Ensure that the Libraries provide the best possible support for research and teaching by developing new strategies for working with users, collaborating with other groups and embedding staff and services at the right places in users' workflows. Use what we learn from these partnerships to shape library collections and services.
Encourage interaction of Libraries staff with all groups of users, with non-library groups at Duke, with other libraries and with additional organizations to identify opportunities for new collaborations.
- Gather and share promising and successful models of new types of library organizations and collaborations.
- Continue participation in the Open Library Environment (OLE) Project, in conjunction with other libraries, to develop better business technologies and to support emerging research and teaching workflows.
Be an active partner in the development of infrastructure that supports new types of research and publishing.
- Participate in pilot projects around institutional repositories in connection with other units at Duke and beyond.
- Support open access publishing experiments in collaboration with scholars.
- Enhance our ability to support research for data, statistics and GIS services.
Expand Libraries partnerships that serve groups of constituents, such as Duke Engage, services for students studying abroad, and curriculum revision teams.
- Define more consistent expectations for the level of interaction and services offered to departments, centers and institutes.
Develop a flexible organizational structure and encourage cross-department work.
- Explore new organizations of Library staff and new service models, such as a team approach to consulting.