-Publications@Marquette, the university's institutional repository. e-Publications was established in 2008 and includes faculty publications, student theses and dissertations, journals, as well as other materials. Forays into digitization of special collections, preservation of research data, and digital humanities projects round out the work of Digital Programs.
E-Resource Management is responsible for facilitating and managing access to electronic information resources for the Marquette community. It is involved with all aspects of e-resources, including acquisition, licensing, payment, cataloging, access, renewal, usage statistics, and vendor communications.