November 25, 2015

California Digital Library Publishes Annual Report and 2013-2014 Strategic Themes Document

Direct to 2012-2013 Annual Report (26 pages; PDF)

Direct to Strategic Themes Document (4 pages; PDF)

From Laine Farley’s Report (pages 2-3 of Annual Report):

A major driving force during the past year that will continue at an even greater pace next year is the evolution of open access to research publications and data. From the passage of the UC systemwide open access policy, to interest in the state legislature in requiring open access to state funded research, to the Office of Science and Technology Policy mandate for federally funded research, open access is taking hold as a value for researchers, a return on taxpayers’ and funders’ investments, and a disruptive force in business models for publishers and libraries. CDL will continue to invest, investigate and invigorate its services in support of this significant worldwide movement.


Our work is also influenced by changes in scholarly practices that continue to shape what researchers, and by association students, need to accomplish their work. Consequently, we will still use the research life cycle as an organizing principle, but we will shift focus to researchers themselves, putting “scholars at the center” to better understand their individual environments and intersections with library services. Much of our work will focus on a research agenda whereby we seek to better understand the needs of researchers and our campus library partners 

Laine Farley is the Executive Director of the California Digital Library

A Few Statistics From the Annual Report

  • eScholarship provides an open access scholarly publishing platform and institutional repository for more than 60,000 papers; 59 journals; books, seminars, and more.

Direct to 2012-2013 Annual Report (26 pages; PDF)

Direct to Strategic Themes Document (4 pages; PDF)

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