About Discovery and Core Services

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide services and infrastructure to support community discovery of information resources by:

  • building, implementing and supporting library applications
  • leveraging frameworks and tools to expose data
  • coordinating server and storage infrastructure
  • providing tools that support the technology needs of library staff
  • helping staff analyze data and/or workflow to identify efficiency gains using technology tools

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Our Vision

Our vision is to:

  • be a key partner in transitioning Duke University Libraries to Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE)
  • become a self-service enabler by enhancing effective discovery by researchers and patrons
  • establish a transparent and structured approach to supporting services and applications
  • strategically use external service providers

Our Strategy

  • We will collaborate with our external partners to take advantage of their available resources while focusing our efforts on library technology innovations.  
  • We will encourage evidenced-based decision making and reward the effort in reaching that ideal.  
  • We will focus on our stated goals and attempt to make accurate budgetary projections regarding costs for all aspects of our operation including innovation, maintenance and support.