California Digital Library Publishes Annual Report and 2013-2014 Strategic Themes Document
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.
- 228,216 Images in the Online Archive of California and Calisphere From More than 120 Libaries, Museums, and Archives.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.