The Library's primary goal when building collections is to provide access to as much unique content as possible for today's and future scholars. This requires that we build a sustainable financial model that will provide ongoing, reliable access to materials wherever they reside.
The Library uses the following strategies to manage resources wisely:
Particpate in consortial purchase agreements for core resources, enabling us to negotiate lower prices in those instances due to larger orders.
Pursue and maintain cooperative collection programs with UC, Stanford, and others.
Work with CDL, the UC Libraries, and other academic institutions to expand and improve our already substantial methods for timely and efficient resource sharing.
Preserve print and participate in new system to ensure the long-term viability of electronic materials.
Participate in shared print collections that enable UC campuses to rely on a single print copy of those titles for which we have ubiquitous electronic access.
Reduce duplication of content for journals that are available electronically and for which there is a preserved shared print archive
Participate with the campus to identify the highest priorities for collections.
Monitor and influence the future of scholarly communication.
Many of the above strategies are already realized through a sophisticated infrastructure of staffing, services and cooperative agreements. For more information see, Strengths