Columbia University Libraries Strategic Plan, 2006-2009
The Libraries Strategic Plan identifies priorities and allocates resources for the next three years, 2006—2009. What are the drivers for change in this plan? What is different in 2006, and what external forces are stronger now than at the start of our last plan in 2003? What exciting opportunities and interesting challenges do we face? Our primary goal continues to be to support the research and teaching mission of the university by developing, preserving and making accessible the scholarly resources that the Libraries has been collecting since the early nineteenth century. There are some key university drivers for change: these include a new focus on physical expansion (Manhattanville and Morningside) and an emphasis on Columbia's relationship to the City of New York, plus a renewed commitment to Columbia's international strengths, with a programmatic focus on globalization. The university also has a new Information Technology organization that is still defining its agenda. The libraries now form part of a separate, reconceived Information Services organization that includes the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), Digital Knowledge Ventures (DKV), the Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia (EPIC), and a newly created Copyright Advisory Office.
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